Themistocles Protopsaltis

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Themistocles Protopsaltis, M.D.

Assistant Professor;
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) and House Staff (Orthopaedic Surgery)
NYU Orthopedic Surgery Associates

Clinical Addresses

CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE
333 E. 38TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 6
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-501-7200


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Medical Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Expertise

Scoliosis, Artificial Disk Replacement, Kyphosis, Spinal Tumors, Spinal Stenosis, Brachial Plexus, Cervical Myelopathy, Spinal Infections, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Arthritis, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Cervical Fracture, Spinal Cord Injury

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Protopsaltis is Director of the Bellevue Orthopaedic Spine Service and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has unique dual training in spine and peripheral nerve disorders. He completed a fellowship in Spine Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and a fellowship in Hand, Microsurgery/Peripheral Nerve Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia, New York Presbyterian Hospital. His clinical practice specializes in the surgical management of all spinal disorders as well as the differentiation and management of peripheral nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. His Major Clinical Interests include: Cervical Radiculopathy, Double Crush Phenomenon, Peripheral Neuropathies and Brachial Plexus, Injuries, Spine fusion techniques, Cervical Disc Replacement and Motion Preservation, Cervical Spine Deformity, Pediatric Cervical Disorders, Neck Pain, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disc Herniation, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Pediatric and Adult Scoliosis, Percutaneous Spine Surgery, Microsurgery, Vascularized Free Fibula Transfer, Nerve repair. To view more, please visit: www.ProtoMD.com

Languages

Greek, Spanish

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, ELDERPLAN, FIDELIS EXCHANGE, HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, NJ MEDICAID, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, QUEENS MEDICARE, Tricare, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, WORKERS COMP

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Board Certification

2011 — Ab Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

1997-2001 — Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Medical Education
2002-2003 — Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (Orthopaedics/Surgery), Internship
2003-2007 — Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (Orthopaedics/Surgery), Residency Training
2007-2008 — Duke University (Hand Surgery), Clinical Fellowships
2008-2009 — New York University (Spine Surgery), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Interests

Cervical Radiculopathy Double Crush Phenomenon Peripheral Neuropathies and Brachial Plexus Injuries Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) Cervical Laminoplsty Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion Cevical Foramenotomy Cervical Disc Replacement and Motion Preservation Cervical Spine Deformity Neck Pain Microscopic Lumbar Discectomy Lumbar Laminectomy and Decompression Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Decompression and Fusion Microsurgery Peripheral Nerve Decompression, Neurolysis, Repair and Transfer Vascularized Free Fibula Transfer

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

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Complications and intercenter variability of three-column osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of 423 patients
Bianco, Kristina; Norton, Robert; Schwab, Frank; Smith, Justin S; Klineberg, Eric; Obeid, Ibrahim; Mundis, Gregory Jr; Shaffrey, Christopher I; Kebaish, Khaled; Hostin, Richard; Hart, Robert; Gupta, Munish C; Burton, Douglas; Ames, Christopher; Boachie-Adjei, Oheneba; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Lafage, Virginie
2014 May;36(5):E18-E18 E18, Neurosurgical focus
— id: 955512, year: 2014, vol: 36, page: E18, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical improvement through nonoperative treatment of adult spinal deformity: who is likely to benefit?
Slobodyanyuk, Kseniya; Poorman, Caroline E; Smith, Justin S; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Hostin, Richard; Bess, Shay; Mundis, Gregory M Jr; Schwab, Frank J; Lafage, Virginie
2014 May;36(5):E2-E2 E2, Neurosurgical focus
— id: 955522, year: 2014, vol: 36, page: E2, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical treatment of pathological loss of lumbar lordosis (flatback) in patients with normal sagittal vertical axis achieves similar clinical improvement as surgical treatment of elevated sagittal vertical axis
Smith, Justin S; Singh, Manish; Klineberg, Eric; Shaffrey, Christopher I; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles; Ibrahimi, David; Scheer, Justin K; Mundis, Gregory Jr; Gupta, Munish C; Hostin, Richard; Deviren, Vedat; Kebaish, Khaled; Hart, Robert; Burton, Douglas C; Bess, Shay; Ames, Christopher P
2014 Aug;21(2):160-170, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 1127422, year: 2014, vol: 21, page: 160, stat: Journal Article,

A standardized nomenclature for cervical spine soft-tissue release and osteotomy for deformity correction
Ames, Christopher P; Smith, Justin S; Scheer, Justin K; Shaffrey, Christopher I; Lafage, Virginie; Deviren, Vedat; Moal, Bertrand; Protopsaltis, Themistocles; Mummaneni, Praveen V; Mundis, Gregory M Jr; Hostin, Richard; Klineberg, Eric; Burton, Douglas C; Hart, Robert; Bess, Shay; Schwab, Frank J
2013 Sep;19(3):269-278, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 540132, year: 2013, vol: 19, page: 269, stat: Journal Article,

A standardized nomenclature zor cervical spine sozt-tissue release and osteotomy zor deformity correction
Ames, CP; Smith, JS; Scheer, JK; Shaffrey, CI; Lafage, V; Deviren, V; Moal, B; Protopsaltis, T; Mummaneni, PV; Mundis, Jr, GM; Hostin, R; Klineberg, E; Burton, DC; Hart, R; Bess, S; Schwab, FJ
2013 ;19(3):269-278, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 567492, year: 2013, vol: 19, page: 269, stat: Journal Article,

Complications and intercenter variability of three-column osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: A retrospective review of 423 patients
Bianco, K; Schwab, F J; Norton, R P; Smith, J S; Obeid, I; Mundis, G M; Kebaish, K M; Hostin, R A; Hart, R A; Burton, D C; Ames, C P; Boachie-Adjei, O; Protopsaltis, T S; Lafage, V
2013 September 2013;13(9):60S-61S, Spine journal
— id: 628312, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 60S, stat: Journal Article,

T1 Pelvic Angle (TPA): A new global sagittal imbalance radiographic parameter including pelvic tilt and trunk inclination and its correlation with quality of life scores
Bronsard, N; Protopsaltis, T; Moal, B; Ames, Ch; Shaffrey, Ch; Schwab, F; Farcy, J P; Lafage, V
2013 May 2013;22(5):1218-1219, European spine journal
— id: 452902, year: 2013, vol: 22, page: 1218, stat: Journal Article,

Three column spinal osteotomies for adult spinal deformity: Intercenter analysis ofvariability intechnique and alignment impact
Devos, P; Terran, J S; Hostin, R A; Hart, R A; Ames, C P; Boachie-Adjei, O; Smith, J S; Klineberg, E O; Obeid, I; Mundis, G M; Kebaish, K M; Protopsaltis, T S; Schwab, F J; Lafage, V
2013 September 2013;13(9):27S-28S, Spine journal
— id: 628362, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 27S, stat: Journal Article,

Coronal imbalance may be neglected in patients undergoing major sagittal deformity correction
Gupta, M C; Boachie-Adjei, O; Cunningham, M E; Protopsaltis, T S; Deviren, V; Mundis, G M; Ames, C P; Hostin, R A; Lafage, V; Klineberg, E O; Smith, J S; Terran, J S
2013 September 2013;13(9):9S-9S, Spine journal
— id: 628432, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 9S, stat: Journal Article,

Prospective, multicenter assessment of risk factors for early rod fracture following surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD)
Ibrahimi, D M; Smith, J S; Klineberg, E O; Shaffrey, C I; Lafage, V; Schwab, F J; Protopsaltis, T S; Gupta, M C; Mundis, G M; Singh, M; Hostin, R A; Deviren, V; Hart, R A; Burton, D C; Bess, R S; Ames, C P
2013 September 2013;13(9):8S-8S, Spine journal
— id: 628452, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 8S, stat: Journal Article,

Early and late thoracic kyphosis following 104 lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomies with un-fused thoracic spine
Klineberg, E O; Lafage, V; Terran, J S; Ames, C P; Burton, D C; Hart, R A; Smith, J S; Shaffrey, C I; Boachie-Adjei, O; Kai-Ming, G F; Protopsaltis, T S; Schwab, F J; Kebaish, K M; Mundis, Jr G M; Deviren, V; Gupta, M C
2013 September 2013;13(9):116S-117S, Spine journal
— id: 628062, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 116S, stat: Journal Article,

Revision surgery after three-column osteotomy (3CO) in 335 adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients: Intercenter variability and risk factors
Maier, S P; Lafage, V; Smith, J S; Obeid, I; Mundis, Jr G M; Klineberg, E O; Kebaish, K M; Hostin, R A; Hart, R A; Burton, D C; Boachie-Adjei, O; Ames, C P; Protopsaltis, T S; Schwab, F J
2013 September 2013;13(9):9S-10S, Spine journal
— id: 628422, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 9S, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical improvement through nonoperative treatment of adult spinal deformity: Who is likely to benefit?
Poorman, C E; Slobodyanyuk, K; Smith, J S; Protopsaltis, T S; Hostin, R A; Bess, R S; Mundis, Jr G M; Schwab, F J; Lafage, V
2013 September 2013;13(9):144S-144S, Spine journal
— id: 627992, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 144S, stat: Journal Article,

Cervical sagittal deformity develops after PJK in adult thoracolumbar deformity correction: Radiographic analysis utilizing a novel global sagittal parameter, the CTPA
Protopsaltis, T S; Bronsard, N; Terran, J S; Smith, J; Klineberg, E O; Mundis, Jr G M; Kim, H J; Hostin, R A; Hart, R A; Ames, C P; Shaffrey, C I; Bess, R S; Schwab, F J; Lafage, V
2013 September 2013;13(9):10S-11S, Spine journal
— id: 628402, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 10S, stat: Journal Article,

How the neck affects the back: Changes in regional cervical sagittal alignment correlate to hrql improvement in adult thoracolumbar deformity patients at two-year follow-up
Protopsaltis, T S; Scheer, J K; Terran, J S; Smith, J S; Kim, H J; Mundis, Jr G M; Hart, R A; McCarthy, I; Klineberg, E O; Lafage, V; Bess, R S; Schwab, F J; Shaffrey, C I; Ames, C P
2013 September 2013;13(9):97S-98S, Spine journal
— id: 628222, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 97S, stat: Journal Article,

The T1 pelvic angle (TPA), a novel radiographic parameter of sagittal deformity, correlates strongly with clinical measures of disability
Protopsaltis, T S; Schwab, F J; Smith, J S; Klineberg, E O; Mundis, G M; Hostin, R A; Hart, R A; Burton, D C; Ames, C P; Shaffrey, C I; Bess, R S; Errico, T J; Lafage, V
2013 September 2013;13(9):61S-61S, Spine journal
— id: 628302, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 61S, stat: Journal Article,

Health impact comparison of cervical sagittal deformity and thoracolumbar sagittal deformity on baseline disability and surgical outcomes: Cervical PSO versus lumbar PSO
Scheer, J K; Protopsaltis, T S; Kim, H J; Hostin, R A; Kebaish, K M; Smith, J S; Mundis, G M; Schwab, F J; Lafage, V; Hart, R A; Bess, R S; Shaffrey, C I; Deviren, V; Ames, C P
2013 September 2013;13(9):115S-116S, Spine journal
— id: 628082, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 115S, stat: Journal Article,

Cervical spine alignment, sagittal deformity, and clinical implications
Scheer, Justin K; Tang, Jessica A; Smith, Justin S; Acosta, Frank L Jr; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Blondel, Benjamin; Bess, Shay; Shaffrey, Christopher I; Deviren, Vedat; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank; Ames, Christopher P
2013 Aug;19(2):141-159, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 509012, year: 2013, vol: 19, page: 141, stat: Journal Article,

Surgical treatment of pathological loss of lumbar lordosis (FLATBACK) in the setting of normal sagittal vertical axis (SVA) achieves similar clinical improvement as surgical treatment for elevated SVA
Singh, M; Smith, J S; Klineberg, E O; Shaffrey, C I; Lafage, V; Schwab, F J; Protopsaltis, T S; Kai-Ming, G F; Gupta, M C; Buchowski, J M; Ibrahimi, D M; Mundis, G M; Hostin, R A; Deviren, V; Burton, D C; Bess, R S; Hart, R A; Ames, C P
2013 September 2013;13(9):115S-115S, Spine journal
— id: 628092, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 115S, stat: Journal Article,

Prevalence and type of cervical deformity among 470 adults with thoracolumbar deformity
Smith, J S; Shaffrey, C I; Lafage, V; Schwab, F J; Protopsaltis, T S; Klineberg, E O; Gupta, M C; Scheer, J K; Kai-Ming, G F; Hostin, R A; Deviren, V; Hart, R A; Burton, D C; Bess, R S; Ames, C P
2013 September 2013;13(9):116S-116S, Spine journal
— id: 628072, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 116S, stat: Journal Article,

Prospective evaluation of surgical planning in adult sagittal realignment: Root cause analysis of failure
Terran, J S; Moal, B; Schwab, F J; Paul, J C; Protopsaltis, T S; Errico, T J; Lafage, V
2013 September 2013;13(9):136S-136S, Spine journal
— id: 628022, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 136S, stat: Journal Article,

Retrospective cost analysis of cervical laminectomy and fusion versus cervical laminoplasty in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Warren, D T; Ricart-Hoffiz, P A; Andres, T M; Hoelscher, C M; Protopsaltis, T S; Goldstein, J A; Bendo, J A
2013 December 2013;7(1):e72-e80, International journal of spine surgery
— id: 712732, year: 2013, vol: 7, page: e72, stat: Journal Article,

Hospital for joint diseases participates in international spine registry Spine Tango after successful pilot study
Roder, Christoph; Errico, Thomas J; Spivak, Jeffrey M; Murray, M; Protopsaltis, T; Lis, A; Nordin, Margareta; Bendo, John
2012 ;70(4):254-258, Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
— id: 216122, year: 2012, vol: 70, page: 254, stat: Journal Article,

Cervical laminoplasty versus posterior laminectomy and fusion: A cost analysis of perioperative care in cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Ricart-Hoffiz P.; Warren D.; Hoelscher C.; Protopsaltis T.; Bendo J.
2011 ;11(10 SUPPL 1):56S-57S, Spine journal
— id: 139770, year: 2011, vol: 11, page: 56S, stat: Journal Article,

Fellowship and practice composition impact surgical decision making in patients with adult lumbar degenerative scoliosis: Spinal deformity vs. Degenerative spine surgeons
Protopsaltis T.S.; Patel A.; Lonner B.S.; Bendo J.A.
2010 ;10(9 SUPPL 1):5S-6S, Spine journal
— id: 112572, year: 2010, vol: 10, page: 5S, stat: Journal Article,

Triangular fibrocartilage complex tears associated with symptomatic ulnar styloid nonunions
Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Ruch, David S
2010 Aug;35(8):1251-1255, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 111826, year: 2010, vol: 35, page: 1251, stat: Journal Article,

Bone grafting options for lumbar spine surgery: A review examining clinical efficacy and complications
Vaz K.; Verma K.; Protopsaltis T.; Schwab F.; Lonner B.; Errico T.
2010 ;4(3):75-86, SAS journal
— id: 112211, year: 2010, vol: 4, page: 75, stat: Journal Article,

Volar approach to distal radius fractures
Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Ruch, David S
2008 Jul-Aug;33(6):958-965, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 105286, year: 2008, vol: 33, page: 958, stat: Journal Article,

Basicervical versus intertrochanteric fractures: an analysis of radiographic and functional outcomes
Su, Brian W; Heyworth, Benton E; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Lipton, Carter B; Sinicropi, Stephano M; Chapman, Cary B; Kuremsky, Marshall A; Rosenwasser, Melvin P
2006 Oct;29(10):919-925, Orthopedics (Thorofare NJ)
— id: 98910, year: 2006, vol: 29, page: 919, stat: Journal Article,

The biomechanical analysis of a tendon fixation device for flexor tendon repair
Su, Brian W; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Koff, Matthew F; Chang, Ketharin P; Strauch, Robert J; Crow, Scott A; Rosenwasser, Melvin P
2005 Mar;30(2):237-245, Journal of hand surgery (American volume)
— id: 105287, year: 2005, vol: 30, page: 237, stat: Journal Article,

The Effect of the dynamic compression plate on the vascularity of cortical bone after fracture: A study in the beagle dog
Protopsaltis TS; Raia F; Lane K; Rosenwasser MP
2002 ;10:101-105, Osteosynthesis & trauma care
— id: 109696, year: 2002, vol: 10, page: 101, stat: Journal Article,

Postischemic cerebrovascular E-selectin expression mediates tissue injury in murine stroke
Huang, J; Choudhri, T F; Winfree, C J; McTaggart, R A; Kiss, S; Mocco, J; Kim, L J; Protopsaltis, T S; Zhang, Y; Pinsky, D J; Connolly, E S Jr
2000 Dec;31(12):3047-3053, Stroke
— id: 105288, year: 2000, vol: 31, page: 3047, stat: Journal Article,