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Dr. John Hsiang-Yeou Wang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
Nicolls Road and Health Sciences Dr Intersection; Stony Brook University Hospital, Hsc T18-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Wang's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). The average patient rating for Dr. Wang is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, 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. Maged Mofied Ghaly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Maged Ghaly is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ghaly studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghaly is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghaly is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Heather Dawn Zinkin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Heather Zinkin's specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zinkin accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zinkin attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.