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

Fairview Hospital

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
  • Surgical Treatment Of Spinal Conditions And Diseases
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 11 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 Fractures
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 8 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Residency - Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences - Bangalore

Residency - Kilpauk Medical College
General Surgery
George Town, India

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 8/15/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

165 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

I believe that Dr. Ghandi Subramaniam is a top notch neurosurgeon. He operated on me several months ago and eliminated my pain. I was able to walk more straight too. He about eliminated my scoliosis. I fell and hurt myself again and am experiencing severe pain. I saw him and his physicians assistant last week. He said that he can't find what is causing the pain. I will now try for a 2nd opinion at University Hospital if I can get an appointment soon. I really have to do something.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

have and will continue to recommend Dr Subramanian

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Although it was a telephone visit,Dr.Subrahaniam was very informative of the problem I am having with my cervical spine.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Doctor explained everything in detail to help me understand my issue and his best course of treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Subramaniam was very thorough in discussing options for treatment as well as expectations for after treatment results. Explanations were clear and understandable. He was willing to take any necessary time to address any/all questions. Also took an interest in me, what I do and how the chosen treatment plan will affect me.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Best Physician I have encountered in years. what a true professional and excellent surgeon

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

dr didn't seem to take what I was saying into account at all. I want a second opinion.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Ghandi to several people

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

I loved. the doctor, he was kind and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

the care provider did not listen to my concerns and focused on my pre-visit questionnaire about anxiety. His visit notes were not an accurate reflection of the visit. no discussion of findings occurred nor did the provider return after he discussed his findings with his colleague. He seemed nice and caring but there were clear miscommunications.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

after reading the visit note, I'm unsure where the miscommunication happened since I filled out a questionnaire, spoke to a nurse, and was assessed by a PA prior to the primary care provider entering the room.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Great experience with Dr G....did not feel rushed...explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Doctor is somewhat hard to understand, and is quick to talk and respond to questions, without really giving patient time to talk. PA is easier to talk to and listens.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I really like and respect Dr. Subramamian. He treats you with the utmost respect and never "blows off" your concerns or treats you like your pain or issues aren't real. He works to resolve them.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Subramaniam was very polite and caring. Hdid explain my problem. My concern is that I don't have a clear understanding yet of the surgical steps to correct it or the risks involved in the surgery. I do know that surgery is the only cure but what will be cut, removed or reworked is not clear. I will admit that I don't think I asked very good questions either.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Subramanian was great. All of the staff was very professional and courteous. my only issue was that I waited in the operating room for over an hour before I saw the doctor

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

I was very satisfied with my whole ordeal. Getting my appointment scheduled and closer to me, then getting the MRI scheduled within 2 weeks and fairly close to me. I am truly grateful for the way things worked out for me. My doctor was right on track. He listened to me and told me what 2as going to happen next. So far so good. Thank You, Cleveland Clinic and Dr Gandi Subermanium.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

I have complete confidence in this doctor.

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