About Dr. Gaudin
XAVIER P. J. GAUDIN, D.O.
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.
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