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    Dr. Kountis’ Care Philosophy

    Endoscopic Spine Surgery
    Spinal Mapping Procedures
    Pain Management

    A wise man once said, “The good physician treats the disease; The great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” I wholeheartedly stand by this philosophy with each and every encounter I have with my patient and make it my personal duty to help alleviate their pain.

    Areas of Expertise:
Endoscopic Spine Surgery,
Spinal Mapping Procedures
Pain Management

    Services Dr. Kountis Offers

    A less invasive spine surgery — smaller incisions mean quicker recovery and lower chances of infection than traditional spine surgery.

    97% of Dr. Kountis’ patients can relieve their neck and lower back pain via a short course of medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatments and spinal injections.

    The remaining 3% should rest assured. Dr. Kountis’ surgeries are performed in a private, state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

    The Fifth Avenue Surgery Center prides itself with its friendly experience but remains bar none to its outcomes. During this pandemic it has remained COVID-19 free!

    A surgeon you can rely on

    When you’ve been told you need spine surgery on Staten Island or anywhere in New York City — Dr. Kountis is the right spine specialist choice.

    Great facilities

    The Fifth Avenue Surgery Center is an Article 28, surgery center that has been in operation since 1990. Centrally located on 86th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues on the famed “Museum Mile.” accredited by the Centers for Medicare Services, the New York State Department of Health and the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC).

    Un-rushed office visits

    Your physician can not reasonably fully evaluate your pain and condition in a 5 minute office visit. Dr. Kountis takes adequate and appropriate time to fully comprehend your pain compliant as well as any other life factors that may be contributing in order to come to an accurate diagnosis.

    Emergency services

    Our established patients are provided 24/7 access to our doctors in the event that an acute need arises. Your doctor will direct your medical care in the event of an emergency as they triage it.

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    Achievements & awards

    Dr. Kountis biography

    • Experience
    • What does Dr. Kountis treat?
    • What does Dr. Kountis utilize to help patients?
    • Credentials

    As a spine specialist, Dr. Kountis finds that patients come to him after years of dealing with their pain and having seen many physicians but having minimal improvement in their symptoms. As the source of pain becomes a chronic problem, it starts to affect other aspects of a patient’s health. The social, emotional and psychological impacts of chronic pain start to play a role in the perception of pain and thus start adding to the impact of pain in a person’s daily life and routine.

    Limiting activity, restricting social engagements, and the stress and barriers that severe pain imposes start to change a patient’s outlook on improvement and hope for a pain free future. There are actually well documented physical and chemical changes that occur in a patient with chronic pain. Changes are seen in circulating cortisol levels, along with other neurotransmitters involved with sleep cycles and mood.

    Dr. Kountis understands that not everyone wants to run a marathon, but he operates under the belief that everyone wants to, and deserves to, live a full life that is free of pain. That’s why he carefully evaluates each patient’s condition, as well as their goals, and prescribes customized treatment plans that effectively meet each individual’s unique need

    He is an expert at assessing all types of painful injuries – work, sports, fracture or arthritis related – and spends time listening closely to each patient, providing a thorough assessment, and if necessary referring patients for additional testing, in order to get to the bottom of what is causing the pain. He is also certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and doesn’t hesitate to use it for accurate diagnosis of underlying pathologic conditions or to precisely place biologic and synthetic agents to heal an injury.

    Dr. Kountis is a spine specialist who treats with a multidisciplinary team approach for the prevention and treatment of spine and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. He offers patients a spectrum of non-invasive and minimally invasive spine procedures for the effective diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

    Dr. Kountis is a spine specialist who utilizes the most advanced spine practices and techniques to maximize function and quality of life, despite often severe neurologic and/or orthopedic conditions.

    Dr. Kountis is an abstract reviewer for the PM&R journal and was a teaching faculty member at New York University Medical Center.

    Dr. Kountis is also involved with several scientific organizations including The North American Spine Society, Spinal Intervention Society and the American Osteopathic Association as well as The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

    Endoscopic Spine Surgery
    Interventional Spine
    Pain Medicine
    Rehabilitation Medicine

    Degrees Held:
    BS,  Long Island University
    DO,  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    DO,  University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
    DO,  University of Minnesota
    DO,  Richard WOLF Endoscopic Spine
    DO,  Elliquence Endoscopic Spine

    Subcutaneous Botulinum Toxin Injections for the Treatment of Chronically Painful Post-Craniotomy Scars: A Case Report of Two Patients Treated Successfully for More Than Eight Years(2017, Dykstra, Dennis D; Kimmerle, Carlton; Kountis, Vasilios; Baxter, Tanya. Interventional pain management reports. 2017. 1 (1): 39-42)
    Rehabilitation of patients in critical care settings [WebSite](2015, Schretzman-Mortimer, Diane; Dvorak, James; Salehi, Parisa; Kountis, Vasilios. PM&R knowledge NOW.)

    Hospital Affiliations:
    NYU Langone Medical Center 550 First Avenue – New York, NY 10016

    North American Spine Society
    American Osteopathic Association
    Medical State Society of New York
    Spine Intervention Society
    NYS Workers’ Compensation

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    Great practice means great health care

    Dr Kountis in numbers

    Targeting high-payoff procedures that improve quality of life and functional abilities.


    Surgeries succeeded


    Patient recovery success


    Cerfiticates & Awards


    Years of experience

    Successfull stories
    and client testimonials

    They made their health better

    Amazing service!

    Dr. Kountis offers excellent pain management solutions. He is attentive and listens to the needs and concerns of his patients. He always exhibits the highest level of compassion and care; which results in a positive experience for his patients. I have been a patient for years. Highly recommend.

    Bob Matthiessen

    Brooklyn, NY

    Helped us a lot

    My entire family and I are all currently seeing Dr Kountis. He is the most caring, understanding doctor we have seen in the past five years. He’s thorough, listens, and offers exceptional advice for the individuals road to success. With the COVID-19 pandemic his office has been trying to stay one step ahead of the game. I am grateful to have him as my physician whom I consider part of my family!

    Rita Diaz

    Staten Island, NY

    Gave me my life back!

    I have gone to many doctors and have not found a doctor so conscientious and caring in the knowledge of his field with his patients. He takes his time explaining everything to you before and after he will do a procedure. The operating facility he uses, is an amazing experience.

    He takes his time explaining everything to you before and after he will do a procedure. The doctor knew exactly what to do as soon as I met him, my back is Normal now, without pain! I highly recommend him.

    Richard Guzman
    Upper East Side, NY


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