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Expert Neurosurgical Care

Dr. George V. Kakoulides, MD, FAANS, FACS, is a distinguished board-certified neurosurgeon known for his expertise and dedication to advancing neurosurgical care. With a medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine and a neurosurgical residency at NYU Medical Center, Dr. Kakoulides has built a solid foundation in his field. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at Johns Hopkins University, and his specialties include minimally invasive spine surgery, neuro-oncology, and general neurosurgery.

Areas of specialty:

Spinal and Cranial Disorders: Dr. Kakoulides offers comprehensive care for various spinal and cranial disorders. These include conditions affecting the spine, such as spinal stenosis and spinal cord injuries, and cranial disorders, like traumatic brain injuries and aneurysms.

Minimally Invasive Spinal and Cranial Surgery: Utilizing advanced minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Kakoulides performs surgeries that involve smaller incisions, which result in reduced recovery times, less postoperative pain, and minimized scarring.

Sciatica: Dr. Kakoulides effectively manages and treats sciatica. His approach includes a combination of non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and medications and, when necessary, surgical interventions to alleviate nerve compression and relieve pain.

Herniated Disc: Dr. Kakoulides specializes in treating herniated discs, which can cause significant pain and disability. He uses conservative treatments and advanced surgical techniques, such as microdiscectomy, to remove the herniated portion of the disc and relieve nerve pressure, helping patients regain mobility and comfort.

Radiosurgery: As a non-invasive treatment option, radiosurgery is used by Dr. Kakoulides to target and treat various neurological conditions, including tumors and vascular malformations. This technique uses focused radiation to destroy abnormal tissue while sparing surrounding healthy tissue, providing an effective alternative to traditional surgery.

Management of Benign Tumors: Dr. Kakoulides provides expert care for patients with benign brain and spinal tumors. His management strategies, based on the tumor’s size, location, and growth rate, include observation, surgical removal, and radiosurgery.

Cervical Radiculopathy: Dr. Kakoulides specializes in treating cervical radiculopathy, which causes nerve pain and dysfunction originating in the cervical spine. He offers a range of treatments, from conservative methods like physical therapy and medications to surgical options such as cervical decompression and fusion to restore function.

Degenerative Disc: Dr. Kakoulides manages degenerative disc disease, a common cause of back and neck pain, through a combination of non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and pain management and surgical interventions when necessary.

Affiliation with Long Island Brain and Spine

Dr. Kakoulides is an integral part of Long Island Brain and Spine, a leading medical practice specializing in neurosurgery and pain management. This allows him to provide his patients with access to state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary team dedicated to delivering exceptional care. Long Island Brain and Spine is known for its patient-centered approach and offers personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and conditions.

At Long Island Brain and Spine, Dr. Kakoulides collaborates with a team of experts to offer comprehensive care for conditions such as neck and back pain, brain disorders, and chronic pain management. The practice utilizes advanced diagnostic tools and minimally invasive surgical techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Other hospital affiliations:

  • St. Charles Hospital (Catholic Health)
  • St. Catherine of Siena Hospital (Catholic Health)
  • St. Joseph Hospital (Catholic Health)
  • Good Samaritan University Hospital (Catholic Health)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center (Catholic Health)
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell Health)
  • Huntington Hospital (Northwell Health)
  • South Shore University Hospital (Northwell Health)