Dr. Achilles Papavasiliou, MD
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Dr. Achilles Papavasiliou, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

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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."


Dr. Achilles Papavasiliou, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Hyannis, MA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Papavasiliou is affiliated with Cape Cod Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Hyannis, MA |
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 without my Feet and calves being numb. Now, I am able to do so. I few days ago I had absolutely no pain in my back and legs, and now I still have some pain and weakness, but I am sure it will get better
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.
in Hyannis, MA |
Dr . Papavasiliou and his assistant, Keith were absolutely wonderful every step of the way. And the surgery was a great success!
in Yarmouth Port, MA |
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 my life back.
in West Harwich, MA |
I had a fracture in the bottom vertebrae of my spine and Dr. Papavsilliou performed surgery on me and corrected it. I am very leased with my results and would recommend him highly. He was most competent and knowledgeable and explained in fine detail everything that he planned to do in advance of the surgical procedure.
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Dr. Papavasiliou's Care Philosophy

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."

Dr. Papavasiliou says...

Dr. Papavasiliou is skilled and experienced in all problems related to the nervous system, such as disc herniations in the neck and lower back, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, tumors of the spine, as well as tumors and hemorrhages of the brain, and trauma of the brain and spine.

Dr. Papavasiliou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Wesleyan University, Ct

    Graduated in 1991

  • Other Education
    Dartmouth College

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities