Dr. Robert Galler, DO

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Galler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Northwell Health Physician Partners Family Medicine at Smithtown

9 Brooksite Dr Smithtown, NY 11787

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(631) 724-1331

Dr. Robert Galler, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Smithtown, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mather Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Galler to book an appointment.

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Dr. Galler is affiliated with Mather Hospital Port Jefferson, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Galler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galler treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Galler treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galler treats Low Back Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Galler treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galler treats Herniated Disc more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Galler treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Galler's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Galler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Galler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Galler

3.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
64.70588235294117%
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
29.41176470588235%
(5)
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I saw the PA in dr. Gallers office had an x ray and MRI . I was told I had a lumbar sprain- however the pain was immense and did not add up. I ended up in the ER on morphine trying to figure out if I had kidney stones. I went to my PCP who read my MRI which was not okay. I had bulging disks. Herniated disks w tears. Nerve root compressions and the list goes on. My PCP gave me more info, answers and a plan than the PA at a neuro-surgeons office. If my MRI was properly read to me I would not had been to the ER. The office held no accountability leaving me with extensive ER bills because the office was unable to read the MRI. The answers were right there - I am floored at the in attention to this matter especially considering the enormous amount of pain I have been in. Shame on this office for the inaccuracy and taking no responsibility.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 22, 2021
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5 + Starts!! The best Neurosurgeon ever, My spine have been in his hands twice. Pain free right away. I love him!! RECOMMENDED 1000%
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Glendalys Pedraza – Jan 28, 2020
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They ordered me an mri I came back two weeks later and sat down with Dr. Galler , he basically told me exactly what was on the MRI report and couldn’t find anything that would be giving me the symptoms that I had and requested I go to pain management. What was weird is he informed me they were no longer taking my insurance. So i went to pain Managment he examined me and pin pointed the herniation on the MRI. Was Dr Galler just pushing me out because he didn’t like my insurance?????
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Apr 13, 2019
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My husband is Dr. Gallers patient so I'm writing the review from the both of us. The first time we met Dr. Galler was 10 years ago for his first lumbar fusion. My husband was sent to Dr. Galler on an emergency basis and was in surgery 4 days later. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Gallers skills, caring, communication, patience and compassion. In total my husband has had 3 spinal surgeries, one being this year. Dr. Galler is an incredible surgeon, he and his staff mean so much to us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Yannottis in NY – Jun 30, 2018
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Hate to say it but absolutely disgusted with Dr Galler. I will admit that the surgery my wife had was a success but the before and after care that was provided by Dr Galler was pathetic. He will act friendly and professional prior to surgery but afterwards was a different story. If you have any concerns of being in pain after the surgery, trust me, you will be in pain. He can care less about you after. My wife and I followed everything he instructed and now I'm watching my wife suffer.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Holbrook – Apr 14, 2018
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Dr Galler is an excellent neurosurgeon,I had 4 weeks ago a lumbar surgery L4L5 with fusion,and I feel great,when he saw the mri told me quickly ,no more space, therapy is wasting time,I recommend this neurosurgeon 100% he is great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
27 people found this helpful
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R.Presedo in Southampton, NY – Dec 28, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Robert Galler, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Smithtown, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mather Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Barron Neurol Inst
Fellowship Hospital
Nassau Co Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Robert Galler, DO offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Robert Galler, DO accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Robert Galler, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Robert Galler, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Galler frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Galler treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Galler, DO's office located?

Dr. Galler's office is located at 9 Brooksite Dr, Smithtown, NY 11787. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Northwell Health Physician Partners Family Medicine at Smithtown

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Greenpoint Medical Services

Northwell Health - Manorville496 County Road 11, Building D Manorville, NY 11949
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Galler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mather Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received