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Paul Apostolides, MD

Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine
Located In

Greenwich

About

Paul Apostolides, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery and section head of neurosurgery at Greenwich Hospital. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive and reconstructive spine surgery including minimally invasive spinal fusion.

Dr. Apostolides graduated from Stanford University and University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also did his fellowship training. Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Apostolides is a well-published and nationally recognized expert in spinal surgery. He served on the North American Spine Society Guidelines Committee, which creates treatment standards for spinal disorders used by spine specialists across the country.

Dr. Apostolides believes that surgery is a last choice for treatment and should be considered only after all non-surgical options have been thoroughly explored. Most episodes of acute back pain can be resolved with rest, activity modifications, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and a home exercise program. Moreover, most patients can avoid future episodes by taking a comprehensive approach to recovery that includes weight and posture control, muscle strengthening, sleeping on a good mattress and not smoking. Patients who have structural problems of their spine or spinal instability that have not benefited from conservative treatment, are often excellent surgical candidates. The goal of treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, is to get the patient back to his or her normal activity level.

Aetna
  • Commercial Plans (Including APCN Plus, We do not accept regular APCN)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CT
  • Commercial and Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Plans Outside CT)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
CarePartners of Connecticut
  • Managed Medicare (HMO/PPO)
Cigna
  • Commercial, MetroNY, and LocalPlus
  • Cigna+Oscar, Cigna+MVP (CT Locations Only)
ConnectiCare
  • Commercial and Exchange (Except “Value” Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid
Connecticut State Workers’ Compensation
EmblemHealth
  • Emblem Commercial and Exchange (Except for Millennium and Enhanced Care Prime Networks)
  • Managed Medicare (VIP Prime, Bold, Reserve)
Harvard Pilgrim
  • Through United Shared Services – ONS Harrison location only.
Medicare (Including Railroad Medicare)
Oxford
  • Liberty and Freedom Plans
UHC/NYSHIP/NY Government Empire Plan
United Healthcare
  • All Commercial Plans (Except Indemnity and Compass)
  • Managed Medicare

Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) accepts most major insurance plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance plans above and confirm that ONS participates with your plan prior to scheduling an appointment. Certain insurance plans are limited to specific regions and physicians. If you have additional questions, please call our offices at (203) 869-1145 ext. 279 and our team will be happy to provide additional information.

Fellowship

Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

Residency

Residency in Neurological Surgery: Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

College

Stanford University, Stanford, California

  • The American Board of Neurological Surgery: Neurological Surgery Board Certification

Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Diplomate
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Greenwich Hospital Medical Staff Fund
  • Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • Member of Spine Universe
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate
  • North American Spine Society

  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor List, 2008-Present
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Docs, 2008–Present
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009–2013, 2016-Present
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020-Present
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–Present
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018–2020
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2010, 2011, 2013–Present
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–Present

  • Porter RW, Crawford NR, Chamberlain RH, Park SC, Detwiler PW, Apostolides PJ, Sonntag VK., Biomechanical analysis of multilevel cervical corpectomy and plate constructs. J Neurosurg. 2003 Jul;99(1 Suppl):98-103.
  • Levchenko A., Caballes, E., Cohen, J.: Visual rehabilitation for rare abducens nerve complication after large vestibular schwannoma resection via translabyrinth approach: A Case Report. Presented at 2013 AAPM&R annual meeting.
  • Levchenko A., Simhaee, J., DePorto, R.: Spontaneous latissimus dorsi hematoma in a stroke patient on therapeutic enoxaparin and aspirin: a case report. Presented at 2013 AAP Annual Meeting.
  • Levchenko A., Vivaldi, G., Cohen, J.: Fibrocartilaginous embolism to spinal cord: a case report. Presented at 2013 AOCPMR midyear meeting and scientific symposium.
  • Rashbaum, I., Levchenko A.: 2013 American Academy of PM&R board review course: Stroke Rehabilitation.
  • Wisotzky, E., Levchenko A., Mallory, B. Myositis ossificans after silicone injection to the buttocks: a case report. Presented at 2010 AAP Annual Meeting.
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