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Dr. Alexios Apazidis

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Saint Albans, NY
18 years experience male

Locations

Total Spine and Sports Care

Saint Albans

Address

200-01 Linden Boulevard, Saint Albans
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

8884613253

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Medicaid

Medicare

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About

Bio

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Spinal deformity, Degenerative conditions of the spine, Cervical and Lumbar spine surgery, minimally invasive approaches, Less Exposure Surgery, Motion preservation and disc replacement surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Pain Management

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

121 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Bone pain: It is a very superficial bone with no muscle overlying it. It is normal for it to be tender if you push hard enough. If you feel that the pain is out ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Chronic pain: Regional pain syndrome can be very debilitating and yes you can claim disability status. Approval would depend on the affected extremity and severity ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Lumps and bumps: This needs a MRI, X-ray and examination. Orthopedists have a standard work up for lumps and bumps.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. You need to see your doctor for an MRI and cultures and likely antibiotics.
A male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Concerned doctor: Are there any other symptoms such as redness, sweating, altered sensations? There's always a concern about regional pain syndrome in setting of traum... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Baclofen side effect: Higher doses of that medication means more side effects. Typically the variable symptom control is more a matter of your condition rather than effecti... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Finger fracture: It depends on location of the fracture. Some need 3 weeks some need 12. You really need an Orthopaedic surgeon to advise you after looking at X-rays.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Dizzy and shaky: This could be indicative of central neurological dysfunction, brain injury, or vestibular dysfunction. Do any of these apply to you? Has there been an... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Scoliosis : Unfortunately this is a surgical curve magnitude. Better do surgery earlier before the inevitable curve progression and a more complicated and risky s... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Hang tough: Unlikely that flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) will help. Detoxification is unlikely to be dangerous, just difficult. Stay hydrated and should see your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Muscle tear: Soccer strains the rectus femoris, sounds like you might have a partial tear.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Chronic instability: Have you ever had any steroid injections? They can leave skin discoloration. Otherwise you may have suffered some underlying skin damage during the in... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
No miracles: Not sure it would do either, but fat loss or fat burning is a function of muscle workout exhausting blood sugar and preferentially accessing fat store... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Quad tendon tear: Spontaneous or low impact quad tendon tear is more common in middle aged men than young women, but should have an exam and MRI to be sure. Can you str... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Concerned Doctor : Possibilities include a cold, the flu, myositis, spinal infection, and even more serious diseases. You need a neurological and Orthopaedic exam, labs,... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Sciatica: 95% of people experience an episode of back pain and leg pain in their lifetime. Most episodes only last a few days but may require bedrest doing that... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Tenosynovitis: How mobileis the finger? There is concerned about infection or tendinitis. Based on the mobility of the finger and if there's any deficits of motion, ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Compression fracture: I don't know your age, nutritional status or medical history but I'm concerned about possible compression fracture. Pain can be mild to severe. I woul... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Drug interactions : This is a black box warning drug interaction but since these are very common classes of drugs we've all had patients taking both. If you're having an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Radiculopathy?: Pain in a leg for a year!?! Have you had a lumbar spine MRI? Have you been diagnosed with bursitis? Have you had any steroid injections or taking any... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Cervical spondylitis: Cervical disc herniations can give you headaches but would need a work up with more recent imaging and exactly characterize the nature of the pain
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Lumps and bumps : You are an 18 year old female with a painful bump, please see your doctor. Unless there has been direct trauma to explain this I have a high suspicion... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Is not uncommon for people who have back problems to also have knee and hip problems since arthritis is a systemic disease frequently. Your back pain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Common sense weight : It is physically impossible to gain weight on 1200 calories a day. You might have added wrong. Are you constipated? Think about it...you can only gai... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Malaise: Are these episodes associated with any activity, weather, menstrual cycle? You certainly have described autoimmune type symptoms very well, which woul... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Strong NSAID: That's an uncommon anti-inflammatory medication. We normally start off with ibuprofen and perhaps a muscle relaxer. I would not try to self diagnose t... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Compartment syndrome: It is unlikely that the fluid went down your leg. It is more likely that you are having a vascular complications from the surgery and you should go to... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Back pain: Yes alternating is very effective, if not arduous.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
ACL tears: His knee is still unstable and with each step it moves in an abnormal and painful way. The body is trying to protect the cartilage in his knee by kee... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Osteoarthritis: Well it does cause pain and body has a way of dealing with painful movement by making you avoid it. Body will inhibit you from moving, slowing you dow... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Venous thrombosis: I'm not sure what your other symptoms are or your medical history but I'd be concerned about a venous thrombosis. Please see your family doctor immedi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Elbow pain: Difficult to answer here. We need to know is the pain on the inside or the outside of the elbow or is it in the back. Is the pain during activities or... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Despite negative labs, you may still have some type of autoimmune disease. Chronic pain throughout the body is usually due to autoimmune disease. If t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Claudication: Do you experience these leg pain when going upstairs as well? It is possible that you have vascular claudication which is poor blood flow to the legs ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Clavicle: Is it possible he fractured it? Clavicle can fracture and young kids don't really complain. Clavicle most common fracture in this age group. Might ju... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Growth spurt?: Is it possible that you have mistaken your measurements? It's not only unlikely that a chiropractic manipulation made you three inches taller, it's i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Kyphosis: Obvious question is how did you get this fracture? If this was traumatic and is a stable fracture then typically surgery is not indicated. If there is... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Bursitis: It sounds like you may have a bursitis with inflammation. This typically results in some scar tissue and the typical clicking with movement. If it is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Yes and no: The answer really depends on the type of pain you are having. There's a difference between arthritic pain, tendinitis, muscle soreness, and ligamentou... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Cracking joints: There aredifferent reasons why joints make the cracking sound. it has to do with the degeneration of the joints which is common in older people w/ art... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature,not classic scolio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Emergency room: Obviously these are concerning symptoms in someone three weeks postpartum. Please see your doctor immediately.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Shingles: Shingles is part of herpes family of viruses so you don't need to be paranoid. You actually do have herpes. Herpes Zoster, specifically. The term Symp... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Long term problems: There's always possibility that a latent infection has blossomed. You should return to your surgeon for a work up. Could be neuroma but kind of late f... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Many options: Don't be confused by the size of the herniation. What are your symptoms? We don't treat MRI findings we treat people and their symptoms. If you are... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Fracture healing: It depends! Was your fracture a simple or complex type and how was it fixed? Simple fractures fixed with a rod construct can bear weight immediately ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Cervical disc diseas: You might have a ruptured cervical disc. Is there any tingling or numbness going down your arm? As a former rugby player, I can attest to the damage ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
these are painful: Obviously you bear weight across your knee and it bends with every step do either of these conditions are going to be painful. Certainly they call for... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Long time: Ankle fractures or ankle sprains can take several months and even up to a year to resolve all of the swelling. They need several weeks of immobilizati... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Nothing: Leg pain cannot be treated with the connex or anti-inflammatory. Most likely you would require an evaluation by an orthopedic spine surgeon and be con... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Apazidis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Apazidis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks! Have cervical spondylosis &nocturnal severe spasms in legs, too. They put me on floor for 20-30 min at a time. I'm now realizing how flexeril made me so tired during day.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It was misdiagnosed as a sprain, it was only diagnosed last week. Thank you, I was concerned about my appointment with a hand surgeon tomorrow
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much dr. Apazidis!! You are very helpful to me!! I appreciate your answer in a timely manner!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2009

Awards

Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon, Third Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon, Third Place, the Nation - Fall
2017

Affiliations

North American Spine Society (NASS)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Active Member
American Medical Association
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