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Dr. Julie G Pilitsis has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
Dr. Julie G Pilitsis has the following 16 expertise
- Brain Ischemia
- Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
- Movement Disorders
- Endoscopic Deep Brain Simulation (DBS)
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Parkinson Disease
- Essential Tremor
- Brain Tumor
- Brain Surgery
Dr. Julie G Pilitsis has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Julie G Pilitsis is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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This physician was very kind, however what was supposed to be a 2 hour microdisectomy turned into a five hour horror story which left me (a mother of three) with permanent nerve damage and foot drop(which I did not have going into surgery). I was in crippling pain for three years when I finally went to NY Hospital for Special surgery in Manhattan. There I was told that I had a very large break in my spine where Dr. Pilitsis had gone in along with a severe herniation which was never corrected according to the before and after surgery MRI's. I was devastated when I was told of the extensive surgery that I would need to recover from the break in my spine, The nerve pain and damage is permanent but the dr in NYC gave me back a part of my life by repairing the break in my spine that Dr. Pilitsis failed to tell me she caused. I was very sad by the deception from Dr. Pilitsis. Every follow up MRI her assistant would stare at the image in horror and she would just say it was much improved. I had no idea why her p.a would look at me with such empathy but she and her staff at Albany Med. failed to tell me that the she wasn't being truthful regarding what had happened in the operating room the day of my surgery. Dr. Pilitsis is known for her implants of stimulators for pain management.. I wish I would have known that she is more of an expert with helping with pain caused from her surgeries rather than illuminating the pain with surgery.. Very dissatisfied outcome.
Hmm,although I am in awe of the training this doctor went through to get to were she is today I am still somewhat puzzled of her apperant lack of personality. Now I know I am hiring a surgeon based on her skill not if she can make me laugh, however this Doctor is lacking in basic bedside manner. Example 1: Did no see me post-surgery.(while I was in recovery) Example 2: Did not verbally explain the surgical procedure to me (although full well what to procedure entailed)Example 3: I feel relied to much on her office PA's to do the "grunt" work. Personally I felt like I was treated like a piece a meat by her. Although this is just one patients opinion
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2013, 2015, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
20 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1998
Dr. Julie G Pilitsis accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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