Dr. Kai-Ming Fu, MD

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu, MD

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Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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43 y/o
(44)

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Dr. Kai-Ming Fu, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in neurological spine surgery and neurological spine reconstructive surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

240 E 59th St Fl 2

New York, NY 10022
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
normal
more than 75% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
normal
more than 75% of peers
Spine Disorders
normal
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Fu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fu "Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center. His specialty is advanced surgical procedures for spinal deformity, reconstruction, and oncology; sacro-iliac joint conditions; and low back pain, especially pain caused by previously undetected and under-diagnosed conditions. He has been at the forefront of the surgical progression toward less invasive techniques, using neuro-navigation, image guidance, and other advanced technologies that reduce recovery times for his patients. TRAINING Dr. Fu obtained his undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and his medical and graduate training in the MD/PhD program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, Dr. Fu completed a combined neurosurgical/orthopedic spine fellowship at the University of Virginia under Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, where he received advanced training in deformity, reconstructive, and oncological spine surgery. RESEARCH Dr. Fu combines his clinical interests in deformity, reconstructive, revision, and tumor surgery with active research in clinical outcomes. His work has been presented at multiple national and international meetings and been published in journals such as Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Journal of Neuroscience. He has been nominated for and won multiple awards at meetings such as the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. His work has been featured in the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, Spine Deformity, Spinal News and Orthopedics Today."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fu "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fu

4.0

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(33)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(2)
1 Star
20.454545454545453%
(9)

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This is my second surgical consultation with Dr Fu for degenerative scoliosis/degenerative spine disease. First I was able to schedule an appointment with no difficulty, office staff was friendly rand helpful, his Assistant/ Nurse Practioner was kind and helpful . Dr Fu was kind and informative ,he...Read More
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An enormous THANK YOU to Dr. Fu and his staff for giving me the opportunity to walk pain free. I have been suffering nerve and back pain since Dec 2016. Dr Fu and his staff and nurses have been beyond compassionate. They walked me through the entire surgery and process in which I would undergo. I'm...Read More
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I felt a little rushed. When it comes to possible cervical surgery, I want a doctor who takes his times and explains everything. I also should have been shown my mri on a computer or screen and he should have went over my mri report with me. Gave me no diagnosis & onkyvsaid if it doesn’t hurt leave...Read More
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Dr. Fu saved my sanity. He performed a cervical fusion in July 2012 and the moment I woke up, I knew he did an excellent job. My pain was gone. I did have some shoulder pain but that was gone when I healed. Dr. Fu is conservative and believes in trying every possibility before surgery. I recently...Read More
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I found Dr Ming-Fu thoughtful and thorough. I would highly recommend him.
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