Neurosurgeon & Back Surgeon Long Island

Serving Long Island, New York, West Islip, Huntington, Smithtown & Bethpage

An affiliate of Long Island Brain & Spine, board-certified neurosurgeon and back surgeon in Long Island, Dr. George Kakoulides diagnoses and treats the root cause of neck and back pain using state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgeries. He takes a personalized and intimate approach to spine care, accompanying his patients through every step of the spine surgery and recovery process.

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Why Choose
George Kakoulides, MD

Dr. George Kakoulides is one of the country’s leading board-certified neurosurgeons, with numerous offices across Long Island. He believes patients no longer have to travel to New York City, away from their families and support systems. Dr. Kakoulides provides world-class spine care here on Long Island, closer to home. If you have the symptoms of severe nerve compression or spinal disorders, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Kakoulides today.

“He actually spent the time going over my MRI and explained what is wrong with my lower back and gave me every option non-surgical and surgical…”

-Damon B.

“When I first met Dr. Kakoulides in 2016, I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and felt very comfortable. Dr. Kakoulides tells it like it is…”

-Tracy W.

“Phenomenal service. Staff is A+++. Dr. Kakoulides is by far one of the best doctors I have ever seen. Had three-level cervical discectomy…”

-Rosemarie C.

“Dr. Kakoulides made me feel at ease. He took his time to explain everything and answered all my questions. His professionalism was an A+…”

-Dawn G.

“I felt very comfortable with Dr. Kakoulides. He took the time to explain everything and answered any questions that I had…”

-Patrick W.

“Staff was very helpful and professional. Dr. Kakoulides was very helpful in explaining my condition and the treatment…”

-Barbara T.

“Dr. Kakouilides is a great doctor who takes his time to explain everything and is patient to answer any questions you may have…”

-Monica M.

“Friendly staff, very clean & efficient, and my doctor is kind & caring and takes the time to listen & ask and to recommend what is best for me….”

-Ellen M.

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Lorraine PicarielloLorraine Picariello
20:15 23 Nov 22
Even from my first interaction with the office, the staff was friendly, helpful and courteous. I only waited s few minutes in the waiting room and just a few minutes more for the doctor. Dr Kakoulides was kind, patient, and thorough. I highly recommend !
Maureen MoranMaureen Moran
21:10 16 Oct 22
This practice runs like a well oiled machine which I believe is always an indication of professionalism and knowledge. Dr KAKOULIDES recommended epidural shots and surgery only as a last resort. I feel very confident in him and in Dr Rema who is the pain management doctor. I would recommend this practice to anyone suffering with pain.
Kate RiolaKate Riola
00:10 07 Oct 22
Last April, I started having issues with my cervical spine. I started to research Neurosurgeons in my surrounding area. Well, I found Dr. Kakoulides. Any questions I had, he answered very thoroughly. He performed surgery on my cervical spine. Everything he told me that would occur from the actual surgical procedure to recovery, was 100% accurate. I am a Mom of two young children and very active. He gave me my quality of life back. Dr. Kakoulides generally cares about his patient’s well- being and he will go above and beyond for his patients. I would highly recommend him to any family or friend. Since my surgery, I have!
Deborah DanleyDeborah Danley
20:53 13 Aug 22
I’ve been bounced from doctor to doctor, suffering from a rare issue with my cervical spine. I’ve seen multiple Neurologists, Orthopedists, Chiropractor, my PCP, done physical therapy, more than one Nuero Surgeon, etc. etc. Dr. Kakoulides’ office staff was so welcoming and caring from the moment I called. He immediately made me feel at ease and I knew I was finally in the right place. After more than a year of a debilitating issue, Dr Kakoulides has a surgical plan and by this time next month I’ll be on my road to recovery. I’m so grateful to have found this office and Dr. Kakoulides.
fran rossfran ross
18:53 14 Jul 22
Dr. Kakoulides is not only a skilled surgeon, but a great person. He had concerns after my surgery and sent me for an mri, as I pulled out of the parking lot he called to give me results ( and put my mind at ease). The best! FR
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Herniated Disc Surgery

Dr. Kakoulides performs a minimally invasive herniated disc surgery to restore optimal spinal health and stability. After making a few small incisions on the cervical or lumbar region, the surgeon removes the damaged parts of the spinal disc or the entire disc, depending on your condition. Once the spinal disc is removed, the surgeon may fuse the adjacent vertebrae or replace the spinal disc. Dr. Kakoulides is a back surgeon in Long Island that uses the safest and most effective techniques to remove and replace the damaged discs, restoring full mobility and range of motion.

Minimally Invasive
Spine Surgery

Dr. George Kakoulides provides minimally invasive spine surgery instead of traditional (open) spine surgery. Traditional spine surgery is performed via one large incision on the targeted area, whereas minimally invasive spine surgeries are performed via extremely small incisions. Minimally invasive spine surgery is safer and more effective, involves minimal bleeding, and reduces the risk of post-treatment complications. Dr. Kakoulides recommends minimally invasive spine surgery as a last resort if all non-invasive solutions fail.

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Meet Dr. George Kakoulides, MD

Dr. Kakoulides is a board-certified neurosurgeon and back surgeon in Long Island with advanced training in world-class minimally invasive spine surgery of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. Born and raised in Long Island, he has dedicated his career to bringing the latest and safest surgical innovations to his patients. As a co-founder of IKONA, a company that utilizes state-of-the-art technological innovations to transform the patient’s experience, he has successfully treated thousands of patients with spinal and cranial disorders.

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"Dr. Kakoulides performed a lower back surgery on me, and I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon. After my back finally gave out, I placed a call to him, and he returned my call within an hour. Once it was determined that I needed a surgery, he explained it all to me, but when my wife came to the hospital and had more questions for Dr. Kakoulides, he came back and answered all her questions. I am now seven months out of surgery and I feel great. Thank you!"