K. Daniel Riew, MD

Director of cervical spine surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Allen

Patient Stories

July 27 | 2018
If you were told you might need a cervical spine surgery please see Dr. Riew. He is the only doctor you will need to see.... MORE

Dr. Riew only does cervical surgeries. If you were told you might need a cervical spine surgery please see Dr. Riew. He is the only doctor you will need to see. I found out about Dr. Riew when it was too late for me. The remedy now required for me will be quite, quite extensive. He is a doctor you can trust. This is coming from a person who lost complete trust in doctors until I met Dr. Riew. I only wish I knew of him sooner for me.

—Vickie, from Healthgrades

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July 27 | 2018
Dr. Riew saved my life; he gave me back my walking and doing what I love! He is my miracle worker!! Thank goodness we have Dr.... MORE

I have had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis for 43 of my 45 years of life, and when I was diagnosed with cervical stenosis it was a BIG problem. It was going to be an extremely delicate and risky surgery; so much so, that no surgeon I went to in my home state would touch me! Finally, one of them thankfully knew about Dr. Riew and said I should look him up. Dr. Riew saved my life; he gave me back my walking and doing what I love! He is my miracle worker!! Thank goodness we have Dr. Riew!!

—Briana D., from Healthgrades

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May 24 | 2018
Thank you so much for your skillful surgery on my cervical spine. I feel as though you have made a tremendous improvement in the quality of my life. With Cervical stenosis it is as though you have lost control of your own body.... MORE

Thank you so much for your skillful surgery on my cervical spine. I feel as though you have made a tremendous improvement in the quality of my life. With Cervical stenosis it is as though you have lost control of your own body. Movements and actions that your previously performed without any thought become replaced by struggles and frustrations. Now with your help, I am gradually regaining strength and abilities.

—Y.C.

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April 20 | 2018
Dr. Riew is a remarkable, kind and caring person and a fantastic surgeon. Dr. Riew was highly recommended to me and now I know... MORE

Dr. Riew is a remarkable, kind and caring person and a fantastic surgeon. Dr. Riew was highly recommended to me and now I know why.

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February 24 | 2018
Thank you for giving me my life... MORE

Thank you for giving me my life back.

—P.J.

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January 29 | 2018
I have been all over the country seeking answers and he had them when others didn't and now after a decade I am pain free and recovering spectacularly from a recent major... MORE

I will make this simple, after seeing other physicians I can state emphatically if you have a neck you seriously think needs surgical correction do NOT see anyone else BUT Dr. Riew! Get the best: he understands the neck better than anyone else and is a skilled surgeon. I have been all over the country seeking answers and he had them when others didn’t and now after a decade I am pain free and recovering spectacularly from a recent major surgery.

—Steve M., from Healthgrades

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December 14 | 2017
Thank you for providing a stellar patient... MORE

Thank you for providing a stellar patient experience.

—C.C.

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September 09 | 2017
In a leap of faith, I checked a couple BEST SURGEONS IN THE US lists and found 3 cervical surgeons who were on BOTH lists. Dan Riew was one of them. Dr. Riew is absolutely an expert surgeon and his team is superb as well. My daughter had the best help possible on the planet.... MORE

In early 2017, I faced a dilemma. My daughter, who sustained a neck injury as a teen, needed help again with her spine. I knew she already had two surgeries in Hawaii. I fretted about how to best help her. In a leap of faith, I checked a couple BEST SURGEONS IN THE US lists and found 3 cervical surgeons who were on BOTH lists. Dan Riew was one of them. Dr. Riew is absolutely an expert surgeon and his team is superb as well. My daughter had the best help possible on the planet. Thanks!

—Patty, from Healthgrades

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July 20 | 2017
Dr. Riew thoroughly reviewed both the medical evidence supporting the need for surgery as well as the full range of options and trade-offs between alternative procedures. He easily established a positive rapport and we had a candid dialog regarding pre and post operative experiences and outcomes. Dr. Riew's impressive credentials were clearly... MORE

My initial meeting with Dr. Riew was immensely informative and helpful in my consideration of committing to cervical spinal surgery. Dr. Riew thoroughly reviewed both the medical evidence supporting the need for surgery as well as the full range of options and trade-offs between alternative procedures. He easily established a positive rapport and we had a candid dialog regarding pre and post operative experiences and outcomes. Dr. Riew’s impressive credentials were clearly evident.

—Michael S., from Healthgrades

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July 02 | 2017
Everyone associated with Dr. Riew during our visit was exceptional. From the receptionist who greeted us with a handshake and a smile to the nurses who met with us after our consultation with Dr. Riew to ensure we were clear on the proposed plan, the experience was top notch. Dr. Riew was the highlight of the experience. He spent a lot of time, and we never felt... MORE

Everyone associated with Dr. Riew during our visit was exceptional. From the receptionist who greeted us with a handshake and a smile to the nurses who met with us after our consultation with Dr. Riew to ensure we were clear on the proposed plan, the experience was top notch. Dr. Riew was the highlight of the experience. He spent a lot of time, and we never felt rushed. I hope to avoid surgery, but if it is required I know I am in the best hands with Dr. Riew and his exceptional team.

—Lauren, from Healthgrades

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