Dr. Michael G Kaiser, MD

Dr. Michael G Kaiser, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael G Kaiser, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St Fl 5

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 54% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 54% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 51% of peers

Dr. Kaiser'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.

Dr. Kaiser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kaiser "Dr. Kaiser is a nationally recognized spine surgeon and has been at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center for over 2 decades where he also serves as Associate Director of The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York. He is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, cervical and lumbar degenerative disease, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine and spinal cord tumors, and complex spinal reconstructions. For more information on Dr. Kaiser, please visit the Columbia Spine website."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaiser "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. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Claudication (NC)
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome


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13  Procedures

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.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Newyork-Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaiser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaiser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaiser to family and friends
39 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kaiser's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

My husband had a pinch nerve issue for 1.5 years. After Physical therapy, meds and Pain management, the orthopedic recommended surgery for my husband. After a lot of research and recommendations, we wanted to see Dr. Kaiser and so glad that we did. He is an amazing neurosurgeon and so grateful...more
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I experienced an exceedingly positive outcome from the lumbar laminectomy surgery performed recently by Dr. Michael G. Kaiser. He is a very skilled & compassionate neurosurgeon, who took the time to listen to all my health issues, complaints and questions. I felt very comfortable in his presence....more
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Dr Kaiser's office was amazing. They literally got me my initial appointment immediately. The office was very friendly, patient and accommodating. I was in surgery within 3 days. The hospital team that cared for me, perfect. Call it lucky but I was on my way to no more bulging disk! No more back...more
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Dr Kaiser is honest&upfront.He is thorough in explaining everything, takes his time did not rush us & answered all of our questions.Always made sure we understood everything & always receptive to our needs, he did not focus on just "spinal problems" he looked at the whole picture.He did a delicate...more
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Dr Kaiser performed spinal surgery and I cannot say enough great things about his skills, or his staff. A remarkable experience.
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