Dr. George Christolias, MD

Dr. George Christolias, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine •  Male • Age 39

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. George Christolias, MD is a Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Tarrytown, NY and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Christolias has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Christolias to book an appointment.


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ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

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(212) 235-1519
ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown155 White Plains Rd # W100 Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Columbia University Medical Center

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Columbia University Medical Center180 Fort Washington Ave # Hp-1-199 New York, NY 10032
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Dr. C saw me foe about 30 minutes and requested that I get an MRI with contrast and without for a pain in my back. To make a long story short his actions probably saved my life and contributed to my pain improving. I no longer have any pain and the tumor that the MRI showed has shrunk considerable. I had seen several different Doctors for the pain in my back but Dr. C was the one who finally found the problem. I am very thankful that my GP recommended I see him.
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Jane Doe – Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Christolias, in addition to bring a great diagnostician is kind and compassionate. He was accessible and helpful providing medical counsel to me when I was in a lot of pain, and it was the night before a holiday weekend. Thank you Dr. Christolias!
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Dec 17, 2019
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He is the best doctor! I was so pleased how he cared for my mother. He took time to explain everything. Ultimately she had an injection and is doing great!
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Margarita – Jun 08, 2019
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Dr. Christolias is an excellent doctor! He explains things throughly, involves patients in decisions, and is extremely knowledgeable. I’m very pleased with him!
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Jun 08, 2019
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After many years of lower back pain, I finally found Dr. Christolias. He is an excellent diagnostician and was very easy to talk to as he explained the different steps WE would take to try to solve my problem. In spite of his very busy practice, he answered all my questions and did not rush me. I recommend him without reservations.
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Susan Radner in Montclair, NJ – May 25, 2019
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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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Tarrytown – May 22, 2019
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I took my elderly mother to meet with Dr. Christolias a few years ago - he was very knowledgeable & very patient with her. He helped her with her pain a few years ago and again very recently after a very serious fall. I highly recommend him!!
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Carcione in Brooklyn, NY – May 21, 2019
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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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Jody Rickard in New York, NY – May 21, 2019
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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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May 15, 2019
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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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Judith McNatt in Bronxville/Yonkers, NY – May 14, 2019
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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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New York, NY – May 14, 2019
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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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May 10, 2019
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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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Anonymous – May 08, 2019
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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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S Unsworth in New York , NY – Apr 11, 2019
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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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Hartsdale – Apr 08, 2019
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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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NJ – Apr 06, 2019
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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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Anonymous in none – Apr 04, 2019
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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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John M – Apr 03, 2019
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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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New York – Mar 25, 2019
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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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Richard in Bronx, NY – Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Christolias accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment 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 their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christolias treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of their peers

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

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christolias treats Spondylosis more than 93% of their peers

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

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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
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Injury
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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...Read more

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

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, NY
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)