Dr. Andrew Sama, MD

Dr. Andrew Sama, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Andrew Sama, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Stamford, CT and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1 Blachley Rd

Stamford, CT 06902

Contact Information

(212) 606-1946

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

54  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
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis


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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Univ of Miami-Jackson Mem Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sama has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sama's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sama to family and friends
51 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sama's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

When anyone I speak to mentions that they need to see a doctor for back problems I ALWAYS give them dr. Sama's name. Dr. Sama did surgery on my husband with good results and now I am in the process of making an appointment with him for my back issues. He is professional but personable. I admire his...more
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Dr Sama appears to be very knowledgeable and caring and has an excellent reputation. His office staff is not as good. Especially the surgical coordinator, who has an attitude and is incompetent, disorganized and inconsiderate
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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