Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou, MD

Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University of California At San Francisco in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.

7940 Floyd Curl Dr Ste 300

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 450-9060

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Brain Disorders
more than 85% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
more than 84% of peers
Brain Surgery
more than 74% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Brigham And Womans Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Brigham & Womans/Chldns Hosp-Harvard Div
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Papanastassiou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Papanastassiou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Papanastassiou to family and friends
17 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Papanastassiou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Best surgical doctor. Best doctor I ever had.
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Dr. "P" performed neurosurgery on my son the summer of 2015. By all accounts it was a tremendous success! He is very good at what he does, shows compassion, and does not overlook the need to thoroughly explain things to the patient, and caregiver. Thank you!
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Hello, my name is Julie Nichols. I'm 45-years-old, and I just had Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Papanasatassiou was the miracle my family prayed for, a compassionate and brilliant neurosurgeon. Dr. Papa was very good about individualizing the surgery and paying...more
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Dr. Papanastassiou is a kind and caring doctor. I HAD Trigeminal Neuralgia. Dr. Papanastassiou performed microvascular decompression surgery. It was a complete success. I'm forever grateful.
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I am a 75-year-old female who has suffered spinal pain since a car train wreck 30 years ago. The last five years has been excruciating pain. I went through pain management program with epidurals, nerve burnings, etc. It wasn't until I found Dr. Papanastassiouwho agreed to relieve my spinal...more
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