Dr. Michael Kapsokavathis, DO

Dr. Michael Kapsokavathis, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Kapsokavathis, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Birmingham, MI and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

Dr Michael Kapsokavathis DO

700 N Old Woodward Ave Ste 100

Birmingham, MI 48009
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Dr. Kapsokavathis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

64  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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30  Procedures

  • 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

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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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Dr. Kapsokavathis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kapsokavathis to family and friends
47 total reviews (29 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (29)

In June 2017 I was diagnosed with a herniated disc at L5/S1. I feel very fortunate to have made it to Dr. Kapsokavathis’s office. He went over my history, all of the treatments I’ve tried, and explained in great detail what he would do to fix the problem; the expected result, the potential risks,...more
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I have been a patient of Dr. K for 5 years now. I saw multiple doctors prior to him with little help. He has helped me multiple times over the last 5 years, I wish he could be my primary doctor. He is very thorough, never in a rush for time. Very down to earth and honest. His staff is so nice.
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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...more
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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.
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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.
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