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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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

193 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 4.6
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

I will be careful not to schedule an appointment right before lunch. Dr. S. Did not listen to a word I said and was in a hurry to finish.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

I can't praise Dr. Subramaniam enough, he is an awesome neurosurgeon!!! CCF is very fortunate to have him on board. He has wonderful bedside manner & I felt 100% safe in his care. If anyone could do it, it was him!!!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Very intelligent & nice doctor,very friendly...

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

The physician was amazing. He spent a great deal of time with me to help guide treatment and plans. Easily established a trusting physician to patient relationship. Listened to my histotory and health concerns. He provided realistic options and gave us hope.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Every staff person treated me very well. My only concern was with the doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Everyone was so nice and so caring. All questions were answered. Happy to have such concern for us. I will definitely come to this doctor again. We already scheduled our next appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Subramaniam was so very kind and took extra time to review the issues

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Subramaniam is always very pleasant and has done a satisfactory job with my back thus far. I like that he is cautious and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Submaranian has always treated me with the utmost courtesy. He is a very compassionate person, not too mention doctor. I appreciate him very much.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

The only problem I had was he couldn't access my recent MRI from his computer. (When he clicked on it to open , it just showed white.) He was such a great Doctor, and very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

The Doctor, PA, and entire staff was wonderful- nice , helpful, and.caring.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

I appreciate Dr G's demeanor; he treats me as a person with agency who is empowered to have a say in my own treatment. He's not the greatest explainer but he doesn't talk down to me. I'm of course not an equal; he has knowledge that I don't have a clue about, but he treats me with respect.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

The care provider explained my medical condition and all of my options, in a very professional manner and showed overall concern for my physical conditions.

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