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Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS

Chief, Neurosurgery, Backus Hospital





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Back Surgery, Brain Lesion, Brain Tumors, Neurosciences, Spinal Arthroplasty, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Fusions, Spinal Lesions, Spinal Tumors, Vascular Lesions


National Institutes of Health
The Institute of Neurology, London, England
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Yale Surgical Society, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

He was excellent. Explained my medical issue in a manner easy for me to understand, great guy.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Criscuolo operated on my daughter-in-law 2 years ago. He treated her like she was his daughter although *Dr. Pother referred me to a different MD, I insisted I see *Dr. Criscuolo - he's kind, compassionate yet tells the truth! Even if it's not what you hope to hear.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr exceeded my expectations! So informative and kind.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Criscuolo is the finest dr. I've ever had.

5 out of 5 stars

This surgeon is both highly competent and compassionate.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Criscuolo is an amazing Surgeon and even better human being

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

He always takes the time to answer my questions and explains things in a way I can understand.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Criscuolo was very professional. I was treated with respect and professional. This is not always the truth with many other doctors. I would recommend he and his practice with out hesitation.


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