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Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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About Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

Using his fellowship training in spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients, Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, focuses on the comprehensive treatment of spinal deformity of both patient populations. Dr. Avramis is Director of the Baylor Scott & White Spine & Scoliosis Center at Baylor University Medical Center through which he endeavors to develop innovative treatments for spine conditions. In the past, he has also served as research director of the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center - Plano.

Dr. Avramis was born in Houston and raised in southern California. He earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA, was inducted Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors summa cum laude. Medical school studies were completed at UC Davis in Sacramento, California, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital. Dr. Avramis has received additional specialized training in adult and pediatric spinal surgery during his fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children-Northern California.

Dr. Avramis is dedicated to advancing the field of spinal surgery through research, publication and membership in various societies which include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon, North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society. He has contributed to more than thirty medical publications and spine textbook chapters, and holds a medical patent. In addition to the book chapters and research projects for which he serves as principal investigator, Dr. Avramis is interested in the development of instruments and techniques that allow patients to have a more successful and less painful surgical experience.

Dr. Avramis was recognized by Texas Top Docs as a "Top Doctor" for his commitment to excellence in Orthopedic Surgery for 2021.

Dr. Avramis has been nominated for the second consecutive year for D Magazine's 2021 Best Docs.

Read Dr. Avramis's article, "How to talk to your doctor about your back pain."

Read Dr. Avramis's article, "Seeing a spine doctor? How to prepare and what questions to ask."



LanguagesEnglish, english
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - City of Dallas Employee Plan
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Meet Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

  • Meet Ioannis Avramis, MD

  • Ask the Expert | Scoliosis

Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of California (Davis) (2006)
  • Internship: LAC - USC Medical Center (2007)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, LAC - USC Medical Center (2011)
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Adult and Peds, UC Davis Medical Center (2012)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Johnson & JohnsonConsulting

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Reviews (118) for Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD

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Jan 8, 2023
Very knowledgeable and thorough.
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Jan 6, 2023
Great communicator, knowledgeable and caring.
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Jan 6, 2023
From the person in reception until checkout my experience was a good one!
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Jan 5, 2023
Dr. Avramis preformed an amazing surgery on my spine that is amazing. My presents doctors that I have which are several are amazed at the before and after pictures, all a have stated that they have never seen anything like it.
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Jan 4, 2023
Kind, direct, took time to explain all details of my condition
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Dec 29, 2022
Based on my interaction with Dr. Ioannis A. Avramis and his staff, I believe he is passionately about the quality of work he provides to his clients.
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Dec 23, 2022
Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, easy to understand the problem and the scenarios for treatment
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Dec 19, 2022
Dr. Avramis was very professional and an excellent listener when I explained what I thought was a cause of my troubles.
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Dec 17, 2022
I was impressed. The office staff were nice, we were not kept waiting, and the doctor was nice and answered all my questions.
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Dec 16, 2022
He's a excellent doctor. He takes time to listen to you, and makes you feel very comfortable. He doesn't rush you, and is willing to answer and discuss any questions you have. He's know to be a excellent doctor. I've had a lot of back surgeries and still having a lot of pain. I have Scoliosis Spinalstinois degenerative disease etc. He's fixed so many people with the same symptoms and problems and he fixed it to where they could stand up straight and not in any pain anymore. I've had 14 back surgeries since 1996. My friend talked me into going to him so I did and I'm so glad I did. Now just waiting to see when I can have my surgery. Believe me you won't regret it if you go to see him. Also his staff and nurses are very nice!
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Dec 9, 2022
Appreciated the direct, yet polite, honest feedback and actual answers to questions. Didn't treat me as too "dumb" to understand (which others have previously)
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Dec 3, 2022
He listened. Very patient.
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Nov 25, 2022
Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful
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Nov 24, 2022
Great doctor Glad I found him
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Nov 24, 2022
Dr. Avramis is knowledgeable, experienced, and is able to communicate in an educational and non-intimidating manner. I have complete trust in him and his abilities, as well as his team. I won't let just anyone open me up from stem to stern.
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Nov 14, 2022
He felt like I was progressing well and was on track for my recovery.
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Nov 11, 2022
I researched Dr AVRAMIS reviews and back ground before I ever chose him as my surgeon. He has lived up to AND BEYOND all the terrific reviews that I have read about him, during his care of me!
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Nov 7, 2022
Knowledgeable and thorough.
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Nov 4, 2022
Dr. Avramis was clear, concise, and knowledgeable about my diagnosis and treatment options. He provided additional option such as telemedicine for upcoming visits since I live out of state.
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Oct 28, 2022
Dr Avramis & his team work great together & provide excellent services
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Oct 28, 2022
Dr A had reviewed my reports before seeing me and was prepared before he saw me. He was careful in his diagnosis and gave me more info than my previous doctor.
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Oct 27, 2022
This surgeon recently performed life-altering complex surgery on me. He very likely changed my life.
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Oct 21, 2022
Every time I go it's the best physicians office I have been to. Every time.
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Oct 21, 2022
Great doctor and staff. He diagnosed and fixed my issue.
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Oct 21, 2022
Did not rush the appointment. Was patient and answered questions
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Oct 19, 2022
He was kind and took his time and explained things clearly. He wasn't rushed or rude when my 10 year old asked him questions.
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Oct 14, 2022
Professional , friendly and caring
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Oct 14, 2022
He was very nice and informative.
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Sep 28, 2022
He was knowledgeable about my complaint and kind about when I needed to have surgery.
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Sep 26, 2022
He listened to all my concerned and in detail went over my options. Knowing how much pain I have been in over the past year he understood that I am ready to move forward with surgery. Even knowing initially It will be painful... I look forward to getting my life back!
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Sep 24, 2022
Very clear in his explanation
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Sep 13, 2022
Took a lot of time. Answered all our questions. He made our daughter confident about him doing her surgery.
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Sep 11, 2022
Very knowledgeable and professional.
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Sep 10, 2022
Very nice
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Sep 9, 2022
He knew my symptoms better than me.
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Sep 5, 2022
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Sep 3, 2022
Very good diagnosis, care, and follow up.
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Aug 31, 2022
Explained everything completely, so I knew what to expect.
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Aug 29, 2022
Dr.Avramis clearly explained the risks involved and details of the procedure and recovery schedule before the surgery. He performed a very successful surgery and helped us through post-op visits,
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Aug 18, 2022
Thorough
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Aug 16, 2022
He told me what my issue was and how he could try and fix my problem
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Aug 14, 2022
Dr. Avramis was thorough. Although right now my issues are manifesting other than in my back for the most part, X-rays show some arthritis deterioration. I was pleased to learn that Dr. Avramis viewed my scoliosis to be minor.
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Aug 14, 2022
Very personable, kind and truly cared about my issues and prescribed treatment.
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Aug 13, 2022
Best of care!
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Aug 12, 2022
I have already been to 2 spine surgeons before coming to Dr AVRAMIS. Dr AVRAMIS explained sooo much more thoroughly what my condition is, how it came about and how exactly he can give me my life back with corrective surgery. I felt like I left his office with a wealth of information that never was given to me before !
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Aug 7, 2022
Very nice and explains things well. Visit was also quick, but still thorough.
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Aug 3, 2022
Very professional and friendly
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Aug 3, 2022
Very professional and kind.
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Aug 3, 2022
Excellent surgeon knowledgeable and concerned
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