Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Poulos
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
3 SAINT ELIZABETH BLVD O Fallon, IL 62269

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Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in O Fallon, IL. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Poulos to book an appointment.

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Dr. Poulos' Reviews

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4.6

Based on 104 ratings

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Great Doctor. Very thorough and has a great background. Amerlia and Tremas are great compliments
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Gene F. – Jan 25, 2020
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Breese, Illinois – Jun 05, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Susan in barnhart – May 01, 2018
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Dr. Poulos is very thorough in testing for issues so nothing is missed. Great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Belleville, IL – Aug 17, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patrick Martinez in Belleville, IL – Aug 03, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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St. Louis mo – Jun 21, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Greenfield, IN – Jan 17, 2017
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

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
1983
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Poulos has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Poulos frequently treats Spine Deformities, Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Poulos treats.

Where is Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD's office located?

Dr. Poulos' office is located at 3 SAINT ELIZABETH BLVD, O Fallon, IL 62269. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD speak?

Dr. Poulos speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

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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

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Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulos treats Spine Deformities more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poulos treats this condition more than 89% 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
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Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulos treats Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Poulos treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulos treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poulos treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Poulos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(618) 641-5803

Dr. Poulos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Locations

Practice

3 SAINT ELIZABETH BLVD O Fallon, IL 62269
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Compare with other Neurosurgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Poulos with our nearby Neurosurgery Specialists at Hospital Sisters Health System.

Make an appointment at Hospital Sisters Health System today at (618) 310-3976.

These providers are on the medical staff of Hospital Sisters Health System.