Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD

Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

110 Francis St Ste 3B

Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information

(617) 632-7246

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
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Broken Neck
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotaxis

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.


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    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Med College Wi Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Ucsf
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD
Dr Papavassiliou is a great doctor. He looked at my MRI and explained how it was causing my leg pain. He got me into surgery in a timely manner and the pain was fixed. He is professional and answered all my questions. When I called the office with more questions they were also answered right away....Read More
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Evan – Sep 01, 2018
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When you visit a neurosurgeon usually its because you are injured to the point where your life has been seriously altered. I had hope when I first made scheduled the appointment. I left with no hope and no help. I have typical severe herniated disc with arm pain and ended up going elsewhere. No...Read More
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MA – Aug 10, 2018
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During my visit with Dr. Papavassiliou and upon leaving my appointment I have never, ever felt that level of discouragement, disappointment and confusion. His demeanor was unfriendly and cold, but that I can look past. I live in chronic pain and he minimized it and basically told me live with it or...Read More
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Jun 01, 2018
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Never even bothered to look at my MRI clearly. Extremely unprofessional, disgusting attitude when you ask any quesions, calls you crazy if you insist on ahowing him your mri report. Total waste of a day, and he shouldnt practice if be doesnt want to belp or even guide you in tbe right direction. I...Read More
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Cohasset – Dec 30, 2017
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I saw Dr. Papavassiliou for a second opinion. He not only agreed with the first opinion but was able to schedule me for surgery within a week of seeing him. Surgery was totally sucessful and horrible, stabbing neck and back pain was eleviated.
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Randolph, MA – Feb 09, 2017
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