About

About

Sanjeev J. Suratwala, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Zucker Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and mentors medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Suratwala s practice specializes in comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders. He is experienced in providing non-surgical and surgical treatments for neck pain, lower back pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and fractures of the spine. He is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery and traditional complex surgeries including microdiscectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, disc replacement and kyphoplasty. He also performs spinal injections.

Dr. Suratwala s research interests include patient outcomes in orthopaedic surgery and investigative work in new technologies. He has presented research at international meetings of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Scoliosis Research Society, the European Spine Society and the Association of Spine Surgeons of India. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Spine.

Dr. Suratwala was awarded a prestigious travel fellowship through the Cervical Spine Research Society and worked with renowned spinal surgeons in France (Professor Daniel Chopin), Germany (Professor J rgen Harms), Switzerland (Dr. Dieter Grobe) and St. Louis (Dr. K. Daniel Riew). He has volunteered at hospitals in India, providing world-class care to underprivileged patients. He brings his international expertise and compassionate approach to patient care.

Awards and recognition:

Cervical Spine Research Society travel fellowship

Frank Stinchfield Award for outstanding research during residency

First place for poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting

Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national Honor Medical Society

McGraw-Hill book prize for outstanding academic achievement in medical school

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Residencies

    • Columbia University College-Physicians & Surgeons

  • Fellowships

    • Twin Cities Spine Center

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

833 Northern Boulevard, Suite 220Great Neck, NY 11021

Insurance information

Don't be surprised

Learn how you can avoid unanticipated medical bills

Learn more about medical bills

Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

Unlike websites where anyone can post doctor reviews, only actual patients can provide information by completing the survey sent to them by Press Ganey. Learn more.

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating
| 189.0 patient ratings & 50 patient comments

Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider

4.8 out of 5 4.8 out of 5 rating

Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Information the care provider gave you about medications(if any)

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Instructions the care provider gave you about follow up care (if any)

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Degrees to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand

4.8 out of 5 4.8 out of 5 rating

Amount of time the care provider spent with you

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Your confidence in this care provider

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others

4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5 rating

Most recent comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Pateint Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

08/30/2018
"Dr. Suratwala listens to the patient and offers good options."
06/22/2018
"The dr. is wonderful - he is a excellent dr."
05/23/2018
"he called the doc on call to get the ball rolling for emergency surgery"
05/17/2018
"Dr. Suratwala is scholar and a delightful gentleman..."
05/17/2018
"wanted to initially see another physician but his schedule was filled up so the physician I saw was a recommendation by the receptional staff as I needed an ASAP for my condition. This referred doctor turned out to be very satisfactory and knowledgeable."
04/24/2018
"MD/physician was very friendly and I will always come back to him for any of my medical needs concerning my lower back pain 5+ stars!"
03/08/2018
"Wonderful physician."
03/02/2018
"Dr. Suratwala was able to promote the greatest confidence in his complete understanding of my medical condition, and subsequently recommend a solution that would greatly alleviate my pain and discomfort."
01/25/2018
"Dr. Suratwala is great. I've seen him now 2 or 3 times and I feel very comfortable with him. "
01/25/2018
"Doctor Suratwala seems very nice and cares about my health conditions. "
01/22/2018
"I've been to a few different Drs and I am very happy here"
11/22/2017
"I have already recommended your health care services"
08/22/2017
"I was very pleased."
07/25/2017
"Good."
07/16/2017
"As I previously attested, Dr. Suratwala did a great job of getting me in quickly for an epidural, and I was out of pain very quickly. He also has a very likable bedside manner. Very kind and caring."
06/17/2017
"like I said the dr and staff do everything possible to help me"
04/29/2017
"Gave me answers to all my questions. made sure my parents were informed and all questions were satisfied with knowledgeable answers...."
04/25/2017
"He gave me suggestions to follow up with pain management."
04/19/2017
"This guy is very good!"
04/14/2017
"MD seemed in a hurry to move on to next patient. Expected more examination & discussing bout injury, limitations & prognosis."
04/04/2017
"I was happy with this visit and was extremely confident in his abilities."
03/07/2017
"I already have recommended Dr. Suratwala to a friend's mom."
02/27/2017
"Good experience!"
02/02/2017
"I have already recommended him to a number of friends with sciatica, and called my PCP and suggested that he refer Dr. Suratwala more frequently."
02/01/2017
"Very good."
01/03/2017
"The very good experience."
11/14/2016
"I did recommend this Dr. to my neighbor for her husband's health problem."
11/10/2016
"Dr. Suratwala has an excellent bedside manner. I am extremely comfortable w/ him."
10/11/2016
"It was a good experience."
09/15/2016
"They all are very friendly and show great _____ concern answer all important questions."
09/13/2016
"Good experience."
09/01/2016
"Dr. Suratwala is very good in all aspects of care."
07/15/2016
"First time meeting him. Felt he was very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. Would definitely go back."
06/26/2016
"good"
05/18/2016
"Dr. Suratwala takes the time to talk and explain everything. I never feel rushed. He's kind and professional at all times."
03/14/2016
"I have recommend him to two other people already."
03/08/2016
"Excellent treatment results: I can walk no pain thank you!"
01/25/2016
"Already rec./ref. this provider to 2 people."
01/23/2016
"DR. SURATWALA is very good at his job. feel confidence in his information"
12/31/2015
"Dr. Suratwala is very considerate, patient and takes his time answering your questions. He gives you different options and helps you devise a plan to better your health situation."
12/10/2015
"Very good experience."
11/24/2015
"Good."
10/27/2015
"Doctor Suratwala is the best. I have the biggest confidence in him."
04/06/2015
"Excellent service."
02/05/2015
"Dr. Suratwala is very smart & also very caring. He also listens well which many doctors struggle w/."
11/20/2014
"Good."
11/13/2014
"Dr. Suratwala showed compassion and explained everything in detail including x-ray."
10/28/2014
"Doctor was great!"
10/09/2014
"I cannot describe his utmost concern, ability to communicate and his skill: Excellent!!!"
02/03/2014
"Not only makes pt. comfortable, spends time discussing care to family member."