My main goal is to provide exceptional patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases of the brain and spine. I believe in helping my patients understand their disease and the available treatment options so that they will be able to take control of their own health. The purpose of creating this website is to increase awareness for certain conditions that are under-diagnosed and not well understood. It should also serve as an educational tool for patients and their families.
Venous sinus stenting is the experimental procedure being tested in this protocol and consists of placing a stent into the narrowed veins of the brain. Under general anesthesia, a catheter will be inserted through a vein the upper part of the leg (groin area) and guided through the veins all the way to neck and the head. Then, a balloon will be advanced through the catheter and positioned across the stenosis. The balloon will be carefully inflated for a few seconds.
Over the past few years I have taken care of hundreds of patients with pulsatile tinnitus. Many of them had serious, and potentially life-threatening, conditions (such as dural arteriovenous fistulas), and others had more benign problems, like a venous aneurysm or venous sinus stenosis.
It was six years ago that we treated our first patient using venous sinus stenting – an innovative procedure that widens a narrowed vein inside the brain. She was a delightful young woman who had been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri and was losing vision due to high intracranial pressure.
Dr. Patsalides performed successfully 3 kyphoplasties I had in the last three years. After each one I fully recovered in a few days and was also able to return to work in the same week. The physical therapy that he also prescribed returned me quickly back to regular excercising. Do not let fractures control your life. Dr. Patsalides can help you restore your life and your spine back to normal. Pay him a visit. You can trust him. I did so 3 times. These were among my best choices.”
Dr. Athos Patsalides is a great doctor and an incredible human being. He is caring, very attentive to his patients' needs and to each particular situation. In general, when you get to him it is because you have an important health issue. You could not be in better hands. Dr. Patsalides will talk to you, explain your situation and he will do what is best for you in each case. He is patient and will answer all your questions and address your doubts and fears.
Dr. Patsalides is a very good doctor and a very nice man ! ! I have seen him a few times over the past two years, after a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. He always listens, he answers my questions with patience, kindness and even drawings :) He treated my aneurysm a mew months ago successfully ! ! and as per my recent follow up visit, all is well, to my great relief :) I even I got a big hug on my way out of his office. Here is a success story ! ! Thank you Doctor.
Dr. Patsalides SAVED MY LIFE. I have intracranial hypertension. I was almost blind, had terrible migraines and I have having pseudo seizures.. (15-20 a day). I was apart of his and Dr. Dinkin’s clinical trial. He placed a 3 inch mesh stent in the main vein on the right side of my brain. I haven’t had a seizure since, my vision came back and I no longer have chronic migraines. My life is back to normal and it wouldn’t have been that way if it wasn’t for Dr. P.
This man is a wonderful doctor! He is very sincere very concerned about the patient as an individual, he is warm and friendly and really Treats the patient in such a cordial manner. I found him by accident when I was researching a certain kind of tinnitus on line and his page from the Weil Cornell Presbyterian website popped up. And I continued to read about him and I read his personal statement regarding his care concern and empathy for people with this condition.