David Rivadeneira, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Woodbury, NY, Southside Hospital

DavidERivadeneiraMDM.B.A, FACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgery Woodbury, NY

Vice Chair, Surgical Strategic Initiatives for Northwell Health System. Director of Surgical Services and Colorectal Surgery at Huntington Hospital

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  • I am a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and provide a full range of consultative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services involving surgery for patients with diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus.

    I have a major interest in laparoscopic and other minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of colon and rectal diseases, including cancer. and have extensive experience teaching laparoscopic colon surgery to surgeons throughout the United States and abroad.

    Using leading-edge technology, including the da Vinci robot, help provide state-of-the-art treatments to benefit patients. Expertise encompasses the management of colon, rectal, and anal cancer, diverticulitis, familial polyposis, chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, ileoanal reservoir (J-pouch), colon polyps, incontinence, prolapse, anorectal abscess, fistula, fissure, and hemorrhoids.
    Currently, I serve as Director of Surgical Services as well as Director of Colorectal Surgical Services at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, NY. also the Vice Chair of Surgical Strategic Initiatives for the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Eastern/Suffolk Region. and Faculty at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University, as Professor of Surgery.

Education & Training

  • Adelphi UniversityM.B.A., 2010 - 2013
  • Adelphi UniversityM.B.A., 2010 - 2013
  • Lahey ClinicFellowship, 2002 - 2003
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1995 - 2002
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 1995 - 2002
  • Cornell University Medical College
    Cornell University Medical CollegeFellowship, Oncology Research, 1997 - 1999
  • Howard University College of Medicine
    Howard University College of MedicineClass of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1998 - 2021
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014-2019
  • Newsday - Top Doctors on Long Island Castle Connolly, 2014-2019
  • Castle Conolly Top Doctors 2014-2019
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Hyperandrogenism in female athletes with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea: a distinct phenotype  
    Javed A, Kashyap R, Lteif AN, Int J Womens Health, 1/1/2015
  • Retrospective derivation and validation of a search algorithm to identify emergent endotracheal intubations in the intensive care unit  
    Smischney, N. J., Velagapudi, V. M., Onigkeit, J. A., Pickering, B. W., Herasevich, V., Kashyap, R, Applied Clinical Informatics, 1/1/2013
  • An EHR Primer Part 2: The Price of Improved Efficiency is the Cost of Learning a New Process for Patient Care  
    Brian A. Levine, MD, MS and Dan Goldschlag, MD, FACOG, Contemporary OB/GYN, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Finding the Right Fit: Studying the Effect of Tap Design on Screw Pullout Strength.
    O'Brien J, Ludwig S, Jazini E, Petraglia C, Saifi C, Moldavsky M, Elkassabany O, Cai Y, Bucklen B, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), Miami, FL, 1/19/2014
  • Effect of dalfampridine on gait c and balance in patients with multiple sclerosis: The STEADY study.
    Pardo G, Fjeldstad C, Suarez G, Klingler M, Henney III HR, Rabinowird s A, 3rd International Symposium On Gait And Balance In Multiple Sclerosis: Selecting The Right Measures, Saint Louis, MO, 1/1/2013
  • Changes in gait, walking, and balance parameters after withdrawal and re-initiation of dalfampridine extended release tablets in patients with multiple sclerosis: Resu...
    Fjeldstad C, Pardo G, Suarez G, Klinger M, Henney H, Rabinowicz A, American Academy of Neurology, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2013
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  • Eye drops in kids. 
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1/23/2014
  • Post pediatric cataract visual rehabilitation. 
    Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital, Hospital, Papanga, Philippines - 1/23/2014
  • Medical financial ethics. 
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - 1/10/2014
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Press Mentions

  • How GI Will Overcome Declining Reimbursement, Combat Early Onset CRC
    How GI Will Overcome Declining Reimbursement, Combat Early Onset CRCJune 10th, 2019
  • Shop Talk
    Shop TalkSeptember 2nd, 2020
  • Don Monti Memorial Foundation Donates to Fund Huntington Cancer Care
    Don Monti Memorial Foundation Donates to Fund Huntington Cancer CareAugust 29th, 2020
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Portuguese

Hospital Affiliations