K. Daniel Riew, MD

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

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October 10 | 2016
Dr. Riew is the most specialized surgeon for cervical spine surgery that I have ever met in the world. He has been my kind and respected teacher for ten years and has instructed me to become one of the most specialized cervical spine surgeons in China. As a leader and former President of Cervical Spine Research Society, Dr. Riew has been a Creative, Specialized, Respected and Successful (CSRS) surgeon for thousands of cervical spine patients.... MORE

Dr. Riew is the most specialized surgeon for cervical spine surgery that I have ever met in the world. He has been my kind and respected teacher for ten years and has instructed me to become one of the most specialized cervical spine surgeons in China. As a leader and former President of Cervical Spine Research Society, Dr. Riew has been a Creative, Specialized, Respected and Successful (CSRS) surgeon for thousands of cervical spine patients. Dr. Riew has also been a CSRS (Creative, Specialized, Respected and Successful) instructor for hundreds of peers all over the world.

  • Hongxing Shen, MD, PhD
    • Chief of Cervical Spine Surgery & Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Chairman of Spine Surgery
    • Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
    • The Renji Hospital
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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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August 15 | 2016
I was very pleased with the way explained things simply, so I could understand my condition, as well as the compassion and care he took to make me feel at ease. I had surgery on January 6, 2016, and I highly recommend Dr.... MORE

Dr. Riew was very professional and took much time answering all of my questions and [concerns] during my initial consultation. He showed me the x-rays of my neck and explained why my condition (spinal stenosis) was impacting my ability to walk (I was dragging my left leg). I was very pleased with the way [he] explained things simply, so I could understand my condition, as well as the compassion and care he took to make me feel at ease. I had surgery on January 6, 2016, and I highly recommend Dr. Riew!

Jeffrey, from Healthgrades

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August 09 | 2016
Dr. Riew is absolutely phenomenal. You can tell right away why he is the best in the... MORE

Dr. Riew is absolutely phenomenal. You can tell right away why he is the best in the world. Yes, he is knowledgeable, but he is poised, practiced, articulate, has perfect speed and comfort when delivering bad news. He just makes you feel like you couldn’t imagine using another doctor/surgeon, and I haven’t even had surgery yet. Then, there is his staff who are not only, caring, smart, fun, but also interesting…

—Ryan, from Healthgrades

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July 26 | 2016
Dr. Dan Riew, MD, is absolutely the best Cervical Spine Surgeon. I traveled from Illinois to New York, June 2016, for a second Cervical Spine surgery without any hesitation. He was my surgeon in 2005, and I wouldn't even consider any other spine surgeon as long as he's available to do surgery. He is extremely intelligent, skilled, professional, compassionate, kind &... MORE

Dr. Dan Riew, MD, is absolutely the best Cervical Spine Surgeon. I traveled from Illinois to New York, June 2016, for a second Cervical Spine surgery without any hesitation. He was my surgeon in 2005, and I wouldn’t even consider any other spine surgeon as long as he’s available to do surgery. He is extremely intelligent, skilled, professional, compassionate, kind & dedicated. He truly cares about his patients. He’s a rare find these days.

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July 23 | 2016
Dr. Dan Riew is an authority in the field of Cervical Spine Surgery whose expertise, knowledge, clinical acumen and surgical skills are recognized worldwide. He has many original contributions, which are published and cited widely in international journals. His surgical skills attract patients from all over the world and I am personally aware of numerous complex cases from this part of the world successfully treated by him.... MORE

Dr. Dan Riew is an authority in the field of Cervical Spine Surgery whose expertise, knowledge, clinical acumen and surgical skills are recognized worldwide. He has many original contributions, which are published and cited widely in international journals. His surgical skills attract patients from all over the world and I am personally aware of numerous complex cases from this part of the world successfully treated by him. He has been a visiting professor to our unit in Ganga hospital and been a faculty for operative courses in India, where numerous surgeons have witnessed and learnt from his experience. He would be my first choice should I or a close family member of mine need any surgery in the cervical spine.

  • Professor S. Rajasekaran, PhD, FRCS
    • Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital
    • Adjunct Professor, Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University
    • Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2011-12
    • Chair, AOSpine International Research Commission
    • President Elect, SICOT
    • Past President, Indian Orthopaedic Association
    • Past President, Association of Spine Surgeons of India
    • Past President, ISSLS
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May 10 | 2016
My time visiting Dr. Riew was a great chance for me to meet and learn from him. It had a great impact on my practice. He is a great spine surgeon and he will have an impact on the future generations of neuro and ortho... MORE

My time visiting Dr. Riew was a great chance for me to meet and learn from him. It had a great impact on my practice. He is a great spine surgeon and he will have an impact on the future generations of neuro and ortho surgeons.

  • Dr. Baher Labib
    • Consultant Neurosurgeon
    • Alexandria University
    • Egypt
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January 18 | 2016
Dr. Riew is considered among the top cervical spine surgeons in the world. His contributions exceed patient care into teaching other surgeons modern cervical spine surgery. I would trust him not only with my patient, but also with me, should I require cervical... MORE

Dr. Riew is considered among the top cervical spine surgeons in the world. His contributions exceed patient care into teaching other surgeons modern cervical spine surgery. I would trust him not only with my patient, but also with me, should I require cervical surgery.

  • Abdulrazzaq Alobaid MD. FRCSC.
    • Chief of spine surgery — Kuwait
    • Chairman of Kuwait Spine Society
    • Chief of Orthopedic Casualties, Alrazi Hospital — Kuwait
    • Chairman of Faculty Orthopedics & Post Graduate Training 
    • (KIMS) Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization
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