Surgical Oncology

Dr. Dwight C. De Risi is Long Island’s leading surgical oncologist, specializing in diseases of the breast. He has been in private practice for nearly 35 years, 10 of which were as the Chief of the Breast Service at ProHEALTH Care Associates before joining NY Breast Health. He attended Seton Hall University, received his doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed his four-year surgical residency and one-year chief-ship training at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. In addition, he completed a one-year fellowship in Pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. He obtained his board certification in general surgery.

Through his years in private practice, Dr. De Risi has remained a leader in his field by introducing and popularizing cutting-edge surgical and diagnostic techniques. Some of these have included mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, partial mastectomy with oncologic plastic reconstruction, lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy, skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy, ductal lavage, MRI of the breasts, accelerated breast brachytherapy, the HALO procedure for evaluation of nipple duct fluid, and cryoablation of tumors.

Dr. De Risi is a member of many prestigious organizations including the American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association, The Society of Surgical Oncology, The American Society of Clinical Oncology, and The American Society of Breast Disease. Dr. De Risi has been recognized and honored for his accomplishments by several organizations including the Sass Foundation for Medical Research, The Beth C. Tortolani Breast Cancer Foundation, The New York College for Wholistic Health, Education and Research, Glen Cove CARES, Lean On Me Breast Cancer Network Inc., the prestigious Networking Magazine’s, Man of the Year David Awards, NOW (Nassau Organization for Women), and North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove. In addition, Dr. De Risi received the Gay Stoddard Award from the Susan G. Komen of Greater New York, the National Congressional Committee Leadership Award, and was presented with the Honorary Co-Chairman President’s Advisory Board Award. Most recently Dr. De Risi was honored by the American Cancer Society as an outstanding community leader in his field of expertise.

He attributes his continued success to the love, understanding, and support from his wife Donna, and his four children Darren, Drew, Dara, and Deirdre. The greatest joy in his life is his family. He is a proud grandfather. His goal is, “to help rid the world of this dreaded disease called breast cancer,” which he believes will be a reality in the not so distant future.

Credentials:  MD , FACS
Education & Training
   Residency:    North Shore University Hospital
   Medical School:    Georgetown University School of Medicine
   College:    Seton Hall University

Patient Reviews

  • "Dr. DeRisi is one of the best doctors I’ve ever met in my life. He is caring, kind and goes the extra mile to ensure his patients receive optimal care. The front desk receptionist and LPN were also hard working and kind. I highly recommend his practice. There’s no one better."
      from F 5.0 Stars - (2024-05-17)
  • "prompt, caring, professional."
      from Lily 5.0 Stars - (2024-05-12)
  • "I saw Dr Dwight DeRisi, breast surgeon for an initial consultation. I found the office staff very pleasant, professional and helpful. Dr DeRisi was very personable, courteous, pleasant and professional. He was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. It was a pleasure meeting him and look forward to additional visits."
      from Paulette 5.0 Stars - (2024-05-07)
  • "Dr DeRisi is kind, caring and knowledgeable physician. It has been my pleasure and privilege to have him as my surgeon these past eight years."
      from Betty 5.0 Stars - (2024-05-07)
  • "Been a patient of Dr. Derisi for many years. His expertise, professionalism and kind nature make him one of my all time favorite doctors."
      from Carolyn 5.0 Stars - (2024-05-01)
  • "Dr. DeRisi and his staff are amazing professionals who care for patients who are experiencing cancer and dealing with treatment and surgery. They provide comprehensive patient care start to finish. They provide support and give the patient emotional support and tech support in making imaging appointments, chemotherapy and infusions easy to access. Their health care team continually checks in to see how the patient is doing. If you find you have cancer this is the Dr. you want on your side."
      from Virginia 5.0 Stars - (2024-04-30)
  • "Wonderful doctor and staff."
      from Helene 5.0 Stars - (2024-04-23)
  • "As always everyone connected with this office is lovely to deal with! I’m sure Dr DeRisi would not have it any other way!!"
      from Pamela 5.0 Stars - (2024-04-19)
  • "All of the staff interacted with seemed very caring and knowledgeable. Never felt rushed. My only complaint was the long wait."
      from Karen 4.0 Stars - (2024-04-19)
  • "Dr. DeRisi is the very best. He’s the best surgeon, a very positive influence for his patients and a very compassionate person."
      from LOUISE 5.0 Stars - (2024-04-17)