Dr. George Christolias, MD

Dr. George Christolias, MD

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Interventional Spine Medicine  ·  
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38 y/o
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Dr. George Christolias, MD is an interventional spine medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in interventional spine medicine, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center

180 Fort Washington Ave # HP-1-199

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice
  • Vytra Health Plans
  • WellCare

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Christolias' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christolias treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christolias treats Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Christolias treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christolias treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Christolias treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Christolias' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Injury
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Pain Management Injection
  • Interventional Spine Procedure
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Injuries

About Me

Dr. Christolias has continued a practice of life-long learning, beyond his years as a student and a trainee. His passion for medical education has led him to educate medical students, residents and physicians. He utilizes his multidisciplinary knowle...

Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2013
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
2009
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
2008
R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
Medical School
2013
2012
2009
2008

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

Dr. Christolias' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christolias

4.6

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Christolias is an AMAZING DOCTOR! He was knowledgable, caring, and answered all my questions. He took his time and made sure I understood what was wrong with me, but more importantly, gave me lots of options to help me get myself back to normal! I recommend him to everyone!
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Dr. Christolias has treated my chronic knee pain, lower back pain and hip pain over the last 4 years, all to good result. He consistantly shows me my MRIs and X-rays; then we discuss various treatment options including the pros and cons of each. Together we decide on a course of treatment. He is one of the most knowledgable, respectful and personable doctors I have ever had. I have recommeded him numerous times to friends and family.
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Dr.Christolias is very patient and makes sure you understand all treatment options. He listens to concerns and questions and reassures you. He and his staff are very friendly and personable. I am thankful I was referred to Dr.Christolias.
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Yes, I would recommend Dr. Christolias to others and I already have. Concerning the first question below, I don't know about the ease of scheduling urgent appointments because I haven't had to schedule any urgent appointments.
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Dr. C is awesome. I love his approach to medicine. He lays all the options on the table and gives you his honest feedback with regards to management of your pain. I really respect his opinion. You won't be sorry!
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Dr Christolias is an awesome doctor. Helped my pain. Listened to me and ultimately helped me get better.
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Excellent doctor who listens, offers options and gets results. I am very pleased with him and would recommend him to my family!
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I would recommend Dr. Christolias to all my friends and family - he's wonderful!! I took my elderly mother to see him a few years ago & very recently again. He is so patient and kind (she has trouble hearing & he had to repeat things over and over). He is very dedicated, and professional. He takes his time explaining things to my mom. I am so grateful that I found him.
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Dr. Christolias is an excellent, attentive, straight to the point diagnostician. He wasted no time getting the information he needed (xrays, MRI etc...) to make an informed diagnosis. He also worked with me on holistic choices. I highly recommend Dr. Christolias.
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Dr Christolias is one of the finest doctors I have met. He listens closely to what I have to say. He explains and responds to all of my questions thoroughly. His discussions and explanations are always informative. I feel very comfortable with his professional yet warm and personal manner. He never talks down to you yet he always makes sure you understand so that he and I together are able make informed medical decisions. I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Christolias is an amazing doc! He takes the time out to understand your needs and pains and puts together a great plan to support your continual improvement. He spent time with me and I never felt rushed.
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Dr. Christolias is an excellent physician. He takes the time to explain his diagnosis, provides treatment choices and rationale and answers all questions. He is excellent at what he does
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I have received treatment from Dr. Christolias multiple times over the past 2 years for back and knee issues. He has been knowledgeable, exceptionally thorough in examination and explaining pros and cons of options for treatment, attentive to detail and respectful of concerns and questions. Both he and his staff have been responsive and personable at every visit. Highly recommended.
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This doctor is very arrogant and condesending he preached down to me. He never said I am sorry you are going through this. I was waiting for him to be encouraging and letting me know if we worked together maybe I could see results. I fell my condition is beyound his capabilities and he is to arrogant to admit he can't help me. If you are looking for a physician to have compassion please do not use him. Psychologically he can make you feel worse about your condition.
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I am fortunate, to find Dr. Christolias. He genuinely cares about his patients health . Extremely knowledgeable, I trust and value my doctor because of him I walk straight again. I have gone to him for a second issue , which I am already feeling much better due to his care. Dr. Christolias, takes charge of what ever issue you are having , to make you feel better as soon as possible.
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Dr. Christolias combines exceptional diagnostic and interventional medical skills with extraordinary interpersonal skills (actual interest in his patients as people).
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Dr Christolias is a very caring physician. He diagnosed my problem and I was treated with a successful outcome. I can’t say enough about him. The department of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation is extremely lucky to have him on staff. I highly recommend him.
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Dr Christolias in one word is wonderful. I found him to be very knowledgeable and extremely caring . He listened to everything I said asked many questions . His treatment plan for me was very successful. My care from Dr Christolias was excellent and very professional. I would highly recommend him.
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One of the nicest and knowledgeable physicians I have met. He listened to my concerns and targeted every problem with solutions. Educated, patient, and more importantly, treated my back pain. Enough said! I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Christolias carefully and thoroughly diagnosed the cause of a chronic problem which has affected me for several years. Dr. Christolias methodically prescribed and administered appropriate diagnostic tests to pinpoint the precise cause of my pain and in concert with a surgeon-colleague carefully laid out a surgical and a non-surgical solution. Dr. Christolias is the consummate professional, caring and competent, who focuses on getting the very best for his patients.
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Aetna
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Amida Care
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
MagnaCare
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
Vytra Health Plans
WellCare

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