K. Daniel Riew, MD

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

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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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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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February 03 | 2017
Dr. Dan Riew is a great teacher, whose contribution to spine surgery in the Middle East is enormous. We had the honor to host him in our spine meeting in Qatar. He is very humble and provides excellent care and support to his patients and his team, as well as surgeons all over the... MORE

Dr. Dan Riew is a great teacher, whose contribution to spine surgery in the Middle East is enormous. We had the honor to host him in our spine meeting in Qatar. He is very humble and provides excellent care and support to his patients and his team, as well as surgeons all over the world.

  • Dr Abdulaziz Alkuwari
    • Consultant Spine Surgeon 
    • Hamad Medical Corp.
    • Bone and Joints Institute
    • Qatar
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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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