Dr. Sathish Subbaiah, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 46

Dr. Subbaiah
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St. Charles Orthopedics

6 Technology Dr Ste 100 East Setauket, NY 11733

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Dr. Sathish Subbaiah, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in East Setauket, NY and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. 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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Too bad there isn’t a zero! I went to see this Dr for sciatica with high expectations, based on reviews and a doctor recommendation. At first I booked an appointment close to home in Wading River. As I was ready to leave home I received a called that he was cancelling. A week later we drove 45 minute to E Setauket the day after a snow storm. An assistant spent 5 minutes at most with me. Then the doctor came. The visit was so brief I had no time for questions. Without examining me he said I have three choices, physical therapy, injections or surgery and to have an MRI done. That was the extent of my visit with him. His office staff was not any better. I went for my MRI elsewhere but I never heard about the results. Today I called to have the results sent to my internist. She said to call the radiologist myself. Really!!! I said she should do it since he was my doctor and he should review it. She said she would do so immediately. This DR needs to realize he is not the only DR on LI !!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Feb 26, 2021
My experience with Dr. Subbaiah was brief and he didn't offer much in the way of treatment. Over the last month, I have spent more time leaving him messages and speaking with multiple PA's, trying to get answers and help for the pain that I've been experiencing. There is an extreme lack of empathy and bedside manner, as well as follow through.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 12, 2021
Doctor Subbiah was awesome. I had ACDF surgery on October 2, by November 2 I felt 100% better. I would like to thank Dr. Subbiah!
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Harold Kane – Dec 02, 2020
Always takes whatever time is needed to fully explain condition, options, procedures, and takes the time to answer questions until you are content. Great bedside manner. Have been a patient for many years and wouldn’t consider anyone else.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Nov 18, 2020
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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joanne Anderson – Mar 31, 2020
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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NY – Jun 27, 2019
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
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Donna Cappa in Mt Sinai, NY – Oct 13, 2018
excellent surgeon and friendly person
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Anonymous – Sep 14, 2018
great experience after years of dealing with back pain i am finally pain free
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Anonymous – Aug 23, 2018
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..
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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No results
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Patricia S. – Aug 22, 2018
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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  • 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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No results
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Shaun C. – Aug 10, 2018
very good
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Aug 07, 2018
great
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  • 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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No results
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Jul 26, 2018
Very professional and calming. Answered all queries with care and confidence.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 26, 2018
every one involved in my care was very compassionate
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Jul 26, 2018
excellent overall
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  • 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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Jul 11, 2018
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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  • 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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No results
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Jul 11, 2018
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 11, 2018
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.
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
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Jul 10, 2018

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Sathish J. Subbaiah, MD, MS earned his MD from Harvard Medical School with high honors.

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Sathish Subbaiah, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Subbaiah frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Subbaiah treats.

Where is Dr. Sathish Subbaiah, MD's office located?

Dr. Subbaiah's office is located at 6 Technology Dr Ste 100, East Setauket, NY 11733. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Subbaiah's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Dr. Subbaiah treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Subbaiah treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Subbaiah treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Subbaiah treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Subbaiah's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Subbaiah accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicare
MultiPlan
PHCS Network
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Vytra Health Plans
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

St. Charles Orthopedics

Orthopedic Assoc. of Long Island Physicians and Medical Group Pllc6 Technology Dr Ste 100 East Setauket, NY 11733
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Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received