Dr. Salvatore Zavarella, DO

Dr. Salvatore Zavarella, DO

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Salvatore Zavarella, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in West Islip, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Ny Coll Osteo Med in 2008 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

1175 Montauk Hwy Ste 6

West Islip, NY 11795

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 76% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 73% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Zavarella's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zavarella "Dr. Salvatore M. Zavarella is a board certified neurosurgeon, and is an integral part of the neurosurgical team at LINPS. Dr. Zavarella obtained his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine. Dr. Zavarella recently completed a prestigious fellowship at The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he obtained advanced clinical specialization in neurosurgical oncology, with a focus on the surgical treatment of primary and metastatic spine tumors and performing awake brain tumor surgery. During this time he published peer-reviewed papers on the treatment of metastatic spine tumors and was invited to write a chapter in a prominent spine textbook. Dr. Zavarella received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute scholarship for international research, and from this work he was able to secure a position as Laboratory Manager at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zavarella "Dr. Zavarella's focus is to treat neurosurgical disorders with a non-operative conservative or minimally invasive approach when possible, and when surgery is indicated he is able to offer a wide range of open and minimally invasive options tailored to each patient."

11  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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39  Procedures

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Closed Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Open Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • SUNY Buffalo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Ny Coll Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • North Shore & Lij Medical Centers
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • North Shore & Lij Medical Centers
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zavarella has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zavarella performed lumbar fusion June 2018. The level of care provided is outstanding.
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We met this Dr. recently when my mother needed to be hospitalized and actually ended up not needing surgery. Dr. Was kind and patient with my family. He explains the situation in a manner that is understandable to non-medical individuals. If you have any experience with surgeons, you will see...Read More
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Dr. Zavarella has an incredible bedside manner and truly took the time to speak with myself and my family about all of the available options as I was very fearful at the thought of back surgery.
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I came into good samiertan hospital with a brain bleed. Was surprised at the CT scan finding that I needed emercency surgery. Needless to say I was very nervous and scared Dr zaverella came in to announce that surgery was nessasary as soon as they got my blood clotting factor up as I was on...Read More
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Top Neurosurgeon. Who truly cares about his patients. Never rushes you when asking questions, listens_ Explains any spinal procedure in great detail, and you immediately get the feeling how smart he is. I have had six spinal surgeries with him. Extremely caring, and has empathy, and truly wants...Read More
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