Xavier P.J. Gaudin D.O.

About Dr. Gaudin



Xavier P. J. Gaudin, D.O. is a board-certified and dual-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive, 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 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.

Given his unique hybrid of being dual-trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Gaudin offers the most comprehensive care for neck and back conditions. He utilizes the latest techniques such as minimally invasive and indirect approaches to maintain the integrity of the spinal musculature and soft tissues. Additionally, he offers motion-preserving techniques, such as arthroplasty (disk replacement) and laminoplasty, which maintain spinal mobility. Dr. Gaudin gives special importance to maximizing conservative modalities, such as pain management, chiropractic, and physical therapy, 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 targeted patient-specific pain regimen, minimally invasive procedures which are less traumatizing to the tissue, 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 is also 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, had research published by 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 Winthrop, Northwell Health, and Catholic Health hospitals.