Dr. James Kelly, DO

Dr. James Kelly, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Kelly, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Excelsior Orthopaedics

3925 Sheridan Dr

Amherst, NY 14226
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
more than 80% of peers
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
more than 77% of peers

Dr. Kelly'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. Kelly ""Excelsior Orthopaedics believes every patient deserves to receive the finest musculoskeletal care in a compassionate and professional atmosphere.  We are dedicated to create individualized treatment plans for all our patients and their families.  We treasure our relationships with patients, families, referral sources and the community."

 All members of our fine staff are guided by these values:

Every patient is somebody's mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, child, or close friend.  We care for all patients as if they were members of our own family.  We respect people's time and care-giving responsibilities and are poised to assist in any way we can. We are proud of our staff and the years of education  and training they have secured to make Excelsior Orthopaedics a true Center of Excellence. "


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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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25  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Millcreek Comm Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Suny Buffalo School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelly to family and friends
30 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kelly's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Kelly seemed very knowledgeable and while the words he used we very confusing, he did a fantastic job explaining everything very clearly so that I could understand.
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Dr Kelly was thorough in explaining everything including options. His resident Pat was very thorough as well, and honest. Thank you
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Very helpful. Takes time to talk to patient.
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Dr Kelly is an amazing surgeon and a wonderfully patient physician. He listens carefully to his patients and makes a great effort to help them heal to the fullest.
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I had seen him twice over the course of three years and both times I had an excellent experience with him. He explained everything well and was overall a friendly doctor. He is an excellent surgeon and have no problems with my hands since surgery.
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