K. Daniel Riew, MD

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

Patient Stories

May 12 | 2017
I came to Dr. Riew for a second opinion, and I'm very glad I did. He was extremely knowledgeable and caught something on my MRI that others had missed. He was very thorough, as was his assistant. He explained all of my options plainly and discussed every possible complication even though he felt they were... MORE

I came to Dr. Riew for a second opinion, and I’m very glad I did. He was extremely knowledgeable and caught something on my MRI that others had missed. He was very thorough, as was his assistant. He explained all of my options plainly and discussed every possible complication even though he felt they were unlikely. I left feeling greatly relieved and optimistic at my prognosis. I would highly recommend Dr. Riew to anyone.

Laura, from Healthgrades

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April 19 | 2017
...to find out how lucky I am to have Dr. Riew—a true medical STAR—performing my surgery. I'm truly at... MORE

My 1st encounter with Dr. Riew’s team was Shirley R. She was the sweetest most helpful soul soothing go out of their way person I ever met in medical field. Next was Samara & Jasmine, which engaged me with pleasant conversation & took vitals, info., etc. Coordinator Jenny L. was a great educational pleasure to speak with during a question & answer session concerning my surgery. Then to find out how lucky I am to have Dr. Riew—a true medical STAR—performing my surgery. I’m truly at ease!

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February 16 | 2017
Meeting Dr. Riew exceeded all my expectations. His expertise and ability to connect to the patient is... MORE

Meeting Dr. Riew exceeded all my expectations. His expertise and ability to connect to the patient is outstanding. I felt as if I was his only patient.

Herb B., from Healthgrades

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February 15 | 2017
Dr. Riew is extremely knowledgeable and, equally important, able to discuss very complex issues well with his patients. He is not rushed and does take his time explaining all the options of treatment. His office staff were very friendly and... MORE

Dr. Riew is extremely knowledgeable and, equally important, able to discuss very complex issues well with his patients. He is not rushed and does take his time explaining all the options of treatment. His office staff were very friendly and accommodating…well worth the trip.

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December 24 | 2016
I am a complex spine patient who was in debilitating neck pain for several years. I am now a month out from upper cervical spine surgery with Dr. Riew, and the results have been miraculous. He is humble, brilliant, and skilled. I am so very grateful for his excellent... MORE

I am a complex spine patient who was in debilitating neck pain for several years. I am now a month out from upper cervical spine surgery with Dr. Riew, and the results have been miraculous. He is humble, brilliant, and skilled. I am so very grateful for his excellent care.

—Betsy, from Healthgrades

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November 19 | 2016
Exceptional, professional, formal—but warm—left me well informed. [He] was clear, a good listener, answered all of my questions, clearly expert in cervical spine with an excellent reputation, and he gave me the most extensive and most thorough exam I've had so far (and I've been to 3 other surgeons). He put me at... MORE

Exceptional, professional, formal—but warm—left me well informed. [He] was clear, a good listener, answered all of my questions, clearly expert in cervical spine with an excellent reputation, and he gave me the most extensive and most thorough exam I’ve had so far (and I’ve been to 3 other surgeons). He put me at ease. I’m pleased to have met him and will be having the work on my cervical done by Dr. Riew. His staff is amazing! Jenny, Sylvia, Angie, Samara, goodness! He has an A Team.

—Dee, from Healthgrades

 

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October 19 | 2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Riew. He was patient, kind, and took his time to explain my condition and how we would proceed thereafter. I feel that I am in extremely capable hands and in the best possible place for my... MORE

This was my first visit to Dr. Riew. He was patient, kind, and took his time to explain my condition and how we would proceed thereafter. I feel that I am in extremely capable hands and in the best possible place for my surgery.

—Margo, from Healthgrades

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October 07 | 2016
My entire experience with Dr. Riew and The Spine Hospital was exceptional. Very organized, thorough and courteous. Dr. Riew was very patient explaining my x-rays, tests and prognosis. I felt very confident with... MORE

My entire experience with Dr. Riew and The Spine Hospital was exceptional. Very organized, thorough and courteous. Dr. Riew was very patient explaining my x-rays, tests and prognosis. I felt very confident with him.

—Susan, from Healthgrades

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September 26 | 2016
My experience with Dr. Riew was outstanding. I have already recommended his service to several of my friends. From the moment I met him, I knew he was the doctor for me. He was kind, considerate, confident, and had a wonderful bed side manner. His smiling face gives a feeling of his friendliness. He speaks about his profession with a passion and displays a desire to help you and "make you... MORE

My experience with Dr. Riew was outstanding. I have already recommended his service to several of my friends. From the moment I met him, I knew he was the doctor for me. He was kind, considerate, confident, and had a wonderful bed side manner. His smiling face gives a feeling of his friendliness. He speaks about his profession with a passion and displays a desire to help you and “make you better”. He certainly helped me, for which I am thankful, and without hesitation I would recommend him.

—John, from Healthgrades

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September 11 | 2016
My visit to Dr. Riew's office was life changing. I had a number of complicating factors as well as pain issues throughout my neck and back that ranged from low to moderately high at times. Dr. Riew took on my case and after revision ACDF surgery, I was free of pain (with some flareups) in 6 weeks. Dr. Riew =... MORE

My visit to Dr. Riew’s office was life changing. After spending two years in pain following ACDF surgery for a herniated disc in C6-C7, I didn’t expect a quick diagnosis of failed fusion and renewed hope that surgery could fix me. I had a number of complicating factors as well as pain issues throughout my neck and back that ranged from low to moderately high at times. Dr. Riew took on my case and after revision ACDF surgery, I was free of pain (with some flareups) in 6 weeks. Dr. Riew = HOPE.

Iany, from Healthgrades

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