- Wait Time
- 8.75 min
- Easy Appointments
- Friendly Staff
- Accurate Diagnosis
- Bedside Manner
- Spends Time With Patients
- Appropriate Followup
- Ulcerative Colitis Get the facts about ulcerative colitis, including what causes it, signs and symptoms, and complications that can arise from the condition.
- Psoriatic Arthritis Get the facts about psoriatic arthritis, including who gets it, the symptoms, and the different types.
- Adult Asthma Get the facts about adult asthma, including who gets it, what triggers it, and how allergies can affect it.
- Fibromyalgia Get the facts about fibromyalgia, including the symptoms and conditions that may be related to it.
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
of 81 Ratings
- Most Recent
- Highest Rated
- Lowest Rated
- Most Recent
- Highest Rated
- Lowest Rated
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on July 27th, 2019
I couldn't recommend Dr. Dawson more highly. He took great care of me. I felt safe with him and with every aspect of procedure and aftercare. He has a warm bedside manner and answered every question and explained everything in a sensitive way. I had a very quick recovery.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on June 19th, 2019
#1 SURGEON IN NYC
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on May 8th, 2019
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, my fear and helplessness were devastating. When I sought advice from my doctors in other fields of medicine, they ALL recommended that I see Dr. Shane Dawson. Dr. Dawson's knowledge, experience, expertise, and skills saved my life. Those qualities combined with his kindness and compassion provide the perfect combination for the consummate medical professional. Last year during a routine check-up, my internist turns to me and says, "I want you to go and see Dr. Dawson, he's our best surgeon, as I believe that you're in need of hernias to be repaired". (he wasn't aware of my previous surgery.) His practice and staff provide a welcoming environment. I am not merely treated as a returning patient, but rather as a member of the family. It is with the highest of superlatives that I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Shane Dawson. Thanks to Dr. Dawson I am not just a survivor, but a thriver! Patricia Judice
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on April 11th, 2019
From diagnosis through surgery and post-surgery Dr. Dawson was firm yet understanding, empathic without cloying, and professional in a constancy that is a rare find in the medical world
Extremely caring, attentive surgeon
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on April 4th, 2019
My father recently had hernia surgery with Dr. Dawson. You could not ask for a more attentive doctor. He has terrific bedside manner, and completely put my dad at ease. There were no issues at all -- and my dad is healing very well.
Extremely caring, intelligent and accessible laparscopic surgeon
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on February 13th, 2019
I had never had any surgery before so was nervous about the inguinal hernia repair. I have a low threshold for pain and Dr. Dawson literally held my hand through each stage of the surgery. My OB Dr. Janice Marks highly recommended Dr. Dawson, as did my endocrinologist, Dr. Philip Felig. Early on I met with another laparoscopic surgeon at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell who seemed good, but I didn't feel the patient care would be as strong as they are a busy hospital with a high volume of patients. Dr. Dawson met with me promptly on the first visit and was very kind, intelligent and patient. He answered all my many questions and made sure I was part of the decision making process. He recommended Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital for the procedure. I was in and out within a few hours and was attended to by at least 7 nurses (3 pre-op, 1 during surgery, 3 post-op), Dr. Dawson and a dedicated anesthesiologist. It's clear that the hospital staff (from the administrative staff to the nurses) enjoy working with him and even the anesthesiologist had been a patient of Dr. Dawson's and said he was a great surgeon. Patient care seems to be a priority and they did not rush me out of the hospital. The facilities are also very modern and clean. I was pretty nervous before the surgery at 7:30 am, and Dr. Dawson made sure to look me in the eye and pat my hand to reassure me it would be okay, as I was being prepared for surgery. While in the operating room and about to undergo anesthesia, I remember him holding my hand again and making me laugh. And finally when I woke up, he was the first friendly face I saw. He couldn't have been more pleasant, reassuring, and capable. At home that afternoon after the surgery, he emailed me to make sure my pain management was okay. Over the next few days, he spoke with my husband and me on the phone and emailed us half a dozen times to make sure we had everything we needed. He is very smart, punctual, organized and kind, and will do whatever he can to make sure your patient experience is a positive one. I could not recommend Dr. Dawson more highly.
Truly the best!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on November 5th, 2018
He was absolutely the best! So kind and really made me feel at ease for an emergency surgery that I had to undergo. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Extraordinarily talented laparoscopic surgeon
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on October 31st, 2018
As the husband of a surgeon I am lucky to have insider knowledge as to how talented Dr. Dawson really is. He is the guy that doctors send their families to. Last week I had bilateral hernias repaired with mesh laparoscopically. Surgery went great. Near zero pain with very minor soreness for a few days. Able to go to work next day (a bit sore) and now, 5 days out, all is well. I never took the narcotic pain meds, didn't need them. Dr. Dawson is a great guy with a wonderful bedside manner and charming personality. I couldn't be happier or more grateful for his outstanding care. Surgery was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital's ambulatory surgery center. Facilities, staff, location, etc. all were tops. 5 Stars all around!
A Doctor that cares
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on October 15th, 2018
I had laparoscopic surgery: bilateral inguinal hernia repair with a mesh. Very thoughtful and caring doctor. Takes time to explain things. You don’t feel like he is rushing you through the system to get to the next patient. Surgery went really well on the Friday and I was back at on Monday. Could not be more satisfied. Only downside was he was not in my network (Oxford insurance), but it was worth the out of network expense.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on June 20th, 2018
Dr Dawson took time to listen to my situation and answer any questions I had before and after my surgery. He went above and beyond in coordinating my surgical care. I would highly recommend Dr Dawson as he is by far an excellent surgeon!
Colon Cancer Surgery
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on April 23rd, 2018
We were referred to Dr. Dawson by our gastroenterologist who recommended surgery. He concurred and scheduled the surgery as promptly as possible. His office and bedside manner was professional, warm and thorough.
5 Star Surgeon
Self-verified patient of Dr. Matthew S Dawson - Posted on March 29th, 2018
Dr. Dawson showed care and understanding of my medical needs when it came to scheduling me for hernia surgeon. He went over all the details with my wife and I in explaining what the hernia surgery would entail - preparation before and after the operation. He explained what the surgery involved, how he would correct the hernia and details regarding the recovery portion of this process. My wife and I found his staff to be excellent in their outreach to me in scheduling the operation, in preparing me for the surgery that is getting my medical history and medical tests into his hands prior to surgery as well as follow up procedures after I went home during my post operative period. The treatment in all these aspects gave me full confidence in Dr. Dawson's ability as a surgeon as well as the knowledge that I was in "good hands" throughout this surgery. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Dawson to any patient that might need surgery confident that they will agree with my appraisal of him as a surgery and a care giver.