Dr. Sathish Jay Subbaiah, MD

Pain Management •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Subbaiah
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Orthopedic Associates of Long Island

6 Technology Dr Riverhead, NY 11901

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Dr. Sathish Jay Subbaiah, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Subbaiah has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with Saint Charles Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Subbaiah to book an appointment.


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I had 2 other opinions with Orthopedic surgeons but decided that I wanted one more with a neurosurgeon. Dr Subbaiah was highly recommended. I was very impressed with his patience when explaining the ACDF surgery plus he even discovered a problem with a soon to be herniated disc (which the previous surgeon didn’t pick up on). He has a calming bedside manner which helped me to not feel so anxious! I had the surgery 5 weeks ago & am coming along nicely. Pain has diminished considerably. Unfortunately we are in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic so I cannot attend physical therapy but was given exercises to do at home. I did have some swallowing issues but was reassured it would diminish (it did) & to not hesitate to call if I had further issues. I would highly recommend Dr. Subbaiah to anyone having cervical spine issues!! He’s an excellent surgeon & a compassionate person!
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Joanne Anderson – Mar 31, 2020
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Absolutely amazing at explaining the procedure and answering all my questions and concerns! I have and will continue to recommend him!
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NY – Jun 27, 2019
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only doctor that was willing to do least invasive surgery when others wanted to fuse 5 disks when doctor subbaiah said we can try without using hardware which worked out great an i feel better than ever i very satisfied with end result
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David L. – Nov 08, 2018
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BOTH Dr Subbaiah & Dr Chen are incredible doctors.They are kind compassionate caring and phenomenal surgeons. My husband had a minimal invasive procedure for spinal stenosis came out of operation sitting in a chair with a cup of coffee a cookie and no pain at all. I could not believe itCame home and did not have one pain through the Total Recovery. Nor did he have one pain pill. It was almost like a miracle5 years ago and he is still doing well today.They are called "Book ENDS".The Best Surgeons
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Donna Cappa in Mt Sinai, NY – Oct 13, 2018
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excellent surgeon and friendly person
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Anonymous – Sep 14, 2018
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great experience after years of dealing with back pain i am finally pain free
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Anonymous – Aug 23, 2018
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Dr. Subbaiah is patient, understanding and compassionate. He spent as much time as needed with me. I feel very comfortable being his patient and put 100 percent trust in his care..
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Patricia S. – Aug 22, 2018
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Dr. Sabbaiah & the whole staff is very helpful & knowledgeable. They were kind & always have an answer for any questions that I had. I was well informed of what was wrong with me, the procedure & what needed to be done. the surgery i feel was a success & was very painless. My recovery, even though I'm just 12 days out of surgery is very easy going so stressless. I appreciate all they have done for me.
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Shaun C. – Aug 10, 2018
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very good
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Aug 07, 2018
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great
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Jul 26, 2018
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Very professional and calming. Answered all queries with care and confidence.
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Jul 26, 2018
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every one involved in my care was very compassionate
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Jul 26, 2018
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excellent overall
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Jul 11, 2018
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he assured me the surgery would help and i am happy with the results i would reccomend him to family and friends
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jul 11, 2018
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From the very beginning Dr. Subbaiah and his staff were very caring. They got me into surgery immediately as my condition was crucial. Dr. Subbaiah explained the entire procedure in detail. Very compassionate. Excellent service. Would recommend to anyone.
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Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Subbaiah was fantastic from my first appointment through surgery and post surgery. He was very attentive and answered all of my questions. At the hospital he had fantastic bedside manner and explained every step of the operation. I would recommend him to anyone with a spinal injury.
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Jul 10, 2018
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I am super happy that I went with St. Charles Orthopedics and Dr. Subbaiah. I am on the road to leading my life once again and pain free which is a huge plus!!!!! Thanks to all!!!! Great Staff as well!!!!
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Jun 20, 2018
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Nothing but positive things to say !!
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Jun 19, 2018
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I was having severe lower back pain, I could not stand up straight ,less alone stand for any period of time. My wife said I resembled the walking dead. After visiting five other doctors, physical therapy, epidural injections and chiropratic work I decided to go to Dr Subbaiah after a recomendation. from my wife's cousin. Dr. Subbaiah was very friendly and reasureing . I had my surgery walked out of the recovery room and was home that evening. I was a new person my life was returned to me.
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Jun 13, 2018
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He is a great back doctor.
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  • Staff friendliness
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Jun 12, 2018
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Biography

Sathish J. Subbaiah, MD, MS, graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BS and MS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School with high honors. Dr. Subbaiah completed his residency in Neurosurgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard Medical School - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member

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(631) 343-9881

Dr. Subbaiah accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Subbaiah treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Subbaiah treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Subbaiah treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Subbaiah treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Subbaiah treats Spine Disorders more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Subbaiah treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

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Dr. Subbaiah's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Locations

Orthopedic Associates of Long Island

St. Charles Orthopedics6 Technology Dr Riverhead, NY 11901
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: -
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St. Charles Orthopedics

St. Charles Orthopedics - East Setauket6 Technology Dr Ste 100 East Setauket, NY 11733
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average