Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
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. Dr. Dawson has more experience with Gastric Surgery and Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. 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 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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Paul Rankin in New York, NY – Jun 25, 2019
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I am a week out from my surgery which was performed by M. Shane Dawson MD and feel fantastic. Not only is Dr. Dawson a wonderful surgeon but he is a very caring person as well. Dr. Dawson was very patient to answer all of my preoperative questions but his follow-up was the best that I have ever experienced. I never right reviews but in this case I wanted every potential patient to know that you will get the best possible care and results.
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Robert Perlman in Fort Lee, NJ – Jun 20, 2019
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The best medical care experience, ever. Dr. Dawson won our confidence immediately with his manner but especially with his expertise in latest surgical and care technologies. He answers questions in depth, giving full explanations, pluses and drawbacks. And then, he's just an all around good, caring, funny human being. I recommend him with all praises and without hesitation. And his staff--aces in courtesy and professionalism!
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Rita Garcia in Jamaica, NY – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr Dawson is an amazing surgeon with a perfect bedside manner. He recently operated on my triple hernias, and was there every step of the way. His flexibility is refreshing, and his interest is authentic. He helped me understand what was about to happen, what was happening, and what I should expect to happen.
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Edward C. in New York, NY – Jan 04, 2019
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Great bedside manner, well thought out explanations and post-op instructions. Procedure went without a hitch.
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Dec 20, 2018
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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 of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He then completed his surgical training at Lenox Hill Hosp...

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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(212) 744-1100

Dr. Dawson accepts the following insurance:

Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Open Access Plus
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
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Medicare

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Practice Areas

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Dawson performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Dawson performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Dawson performs this procedure more than 38% of their peers

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson performs Gallbladder Removal more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Dawson performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Dawson performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

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Dr. Dawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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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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