Dr. Shawn Garber of New Hyde Park, NY is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Shawn Garber was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/DC79686) Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and Patients' Choice to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recognition. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor in 2012. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients' Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. Dr. Shawn Garber commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews." About Shawn Garber:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to complete a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at the The George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Garber then trained with Dr. Alan Wittgrove (known for operating on singer Carnie Wilson) mastering the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure for obesity. Dr. Garber is the only surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3000 Lap-Band procedures and over 300 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Shawn Garber's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Shawn Garber's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Garber to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor's custom wall plaque is shown here. For more information on Dr. Shawn Garber, located in New Hyde Park, NY call 800-633-THIN, or visit www.stopobesityforlife.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Garber and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.