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Alexander
Papanastassiou, MD

  • Neurosurgery
Call: 210-358-8555

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About me

About Me

Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UT Health San Antonio. He specializes in general neurosurgery and surgery for epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia and movement disorders, including Parkinsons disease. His expertise is in respective surgery, radiosurgery and neuromodulation, including deep brain stimulation and microvascular decompression.
Dr. Papanastassious research is aimed at advancing the understanding of brain function using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and functional neuroimaging to maximize neuropsychological outcomes in patients with neurological illnesses.
He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He is also an active member of the American Epilepsy Society and the Movement Disorders Society.
Publications
Lie OV, Papanastassiou AM, Cavazos JE, SzabÛ ¡C. Influence of Intracranial Electrode Density and Spatial Configuration on Interictal Spike Localization: A Case Study. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Oct;32(5):e30-40. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000153. PMID: 25580803

Gender

Male

Languages

English, French

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Credentials

Credentials

Education

Medical School:
University of California at San Francisco

Residency:
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship:
Yale New Haven Hospital

Qualifications

Board Certification:
American Board of Neurosurgery

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Achondroplasia
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain And Nervous System Cancer (Incl. Gliomas
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carcinomatous Meningitis
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (Csf Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disorder
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chiari'S Deformity
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma
  • Concussion
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dandy Walker Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hematoma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disk
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Injury Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis With Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lysis Of Adhesions Of Spinal Cord
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Migraine Headache
  • Movement Disorder
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Problem
  • Nerve Root Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury And Plexus Disorders (Incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nervous System Tumor
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Glioma
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Osteoarthritis Of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson'S Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due To Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Narrowing
  • Spinal Neurofibromas
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Infection
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Concussion
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Bleeding
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Syrinx
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (Tbi)
  • Traumatic"
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wry Neck
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