Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Dawson
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General and Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York

162 E 78th St New York, NY 10075

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Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dawson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Dawson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dawson

4.9

Based on 123 ratings

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If you have a hernia (or a three) there is NO better doctor!!! Dr Dawson is professional, informed me of all aspects of my surgery, my options and risks and was a pleasure to work with. His office is very accessible and he is responsive to email and phone calls. My surgery was completed exactly as he said it would and i am rapidly recovering. I fully Dr Dawson without any reservations.
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Oct 23, 2020
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All of the glowing reviews above are highly accurate! Dr. Dawson is the consummate perfectionist; he brings with him an unparalleled sense of professionalism, patience, compassion, empathy, and genuine concern for his patients and for his work. Having had a very disappointing surgical experience elsewhere prior to meeting Dr. Dawson, I can tell you that Dr. Dawson is truly a master of his craft; he displays a human touch to his work that is all but lost in medicine. I’m not one to write online reviews, but I felt compelled to do so on behalf of Dr. Dawson because I sincerely believe that if this review can even encourage one more patient to see him for their hernia repair instead of going elsewhere, I will know that I have made the world a better place for that one person alone. All surgeons are not created equal; I consider myself very lucky, privileged, and blessed to have ended up in Dr. Dawson’s hands. Dr. Dawson has earned my absolute highest recommendation. Thank you!
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AG – Oct 20, 2020
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I needed gallbladder surgery after a gallstone attack for which I required hospitalization. Covid 19 and some additional health issues required postponement of the surgery. As soon as the aforementioned issues were resolved, I had the surgery. The surgery, the facilities and all staff before, during and after surgery performed their duties in a capable and quiet manner. I certainly would recommend Dr. Dawson and his staff to any individual requiring belly surgery.
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Christine Capobianco – Aug 09, 2020
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Dr Dawson was absolutely wonderful! He made my unexpected appendectomy stress free with his thorough explanations and warm bedside manner. My surgery was easy and his follow up was very thoughtful. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Laur aGarcia – Aug 06, 2020
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Dr. Dawson was professional, informative, reassuring, and engaging with respect to all aspects of the treatment related to the recent repair of a ventral hernia. As a representative example, after the surgery, he went to the waiting room and personally escorted my wife to the recovery room.
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Feb 06, 2020
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I had a excellent experience with Dr Dawson, who repaired my inguinal hernia robotically. He put me at ease about the surgery from my initial consultation with him and walked me through every step of what I would experience before, during and after the procedure. There were no surprises. He came to see me in the hospital prior to and also after the surgery. The surgery went very well and I was back at home that same afternoon. Dr Dawson is a concerned, skillful and responsive surgeon that I highly recommend.
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Velimir Kovacevic – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr. Dawson ushered me through one of the most horrific periods of my life with great compassion, expertise and skill. He explained everything thoroughly and with care. He took his time. He was in very close communication when needed. He helped me manage both the hospital and insurance experience. I recommend Dr. Dawson with out hesitation.
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William Petroni – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Dawson was exceptional. From the first consultation to the post-op follow-up he was kind, patient and took the time to explain the entire process. He answered all my questions. He is a doctor who immediately puts one at ease so you feel very comfortable. Definite;
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Vashti – Dec 19, 2019
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I had a fantastic experience with Dr Dawson, who repaired my inguinal hernia robotically. He put me at ease about the surgery from my initial consultation with him and walked me through every step of what I would experience before, during and after the procedure. There were no surprises. He came to see me in the hospital prior to and also after the surgery. The surgery went very well and I was back at home that same afternoon and never needed to take any pain killers at all. He was very responsive during the next few days to several questions I had and we exchanged some e mails as he looked in to see how I was doing. Dr Dawson is a concerned, skillful and responsive surgeon that I highly recommend.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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MC – Dec 15, 2019
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Dr Dawson is an extremely competent surgeon who explains the procedure he is going to perform, gives confidence and is extremely responsive to any and all questions.
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Dec 07, 2019
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From initial consultation to follow-up, Dr. Dawson and the team were always right on the mark. He is knowledgeable, professional and personable. The outcome of my procedure exceeded my expectations.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Charles Anderson – Dec 02, 2019
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Careful, thoughtful, patient, compassionate. Explained everything in layman's understanding and went into clear detail when asked. There were absolutely no surprises as a result. Accessible 24/7 before and after surgery for questions. Have already recommended him to family and close friends. A complete no-brainer.
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Nov 29, 2019
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Dr Dawson was excellent--he communicated clearly, he was caring and the hernia surgery was successful at every level. I enthusiastically endorse Dr Dawson if you have the need to remedy a hernia
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Sep 26, 2019
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My visit with Dr. Dawson was great. My appointment was on time and Doctor Dawson clearly explained everything to me. I was very impressed with the office and the initial visit. The surgery that followed my office visit was equally outstanding. The care I received was terrific and very impressive. In all, my surgery experience was a wonderful experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sep 13, 2019
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Excellent surgeon.
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Jul 27, 2019
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Outstanding. I had a gallbladder removal and an umbilical hernia repair in late June 2019. It is my third surgical procedure with Dr. Dawson over the last 10 years. Dr. M. Shane Dawson is dedicated, kind, compassionate and highly skilled. He explains everything step by step and remembers everything that you have told him as well. Dr. Dawson is an asset to the medical profession.
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Cindy – Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Dawson was recommended to me by my general physician. All I can say is that my treatment has been excellent not only by Dr. Dawson but by his entire staff as well. My hernia repair could not have worked out better and Dr. Dawson is a really nice person who explains each and every step of the process.
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Vincent Pecoraro – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr Dawson has an excellent and commendable character. First met him at the emergency room and I felt safe already. Sometimes a patient’s medical/surgical problems come second concern when you’ve been assured that you’re in safe hands. I felt taken cared of, respected and like the most important person of the moment. Thank you so much.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Zenaida – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. M. Shane Dawson is simply wonderful. From the moment I met him I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery. He answered all my questions, no matter how long it took and reassured me I was doing the right thing. He explained in simple terms just what the procedure entailed. He is kind and caring and you will love his smile. The hernia surgery went off without a hitch. I was back home only hours following the procedure. I had no need for pain killers because I had no pain. The follow up visits to his office were a very pleasant experience. The doctor and his staff are wonderful. I give Dr. Dawson my highest recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mitchell Lebe in New York , NY – Jun 29, 2019
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A great surgeon. Everything before and after was explained clearly. Surgery went well and ten days later I feel great. Very kind and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Dawson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Paul Rankin in New York, NY – Jun 25, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. M. Shane Dawson received his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from Louisiana State University School...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2004
Duke Umc
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Lenox Hill Hosp
Residency Hospital
1994
Louisana State Univ
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dawson frequently treats Lipomas, Inguinal Hernia, and Umbilical Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dawson treats.

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Dr. Dawson's office is located at 162 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Dawson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lipomas
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Dr. Dawson treats Lipomas more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Inguinal Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Umbilical Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(212) 744-1100

Dr. Dawson accepts the following insurance:

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General and Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York

M. Shane Dawson, MD, PLLC162 E 78th St New York, NY 10075
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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