Dr. Stilianos Kountakis, MD

Dr. Stilianos Kountakis, MD

Rhinology  |  
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59 y/o

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Stilianos E. Kountakis, MD, PhDProfessor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryEdward S. Porubsky, MD Distinguished Chair in OtolaryngologyDirector, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery FellowshipMedical College of Georgia - Augusta University Dr. Kountakis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas and his medical degree from the University of Texas-Houston. He completed an otolaryngology residency at UT-Houston Medical School, Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, and MacGregor Medical Associates. He came to The Medical College of Georgia in 2003 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he was director of the Division of Rhinology and Virginia Sinus Center. Dr. Kountakis has served as Vice President of the Southern Section of the Triological Society, and as member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-HNS. He is Past President of the American Rhinologic Society and received the society's 2015 Golden Head Mirror Teaching Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. Dr. Kountakis is Editor-in-Chief of the first "Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology-HNS" and has edited 3 additional textbooks, "The Frontal Sinus" , now in the 2nd edition, "Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques" and "Revision Sinus Surgery" . Dr. Kountakis has published extensively and his research interests include pathophysiology and pathogenesis of sinusitis and polyps, medical and surgical outcomes, and allergic fungal sinusitis. He is consistently ranked among America's Best Doctors.

Augusta University Medical Office Building


Augusta, GA 30912
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Accepted insurance

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.
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Dr. Kountakis' Experience

Dr. Kountakis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rhinology
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rhinology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nose Polyposis, Familial
  • Nosebleed
  • Runny Nose
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Tonsil Cancer


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • University of Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Tex Hsc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of Crete / School of Health Sciences/ Division of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kountakis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Georgia Regents University, Chair, MCG Physicians Practice Group Foundation

Dr. Kountakis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kountakis to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kountakis' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Augusta GA |
Dr Kountakis and his staff's performance was non less than excellent! I would highly recommend his care to my loved ones and close friends. There is virtually no evidence of a procedure which highlights the skill and care for his craft. He was reassuring and confident throughout the process which helped immensely!
in Augusta, GA |
I had a severe sleep apnea, which caused me out of breadth, waking me up regularly in the middle of night. Dr. Kountakis has suggested me a surgery and explained in detail about how it will be done. He removed my enlarged two tonsils (tonsilectomy) and cut part of upper palate which draped and blocked the airway. Furthermore, he straightened abnormal nasal passage on my left nostril. Amazingly, after this surgery, which took about 2 hours, my sleep apnea was gone and I could breathe normally.
in Stapleton, GA |
Excellent, excellent surgeon!!! Had polypectomy in 2008 and haven't had to have any surgeries since. Since childhood with chronic sinusitis I hadn't gone more than 2 yrs before requiring more surgery. Very attentive to details...I told him about my tendency to bleed during surgery & have problems with nausea from anesthesia. First time after 10+ surgeries in my lifetime that I didn't have to be admitted for bleeding and/or nausea after surgery. I was actually able to go home the same day!!
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Dr. Kountakis accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kountakis has admitting privileges

Augusta University Medical Center
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
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