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Dr. Vasilios Kountis, DO

Spine Specialist, Pain Management Specialist, Physiatrist

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PLEASE NOTE: ** Saturday Appts Available Weekly ** You must enter your insurance information (ID, address and DOB) in order for your benefits to be verified prior to the visit. Out of network benefits are honored and accepted with your PPO insurance plan. Dr. Vasilios Kountis is a board-certified, skilled spine specialist as well as a pain management physiatrist serving New York City. He obtained his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then advanced his subspecialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, from the Univeristy of Minnesota to advanced endoscopic spine training through Richard WOLF specializing in endoscopic discectomy and facet rhizotomy. Dr. Kountis is the founder of Anagenesis Spine and Pain Medicine and is affiliated with New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York, NY. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the North American Spine Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. Patients see him for a variety of reasons, including spine deformation/scoliosis, spinal arthritis, sciatica, herniated disk, spondylosis, and vertebroplasty. Because he is bilingual in English and Greek, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having him as their physician. Dr. Kountis gives each patient his focused attention, and he prides himself on delivering the best treatment available. He is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

In-network insurances

  • 21st Century
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Spine Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center
  • The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Christ Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University of Minnesota, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • RIWOspine (Endoscopic Discectomy and Rhizotomy)

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Awards and publications

  • 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 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] Schretzman-Mortimer, Diane; Dvorak, James; Salehi, Parisa; Kountis, Vasilios PM&R knowledge NOW, 2015. 2015. https://kndev.aapmr.org/rehabilitation-of-patients-in-critical-care-settings (2509812)
  • Transection of the Medial Branches Performed Endoscopically for Chronic, Axial Low Back Pain: A Case Report Kountis V, Goldstein GL and Kountis HM. Journal of Pain & Relief. 2017. 6:4

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1437410024

Office locations

Anagenesis Spine & Pain Medicine

1317 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Kountis was very thorough in his examination. He spent the time to explain to me what was going on and the process of treatment. He was very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.
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So nice and informative. Didn’t feel like I was rushed in any way.
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Described everything I needed to know in a timely/effective manner with kindness and concern. Great staff at his office
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Dr kountis is very professional and kind. He was very attentive and answered all my questions. I finally feel like someone cares.
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He is very professional!! He ask you your concerns and he is very patient. I feel at ease.
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Five stars are not enough to rate this man (or his assistant)...professional, polite, knowledgeable and took the time to go over everything I asked.
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Dr Kountis was kind and had an excellent bedside manner. He took the time to understand what my complaint was and I felt confident he would get to the bottom of it. I did not feel rushed and will definitely recommend him!
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Dr. Kountis is exceptional. He is kind, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He truly cares. It was my first visit, but I was already welling up with relief in his office, feeling like there is a solution for an on and offdecade long chronic pain condition. Also, he is in this for he service not the money. He told me about a mild surgical procedure that often helps my condition, but said we should try medication to treat the inflammation first to see if that resolves it. He offered many options but pushed nothing. I feel so incredibly lucky to have found him.
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We just started. Let you know in 6 months.
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No wait time which is very important to me the consultation went great to me. Can't wait for the follow up.
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Dr. Kountis was so courteous and helped me find a solution to what’s going on with my body. Thanks doc I look forward to healing.
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My visit with Dr. Kountis was excellent. He was attentive and thorough. He made me feel comfortable but presented the facts about my situation clearly enough for me to understand. I was very pleased with the care I received and will be back for my follow up soon!
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Dr. Kountis is a very thoughtful, and thorough practitioner. Anyone looking for a doctor who listens to your concerns, and makes treatment a collaborative experience should look no further.
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Dr. Kountis was very kind, patient and professional.
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Very gracious and efficient
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Dr. Kountis took the time to really decipher all my issues with pain in different areas of my body and prescribed the proper pain medicine. Also, he prescribed various therapeutic services that would help alleviate my issues. I would highly recommend this doctor.
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Very compassionate and knowledgeable.
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Dr.Kountis was great, absolutely listened to all my concerns and explained all in detail. The receptionist was also very welcoming. I guess I have a new pain doctor.
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Very professional. Takes time to explain options with risks and benefits. Reviews entire history to help patient make an informed decision.
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The entire staff is amazing and professional! I felt welcomed and listened to as I discussed my ailment. He explained next steps in treatment clearly and was extremely friendly! See him if like me, you have a fear of doctors and needles!
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