Dr. Sathish Jay Subbaiah, MD

Dr. Sathish Jay Subbaiah, MD

Pain Management  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

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Dr. Sathish Jay Subbaiah, MD is a pain management specialist in East Setauket, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in pain management, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

St. Charles Orthopedics

6 Technology Dr Ste 100

East Setauket, NY 11733
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Subbaiah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Subbaiah "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 at Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital and subsequently completed a one year advanced fellowship in Endoscopic & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Dr. Richard Fessler, a pioneer in this field who has treated athletes such as Peyton Manning and was the first surgeon to use human stem cells to surgically treat spinal cord injury patients. Dr. Subbaiah specializes in minimally invasive treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis (spinal instability), as well as complex neurosurgical spine disorders including scoliosis and spinal tumors. Dr.Subbaiah is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has published numerous book chapters and research articles in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Subbaiah is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and performs surgery at St. Charles Hospital."
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3  Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

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.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Harvard Medical School-Brigham and Women's Hospital - Neurosurgery, Endoscopic & Minimally Invasive
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Neurosurgery, Endoscopic & Minimally Invasive
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Subbaiah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
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What People Say About Dr. Sathish Jay Subbaiah, MD
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...Read More
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Shaun C. – Aug 10, 2018
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