Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

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Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Southern Illinois Brain and Spine Center 340 W Lincoln St Ste 540, Belleville, IL 62220 Get Directions
(618) 222-1341

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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 educate you on your condition and provide the information and resources you need to aid your recovery and achieve the best possible outcome.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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  • 0
    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
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Californiairvine Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Other Education
    Indianapolis Neurosurgical, Inc

    Completed in 1996

Awards & Recognition

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

  • English
  • Greek

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Dr. Poulos' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • 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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Experience with Dr. Poulos

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Poulos' 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 educate you on your condition and provide the information and resources you need to aid your recovery and achieve the best possible outcome.