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Dr. Rivadeneira is an excellent surgeon. I am 78 years old and was recently diagnosed with severe diverticulosis. I was afraid to go thru surgery at my age. Dr. Rivadeneira put me at ease. He is very professional and extremely personable. The surgery went very well. I ended up having an abscessed colon, I am so glad I had this section of my colon removed when I did. Dr. Rivadeneira had a wonderful bedside manner and an awesome sense of humor, which is rare with many doctors. His staff was very accommodating. It was easy to book an appointment. He has a few different locations on Long Island. I highly recommend Dr. Rivadeneira. I tell everyone he made this whole procedure easy. I highly recommend him, he is honestly the best doctor I have ever seen.
When I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer it was awful. Dr. Rivadeneira's compassion and assurance was amazing. He truly was able to support me in no way any doctor had. He also is a great surgeon. He had to perform emergency surgery on me and it was a great success. Although I still have a very long road ahead of me, I know I am in great hands with Dr. Rivadeneira.
had to reschedule due to other surgery but time was well within reasonable times and Mary his scheduling secretary was more than patient with me despite all my questions.
When I needed a colon resection to remove a mass in my colon my detailed research led me to Dr. David Rivadeneira. He makes himself conveniently available and took the time to clearly explain the entire procedure.He performed minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and saved my life. Post surgery was virtually painless with minimum discomfort and his stated recovery time was accurate. I highly recommend this outstanding surgeon and compassionate human being.
Usually, when I see someone with ton's of picturesque reviews, i think to my self that they must be paying people to write them, but with Dr. Rivadeneira this is clearly not the case. I met him in 2006, when he cared for my mom in Stony Brook- and from the very outset, my family liked him very much. When i decided to find a doctor for my issues, i looked him up and once again, was very pleased with his pleasant demeanor and genuine sense of caring. Ill spare anyone reading a long winded review- just read all the others, and ill say nothing less than that they are dead on accurate. I would absolutely reccomend him to anyone who is in need of his services.
I suffered for many years with discomfort, After consulting with Dr. Rivadeneira, I felt confident in his expertise and was comforted by manner of explaining all the details. There were no surprises, all went as he had explained. Although he alerted me as to effects that I may experience, I had no discomfort at all. I gladly recommend Dr. Rivadeneira to all.
Dr. Rivadeneira made me feel very comfortable and at ease. He explained everything about the procedure. He made me feel like I mattered, which is very important. He was thorough in his exam and in his explanation of what to expect afterward. I would highly recommend him.
I saw Dr. Rivadeneira after recurring bouts of diverticulitis. After making the decision to have surgery, Dr. Rivadeneira explained the procedure in detail and did so in a way that lessened my anxiety tremendously. Now that I have had the surgery, I feel like I can go back to living my life not being afraid to travel or wondering when my next flare-up was going to occur.
Dr. Rivadeneira's expertise, kind and reassuring nature made treating my problem with hemorrhoids 'painless'. The actual procedure lasts only minutes and I have had wonderful results, with no 'down time'. My only regret is that I did not see Dr. Rivadeneira sooner.
I have nothing but the highest regard for Dr. Rivadeneira. His calming manner and time spent explaining diagnosis and treatment plans were very reassuring to me and my family. I was prepared for my surgery and after surgery expierence. I would highly recommend Dr. Rivadeneira as an extremely knowledgeable, caring and empathetic doctor.
Dr. Rivadeniera is a wonderful doctor. I am a RN, so I am very picky about my HCPs (health care providers), but Dr. Rivadeniera is one of the best, hands down! I am a young female and Dr. Rivadeniera treated me for pilonidal disease. I had a pilonidal cyst that was causing me discomfort and pain, and Dr R. treated me successfully in two visits. For those that do not know, Pilonidal disease is a condition in which one develops an abnormal skin growth located at the tailbone,between the buttocks, that can contain hair, a cluster of hairs, and\or infected skin. Pilonidal disease can be difficult to treat because the cysts that develop can often reoccur. After a simple procedure in his office, Dr. R successfully treated my cyst with NO complications after the cyst was lanced. He advocates for the best treatment option for his patients, and you can tell he genuinely loves what he does! I work in the health care field, and it is not often that you get a doctor who actually sits down and talks to you for a solid 5 to 10 minutes before examining you. He is trustworthy and develops a good rapport before proceeding with any form of examination or treatment. As a female with a sensitive condition in a sensitive area, I felt VERY comfortable with Doctor Rivadeniera. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly in a way anyone can understand; if you do not understand or if you have any questions, Dr. R makes sure all of your questions are answered before proceeding with anything. Doctor Rivadeneira and his nursing staff are wonderful! Highly recommend!
My surgery was an emergency and Dr. Rivadenera was recommended to me. He met me in the Emergency Room promptly and operated on me within three hours. Dr. Rivadenera and his staff are skillful surgeons and caregivers and provided me with all I needed to heal and return to a healthy lifestyle. I am very grateful to them all.
Excellent doctor, cares for patients, makes clear what the diagnosis is and what the surgery entails.
Dr. Rivadeneira's skill and compassion have given me back my life. For several years I sought treatment for rectal prolapse, and received misdiagnosis and inadequate care from several doctors. I had my surgery four months ago and all is well thanks to Dr. Rivadeneira and his staff.
My mother had a very serious condition and a very difficult surgery. Dr. Rivadeneira was made my mother extremely comfortable from her initial visit to her aftercare. He was honest and open about her condition in addition to being extremely devoted to her well-being through his extensive follow up. His bedside manner is second to none and we could not be happier with the service and attention my mother received. His thorough visits with my mom included spending the time with her that she needed to fully understand the potential outcomes, potential problems and worst case scenarios. His bedside manner extended to myself and family in helping us understand the procedure and follow up care needed. I couldn't be any happier with the service of Dr. Rivadeneira and his office.
After reading some of the other reviews left for Dr. Rivadeneira, I feel somewhat of a little fish in a vast ocean of his extensive knowledge and skills. However, Dr. Rivadeneira and his staff have ALWAYS made me feel singularly important and cared for. I was diagnosed with a complex fistula. Dr. Rivadeneira advised me that the treatment would be a lengthy process (taking just about a year). After three procedures and a whole lot of patience and fortitude, we are pretty certain the healing is complete. I cannot give enough thanks and praise for Dr. Rivadeneira's care throughout the whole process. He and his staff have always been at the ready with guidance and encouragement every step of the way. My prayers are going out to all of Dr. Rivadeneira's patients; most certainly for those who are going through some really invasive situations. I wish for you all the best success in your treatment and healing process. AND, rest assured, you are in the best of hands under Dr. Rivadeneira's care!
Really fantastic doctor. He puts patient needs and comfort as a priority. Extremely skilled in his field, which puts the patient at ease and confident in his care.
Excellent doctor cares about his patients have been with him five years would not go to anyone else
Dr. Rivadeneira was able to take a very nervous, scared person looking for a surgeon; and, help them both feel relaxed and at ease and secure putting their life in another person's capable hands! He did this at my very first appointment by his demeanor, knowledge, caring empathy for what I was feeling and going through at the time, and his overall charisma! I had been hit with the news of colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy that I had put off for an extra year because I didn't want the colonoscopy! Now I was facing full colon surgery for cancer!! He made me understand that I would be free of cancer after the surgery and all would be well again ...with a new view of the helpfulness of the colonoscopy screening . I had the surgery and don't need chemo or radiation because it was caught early enough because of that wonderful colonoscopy!!! Please, don't be like me, go for that screening when they say to go...It will probably save your life like it did save mine!!!!
Dr. Rivedenaria has helped me take my life back. Iâm writing this review wearing jeans and sitting down without pain for the first time in over a year. I had an extremely severe pilonidal cyst that had abscessed once before. I was looking for the best of the best because I have a lot other complicating medical conditions, and after doing some of my own Internet research and reading a lot of pilonidal cyst surgery horror stories, I chose Dr. Rivedenaria. Not only was he the most highly touted surgeon I could find, but every single review said he treated patients like people and not clients. He helped me work around the health problems I have that could complicate the surgery and through every one of my stupid little fears from pre op to getting the stitches out Dr. Rivedenaria was calming and warm. As I was wheeled into the OR I was not worried and panicking like I thought I wouldâve been during my first surgery because I trusted Dr. Rivdenaria. I have run the gamut of doctors and surgeons from the east end to the best in Manhatten and Iâve never felt that way before. He talked to me the whole time as I was receiving the anesthetic and the last thing I remember is his voice telling me not to worry because he would not let anything happen to me. On top of that his work was flawless, I assumed I would have a huge scar but it has healed beautifully with minimal pain. As someone undergoing his first surgery I could not have wished for a more perfect doctor, and I only hope that this review helps you find your perfect doctor in Dr. Rivedenaira too.
From the moment we meet Dr Rivadeneira he made us feel at ease and answered all of our questions and concerns. We had no doubts about having him do the surgery to remove a tumor from my husband's colon. Dr. Rivadeneira was successful in removing the entire cancerous growth and surrounding lymph nodes. Thanks to him, my husband in now cancer free!
Of all the specialists I have utilized over the past 10 years, Dr. Rivadeneira ranks as the best. I suffered with hemorrhoids for 3 years which actually became life altering â always worried about bleeding if I stood or walked too long. I read many articles and blogs on the internet and advertisements for snake oil potions claiming to completely rid you of hemorrhoids in two days. Nothing worked. Like everyone else, I was dreading the thought and the embarrassment of seeing a specialist and the possibility of a hemorrhoidectomy. However, after a 5 minute banding procedure in Dr. Rivadeneiraâs office, 3 years of suffering was over. Dr. Rivadeneira never makes you feel rushed â puts you at ease â and is thorough in explaining any questions or concerns you might have. I know there is a lot of angst having to deal with such a problem, so you avoid seeing a doctor, wasting time and money as you seek out all sorts of nonsense remedies. I know â because I have been there. The banding procedure performed in his office was virtually a non-event. I am sorry I did not contact Dr. Rivadeneira 3 years ago.
Doctor and staff was very kind, courteous, and knowledgeable
I had gone to Dr. Rivadeneira for a fissure that would not heal and from the first time I met with him, I knew that he was very knowledgeable and also had caring manner and listened to your concerns. After trying cream, the fissure returned and it was determined that I needed to have a procedure to fix the fissure. Dr. Rivadeneira was very compassionate and made me feel at ease before the procedure. The procedure took 30-40 minutes and I was able to leave the hospital within a couple of hours of the procedure. I experienced no pain afterwards and was also impressed that his assistant called me the next morning to make sure everything was good and was available to me if I had any other concerns. I could not have been happier with Dr. Rivadeneira and his staff and strongly recommend going to him for anyone who is having the same problem as me and may feel uneasy about this procedure.
Dr. Rivadeneira had performed a procedure where he removed a pilonidal cyst and it was a breeze. I had put the procedure off for quite some time with fear of what the procedure would be like and was blown away how smooth it all went. The Dr. and his team were beyond professional and the two week recovery went by very painless and minimal discomfort.
Thank you for giving me relief of diverticulitis. The surgery went as expected and 6 months later I feel fantastic. Great bedside manner.
Dr. Rivadeneira completely explained the surgery on a level I could understand. He diagramed the procedure and outlined all possible issues and percentage for reoccurrence.
i was so afarid of this surgery, another doctor told me i needed a colostomy bag.. I went to get another oponion Dr. riveradernera said you dont need no colostomy bag......I was told otherwise, so glad i found a wonderful doctor..He eased my mine, told there is nothing to be afarid of...He spent so much time with me ..Until i felt comfortable about the surgery.. Explained everything so cleary....Took away my fear.. He cares so much about his patients.... the surgey went so well.. I recomened this doctor strongly ........
Dr Rivadeneira is a very professional person, very friendly and there is an aura of trust around him. I felt completely at ease
Dr. Rivadeneira is highly skilled and caring, he is the best.
Prior to having the bowel resection due to Diverticulitis, Dr Rivadeneira meticulously laid out the surgery, how I would feel after the surgery and how the healing process would be thereafter. He laid out all the things that could happen and gave probabilities associated with each one. Everything he said would happen did,he was completely correct on every count and I would highly recommend him based on his expertise and professionalism.
I have had rectal prolapse for 10 years and was always uneasy about talking about it, even with a doctor, that was until I met Dr. Rivadeneira. He was so patient with me and extremely knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Just 3 weeks ago I had a rectopexy done abdominally and my rectum and colon were both lifted to their normal position. The surgery was flawless and after just 1 week I was walking around, almost feeling myself again. I know there are many people, especially women, with this problem and I would definitely recommend 100% for you to see Dr. Rivadeneira to go over your options. Dr. Rivadeneira performing this operation changed my way of living for the better, he changed my life.
I highly recommend Dr. Rivadeneira. I had seen many doctors over the years and had just about given up on finding a doctor who could address my abdominal adhesions when I was recommended to him. He did the surgery laparoscopically and it was very successful. And, he has been friendly and easy to talk to throughout. He made the entire process as easy as possible and I feel that his skills are excellent.
Dr rivadeneira performed my husbands surgery. We were referred to dr rivadeneira by a gastroenterologist who performed my husbands colonoscopy. We would highly recommend dr rivadeneira. I work as a nurse and have seen many types of physicians both good and bad. I would say dr rivadeneira is one of the best. I did also work with a colon and rectal surgeon in the past who also was highly recognized. It was a difficult decision to make about who you would want to perform your loved ones surgery. But after reading his reviews my husband and I decided on dr rivadeneira and it was the best decision we made. It all started when my husband went for his first colonoscopy which was long overdue. There was no history in his family of any sort of polyps or cancer, so he delayed the procedure. What are the chances he thought. With my family history, my dad, grandmother, having colon cancer, I have them performed regularily. So this time he decided to join me. Well to our surprise he had a cancerous polyp that had invaded the walls of his colon. Not one but several. This particular one polyp required removal of a portion of his colon to be biopsied if the cancer invaded his lymph nodes. Perhaps need for chemo. He was very lucky. His life was saved by dr rivadeneira's excellent surgical techniques. No chemo necessary, it was caught in time. Minimal pain laparoscopically and he was up and about in no time. Dr rivadeneira is thorough, explains everything in laymans terms and compassionate, spends the much needed time with his patients. Dr rivadeneira, my husband and I would like to thank you and extend the word to others, tell your friends, family, husband and wife, whoever, to go for your first colonoscopy. My husband waited too long. It's a very simple procedure and it can save your life. Enough can't be said of the importance for the procedure and what a fine surgeon dr rivadeneira is. Thank you and the staff at Huntington hospital also. We are referring our daughter in law who has hx of crohns and will require surgery at some point in time. I hope you will take her underneath your wings. You truly are an angel. With your expertise in this field we know she will be in good hands.
Recently Dr, Rivadeneira performed surgery on me for a rectal prolapse. After years of suffering the daily discomfort and lifestyle limitations of this disorder, I was restored to totally normal bowel functions within days after the surgery. From my first visit with Dr. Rivadeneria, I felt very confident in his ability to rectify my problem, and he explained everything to me in such a way that eased any anxieties that I had. The staff at Huntington Hospital were extremely competent and caring. Had I known how quickly and completely the problem would be resolved, I would not have waited so long to have the surgery. Thank you.
If you need surgery this is the man to see. I needed a double colon resection. He explains everything. He answers all questions. He instills trust, which you will not regret. I cannot thank him enough for making my surgery an easy experience. He will make you feel comfortable about having the procedure done, actually anxious to have it done. All went like clockwork from the moment I entered the hospital that day until I went home six days later. Have no doubts about his talents. His staff is great also.
was in so much pain found out i had a hernia Dr David Rivadeneira did the surgery now pain free everything went well =)
He saved my colon from a major operation. Was extremely knowledgeable and caring. Very pleased with everything.
The professionalism and superior care that I received from Dr. Rivadeneira and his staff was A and I will recommend him as such
I have been suffering of diverticulitis attacks for years and Dr. Rivadeneira came highly recommended by my primary doctor. I successfully underwent laparoscopic colon surgery at Huntington Hospital and I can personally attest about the highly skilled competence, thoroughness, responsiveness, commitment and empathy Dr. Rivadeneira has demonstrated - from my first visit through the pre- and post-surgery. Dr. Rivadeneira has always taken the time to explain at length each test and procedure, and he even called me back (on a Saturday, his office closed!) when I needed some clarification on a prescribed medication. My experience has been extremely positive. I would recommend Dr.Rivadeneira to anyone that needs a highly competent specialist, that is not only a great surgeon but also compassionate and dedicated human being.
We liked the #1 thoroughness in explaining my procedure. #2. Bedside manner. #3. A lack of arrogance. #4. Working with our unique situation in a modern and professional manner. #5. Kept appointment time near to when scheduled.
I have Waited 7 months since my operation to write this review. 4 Years before this operation with Doctor Rivadeneira, I had to have a routine appendectomy. Two days later I was back in the hospital and was there for 1 month before they decided to do an exploratory operation to remove a kink in my intestine. After the Exploratory surgery I was left with a scar along my abdomen area about 9â long. After the scar healed it looked as if I had three belly buttons. I was very displeased with the way the incision healed and never thought about the importance of researching the best doctor for the job. One year after my horrible experience, I noticed a bump along my scar which turned out to be a hernia. I ignored it for awhile until it affected me in my extracurricular activities. Turns out, my scar created a weak point in my abdomen creating multiple hernias. I then proceeded by doing a massive amount of research to find the best doctor for the job. After getting opinions from multiple doctors, and reading hundreds of reviews/articles, I came across doctor Rivadeneira. When I first sat with Dr. Rivadeneira, he made me feel at home. Dr. Rivadeneira was able to in 10 minutes make me feel as if I knew him for 10 years. I also loved how he understood my situation giving me multiple solutions to the problem and his professional opinion on them. After speaking with him, I knew he was the one for the job. After experiencing the agony of an Appendectomy gone wrong, I thought for sure I would not be ready for the multiple hernia operation that Dr. Rivadeneira was going to perform. With Dr. Rivadeneira I did not feel stressed out about it at all. His ability to answer all of my questions, and walk me through the procedure put me at ease. Dr. Rivadeneira went above and beyond during my surgery. When he opened me up to insert the mesh across my abdominal cavity, he noticed a huge amount of scar tissue built up around my intestines from the prior surgery (This in the future may have caused an intestinal strangulation). He then preformed some preventative maintenance by removing the scar tissue and putting a protective film around my intestines to prevent this from occurring again. I am grateful for Dr. Rivadeneira and his surgeon assistants in performing the extra steps that were needed to prevent a future issue. After Surgery, Dr. Rivadeneira and PA Marco were excellent. My Prior surgeon came to see me 2 or 3 times a week, and did not make me feel confident that I would heal. Dr. Rivadeneira and PA Marco visited me everyday. I had a number to contact them if I needed anything, and I could tell that they genuinely cared for their patients well being. Today I am about 100% healed. I feel great and my scar is actually a scar. I would recommend Dr. Rivadeneira to anyone looking for a top of the line doctor with an excellent support staff. If you are worried as I was, and are looking for the right doctor to do the right job, Dr. Rivadeneira is the man to do it. I would put my life in his hands any day.
i first met Dr. Rivadeneira when I needed emergency ostomy surgery last spring. He made me feel comfortable with the procedure and did an outstanding surgical job. i had part two of my procedure just recently and everything went smoothly. Dr. R. has a wonderful bedside manner and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. Thank you!
Dr. Rivadeneira is a well trained skilled surgeon, in addition to that he is by far the most caring and compassionate man. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an abdominal, colon rectal surgeon. You will definitely not find anyone better than him
I just can't say enough great things about my entire experience with Dr. Rivadeneira. From my initial meeting to post op visit with him I felt comfortable and informed every step of the way. Dr. R explained the procedure in detail and answered all my questions, never making me feel rushed or confused. When I left his office after our first meeting I was confident that I had found the right surgeon for me. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone. In addition to his professional skills, he is charming and compassionate, traits not necessarily taught in Medical School. Dr. Rivadeneira proves there is no need to rush into NYC for excellent surgical care.
I was rushed into Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York for emergency surgery for a dangerous perianal cyst that had blossomed into a full-grown staph infection, causing me excruciating pain. DR. Rivadeneira was called in to do the surgery (we had never met) - and he was absolutely amazing! He spoke to my wife and me before the surgery, explaining exactly what he would be doing, then appeared in the operating room before the procedure started and I was still awake, and was rubbing my shoulder in a caring,comforting way as the anesthesia took over, assuring me that all would be okay. After the surgery, he immediately came out of the operating room to assure my wife that all was well and discuss the procedure - and reappeared when I woke up in recovery to do the same. By the next day I was back to my old self, and two days later I was released from the hospital - all thanks to the care of Dr. R and his associates. At the one follow-up visit I had, I was taken in immediately upon arriving in his office and treated with genuine care and respect by his entire staff. A very professional group! Dr. Rivadeneira's friendly, warm,compassionate demeanor, and his unhurried manner are rare gems in the fast-paced medical field. I could not recommend him any more highly. What a great doctor!
If You Have to have Colon Surgery, Dr.Rivadeneira is the Doctor "You Want as Your Surgeon!" My Wife did Extensive Research into his Background and I was Impressed to say the least, But then we Met Him and Realized he is Not only a Great Surgeon with Great Training & Many Years of Experience, But a Great Guy! At our First Consultation We felt Immediate Trust .He Explained Ever aspect of the surgery in Understandable Yet Professional terms. He Answered All our Questions and scheduled My Much Needed Surgery Promptly. He was so friendly & personable he not only Made us feel Like we were in capable hands Medically, We wished our Neighbors where as Friendly as Him & His Staff! Whom Also Get an A in Our Book ! The Surgery was a Great Success and Huntington Hospital where it was preformed Also Get A âz. They were Professional and Compassionate, I received Great Care there & Dr. Rivadeneira made sure I was seen by Specialist in All the other Fields that I have Medical Issues in. I donât know any One Who Wants to Go to a Hospital, but Huntinton Hospital is the one you want to be in if you Have to!
I was misdiagnosed many years ago with a rectal problem by other specialists (3 or 4 other "specialists"). Someone recommended Dr. Rivadeneira. I made an appointment and he knew immediately what my problem was. He has taken care of my rectal problem and I put my full trust in him. I'm so happy to have found him. He's very caring and compassionate! Thank you for the opportunity to write a review about this wonderful doctor!
A warm & caring personality. Most informative & professional demeanor. Overall a caring physician that knows his patients which is a rare trait these days.
I think everybody's comments pretty much sum up how good Dave is as a doctor, and a person. He actually care's about his patient's, and spends time with them. My family has been using him since around 2005, When he was at Stony Brook. He does not treat you like a patient, but like a friend. I would reccomend him too anyone needing a surgeon in his practice area. These doctors are very hard to come by, most doctors just treat you as a cash cow. Not Dave, he cares.
I traveled a long way to see Dr. Rivadeneira. He was highly recommended from my primary doctor and gastroenterologist. I was not disappointed. My wife and I found him to be a warm and genuine person, easy to speak with, and he listened. I had a laparoscopic colon resection for my severe Crohn's disease and I did very well. My recovery was remarkable. I was back to work in 2 weeks.A remarkable doctor.
Overall dr. Rivadeneira is an excellent surgeon,He helped me through a very tough time in my life.
my overall experience was great. i was really scarred with my new diagnosis of colon cancer, however when i meet with dr rivadeneira he initially made me feel very comfortable. he explained everything very clearly. i had a laparoscopic removal of my colon and did great.
i went to see Dr. Rivadeneira for a significant colon problem, i was taken a back on how nice and approachable he was. he explained everything in plain language that i and my wife could understand. he performed an extensive surgery on me, in which he removed several feet of my intestines. he did this by laparoscopic methodes, in total i had a 2 inch incision and i recovered very quickly.i am thankful i found Dr. Rivadeneira.May God bless him.
This was the first time we met Dr. David, he just sat there and listent to my wifes problem. This is a trade most Doctors forgot or never learned. My wife is a 20 year colon cancer survivor and knows about Doctors. Dr Perrotta saved her life 20 years ago and was the best caring Doctor one wants to have in his/her corner. But as life has it he was disabled, an unjust act of the man upstairs, but my, (our) first impression finds Dr David Rivadeneira in the same camp as him.My wife scheduled a minor procedure with him a month from now (11,2009) and I will have more to say.
compassionate and careing surgeon. saved my life.
Dr. Rivadeneira is such a great doctor. He has a good sense of humor, yet is serious about helping you. He performed my surgery, and being only 20 years old, I was very nervous going into the surgery. Dr. Rivadeneira was so sweet, he rubbed my back and made me feel comfortable while he was about to start the surgery. When I was coming out of the surgery, a nurse even commented on how nice he put the covering on my incision! Dr. Rivadeneira really cared about helping me and his staff is very friendly and helpful as well.