Dr. Michael Kapsokavathis, DO

Dr. Michael Kapsokavathis, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

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Dr. Michael Kapsokavathis, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, MI. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Read his story

Dr Michael Kapsokavathis DO

700 N Old Woodward Ave Ste 100

Birmingham, MI 48009
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Kapsokavathis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Disc Replacement
more than 88% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Kapsokavathis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kapsokavathis "Born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, Dr. Kapsokavathis focuses his practice 100% on the adult spine. Knowing how closely outcomes from spinal surgery are tied to the "details", the doctor has the office run in a "concierge" style. Initial patient appointments are a full hour. Besides insurance, cash or credit payments are accepted for visits or surgical procedures. He personally examines each and every patient. Our office is the polar opposite of the all-too-common-nowadays spine surgeon's office that mass produces spinal surgeries and sees 30 spine patients per day. Dr Kapsokavathis realizes that it is impossible to interview, examine, properly diagnose and come up with (and explain) a customized treatment plan during a 15 minute patient encounter. Our office is built upon this fact, and thus true/unadulterated reviews of our Doctor are a legitimately "5/5"."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kapsokavathis "My approach is patient centered and focused on education of everyone involved in the decision making process. Expect significant time spent discussing your condition during your office visit. I want to know YOUR goals and expectations, just as I want you to know MY goals and expectations."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Michigan State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • The Boston Spine Group
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

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Dr. Kapsokavathis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kapsokavathis to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (27 with comments)
Dr. Kapsokavathis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (27)
in Bruce, MI |
What can I say about Dr. K, other than he is the absolute best Doctor I've had. Dr. K, performed a fusion on my L4-5 in 2014, and I don't believe it could have gone any better. In dealing with debilitating pain for over 6 years, I finally found a Doctor who would listen and empathize what I was going through. Very attentive, takes the time to talk and explain things in simple terms. If you are dealing with a back or spine issue, I truly could not recommend anyone else! A big shout out to Dr.K!!
in Farmington Hills |
Dr.K. was very kind and professional. This was the first time I met him. He is very knowledgeable and explained to me, in layman terms, the potential issues with my back.
in Chesterfield, MiI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis takes the time to listen to my conditions, explains everything to me in detail and his staff is top notch. He preformed a laminectomy and open fusion of c-4 through c-7 and the results are amazing.
in New Haven |
Dr.k i love this man,he is one exceptional docter. Knowledgeable caring understanding I could go on but the best way to know what I'm talking about is 2 make an appointment and see this exceptional docter I was in a near-death accident I suffered bad injuries to my back my pain level was through the roof a 12 plus you took my pain down to a 6 made my life more manageable and on my way to recovery I have nothing but praise for this man dr. K is one exceptional docter my family loves him thank you
in Gregory, MI |
I would recommend Dr.Michael Kapsokavathis, DO to do surgery to my family and friends it was very scary to have to get my back cut open but after talking with the Doctor and him showing me and explaining everything that he had to do made the decision to have the surgery easier for me he listen to all my concerns. Plus I like the Art Work in his office. thank you for doing a excellent job on my back. STEPHEN SIENKIEWICZ Just a Great Doctor!!!!!!!
in Belleville, MI |
I would highly recommend Dr. Kapsokavathis to anyone. His professionalism and desire for you to be informed regarding your personal health is commendable. He is very thorough yet does not rush through your appointment. He sits with you, shows and discusses your test results ensuring that you have a good understanding of what's going on with your health. I always leave confident in his ability to provide excellent medical care and a clear understanding of my condition
in St Clair Shores, MI |
If you are looking for any physician to visit this is not for you. If you are looking for a surgeon who will take a personal interest in you, your diagnosis and your care, then this is the Doctor for you. DR. Kapsokavathis and his wonderful staff will provide the one on one you deserve, will treat you with respect, while making a sound commitment to your ongoing recovery after surgery. The best there is--that's Dr."K".
in Clinton Twp., MI |
Dr. K is the best doctor ever. He is passionate about his job and awesome to his clients! I recommend him hand's down!
in Pontiac, MI |
Extremely thorough, caring, and knowledgeable. Took plenty of time to explain everything to me and answered any and all questions. Does NOT push you into surgery. Highly recommend him.
in Beverly Hills, MI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis is awesome! Dr. Kapso has excellent bedside manners; he is patient, confident and down to earth. His office team are just as kind and responsive as Dr. Kapso. I had disk replacement surgery at C5-6 with Dr. Kapso on April 10 and am doing well. He made sure that I had everything I needed to be comfortable and put my family at ease before and after my surgery. I only have positive things to say about my experiences.
in Birmingham, MI |
I first had the pleasure to meet with Dr. Kapsokavathis in January. I had to have surgery on my L4 and L5 with horrible sciatica pain. The process was nothing more than extraordinary. He made sure I was very comfortable and understood the surgery process. He alleviated all of my anxiety and was there for me every step of the way. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Kapsokavathis.
in Royal Oak, MI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis is delightful. I cannot imagine that surgery could be made any easier. I returned to somewhat normal activities within one week after my outpatient laminectomy surgery.
in Rochester Hills, MI |
Dr.Kapsokavathis is definitely my hero! My injuries stemmed from a car accident in November 2015; over the course of a few months, the herniated discs in my neck caused narrowing in my spinal cord. I first consulted with him in December 2016- at that time, he took 90 minutes explaining the nature of my injuries, terminology, and potential surgical solutions. My surgery took place in January 2017; everything went very smoothly, & my recovery has been excellent. I believe his skills are top-notch!
in Franklin, MI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis has been absolutely fantastic. He spent over an hour and a half with me during my initial consultation. He repeatedly asked if I had questions and understood what he was explaining to me in regards to my back and physical issues. We spent time reviewing the physical symptoms of the herniated disc, nerves and muscle weakness as well as all of the images. Post Op, he has been readily available for all questions and concerns I have. I highly recommend Dr. Kapsokavathis.
in Clinton Township, MI |
I have a ruptured disc and also my knee is buckling. Dr. Kapsokavathis suggested that I have PT for the buckling knee first and the back surgery later. I trust the Doctor and his opinions, Great Doctor. He listens to your concerns and take the time to answer all my questions.
in West Bloomfield, MI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis is dedicated to his patients. He does not rush you through your appointments. He explains what the MRI's show and how that relates to what you are experiencing. He keeps up with the latest medical advances, but does not rush to use them without the data to support his decision to use them. He performed disc replacement surgery at two levels on me on November 9th. I call it my "miracle surgery." The results have been amazing!
in Sterling Heights, MI |
Dr. K was the best!!!! He explained everything and it was easy for me to understand. My husband and I laughed when he called himself an "ARTIST" but that is exactly what you want when you have someone working right next to your spinal cord right? It has been three weeks since my surgery which implanted 2 mobi-c disks in my neck and I couldn't be happier with the results. The migraine headaches and the burning in my neck, shoulder, and arm area have disappeared.
in Northville, MI |
Dr.k was wonderful. He took the time with me ,and my husband. He went through many procedures with us .and really figured the best solution for my c spine. It felt good to go to a doctor that took the time with you. He was never in a hurry. Don't plan for surgery to December. But look forward to having a good, kind and caring doctor for once in a long time. I will recommend him to all my friends and family. L Cohen
in Canton, MI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis spent an entire hour with me reviewing all possible options for treatment, answered every question in detail and gave his honest opinion on what my options were including all possible outcomes, including the possible negative ones. This allows me to make a very informed decision, he did not push an agenda but cared most about what would be best for me. He has my total and complete trust and respect.
in Macomb mi |
Dr K. Is awesome!!! You just need to trust him and let him work his magic. His staff is very reassuring and wonderful to work with as well. It was a blessing for me to have been introduced to this wonderful team of people by a friend. I had an ACDF done. Pain was awful before surgery but when I woke up from surgery not knowing what to except and it was unimaginable. The Pain was gone... Wow!!! My life has been rejuvenated again at 34. Thank you so much!!!
in Sterling Heights, MI |
He is a great doctor and surgeon, He spends time with you check out explain everthing to you that might be wrong and ways to fix the issues. He is easy to talk to and listens to everything you say and covers all your concerns. He did a great job on both my surgeries. He explained recovery time and what to expect from the surgery. I am on a 2 year follow up and to re exam me to see if there is something else he can to help with my problems. Dr. Kapso is a great doctor and person. I love this man
in Armada, MI |
I was very satisfied. He is very trustworthy.
in Pontiac, MI |
I was skeptical at first but this was the best doctor appointment I've ever had. He takes the time and really goes through your condition and explains all the options.
in Brighton, MI |
Dr. K is a wonderful doctor and person, I would recommend him to anyone.
in Fair Haven, MI |
Dr. Kapsokavathis takes the time and explains your condition and answers any questions or concerns you have. Very kind and caring. I would and have recommended him to my friends and family.
in Harbor Beach, MI |
His skill level is excellent , he explained the process very clearly in terms that I would understand. His work is outstanding and I'd recommend him to anyone that requires back surgery. If he can help me he can help anyone.
in South Lyon Michigan |
I was very impressed by the time he took with me and my husband to go over my records and tests. I finally found someone whom I could trust to take care of me. He gave me the feeling that he really cared, explained my options, and I trusted his judgement. When you trust in someone well your battle is already half over. Thank you Dr. K.
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Dr. Kapsokavathis accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kapsokavathis has admitting privileges

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341
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Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
15855 19 Mile Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus
16001 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
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Michigan Surgical Hospital
21230 Dequindre Rd
Warren, MI 48091
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