Great Neck breast surgeon arraigned o...

Great Neck breast surgeon arraigned on sex abuse charges

There are 40 comments on the Newsday story from Tuesday Jul 10, titled Great Neck breast surgeon arraigned on sex abuse charges. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Great Neck surgical oncologist and medical school professor was arraigned Tuesday in Nassau District Court in Hempstead on two counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. Dr. Dwight DeRisi, 70, of Locust Valley, a breast surgery specialist, was arrested at his home on June 21 and arraigned Tuesday on one count each of forcible touching of intimate parts and third-degree sexual abuse.

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Joanie

United States

#1 Wednesday Jul 11
No way! I do not believe that for 1 minute. I have been a patient for years. Also family and friends are patients. He is a warm Italian man who hugs you. I love him! Someone Judyís wants a lawsuit for money!
Lorraine

Bay Shore, NY

#2 Wednesday Jul 11
I too have been a patient for years. There is no way on earth that I believe he would do that. He is a caring man with a heart of gold. Someone is looking for a big pay off. If more patients would speak up for him, the courts would see that this a bull.
Donna

Oceanside, NY

#3 Wednesday Jul 11
I was a patient of Dr. DeRisi and I am sorry I was. I am so glad someone came forward because I never felt comfortable the way he did my breast exam and got a kiss every time. He left me maimed for 7 years after my surgery, never once suggesting or telling me that I had the option of reconstructive surgery. This news this morning only verified I wasn't imaging things in his office. I went to a new breast surgeon and she was appalled by my appearance. She gave me a number for a plastic surgeon and he was appalled as well. He did the surgery 2 weeks after I saw him. and will never see Doctor DeRisi again.
Beth

Nanuet, NY

#4 Wednesday Jul 11
No way this is true. I have seen this man for 25 years. He's caring, kind and an amazing surgeon. He will stay available to woman at all hours so they can be seen without having to wait until the next day. I hate that people can make an accusation like this and ruin a person's life.
Fran

Bohemia, NY

#5 Wednesday Jul 11
Beth wrote:
No way this is true. I have seen this man for 25 years. He's caring, kind and an amazing surgeon. He will stay available to woman at all hours so they can be seen without having to wait until the next day. I hate that people can make an accusation like this and ruin a person's life.
I don't believe this for a minute. Dr. DeRisi is the kindest most caring Dr. I have ever been to. I had a 6:00 pm appt and was stuck in traffic and he waited for me to arrive until I got there at 9:00. He's a fantastic surgeon and I have recommended him to many of my friends and they all love him.
Diane

Levittown, NY

#6 Wednesday Jul 11
Never once did I ever experience any misappropriated beha abuse by Dr. DeResi. His concern and caring is far above s above. He is a A+ surgeon, his bedside manners are immaculate. I have no doubt in my mind he will be innocent in this matter. After all, his expertise is a breast surgeon he had the patience to sit and explain to my husband & I the procedures in detain no matter how long it took to answer all our questions. Examinations were always appropriate, with a nurse and at times with my husband in the room. Dr. DeResi I can honestly say never showed any type of behavior. That he is accused of.
Gina

Glen Oaks, NY

#7 Wednesday Jul 11
I have been a patient of Dr. DeReisi for two years, I travel all the way from Staten Island just to see him because there are no other doctors like him here on this Island!! He is the best of the best, I am appalled by this accusation! He is caring, a great surgeon and has a beautiful heart inside and out, an amazing bedside manner!!!! You want a physician that will take the time to listen to you and answer all your questions without rushing you out of the room on to the next patient! I never felt rushed ! I will stand by his side and his practice - even if I have to sit in traffic on the Belt Pkway to get to him!!!!!!
Linda Korinis

Massapequa, NY

#8 Wednesday Jul 11
There is absolutely no way this is true. Dr.Derisi was my surgeon back in 1996. I have seen recommended his to several friends and relatives. This man is a perfect GENTLEMAN...very professional, caring and compassionate. I was treated with respect and truthfulness regarding my situation. I believe this woman took his kindness to another level, for her own benefit. I know he will be vindicated and found innocent of these bogus charges. How dare this woman attack a professional, caring Gentleman. Who has devoted his life to saving both men and woman with breast cancer. May God protect this talented surgeon.
Diane

Levittown, NY

#9 Wednesday Jul 11
I canít help thinking about this article and how the news media JUMPED ON IT, without finding out the truth. Iím thinking about all my visits in his office and in hospital stays.. Dr. DeResi is a warm & caring person. He would always give my husband a big hello and a warm handshake, for me he would reassure me with a hug hug telling me everything will be ok, like a assurance. I always felt comfortable with him. Iím sick to my stomach about this article and the news media. Iím hoping all his patients come forward and show that Dr. DeResi is not the person who this accuser thinks he is.
Victoria

Newark, NJ

#10 Wednesday Jul 11
My experience with Dr DeRisi was nothing like the allegations that he is being accused of. I am a breast cancer survivor and I had a very positive experience with Dr DeRisi. He was was professional and compassionate. My prayers go out to him and his family.
Mar

Ronkonkoma, NY

#11 Wednesday Jul 11
Dr. DeRisi is top notch. Everyone in my family has seen him for years. He has saved the lives of many people I know. He has diagnosed many people that others have misdiagnosed. I donít believe any of his for a minute.
Regina

Levittown, NY

#12 Wednesday Jul 11
Dr Derisi is a kind and compassionate doctor . I am a Breast Cancer survivor because of Dr Derisiís knowledge and proper diagnosis. Three of my surgeries were all performed to perfection. I donít believe ANY OF THESE ACCUSATIONS!!!
Lynn

Yonkers, NY

#13 Wednesday Jul 11
I am a 8 year cancer survivor thanks to this incredible, kind, caring Doctor! He saw my husband and I at 11 pm at night when I first received my diagnosis!! He has always been such a gentleman! It kills me to know he has to go through this nightmare knowing he has saved so many lives!
I would and have recommended this man to many women!! He immediately made me feel at ease when I received my diagnosis!!
Lisa S

Denver, CO

#14 Wednesday Jul 11
Dr. DeRisi accused of sexual abuse-absolutely impossible! I will never believe this charge unless hordes of other women come forward professing the same. Is Dr.DeRisi touchy-feely? He certainly is but in the warmest, compassionate and most caring way. A hug, kiss on the cheek and soft touch is what all women need when they see him. After all, everyone who visits is filled with tremendous anxiety and no one can dissipate that anxiety like Dr.DeRisi. I hope there is some way that we ,Dr.DeRisiís dedicated patients, can provide him with the kind of support he has always shown to us. I would do anything for Dr. DeRisi, by far the best physician Iíve ever seen!
jpsartre

Champlin, MN

#15 Thursday Jul 12
Joanie wrote:
No way! I do not believe that for 1 minute. I have been a patient for years. Also family and friends are patients. He is a warm Italian man who hugs you. I love him! Someone Judyís wants a lawsuit for money!
People that comment that something never happened to someone else just because it didn't happen to the people commenting are idiots. You lucked out, others didn't. Don't double victimize the poor people that were assaulted just because you weren't.
Lucky lady

Wantagh, NY

#16 Thursday Jul 12
Donna wrote:
I was a patient of Dr. DeRisi and I am sorry I was. I am so glad someone came forward because I never felt comfortable the way he did my breast exam and got a kiss every time. He left me maimed for 7 years after my surgery, never once suggesting or telling me that I had the option of reconstructive surgery. This news this morning only verified I wasn't imaging things in his office. I went to a new breast surgeon and she was appalled by my appearance. She gave me a number for a plastic surgeon and he was appalled as well. He did the surgery 2 weeks after I saw him. and will never see Doctor DeRisi again.
I HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING YOU!
Denise

Bethpage, NY

#17 Thursday Jul 12
Dr. Derisi was fabulous in 2017 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. He immediately called my daughter to explain everything to her. He never met us before my appt in march of 2017. His surgery was impeccable and he was kind and professional. And whomever wrote the comment of not recommending plastic surgery, is out of line. He told me even though I was in my 60s I should get the reconstruction. And called the plastic surgeon on the apot and had the guy squeeze me in that day. I went right to the plastic surgeon office and he was waiting for me! Who does that? No one but DeRisi - he truly cares!!! God bless him🙏denise
Anonymous

Glen Head, NY

#18 Thursday Jul 12
Joanie wrote:
No way! I do not believe that for 1 minute. I have been a patient for years. Also family and friends are patients. He is a warm Italian man who hugs you. I love him! Someone Judyís wants a lawsuit for money!
There is no way I his man is guilt. He saved my life. He is a Brest oncologist...of course he touchťsbreasts. It an exam!!!! I have NEVER felt uncomfortable in his presence. Some is looking for a quick buck and now this mans name is smeared. I call bull chit!! He is a dedicated and selfless surgeon
Anonymous

Glen Head, NY

#19 Thursday Jul 12
There is no way I this man is guilty!!He saved my life. He is a Breast oncologist...of course he touches breasts.. Itís an exam!!!! I have NEVER felt uncomfortable in his presence. Someone is looking for a quick buck and now this manís name is smeared. I call bull chit!! He is a dedicatedand selfless surgeon!
DeloresChilds

Bronx, NY

#20 Thursday Jul 12
I had seen Dr. Derisi for 0ver 20 years.
He is a wonderful doctor and so very professional.
I don't believe the allegations.
They better get to the bottom of this ASAP.
His patients need him .

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