Dr. Gregory Dakin, MD

Dr. Gregory Dakin, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gregory Dakin, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

525 E 68th St Fl 8

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Dakin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dakin "Dr. Dakin is an Associate Professor of Surgery and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed both general surgery training and specialty training in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Dakin is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in laparoscopic abdominal surgery. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Dakin plays a strong leadership role in physician training as Director of the Surgery Clerkship and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Animate Laboratory. In addition to his clinical interest in obesity surgery, his practice includes the minimally invasive treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Dakin was selected as "Best Doctor" by New York Magazine and was named one of New York Superdoctors, an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians. Devoting considerable time to teaching, mentoring and the development of physicians in training, Dr. Dakin has been presented with number of teaching awards, including the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery. Most recently, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Weill Cornell Medical College. His interest in clinical and basic science research focuses on various aspects of bariatric surgery, including its effects on bone metabolism; on reproductive function in obsese women; and on gene expression and metabolic profile of weight loss of patients following gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Dakin is a member of many numerous professional societies A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Dakin received his undergraduate degree with honors from Colgate University and obtained his MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, including a dedicated research fellowship in laparoscopy. He continued at Mount Sinai for a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dakin "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dakin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dakin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dakin to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Dakin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr Dakin was prompt for the appointment and very knowledgeable about the diagnosis and procedure. He answered all my questions and provided thoughtful insights and I set a surgery date.
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Dr Dakin used the least invasive technique to remove my gall bladder....only one incision and quick recovery!!
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Dr Dakin and his resident assistants listened to my history and concerns. He explained his assessment clearly and did not rush to a conclusion about a procedure. He was clear about next steps. Staff were friendly, courteous and efficient.
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Amazing doctor and amazing staff could not be happier with my surgery. I was nervous at first and it seemed like Dr.Dakin had a very off putting attitude towards his patient care but boy was I wrong!! He's just the type of doctor that tells you how it is and does a beat around the bush. A...more
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He and his staff do not seem to care about the patient. Do not provide enough time or answer questions. Just want to perform the procedure. Arrogant
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