Dr. Zachariah George, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 41

Neurosurgery

Dr. Zachariah George, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in West Islip, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Glen Cove Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Zachariah George, MD

Neurological Surgery PC

500 Montauk Hwy Ste K West Islip, NY 11795
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(631) 983-8400
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Dr. George is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. George's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. George treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. George treats this condition more than 86% 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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Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. George treats Spinal Stenosis more than 71% of his peers

Dr. George treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Neuroplasty
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. George performs Neuroplasty more than 70% of his peers

Dr. George performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. George's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • 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)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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(631) 983-8400

Dr. George accepts the following insurance:

Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

Dr. George's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. George

4.5

Based on 65 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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Amazing
Dr. George and his staff were accommodating and compassionate from my very first visit. I never felt rushed during any appointment and all of my questions and concerns were answered. He and his staff were extremely professional and I would recommend him without hesitation.
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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J. Renganeschi – Jun 09, 2022
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Highly recommend Dr. George and his PA
Everyone was very professional and extremely friendly which you don’t find these days
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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Them names we know Dr. George his PA also Fran his – Jun 02, 2022
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Incredible experience. I’m pain free! Great Surgeon! Great office staff! Highly Recommend.
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May 28, 2022
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Misinformation
Had an MRI ordered by another doctor with a strong emphasis on the need for surgery during the consult only. Dr George laid my concerns to rest saying no surgery was needed and did not understand why anyone else would say I did. Thank you Dr. George.
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
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Carole L Whitehead – May 10, 2022
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Outstanding Dr
If you’re considering back surgery this is the Dr you want. From the first meeting, he explained the whole procedure, what to expect and took away the fear I had by patiently answering all my questions and addressing my concerns. He always follows up, making sure I’m feeling better and he doesn’t make you feel like just another patient. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a caring and qualified Dr.
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
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Wayne R – Apr 28, 2022
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Phenomenal Surgeon!
Dr. George performed a laminectomy discectomy on my L3 ,L4 and L5 vertebrae and I healed quickly and feel absolutely fantastic after a week. Highly recommended! Thank you Dr. George!
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
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Robert Hendy – Apr 13, 2022
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Meeting Dr George and his staff for the first time I was happy my Dr recommended him. He was great and informative. The staff was great and always smiling.
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
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Cheryl W – Mar 31, 2022
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I am post surgical 2 months out and could be happier with my neck fusion. Dr George is a wonderful surgeon. I am grateful for his help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 03, 2022
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Dr. George performed a difficult spinal fusion on me 6 weeks ago. The surgery has relieved my nerve pain. I am able to walk normally again and climb stairs. Dr. George took whatever time needed to make sure I understood my condition and options. He is not only an excellent surgeon, but pleasant to speak with and accessible if needed. Shout out to Fran in his office too. She is wonderful!
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
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Paul – Nov 03, 2021
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Just great!!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eileen A – Jul 22, 2021
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After my first two visits with Dr. George, I feel he is well-versed in his field of expertise and I would be confident to choose him as my surgeon.
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
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May 26, 2021
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Dr George performed an ACDF on me in September 2020. The surgery was a success! It alleviated the pain, tingling and numbness down my arms, and soreness in my neck. He is a pleasant Doctor, experienced and thorough.
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
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Ellie-Ann – Mar 18, 2021
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Very knowledgeable and professional, thinks "outside the box". Answers all questions and concerns and orders more tests when needed. Very Friendly, Caring Staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Lisa M. Koch – Feb 05, 2021
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I saw Dr. George at NSPC, (recommended by my GP), in West Islip. He read the MRI's of my back with the accompanying reports that said severe spinal stenosis at L3, L4 and L5. I also had right foot slap/drop and right leg weakness. The back pain felt like constant sciatica, it did not abate with any OTC medications. I had to walk or stand at a 30 degree angle to be pain free. He said that surgery was needed (as did all online info pertaining to stenosis with foot drop). I am 6 weeks post surgery and I have NO back pain. I will be starting PT to rehab the foot and leg, which has shown improvement. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and prognosis. The staff at NSPC are also first rate. The first two weeks post op were uncomfortable (to be expected). I was apprehensive. Once you start talking spine, nerves, compression, herniation you get a bit nervous. Dr George was very confident that he could help me and did an incredible job. I can't thank him and NSPC enough.
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
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Paul Grandinetti – Dec 10, 2020
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It’s been 2 weeks since I had a spinal fusion & laminectomy . I’m feeling amazing . Only slight discomfort but I feel so much relief only 2 weeks later .recovery is going so smooth . I pushed this surgery off for a year & im so happy I pulled the trigger . Of course the 1st week will be rough but the staff at st Catherine hospital was so great and all the Neuro PA’s were attentive and checked on me every day . At week 2 I finally sleep through out the night not tossing and turning in excruciating pain. Dr Zachariah George is the best . Also dealing with Fran In the office has been an absolute pleasure she is very kind and attentive
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
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Samantha – Dec 05, 2020
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Zach set the bar for excellence in medical service in the midst of a very challenging time for me. I had been dealing with a severely herniated disc for nearly two years and had such excruciating pain that I could not sleep through the night on most nights. I am thankful to have great access to healthcare in northern NJ and with a strong insurance plan, but after meeting with 3 different doctors, over at least a dozen different visits, not a single doctor prescribed a solution that was effective for me. I had several small procedures done over the course of two years, and was close to giving up and accepting the permanence of my back pain. Zach was introduced to me as the gold-bar in neurological surgery and he absolutely did not disappoint. After my first conversation with him (after sharing my MRI), I knew he was much more educated than the other doctors I had spoken with on the subject. Within 1 month of him seeing the MRIs, he had already prescribed a strong pre-hab, surgery, and
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Faizan Javed – Oct 27, 2020
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Dr George, his staff Fran, Mary and Randi are THE most respectful and accommodating. They all are so willing to help me with any questions and concerns not matter how many times I may call or visit the office. I have never ever met another staff that is so helpful in all my experiences with other doctor practices. Dr. George performed surgery on my low back five years ago and I had an awesome outcome. Naturally, I decided to use him again now when I needed another back surgery unrelated to the first one. Dr. George is very knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. He has an excellent bedside manner and is a true professional. I highly recommend him!! You will not be disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurie A. – Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. George and his staff are phenomenal! From my initial appointment, Dr. George explained my options very thoroughly and helped me choose the procedure that was best given my situation and problems I was having. I had had three epidurals prior to seeing Dr. George and was in constant, daily pain. I had my procedure scheduled for within two weeks and the whole process was extremely smooth. He has been prompt with answering all of my questions and when I have called for any follow up issues or questions, he has returned my calls within hours- something that many physicians don't do. His staff is also phenomenal!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Natalie S – Jul 17, 2020
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I would recommend Dr. George to my family and friends without reservation. He is highly skilled, professional and very personable. I herniated my my cervical disc at C4/C5 while lifting a sick elderly neighbor. I was referred to Dr. George by another neurosurgeon who was a client. Dr. George performed a minimally invasive anterior cervical discectomy with arthroplasty (artificial replacement - Prestige). Following the procedure, I had no pain, full range of motion and an almost non-existent incision scar. I have some familiarity with medicine. My father was a surgeon and I am an attorney, who for a good part of my career, defended surgeons from medical malpractice actions. Dr. George is the real deal.
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
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Thomas Plastaras in Northport, NY – Jul 01, 2019
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He is not only a brilliant physician but he is respectful and kind. He met my husband 2 mins before my surgery and after answering my husband’s questions and concerns, my husband was satisfied with him. My primary physician also highly recommended Dr Zac George
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lindia in Bayshore , NY – Jun 08, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a dual trained spinal surgeon with both neurosurgical and orthopedic spinal training. This allows me to deliver unique, comprehensive spinal care....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Malayalam

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Zachariah George, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. George has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Zachariah George, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Zachariah George, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. George frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Spinal Stenosis, and Neuroplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. George treats.

Where is Dr. Zachariah George, MD's office located?

Dr. George's office is located at 500 Montauk Hwy Ste K, West Islip, NY 11795. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Zachariah George, MD speak?

Dr. George speaks Malayalam and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Neurological Surgery PC

Neurological Surgery PC500 Montauk Hwy Ste K West Islip, NY 11795
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Glen Cove Hospital

Glen Cove, NY

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

West Islip, NY

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Long Island Community Hospital

Patchogue, NY

37% Patients that would definitely recommend, 33% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

Valley Stream, NY

8 Awards Received

Mount Sinai South Nassau

Oceanside, NY

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

North Shore University Hospital

Manhasset, NY

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

North Shore University Hospital Syosset

Syosset, NY

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Mineola, NY

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Plainview Hospital

Plainview, NY

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Saint Joseph Hospital

Bethpage, NY

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

South Shore University Hospital

Bay Shore, NY

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Smithtown, NY

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average