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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.671.2205
Fax:
216.671.2210
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgical Treatment Of Spinal Conditions And Diseases
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 16 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Radiosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2012

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Fellowship - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Spine Oncology
Columbus, OH USA
2010

Residency - Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences - Bangalore
Neurosurgery
Bangalore,
2005

Residency - Kilpauk Medical College
General Surgery
George Town, India
1999

Medical Education - Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India,
1996

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Gandhivarma Subramaniam, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/10/2021, Dr. Subramaniam has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

188 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Very go like doctor

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Assessment.explanation.follow up much better via Dr vs PA

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Is one of the best physicians I have ever had! He is kind, caring and very professional

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Very good experience and very good doctor.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Doctors PA is exceptional

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

good visit - dr. was attentive - advised me on my options - explained the procedure that would be performed - along with the recovery process

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

dr. provided all information needed for me to weigh my options -

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

my doctor was amazing in his care for me and I feel very confident in the treatment plan he created for my issue.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

The Doctor and his staff were excellent at answering questions both at the office appointment and answering several emails.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Subramaniam seemed to really listen to my concerns and he addressed them to my satisfaction. Thanks to Dr. Subramaniam for "really" listening to me and coming up with, what I hope will be a solution to my agonizing pain.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Excellent doctors also excellent surgery staff!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr needs to slow his speaking pace down a bit to ensure he's being understood.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr.'s nurse got me into an unscheduled MRI.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

They physicians and drs. were excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I was referred to this Dr. due to a surgery I had 1 year and 8 months ago. something happened during surgery and it effects whole right side of body. instead of finding out why I still have pain at drain tube site and other problems with nerve pain since the surgery he offered to prescribe another pill I could take for nerve pain or send me to chronic pain rehab. I need a Dr. to help me and not prescribe another pill. I have a right to find out what happened instead of being prescribe a pill to treat a symptom that was caused by a surgery that went wrong. I did my own research after I left and going to see a peripheral neuropathy Dr.. at OSU.

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