Dr. Andrew A. Sama, MD

Dr. Andrew A. Sama, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 46 years old

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Dr. Sama specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in New York, NY. He practices at 2 locations.

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4.3
based on 50 total surveys (18 with reviews)
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in Brooklyn, NY |
I had had MRI's( Feb. 2016) done of my Thoratic & Lumbar Spine due to long term discomfort in my back and a fall down some stairs at home just a few days after Prostate surgery (11/19/15). I knew i had issues with my L 5 , L4 & L3 Disc. L5 had a "slight" fracture & L4 & L3 were swollen. I'd have a higher rating for Dr. Sama if he had told me I the fracture found in my T-10 was "severe" and not a slight fracture-which is what I was told. Another Dr. found the "severe" description in a case report
in roslyn |
Had laminectomy from Dr. Sama in April 2016. One week later had complications and had to be taken by ambulance and admitted to North Shore Hospital with terrible pain going down right leg. could not walk. Had an MRI and my wife took it to see Dr. Sama and all he was concerned about was that the operation was a success. He sat with my wife and son for about 10 minutes and then had to leave for another operation. Couldn't have cared less about my condition and had no answers.
in Roslyn, NY |
I had a laminectomy performed by Dr. Sama this year. I was ok for about a week and then I developed excruciating pains going down one of my legs. I had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital and was there for 8 days. I had to be on morphine and other pain killers. I had an MRI which my wife took to Dr. Sama. He could not have been more uncaring about my plight. Also, everytime I went to his office, I had to wait at least an hour before I got to see him. Terrible bedside manner.
in Nyack, NY |
Dr. Sama performed two procedures on me in 2015; cervical fusion and a lumbar laminectomy with L3 fusion. Bothe procedures were well done and have alleviated the chronic back pain which I had been experiencing for several years.
in new york |
Awesome surgeon! Took the time to explain all of my options as a spondy patient with left foot drop. Even recommended other options than back surgery to help my foot drop issues. I couldn't thank him enough!
in Roseland, NJ |
Dr. Sama is extremely kind and courteous and a very caring physician and surgeon. He reviewed my records thoroughly for a second opinion. I would highly recommend him.
in Great Neck, NY |
HSS is not what it used to be. Avoid if you can. They have too many patients and not enough doctors. My back surgery did not turn out good and had to go elsewhere to fix the problem. His staff is for the birds, had to wait months for a appointment after surgery and all you do is get the runaround. Go elsewhere, you've been warned!
in Holmdel, NJ |
Andrew Sama is a personable and highly competent surgeon who treats patients with mutuality and respect. I felt that he partnered with me to fully understand my medical condition, review all available options, and to chart the right course for me. In the process he answered each of my many, many questions in depth and detail. A great surgeon at a great hospital. Highest recommendations for him and his top notch staff.
in New York, NY |
He is very personable. Excellent experience all around!
in New York, NY |
Fantastic appointment. Spent all the time I needed and answered every question.
in New York, NY |
Caring compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. Staff was extraordinary.
in New York, NY |
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Very clear recommended plan.
in Fair Lawn, NJ |
Very satisfied
in Carmel, NY |
Very professional
in Huntington, NY |
Very professional and informative
Dr. Sama is the best. I am a 38 yr old woman with DDD. I scheduled a surgery consult with Dr.Andrew Sama. At my consult, Dr.Sama reviewed xrays with me. He was thorough and concise;exploring the # of diff. fusions. When finished, I asked him what was the best option. Dr. Sama said ,If you were my sister,I would do this. Pre,during,& post surgery,Dr. Sama was compassionate& attentive. Dr.Sama's talent&expertise as an orthopedic surgeon are evident each day I live free from back pain.
in Teaneck, NJ |
Dr. Sama was excellent at explaining my medical condition to me and the details of the procedure he was going to perform. He and the staff were always receptive to any of my questions and concerns.
in New York, NY |
Very prompt and professional. Great reassuring experience.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Miami / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Univ Of Miami-Jackson Mem Med Ctr

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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