Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD
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Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Neurosurgical Service 110 Francis St Ste 3B Boston, MA 02215 Get Directions

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Dr. Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Papavassiliou is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton.

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Dr. Papavassiliou's Performance
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  • Office environment
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Randolph, MA |
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.
I am terminally ill with cancer, and saw Dr. Papavassiliou because of a fractured vertebra first diagnosed in October. I cannot even express how rudely I was treated by him. I was so appalled by his lack of professionalism that I told him off (and it takes A LOT to get me angry!) I am switching doctors and WILL NOT be seeing him again.
in Stow, MA |
My mother, who has a fractured backbone as a result of terminal cancer, saw Dr. Papavassiliou at Beth Israel last month. He was rude, flippant, dismissive, and hostile toward her, and was ready to abruptly end the appointment after the first 60 seconds because of a miscommunication for which he was responsible. Beth Israel has been wonderful throughout my mom's treatments, but I am beyond disheartened by her experience with this doctor. Very glad she is transferring to see someone else.
in Waltham, MA |
The consultation with Dr. Papavassiliou went totally awry... Looks like he did not read the referral (and didn't know the reason for referral) nor looked at Medical record. As it became apparent during the visit, he became defensive and rude... I have high-deductible plan, and pretty much paid fr this consultation out of pocket. I am totally disappointed as no question was answered, and had to pay for rather bad experience... I cannot say how good is Dr. Papavassiliou as a surgeon...
in Weymouth |
Left his office with unanswered Questions.Not sure if he wanted to help me by the way he brushed me off
in Braintree, MA |
Dr Papavassiliou was friendly and polite. My appointment was not rushed and I feel he spend an average amount of time with me during my appointment.
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Dr. Papavassiliou's Care Philosophy

The best quality of care for patients,

Dr. Papavassiliou'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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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Hahnemann University Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Wi Affil Hosps

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • 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
  • Stereotaxis