Dr. George Kaptain, MD

Dr. George Kaptain, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o
69 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patient Reviews (6)
Cedar Grove, NJ |
My husband was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May 2015. Dr Kaptain performed this procedure, not only with superior technical skills, but also with tremendous compassion. This was obviously an extremely difficult time for my family and he provided complete factual information in such a calming way which helped to lessen the stress. Without hesistation, I highly recommend this surgeon. He is an absolutely amazing man and a gifted surgeon!!
My mother had a neck laminectomy to remove a benign tumor with Dr. Kaptain. I'm so thankful that he did the surgery as I felt I could rely on him immediately after the first consultation. He's very knowledgeable and walked us through the surgical procedure in detail. He's not a type of doctor who would promise anything before the surgery but I was confident that he would deliver and he did. My mother has been recovering fast and I'm so happy that she got the surgery with him.
in ramsey NJ |
I was diagnosed with a medium Vestibular Schwannoma in the right ear I had two options surgery or Radiation. I decided for the surgery mostly because I felt I was in good hands with Dr. Kaptain. Dr Kaptain is intelligent, informative,compassionate doctor. I went in for surgery 11/22 a nine hour operation. It,s been a week still recovering i have hearing in my right ear which is a relief. I am feeling very lucky his office made this operation fit into my life and my family . THANK YOU!
in West New York, NJ |
Dr. Kaptain performed an amazing brain surgery on me. I would like to thank him and his staff.
in Tappan, NY |
Dr. Kaptain is the most intelligent man I have had a conversation with in years. I was diagnosed with a large meningioma that needed to be removed urgently. He explained the whole procedure in detail, in a very eloquent manner. He wasn't rushed, he answered all my questions and was very patient with my misgivings, hesitations and anxieties. The whole experience was as stress-free as it could have been, considering the situation. The hospital staff and his office staff are equally caring.
in Upper Saddle River, NJ |
Dr. Kaptain is the most caring and compassionate brain surgeon. I trusted him with my wife's life and we just celebrated our best New Year's ever. I owe him my eternal gratitude and recommend him enthusiastically! Thank you Dr. Kaptain!
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Dr. Kaptain's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Dr. Kaptain's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ependymoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Virginia Health System

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Virginia Health System

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Oregon Health Science University Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Wesleyan University

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Rhizotomy
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery