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Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Kowalski

UBMD Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

462 Grider St Buffalo, NY 14215

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(716) 204-3200


Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biological Sciences in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Kowalski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Neck
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Broken Neck more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Spinal Fusion
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski performs Spinal Fusion more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kowalski

4.1

Based on 17 reviews

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1 Star
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Best Dr ever! I broke my back when I was 17, and 35 years later he was able to fix it. He fused from L1 to S2 and I can do all kinds of things except skiing and horse back riding. He is straight forward and honest!
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Outstanding surgeon! Dr. Kowalski saved my life after an accident damaged my body so badly, it would have seemed easier just letting me die. He talked honestly with my family, described the injuries and the likelihood of my not even surviving the surgery... then welcomed my daughter's hug when he announced I had made it through. We will never forget this amazing man who did his best to put me back together. The accident left me paraplegic, but Dr. Kowalski gave me a second chance to live again!
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Never had another ache or pain after my back surgery. No pain ever after procedure was completed. I highly recommend Dr. Kowalski not only for his complete information and care prior to the operation, and the post checkups also.
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I love doctor Kowalski and his staff. Best surgeon I ever had. Made my husband comfortable about me having surgery. Which we had to do but only as a last resort after he had me try a shot in my neck and 6 weeks of pt. He pulls no punches and tells you how it is. Dr Kowalski was my 3rd opinion as the other two surgeons wanted to do surgery Right away but Dr Kowalski wanted to try other options to avoid surgery and with him being a surgeon I was shocked by it but appreciated it.
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Care Philosophy

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

State University Of New York At Buffalo-Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1999
Emory University-Spine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1994
State University Of New York At Buffalo-General Surgery
Internship Hospital
1993
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biological Sciences
Medical School
1989
Doctor of Chiropractic
1987
National College of Chiropractic
Undergraduate School
1999
1994
1993
1989
1987

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