Dr. K Daniel Riew, MD

Dr. K Daniel Riew, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. K Daniel Riew, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics

51 W 51st St Ste 370

New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Riew's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Riew's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Riew "Dr. Dan Riew is world renowned for cervical spine surgery, and his practice is exclusively limited to the operative treatment of the cervical spine, a rarity among spine surgeons. He typically performs over 250 cervical spine operations each year, ranging from minimally invasive microsurgical outpatient procedures to the most complex "chin-on-chest" or "ear-on-shoulder" deformities. He has a particular interest in cervical artificial disc replacements and other motion-sparing procedures such as laminoplasties. A doctor's doctor, over 100 physicians have been operated on by Dr. Riew, including several spine surgeons."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Riew "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

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Craniocervical Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Torticollis

26  Procedures

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Care
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • Harvard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • George Washington University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Riew has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Riew's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riew to family and friends
47 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Riew'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 (25)

500 characters is not enough! 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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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.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...more
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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...more
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