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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rivadeneira is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rivadeneira attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Dr. Maged Mofied Ghaly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Maged Ghaly's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Ghaly takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ghaly studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Heather Zinkin's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Zinkin is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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.