Dr. Marianna Spanaki-Varelas, MD is a neurology specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 31 years. She specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Spanaki is very dedicated to her work. After it being determined that I was not a candidate for brain surgery, there were two available options. One was inserting a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) into my chest or implanting a stimulator into my skull. After hours of deliberation without the full support of her team, she decided to try the VNS. Now, there's no more dangerous seizures! Five stars don't do her justice. She has so many stars, symbols for her acts of kindness and love.
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I have been to countless neurologist a couple of them have even told me I don't have epilepsy it's just a fluke that I have seizures now and again. Thank God for Dr spanikie and I did not listen to them because they have increased over the years and if it was not for her and her diagnosis and the medication she prescribed I would be so worse off right now she is the best neurologist I have ever been to she is carrying answers all your questions best doctor ever.
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I showed up as a patient on her office. She was 1.5 hours behind. When she finally came in she refused to see me because my visit was for headaches and she "only treats seizures".
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Started taking my son to Dr. Spanaki when his seizures were increasing and his previous doctor actually told me she did not know what else to do for him. We found Dr. Spanaki who was very reassuring and patient. She was beneficial in evaluating our sons condition. We really appreciate her efforts to control his seizures and help ease our minds. Dr. Spanaki is a true professional. I would highly recommended her.
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Dr. Spanaki is an amazing neurologist! She is truly one of a kind. I've never met a doctor that cares about her patients more than Dr. Spanaki does. She is not only very kind, helpful and smart, but she will sit with you until all of your questions are answered. She makes you a part of your care plan. She is very knowledgeable and explains everything in ways you can easily understand. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a neurologist, especially when it comes to seizures.
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As a patient of Dr. Spanaki, I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a nuerologist specifically in the areas of epilepsy and seizures. Dr. Spanaki stays current on new medication and procedures. She treats her patients as individuals with separate needs and is quick to respond when left a message. My pharmacists have often commented about how responsive she is. Dr. Spanaki is the one doctor I do look forward to seeing. I often refer to her as Wonder Woman.
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No other doctors I met in the course of having seizures for 30 years impressed me as being more concerned for my welfare than Dr. Spanaki-Varelas has every time I've seen her. I think that she is one of a kind. I could not recommend her highly enough. She came to my room in Henry Ford Hospital Detroit numerous times following my brain surgery to see if I was doing OK, and she went out of her way to make sure I felt well cared for. God bless her. I've remained seizure free for 4 1/2 years.
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Dr. Spanaki-Varelas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas treats Epilepsy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas treats Brain Disorders more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas performs this procedure more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram

Dr. Spanaki-Varelas' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Marianna Spanaki-Varelas, MD is a neurology specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 31 years. She specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

1988
University Of Patras
Medical School
1988

Languages

  • French
  • Greek
  • English

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