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Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Papanastassiou

Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of California At San Francisco in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Papanastassiou accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Papanastassiou's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papanastassiou treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Papanastassiou treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papanastassiou treats Brain Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Papanastassiou treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papanastassiou treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Papanastassiou treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Papanastassiou's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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 Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of California At San Francisco in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Papanastassiou

4.8

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This doctor is not compassionate. My daughter is having seizures, and he is more worried about moving on to the next patient. He is rude, and impatient. He is a hot head, he would rather pass us off to the director than answer important questions
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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...Read 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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Locations

University Of Texas Health Science Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Methodist Hospital

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