Dr. Christopher Hamill, MD

Dr. Christopher Hamill, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Christopher Hamill, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences SUNY at Buffalo in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4949 Harlem Rd

Amherst, NY 14226

Contact Information

(716) 204-3200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hamill performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Hamill's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hamill "UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

We will improve lives through compassionate care for those with musculoskeletal conditions; innovative research to discover, develop and deliver treatment; and collaborative education of the community and the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow.

We will treat everyone with integrity, kindness, respect and confidentiality.

Every member of our organization shares this commitment."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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17  Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Colgate University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences SUNY at Buffalo
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo-General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Washington University School Of Medicine, Barnes Hospital-Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hamill has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hamill's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamill to family and friends
38 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Hamill's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My daughter was referred to dr. Hamill by one of colleagues after his colleague felt doctor Hamill could potentially help us. When dr. Hamel walked into the room and within 1 minute said he could not help my daughter and didn't understand why we were there. He made us feel like we had...more
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My spine was a mess - was referred to Dr. Hamill by another surgeon who bluntly stated he didn't want to touch my back. Dr. Hamill instilled confidence in me & told me he felt he could make me 85% better than I was - I said yes immediately - 11 hours on the OR table & LOTS of instrumentation later...more
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Couldn't be more pleased with the professional care and mannerisms of Dr. Hamill. Diagnosis and surgical treatment occurred within five days resulting in immediate improvement. Thank you to his staff and Buffalo General Hospital for a very positive surgical experience. .
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Dr Hamill, stated Dont worry about the disability we will file that for you. Now it's a week after my surgery and I called his office to see if they had filed it and they said we only file for you if you bring us the paperwork. This was something that was never explained to us. I aslo called for a...more
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Dr. Hamill was very thorough and left no stone unturned. When the x - rays taken at the office did not give him the information he needed to determine the best course of action, he's having me go to Buffalo General for another x ray. I would definitely recommend him.
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