Dr. Achilles Papavasiliou, MD

Dr. Achilles Papavasiliou, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Achilles Papavasiliou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hyannis, MA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.

46 North St Ste 4

Hyannis, MA 02601

Contact Information

(508) 771-0006

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Papavasiliou performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Papavasiliou's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Papavasiliou "Dr. Papavasiliou's practice philosophy is to present patients with the different treatment options and then help guide them through the healthcare system. "Sometimes that involves surgery, but more often than not it involves non-surgical treatment," he said. "We're trying to guide them through the decision-making process, and help them choose the treatment option that is best for them and their family.""

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wesleyan University, Ct
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Dartmouth College
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Papavasiliou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Papavasiliou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Papavasiliou to family and friends
17 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Papavasiliou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

When I explained the need for a light back brace, he said he didn't believe in them...that they were a crutch. That was over 2 yrs ago. My primary said he saw the need for one. Spinal Stenosis is moderate to severe. I just cancelled him today, Sept. 14, 2017, as my doctor.
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Dr. Papavasiliou is an excellent surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner. His PAC Keith is also great and very responsive to any concerns that I had/have pre- and post-surgery. I had my surgery 5 weeks ago and have felt so mush better, Previously I could not walk to the back of a grocery store...more
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He showed me my MRI and explained exactly what was wrong and suggested alternatives to treat it. The results of my choice of treatment has been successful.
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Dr . Papavasiliou and his assistant, Keith were absolutely wonderful every step of the way. And the surgery was a great success!
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I highly recommend Dr. Papavasiliou . After going to Chiropractic and PT, Dr. Papavasiliou knew exactly what my problem was after viewing my MRI. He made me feel at ease and confident that he could help me and HE DID. I am now pain free and able to do all the things I love doing. I feel I have...more
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