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Dr. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
31 Main Road
Riverhead, NY

Dr. David Rivadeneira, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rivadeneira has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Cesar Eduardo Sanz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
31 Main Road
Riverhead, NY

Dr. Cesar Sanz's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanz graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sanz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Southside Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Arnold Robert Leiboff, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
940 Roanoke Avenue; Suite E
Riverhead, NY

Dr. Arnold Leiboff's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Leiboff's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and rectal cancer. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leiboff takes. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, St. Joseph Hospital, and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.