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Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 57

  

Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in O Fallon, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(618) 207-4293

Dr. Poulos accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Poulos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulos treats Spine Deformities more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Poulos treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulos treats Herniated Disc more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Poulos treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulos treats Spine Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Poulos treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Poulos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

For many people, a visit to a neurosurgeon can be a stressful and frightening experience. The doctors and staff at Southern Illinois Brain and Spine Center understand your concerns, and will be sensitive to your feelings. We will also do our best to ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Indianapolis Neurosurgical, Inc
1995
University Of Californiairvine Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1997
1996
1995
1989
1988
1983

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Gardner Neuroscience Research Competition, 1991
  • American Brain Tumor Association Research Training Fellowship ($50,000), 1993-1995

Dr. Poulos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Poulos

4.6

Based on 102 reviews

5 Stars
87.25490196078431%
(89)
4 Stars
4.901960784313726%
(5)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0.9803921568627451%
(1)
1 Star
6.862745098039215%
(7)

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This guy ruined my life! I did everything he told me to do after the TWO(AlifPlif)he blamed me for the surgery not working, horrific bead side manners, post surgery he had me so drugged i was breathing 3 times a minute, he wouldn’t answer his phone at 2am, amelia was a joke! he has cut on my friend and he’s on non stop pain pills. I will never work another day in my life! please do your homework!!! I now have a pain pump, nerve stimulator,injections,chiro,back brace, Many pills with minimal help
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I would highly recommend. After a year of constant pain and many different approaches, from injections to PT, this man took one look at my MRI and knew what needed done. I walk 2 miles almost everyday and mentally thank him!
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Dr. Poulos is very thorough in testing for issues so nothing is missed. Great doctor!
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Dr. Nicholas Poulos is a world class surgeon. He and Dr. Crouch partnered in my surgery on 17 May 2017. I could not walk a 100 yards without stopping at least twice with radiating pain in my left leg. I had spondy... Now I am up to walking 6 miles without stopping. I know within a couple of months I will start running again. The ALIF & posterior instrumentation at L5:S1 were textbook perfect as the x-rays have revealed. Amelia (PA) is Dr. Poulos right hand person and she is phenomenal.
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He and his staff were wonderful. I had an emergency surgery in his care and feel like he explained things to us as well as made the best decisions for my care. The hospital was great as well. Overall dr poulos and his staff provided excellent care and were extra cautious with my health and well being.
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Dr poulos was fantastic. I had an ALIF,spinal fusion of 3 disc. And my results were so much better than I expected.I would recommend his services to anyone.
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