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About Dr. Andrew A Sama

Dr. Andrew A Sama, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in Stamford, CT. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Sama has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

109 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Andrew A Sama is Great. Dr. Andrew A Sama has been rated by 109 patients. From those 109 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Andrew A Sama is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hospital For Special Surgery

523 E 72nd St
New York, NY 10021
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Hss Stamford Outpatient Center

1 Blachley Rd
Stamford, CT 06902
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Specialties

Dr. Andrew A Sama has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Andrew A Sama has the following 2 expertise

  • Spinal Fusion
  • Herniated Disc

Dr. Andrew A Sama has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Andrew A Sama is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Great doctor. I was using a walker with tremendous lower back pain, numbness in both feet, drop foot in left foot, no strength in either foot. Dr. Sama performed my surgery and cured my condition.

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Dr. Andrew Sama is a gifted surgeon and easy to communicate with

I liked Dr. Sama from the start because he spoke to be as an equal and explained everything I needed to know about having surgery on my spine. He took all the time I needed. He has a wonderful and most efficient staff who take care of all the arrangements, soup to nuts. If you call the office, you get someone on the phone quickly and your issue is dealt with as soon as possible. I am feeling very well and I owe that to Dr. Sama.

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Avoid..

Dr. Sama was combative and rude. I had seen him three years ago, and he was fine, so I returned. Obviously, he did not want to operate on me, but why subject me to verbal abuse? Hospital for Special Surgery should be ashamed to allowed one of it's physicians to mistreat patients in this manner. When I declined to take a medication on the advice of two other physicians, that is when he really became unbelievably nasty. So future patients, you can do better!

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Five Stars

Excellent Doctor, kind and professional..He listens and helps with trying to make the patient calm

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Five Stars

Dr. Sama and his Staff were wonderful. I had spinal fusion surgery back in Feb. 2012. I would highly reccomend Dr. Sama to anyone. I am back to working and biking which is what I love to do. My surgery was a sucess. I am very grateful.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • University Of Miami Leonard M Miller School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Andrew A Sama accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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