Dr. George J. Kaptain, MD

Dr. George J. Kaptain, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male | 49 years old

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North Jersey Brain & Spine Center
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaptain to family and friends
4.8
based on 65 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Kaptain
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (65)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (64)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (64)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (65)
Dr. Kaptain's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (64)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (62)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (63)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (59)
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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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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 and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

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  • 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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Dr. Kaptain's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kaptain

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.