An affiliate of Long Island Brain & Spine, board-certified neurosurgeon 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.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon located in Long Island, New York, West Islip, Huntington & Smithtown.
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Lateral Interbody Fusion
- Cervical Disc Replacement (Mobi-C)
- Disc Replacement Surgery
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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 uses the safest and most effective techniques to remove and replace the damaged discs, restoring full mobility and range of motion.
"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!"
- James B.
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 only recommends minimally invasive spine surgery as a last resort if all non-invasive solutions fail.