Dr. Brian Subach, MD

Dr. Brian Subach, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Brian Subach, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Virginia Spine Institute

11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 800

Reston, VA 20191
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Subach performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 89% of peers
more than 86% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 74% of peers

Dr. Subach's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Subach "'It has always been my primary goal to get patients back to their families, their lives, and their jobs as quickly as possible when spinal problems arise. In doing so, I have realized that patience and a non-operative approach is usually most effective. After examining you and reviewing your studies, I will try to give you both a clear diagnosis of your problem and an understandable therapeutic plan. If you and I decide that surgery is the only remaining option, as a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon, I will make every effort to ensure that both the decision and the actual surgery are as painless as possible. I, along with my partners at the Virginia Spine Institute, have been able to combine our expertise and extensive training in both neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery to offer you the most up to date treatment modalities and surgical interventions available today.'"
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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Kalamazoo College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Subach has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Subach's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Subach to family and friends
32 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Subach'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 (11)

Dr. Subach was one of many neurosurgeons I visited when initially looking for a doctor and treatment for my back. I would typically ask each surgeon how long the procedure would help me - for example what where the longitudinal studies say 5, 10, or later on how well the procedure held up as I was...more
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Dr Subach and his staff are truly amazing. For me, the most important factor was the trust I developed with Dr. Subach. He’s a gifted surgeon for sure, and he’s also an amazing physician because he takes the time to truly listen. I’ve shared with others the comprehensive care at VSI is where you...more
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Doctor Subach is an outstanding doctor with an equally outstanding support team. Highly attentive and very patient-oriented.
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You won't find a better doctor than Dr. Subach. He's not only the top in his field, but it's quite obvious his patients are very important to him. He'll take all the time you need to discuss all your option and never pressure or rush you. I had a complication during the surgery (NOT Dr. Subach's...more
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I absolutely love this doctor, he not only treats you as a patient- but genuinely listens to you and remembers so it feels like a friendship. His explaned what a 2 level cervical fusion (ACDF) was and why it was the best option for me. I was comfortable with Dr. Subach the entire journey. He did...more
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