Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Dr. Joseph Kowalski, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 19 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.

462 Grider St

Buffalo, NY 14215

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kowalski "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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kowalski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowalski to family and friends
4.1
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Kowalski's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Mount Holly , NC
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...more
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in East Amherst, NY, 14051
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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in Akron, NY
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...more
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