Xavier P. J. Gaudin D.O.

About Dr. Gaudin


Brain & Spine Surgeon

Xavier P. J. Gaudin, D.O. is a board-certified and dual-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive, endoscopic, motion-preserving, and complex spinal surgery. He treats a full spectrum of brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions, including scoliosis and spinal deformity, degenerative disorders, revision surgery, trauma, tumors, infections, and vascular malformations. In addition, he has special expertise in treating brain tumors, both open and endoscopic, such as meningioma or pituitary tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, craniocervical disorders, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve neuropathies.

Dr. Gaudin is one of few physicians to be dual-trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. This unique hybrid of expertise allows him to offer the most comprehensive care for spinal conditions. He utilizes the latest techniques, including minimally invasive, endoscopic, and indirect approaches, which maintain the integrity of the spinal musculature and soft tissues. Additionally, he offers motion-preserving alternatives, such as artificial disk replacement and laminoplasty, in order to preserve spinal mobility. Dr. Gaudin gives special importance to maximizing conservative multidisciplinary modalities, such as pain management, physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture, prior to considering any surgical intervention. “There are only a select few circumstances,” he notes, “where a patient actually requires surgery.”

When a patient becomes a candidate for operative care, Dr. Gaudin uses the latest advancements to minimize surgery-related pain. These include multimodal and patient-specific targeted pain regimens, muscle sparing techniques, long-acting local anesthetic, and enhanced recovery protocols. “Each of these focuses to improve a patient’s early recovery and function after surgery,” he says, “thereby minimizing complications and improving overall outcomes.”

Dr. Gaudin is actively involved in academics and research. He is an editorial board member for the International Journal of Neurosurgery, as well as the Neural Regeneration Research. He serves on the research fellowship committee for the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation. He has won numerous prizes, including research awards at the ACOS Annual Clinical Assembly, has published on The Journal of Neurological Surgery, and authored a book chapter on lumbar stenosis. Dr. Gaudin is fluent in French.

Dr. Gaudin sees patients in Rockville Centre, Bethpage, and Lake Success offices. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai South Nassau, NYU Long Island, Northwell Health, and Catholic Health hospitals.


Education & Training

Dr. Gaudin attended Illinois State University for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated magna cum laude and was on the Dean’s List. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky, and graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Gaudin then completed his internship and residency in neurological surgery at Ohio University COM/Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital where he was appointed Chief Resident and clinical instructor. He received additional subspecialty training in minimally invasive, complex spinal deformity and scoliosis surgery at The Orthopedic Foundation in Ohio.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Xavier Gaudin is the best surgeon you will find in his field of medicine and I say this because of his excellent expertise doing Laminectomy Surgery on my husband. We had a great experience on our first visit with him. He took his time to explain the procedure to us and the outcome. His staff was always very pleasant and kind. The whole process from beginning to end was a positive experience. In addition to his expertise, his personal relationship with his patients is exceptional. I would highly recommend Dr. Gaudin to family and friends. God bless you, Dr. Gaudin!

Chantal and Benjamin

Dr. Xavier Gaudin gave me my life back. He implanted a spinal cord stimulator in my back and I am now pain free after suffering for quite some time with lower back pain and left leg pain. If you are searching for a kind, compassionate, caring, skillful, knowledgeable doctor then he is the one to consult with.

Marlene H.

Dr. Gaudin was very nice and professional. He was very thorough and explain everything in details for me. I went to see him regarding my herniated disc and sciatic pain issues and he put my heart at ease. Even though I am not using him for surgery this was a 2nd opinion visit. The coordinator Radha was very nice and pleasant to talk to. She was also very professional and sweet. Love her. My surgery was already booked or I would have use Dr. Gaudin in a heart beat. Thank you guys for everything. Greatly appreciate the pleasant service I received on Tuesday 2/23/2021

Jerry M.

Dr. Gaudin is without a doubt one of the best if not the best spinal surgeons you will ever meet. Not only does he provide you with a plethora of valuable information, he's a consummate professional. I can't say having spinal fusion surgery is a pleasurable experience, but Dr. Gaudin made it the best experience possible and the outcome of my surgery far exceeded my expectations. After years of epidurals, painkillers, trigger point injections and a host of other medical interventions, a 5-hour procedure and a 48-hour hospitalization transformed my life. In a simple review I can't write enough about how good my back feels. I went from missing days of work, sitting at my desk writhing in pain to mild, normal arthritic discomfort. If you're contemplating any type of spinal surgery this is the guy to go to. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Christopher S.

Wonderful experience. Dr. Gaudin service was thorough and he presented all information to me in a manner in which was very understandable to a person who is not in the medical field.

Mary A.

When we heard the statement that my husband had brain cancer, our heart stopped. It was an unexpected diagnosis as he had been in remission from his previous Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. That had been four years ago and we were convinced that he had won the battle. Learning that a new war with the same cancer was raging, we were referred to the physicians at Neurological Surgery PC. to chart his course to recovery. One of the first steps was to have a brain biopsy and Dr. Xavier Gaudin was the neuro-surgeon who performed this procedure. Dr. Gaudin exhibits the qualities that gave us the support and confidence we needed during this unsettling time. He is personable, responsive and reassuring. My husband is still undergoing treatment for his cancer. All signs are positive for his recovery. We are grateful to Dr. Gaudin for being part of this journey and recommend him highly.

Maureen R.

Dr. Xavier Gaudin is AMAZING, not only is he very polite, he actually takes the time to listen to every problem. I was in a car accident about 8 years ago that messed my back up, I couldn’t sleep properly or be able to stand for long (which I needed to do as I am a nurse) until I found Dr. Gaudin. His surgery saved my life and honestly I wouldn’t be able to help others if it wasn’t for his help. I recommend him to everyone I come in contact with that has back problems. Thank you so much!

Felicia S.

Dr. Gaudin, happens to be a HER0 to me because he saved my life! I was unable to stand, walk and I was also in excruciating pain. He fixed my back with rods and screws because I was in terrible shape. Now, 6 months after surgery, I am able to move around like I was before everything went downhill with my spine. Dr. Gaudin is the only doctor I have ever known to call not once but constantly to see if I was okay during my healing process. I, 110% recommend him to anyone who maybe in need of back surgery.

Mitch Z.

Dr. Gaudin is the best! Not only is he competent, skilled and professional, but he is also a caring, kind person who took the time to talk with me about any questions or concerns I had about having a microdiscectomy and laminectomy. I felt reassured and trusted him completely. So glad I did because 2 weeks post surgery, I am already feeling better after suffering from major sciatic pain that was so debilitating. Thank you Dr. G.! PLEASE don't ever change the way you are with patients. You are a real gem!

Rachel D.

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Gaudin. I had back surgery with him and his expertise as well as his bed side manner was excellent. He takes the time to really explain what the issue is with you so you understand and aren't frightened going into the surgery. He also will do the most non evasive technique he can to solve the issue. I have recommended him many times to my friends and family.

Aileen R.

Dr. Gaudin takes his time to explain everything to us. He is always reachable to answer any questions we have. His bedside manner is comforting and he is very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him. It was by chance that we were introduced to care for my husband but now I can't imagine him not being a part of our medical care team.

G. Matos

Hospital Affiliations

Mount Sinai South NassauOne Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572
Winthrop University Hospital259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501
Mercy Medical Center1000 North Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
St. Francis Hospital100 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576
Long Island Jewish North Shore University Hospital300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
Plainview Hospital888 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Long Island Jewish Valley Stream900 Franklin Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
St. Joseph Hospital4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714

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