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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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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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
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.)
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Medical State Society of New York
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