Dr. Russell Surasky

5.0 / 5Overall Rating

527 reviews

15 Barstow Rd, Great Neck, NY 11021


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Dr. Surasky is the best. He is completely attentive, thorough both in explanation and in practice, never rushes through your time with him and makes sure your every need is met. An absolute pleasure!

Dr. Surasky is the BEST Doctor. He is kind compassionate and VERY educated in his field. He saved my life and I am forever indebted to him.

Dr Surasky was great. Very informative,very thorough . He answered all our questions, He did not want us to leave until we felt comfortable and did not have any more questions RW

Right from the start the receptionist Were very kind and welcoming. Doctor surski Was in my opinion Very knowledgeable about the difficulties that come with addiction and witdrawles. He didn't make me feel on comfortable at all he seems to have my best interest at heart hes a very nice man just taking me on on such short notice as a new patient was very much appreciated I give this office 5 stars I would give 10 dstars..

Dr. Surasky is very patient and kind. He explained the Vivitrol shot and how it helps you. I strongly recommend him to everyone I know!

Where do I begin! From the moment you walk in their door the reception is professional and friendly. The office decor is very relaxing besides of course clean. The Drs are specialists in not only their respected field, but knowledgeable in other areas. Dr. Russell is amazing and is up to date with all that is possible besides that he holds his own seminars to inform other colleagues of what is happening in the very serious subject of addiction. He is unbelievable. I always look forward to going there. Janet Sicurella

I would highly recommend Dr Russell Surasky. He was a very straight forward and educated me on some of my concerns. I left feeling very hopeful and confident in my treatment plan.

Totally perfect!! Doctor and staff are excellent.

I was pleased to meet with Dr. Shurasky and hear his opinions about my health options. I appreciated the time he took to explain these choices to me and his sincere concern about my health issues. I will be returning to him soon.

Dr Surasky saved my life

Dr. Surasky is an amazing compassionate dr., I have never felt more comfortable with a dr than I do with him. He knows what he’s doing and I trust him 100 percent, I recommend him highly

Excellent experience! Dr. Surasky is kind and helpful and wants to make sure that you fully understand the treatment plan. I strongly recommend him!

This is Patti, Danielle's (patient) mother. Dr.Surasky was wonderful, compassionate, knowledgeable and easy to speak to. Danielle was honest & comfortable speaking to him. Says "he gets it" and felt he would be able to help her on her recovery journey.

His price might be high. But they are always flexible. First doctor I've met that gives rewards. You'll see to the people that earn it. Even if I had no money I'm sure they would let u pay double next time. Check with them first. That's a guess I came up with how hard they work. And how hard you work. You get rewarded. He does not push meds, knows what meds to give even if the person is still taking drugs and wint cause a reaction or NOTHING. He knows about drug addiction very well not just neuro. Paying private you get a on call secretary who will fax neds but even tall to you when there bot their. They even did saturday for me. But I m gonna take a little credit bc he never met w drug addict who is in recovery and works a program helpable. And he knows now more info about drugs that dont come up on test and what kids are doing legal right behind your back.Therefore he has the upper hand bc everywhere I go . No one has met an person as complicated as me. Great doctor great secretary. High price but you do get what you pay for a straight doctor not a crooked one. Thsnk you

Inquisitive and informed

Amazing doctor, always helpful and cares a lot about his patients. Best doctor I’ve ever had!

Dr Russel is saving my life. He cares about every one of his patients and takes his work very seriously and personally. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help and wants to change their lives. John Mc

Great doctor. Goes above and beyond the expected.

Dr. Surasky spent 1.5 hours with me. He was so thorough and really invested in giving me the right medication and plan of care.

Great doctor really nice and Caring person

It’s really nice to walk into a Drs office and every greets you and cares.. Dr Surasky is one of the very few Drs I’ve been to that actually cares and listens to his his patients... His bedside manner is beyond... I’m very grateful for Dr Surasky and his staff... I Highly recommend!!!

Excellent and thorough doctor; professional and pleasant staff.

Punctual, office is clean, no complaints :)


Be honest with him and I assure you he can help. He specializes in neurology and in drug addiction. Does not push meds on people . Tries to find right meds. And if anyone has an addiction to research chemicals such as benzos. He knows what to do. He takes his time with you too. Sometimes It's worth paying money for private doctor who is always on call and has a assistant on call and travel sometimes to get the best results

Best doctor on Long Island

best dr around for addiction great nurse treat u like family

I already wrote feedback of my story and I mentioned my name and shows not to remain anonymous and doctor Russell is probably one of the most knowledgeable doctors I've ever met. He He wanted to put me on antidepressants after coming out of rehab for with drawal and benzo but he said that would take a month to work so he decided to put me on nuerontin. I'll be the 1st one to tell you that you could be using for 7 months straight of 10 mg of zain acts. The next day and you take neuron thin say 600 mg you will feel no withdrawal at all so I would say its the best gabba be binder. But unfortunately it caused this foria and it caused me to forget. But if those 2 side effects weren't there I would stick with their neurontin. Hill also joke with you to and talk to you and spend time with you Like for example and I try to debate with him sometimes when I was taking the neurontin. I know because I did it for one day the neuron tin will block the xanax effect even though doctor Russell doesn't believe that but it is true like I was taking for that day and then I was like you know what there's no point of buying anymore these benzodiazepines because then the runton is blocking it from working and and Nuerontin working it just has those to bad side effects But he found an alternative which was called balcofen bc lyrica us bad And I did not believe him but when I looked it up he was right it causes very badd side effects even worse than soma and soma wasnt a big deal back than but now it is. That kind of pisses me off but that's in general in my opinion and I'm talking to the world about that. but as far as doctor Russell I would highly recommend. So in conclusion hes a good doctor and I recommend him and like I said it's worth the money hes on call till you could call him on the weekends and his secretary is very excellent her name is bubble

I am completely speechless I cannot say enough about Dr. Surasky I am so lucky to have had the honor to get in to see him

As always very caring and very helpful. Save my life!

Dr. Russell Surasky, FAAN, ABPM has truly been one of the best experiences if not the best experience I’ve ever encountered when pertaining to receiving care from a medical doctor. When my last doctor unexpectedly passed away due to a sickness late in his life I was devastated. I was very close with my doctor. You could tell he genuinely cared about his patients and I’ve come to realize that trait is the single-most important characteristic I want in a doctor who is treating me. I feel like I’ve found that same trait in Dr. Russell Surasky. He is an extremely thorough, caring, knowledgeable and personable doctor and I will continue to highly recommend his care to other individuals also seeking a great doctor. I feel that I am extremely lucky to have met him and I will continue to use his practice for years to come. 10/10!

Really nice person great doctor who cares about his patients

Didn’t have a long wait . Dr. Surasky explained the reasons for his choice of treatment in a way that was very understandable . He took the time to listen and give feedback . He spent as much time as was necessary until we felt all questions were asked and answered . He gave us hope and confidence to step out and try a new treatment plan . Refreshing to feel that the doctor has time for you and is reachable at any time .

Dr Russell Surasky is so caring and helpful all the time. We are so grateful for all his knowledge and help! The office staff is always very nice and friendly as well. ❤️

Every time I visit is a amazing experience staff is lovely Doc is the best thanks for all help !!!

Dr. Russell knows his stuff when it comes to meds that dont mix bad even if you take something thsts not prescribed. When I got out of rehab he fixed ny anxiety with at first nuerontin. I recommend that to anyone. Yiu could use and abuse xanax for years and stop, take neurontin and be good. However it caused dysphoria and forgetfulness. Next lyrica is bad. I researched a d turns out hes right . Even being controlled I would not touch it. Fir me balclofen worked. Clonidine for opiate withdrawal. Neurontin, balclofen for xanax withdrawal. And for the sudden stop of soma caused ataxia and you know when your body created anxiety, headaches. Magic med called propranol. What's good they have in on csnt emergency number for his secretary bubbles who is nice and dr. Russ himself. Yup o bother them so much they still answer you. Lol that was in the beginning. But they call you too to see how you feel and your sobriety hes concerned about. Good job bubbles and dr Russell they also will give you a chance if you screw up. And if your doing right thing they give your more chances. But dont push it. Take care my review from a real patient VINCENT DEFINO. I ain't scared to mention my name. Or my story or my story.

Terrific office ! Extremely professional !

Great doctor really is a nice person

Clean great environment, Dr. Surasky is great !!

Dr Surasky is the best of the best !!

Love Being a patient of DR Russell Surasky. Very smart guy And passionate about his work. Shows true concern and takes an interest his patients. My time in waiting room was minimal. Kudos to the entire team. As everyone is friendly and helpful.

Great staff! Dr. Russell Surasky is the best!!!

OK I 1st this gentleman doctor Russell is very good when it comes to finding out what's best for the patient. My name is Vincent DeFino. I dont care about saying my name. No other doctors could help me like thos and I'm not ashamed bc I am clean and feel normal.So this is a real review. and I came from rehab detox however I was not feeling well and doctor Russell was able to give me the proper meds that are not controlled substances that will not harm me in the long run and he knows which meds interact with others for example clonidine is used for opiate which Royal and he had given me pro panel for the hot aches on the pounding hot and I haven't taken in a leave since then or have had that overwhelming panicky feeling from all the benzo abuse that I have done. At 1st he tried mironton which I suggest is a very good medication for people who have problems with then Zoe's because you could take that pencils for 3 months year straight and take the Ronson and you will not have a seizure however it did have this florea and forgetfulness so he changed it to 2 other options there was lyrica or baclofen and baclofen worked and I asked him why not lyrica and he says because it has very badd side effects. So I decided to read up on it and lo and behold he was right. In other words he will give you the proper meds. And when he sees you stable and he will have you come in 3 weeks depending on your needs he won't just talk about medication he will talk about to get that bond relationship with you about your hobbies how your routine is how's everything working for you 1st words out of his mouth how are you and how are you feeling today. Plus they also have an on call emergency which a lot of people don't have where you can get doctor Russell on contact and bubbles yes that's a real name her his medical assistant I have are on call to and as soon as I text her she will respond the matter what time it is even if it's 2:00 a.m. In the morning to get your needs fulfilled I give them 5 stars plus E for excellent

Dr Surasky is knowledgeable and passionate about his work and clients.

Awesome as always. True doctor !

Excellent personable staff, attractive office, my consultation and treatment were both professional and patient specific. I highly recommend this office.

Dr. S is very thorough and in the short time he has he utilizes it well ..

Front desk staff is really nice and Dr Suransky is very Thorough And caring

Very thorough. Great for addiction help. Knows what meds actually work..

Amazing doctor really cares about his patients and a tremendous nice person

Very informative and fully explained the medications. Easy to talk with. Very comprehensive.

Terrific doctor and staff! Thankypu

Great front office. Amazing, caring, attentive and thorough Doctor.

Not a long wait to see Doctor Russel. Super courteous staff always. A good outcome after the visit.

The clerical staff at the desk are really friendly and always make sure all my concerns or issues are taken care of. They also look they have fun at work and really enjoy their job; this creates a positive atmosphere which makes me comfortable from the second I walk in. Dr. Russell Surasky always takes his time with me when I visit the office, and I never feel as if I’m being rushed. He also throughly answers all my questions and fully takes care of any concerns I might have. He is also very knowledgeable in his field and I would recommend him to anyone needing a Neurologist.

Everything was great. Dr. Surasky made me feel very comfortable and at ease. He was very professional, having a good understanding of my situation at the same time very personable and friendly. The visit was a pleasure and I would recommend him to anyone who is struggling. I will be back. Thank you.

Dr.Surasky is one of the best doctors I've ever encountered.He is doctor that cares for his patients and has there been interested at heart.

Great doc, definitely knows what he’s doing!

Dr. Russel Surasky is an amazing doctor! 10/10 would recommend. I have been seen by many addiction specialists as well as neurologists as my condition requires both kinds of doctors and never have I encountered such a thorough, kind, and compassionate doctor in my 10 year journey. He takes the time to ask how you are doing, to be truely invested in your progress, to thoroughly explain any effects and potential side effects of medications he prescribes. He always makes you feel included in the decisions made about your own health and well being, instead of just telling you what you "should" do. He even gives out his private cell # to his addiction patients to make himself available to them 24/7 in case of medication or other emergencies. That is dedication on a whole other level.

Great staff! Terrific doctor!

Dr R Surasky is a wealth of knowledge and so helpful!

Great doctor..really cares to better your situation all round


Very attentive and understanding on issues that were important. Comfortable to talk to both the doctor and front desk staff

Dr surasky was great! Very thorough and professional.

Very attentive, very knowledgeable and understanding. He help me and many others Sober!

Caring front office staff, knowledgeable caring doctor

Very pleased with the professionalism of the entire staff, the Dr doctor is informative takes his time goes over everything, very happy!

Great doctor

Great listener to truly get to the heart of the issue!

I have been seeing Dr. Surasky for over two years now, and I can’t believe the progress I’ve made with him since originally walking into his office. Crystal and the staff is amazing and easy to work with, and Dr. Surasky is great. He takes his time with me to see how everything in my life is doing, I feel like he’s my family doctor we really have a great relationship.

Dr. Surasky diagnosed my problems on my first visit. These problems were missed by 3 other Doctors over a 4 year period. He prescribed the proper medications and I now have a much better quality of life. He is understanding and he listens to my concerns before giving me feedback. I would recommend him to everyone.

Dr. Surasky very much cares for your well being. He’s intelligent, easy going and takes the time needed to listen to what you have to say. Great Doctor.


Dr Surasky is truly an angel!! He is kind, respectful, non judge mental , always willing to help you. Works with you to achieve and maintain your sobriety. Answers texts quickly. I owe him my life!!! BEST Dr ever!!!

great doc


Very professional him has been the only one to find the key to fix my problem vote 10

Helped get chris to rehab👍

Dr. Surasky is a great doctor who cares very much about his patients.

Dr. Was extremely caring and listened and took the time to come up with the right plan for me!

Dr. Russell was very informative and listened to all my concerns. He advised me on certain medications but I know he wanted to truly help me. I would recommend him to other people.

I have seen several Doctors over the years and I felt as if they didn’t hear a word I said and they didn’t care. I credit Dr. Surasky with not only changing my life but saving it. His knowledge is vast and he truly cares. And that’s because he listens. Words cannot express how highly I’d recommend him.

Excellent Doctor who explains everything thoroughly

Dr. Surasky is highly knowledgeable and caring. He is professional and non-judgemental making it very easy to talk to him and trust him with your care.

Dr Russell is great, as always. He has really helped me.

An expert in his field. Highly recommend.

Best doctor I've had in a long time

Incredibly caring and competent physician - I have confidence in my treatment plan - physician took the time to thoroughly explain everything - highly recommend

Dr. Surasky has literally changed my entire life. He's given me the opportunity to live my life again.


Was very friendly and easy to talk to. Spoke to him for almost an hour and he answered every question I had. Very bright Neurologist who actually knows his specialization

He was nice

Great doctor really cares about his patients

Dr. Surasky is by far one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. He goes above and beyond to make sure his patients are okay. He saved my life in ways I don't know could have happened without his help. The girls at the front desk are very caring and sweet as well. I had an amazing experience.

Great Doctor

5 starss..every staff member is terrific

He is an amazing doctor who actually listens and cares

The dr is awesome

Dr. Aura sky is a good guy. Always a good visit. The staff is perfect. Never a long wait and the office is clean and organize. Highly recommended.

Amazing. Very nice and informative . The doctor saved my life.

The Dr. Is a great listener and takes the time needed for me, the patient, to share my feelings and feedback on mediciation.

Dr Suraski is a one in,a million doctor & I just adore this man who is so committed to his patients and their recovery. He's my hero and I adore him. Please let me know if I need to do anything.. .because he is an amazing,person...love him...

Dr Suraski is a one in,a million doctor & I just adore this man who is so committed to his patients and their recovery. He's my hero and I adore him. Please let me know if I need to do anything.. .because he is an amazing,person...love him...

Dr Surasky is a true professional. His understanding and treatment of addiction is unsurpassed. I would highly recommend him for addiction issues.

Very understanding and caring

Dr. Surasky is a smart amazing doctor who has played a huge role in helping me in my road to recovery. He has an extremely helpful, caring staff as well.

Great doc. Very professional and caring

Personal and helpful visit, highly reccomend

hes the best in the world !

Great staff genuinely care about your well being. This place is the real deal 13 months off dope thanks to them

Very compassionate and knowledgeable doctor , highly recommend .

Amazing doctor and the ladies that work there are so nice

Dr. Surasky and his staff are a true diamond in the rough. It is always a pleasurable experience which is quite rare in the world of medicine. Everyone is thoughtful, caring, and very knowledgeable.

From the moment I first walked in his office the Doctor made me feel comfortable and gave me a glimmer of hope. I was in some bad shape on my first visit. I also suffer from Bi-Polar and he prescribed Welbutrin and it's the best and most effective medication I've ever used to treat my illness. He truly cares about his patients and that is very reassuring!

Dr Surasky is a caring and kind experience. He's a great Doctor and truly cares about you. Thanks Doc

Dr.Surasky is one of the best doctors I've ever come across.He is attentive, accurate,and a doctor who is genuinely concerned about his patients.

Great care thank you

The visit was really good, Dr Russel is a very nice guy and did everything he could to help..looking forward to going back 👍🏽