Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Nicholas Poulos, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Belleville, IL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

Southern Illinois Brain/Spine

340 W Lincoln St Ste 560

Belleville, IL 62220
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poulos "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.

Inspired by our Franciscan values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy, HSHS Medical Group providers are devoted to elevating the patient as the focus of our existence. We will prioritize our decision-making to place the needs of our patients first. Our promise of Patient-First Care integrates the latest technology and innovation with highly personalized, competent care designed to provide you with a five star experience. We believe that every encounter with a patient is an opportunity to create an outstanding patient experience. We will work in tandem with patients to determine their best options for care, while respecting their individual needs and motivations. We will strive to build trust with our patients so they will understand that we always have their health and best interest at heart."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • 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 Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of CaliforniaIrvine Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Indianapolis Neurosurgical, Inc
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Poulos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poulos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poulos to family and friends
4.7
based on 98 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (98)

  • 5
    (87)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Poulos' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Belleville, IL |
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...more
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St. Louis mo |
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...more
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Greenfield, IN |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Poulos accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Poulos has admitting privileges

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
211 S 3rd St
Belleville, IL 62220
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