Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD

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Age 45
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Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD
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 Hospital and fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Dawson returned to New York in 2004 and began his surgical practice. He is board certified in both general surgery and critical care medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His areas of clinical interest include minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery and oncologic surgery. Please visit our website at: www.glsnyllp.com

General and Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York

122 E 76th St Ofc 1B

New York, NY 10021

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Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD

Dr. M Shane Dawson, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Dawson's Experience

Dr. Dawson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast 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
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Louisana State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Lenox Hill Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Duke Umc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Dawson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dawson to family and friends
based on 76 total reviews (36 with comments)
Dr. Dawson'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 (36)
in New York |
Dr Dawson is the best Knows the questions and the answers to give. Great personality easy to talk to Very smart and like able Highly recommend him to anyone who wants the best in surgical care John Guerin New York
in New York, NY |
Dr. Dawson is the best! I knew I was in good hands from the moment I met him. He's down to earth and absolutely brilliant. I had to have surgery for an umbilical hernia, and I couldn't be happier with the result. The process from start to finish was as simple as it could possibly be. The staff is very friendly, and they are one hundred percent on top of their game. They genuinely care about their patients. If I had to have a surgery again, I would certainly go back to Dr. Dawson.
New York, NY |
Expert surgeon that is highly recommended by top doctors. Did an excellent job for me. Easy to understand, direct, extremely efficient office processing. Takes insurance which is a big plus
Bronx, NY |
Had 3 hernia surgeries with dr. Dawson. Everything went smoothly and couple of times that I had to see him , he was available and answered all my questions. Will definitely recccomend him to others.
New York, NY |
The best! Got seen right away and the surgery was too simple! Really the best experience pre-surgery to post-surgery.
in New York, NY |
Fantastic Doctor, very concerned about his patients
in New York, NY |
Dr.Dawson is a awesome doctor because he listens to his patients.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Dawson is truly an excellent surgeon, the best I ever met. He takes the time to listen and provide helpful answers, and explains each procedure before he begins in an accesssible way that is easy to understand. He is clearly dedicated to and cares about the quality of his work, instilling confidence, and his friendly manner puts you at ease. His nursing support staff were also knowledgeable and caring. I had a quick and successful surgery with Dr. Dawson, and I would see him again for sure.
New York |
Staff was condescending and rude, wouldn't answer any questions, shouted me down and hung up. Unable to make appointment with doctor.
in Bronx, NY |
He is one of the nicest doctors I've ever been to. Its nice to find a doctor who is always there for his patients.
in New York, NY |
Meeting Dr. Dawson and General & Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York was the luckiest thing for me - I had just moved from California and needed a doctor. He and his office was warm and welcoming and he is thorough and considered in his care. My condition required someone with an approachable manner and Dr. Dawson fit the requirement perfectly. Very professional in all respects.
in Brooklyn, NY |
amazing doctor!! great experience!
in New York, NY |
I had a hernia repaired by Dr. Dawson, I received an incredible care from Dr. Dawson and his staff. I was very impressed with his professionalism and his care for his patients. He took his time to explain the procedure and answered all my question. he also took his time to follow up with me post-procedure and couldn't be happier with the results. Yihenew
in New City, NY |
Exec;ent experience. Doctor explained all aspects of surgery.
in Woodside, NY |
Respectful, professional & informative are the key things I look for when entrusting my body to a doctor (especially a surgeon!) & Dr. Dawson exceeded these qualifications, all with a genuine smile. He & his staff could not provide a more pleasant & comfortable experience! My bilateral ingunial hernia laparoscopy & recovery was smooth sailing from beginning to end. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Thanks again Dr Dawson! -Christopher C
in Jamaica, NY |
Dr Dawson provides patients with a wealth of experience and knowledge...he is a professional who assures his patients the finest in care and genuine concern.. exceptional!
in Long Branch |
I just had bilateral hernia surgery. Dr. Dawson was kind, supportive and did a great job operating and treating me. He explained everything to me so there would be no surprises. He wasn't sure if he could even operate successfully on the second hernia due to scar tissue but he was very successful so now I do not need to have a second surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Dawson.
in New York, NY |
I wish all doctors exhibited the degree of respect Dr. Dawson gave me. Took his time, answered any and all questions, described things in as much detail as I required, was friendly! Before and after my operation he took all the time needed to talk to my family about the entire procedure and how I was doing. Keep up the great work! So far so good Doctor Dawson!
in New York, NY |
Dr.Dawson is great!He is approachable and a caring surgeon.He provides you all the information you need for your surgery. I am so happy I chose him to do my lap chole surgery.??
in New York, NY |
Best Laparoscopic Surgeon in NYC.
in Fresh Meadows, New York 11365 |
Dr. Dawson was friendly, helpful and concise in his comments; he kept us fully informed as to all aspects of my surgery, which involved repairing three abdominal hernias in one session, and the results have been excellent. I highly recommend him to anyone considering such surgery.
in New York, NY |
Both my wife and I have had Dr. Dawson as our surgeon. He is an excellent surgeon and a great communicator and caregiver.
in New York, NY |
I would highly recommend Dr. Dawson to anyone requiring general surgery. He is kind and attentive to his patients needs and puts them at ease very quickly. He keeps you abreast of developments in your care every step of the way
in Congers, NY |
Extremely polite and takes the time to explain procedures and concerns to patient. I felt very comfortable in the two procedures (gall bladder; dual hernia) performed by Dr. Dawson on me.
in White Plains, NY |
Dr Dawson has an incredible bedside manner. His surgical skills are top notch.
in New York, NY |
His the best he care about the patient very professional and extremely human the way he taking care the patient his Excellent Doctor
New York, NY |
I had a very complicated case and Dr. Dawson was amazing from beginning to end. He is a very talented and patient surgeon who is not afraid to take on difficult cases. My quality of life has improved thanks to Dr. Dawson.
in New York, NY |
He is professional,warm,knowledgeable& sets you at ease regarding your upcoming surgery!!! I would recommend him to my family & friends.
in Brooklyn, NY |
I highly recommend Dr. Dawson! He removed my gallbladder and the whole process was easy. Dr. Dawson was super nice and made me way less nervous about the surgery.The staff at the office are very pleasant and friendly.
in New York, NY |
Doctor Dawson is truly one of the finest doctors I have ever encountered - I am very selective and I trust him implicitly. He is intelligent, a gifted surgeon, fantastic bedside manner, kind, friendly, courteous, a good man, excellent diagnostician, spends a lot of time with his patients, truly cares about his patients, listens to what his patients have to say, very thorough explanations, etc., etc., etc. - I can't say enough good things about him - and, there are definitely no negatives.
in New York, NY |
Only saw him for surgery, but was very intelligent, talkative, explained everything, put you at ease, follow up was great, and the laparoscopic appendicitis was flawless.
in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Dawson is awesome!
in New York, NY |
Allowing for Dr. Dawson's surgical competency as a given, I found Dr. Dawson's warmth, patience, and caring to be exceptional. Information was conveyed clearly and concisely in non-technical terms. In each of our encounters, I felt I had Dr. Dawson's complete attention and that he was genuinely concerned with making my treatment and care as positive an experience as possible.
in New York, NY |
Dr Dawson is a wonderful healer. More than just a surgeon, he was warm and caring in his discussion with me about my hernia. The time of surgery was made much more pleasant by his capable and reassuring presence. I had a smooth and uneventful recovery.
in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr.Dawson removed my gallbladder about a year ago, and I can't thank him enough! He was great before the operation, answered all my questions and concerns, and put me at ease. After the surgery I had minimal to no bruising, as he is such a great surgeon. He was great with following up with me after surgery, and a year later it's like it never happened, I feel great! I would truly recommend him to anyone reading this!
in New York, NY |
Perfect mix of professionalism and humanity. Dr. Dawson spent as much time as was requested to explain procedures both pre and post surgery. The whole process of repairing inguinal hernia was handled expertly. The office and the surgical establishment were run like clock work and EVERY member of the team in both locations knew their jobs and performed them with the level of care they would expect if they themselves were undergoing the procedure. I would recommend without reservation.
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Dr. Dawson accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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