Dr. Michael G. Kaiser, MD

Dr. Michael G. Kaiser, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 49 years old

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.Read more

Columbia University Medical Center Dept of Neurological Surgery
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2016 Five Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaiser to family and friends
4.3
based on 18 total surveys (6 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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in Bronxville, NY |
Dr. Kaiser is a remarkably thorough, thoughtful, and understanding surgeon. He listened, and understood, and cared about my concerns, and I never doubted his recommendations for a second.
in Oceanside, NY |
I have had two successful surgeries performed by Dr. Kaiser in the past three years, a microdiscectomy and a lumbar decompression. He is a wonderful surgeon and a consummate professional. Not surprisingly, his staff is first rate as well.
in Clifton, NJ |
Dr. Kaiser was recommended to me by my primary doctor who had his back surgery done a few years back. What a better recommendation than from another doctor who had his back surgery done by Dr. Kaiser. When I met Dr. Kaiser he showed concern on my imbalance issue and back pain. He sent me to take a number of MRI scans and CT scans to assess my spinal issue. Upon review of the scans he showed me where my problems were and explained in detail how he was going to proceed with surgery. Excellent DR.
in New York, NY |
Dr Kaiser is extremely good at what he does, I recently had a spinal fusion of the C6-C7 area and the results were amazing. The second I woke up from surgery all the pain that I had in my arm was completely gone. I have had many surgery's in my life and it is rare to find a highly skilled surgeon with an amazing bedside manner. Dr Kaiser embodies both of these qualities and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needed spinal surgery. Sincerely, Justin Hoffman
in Chatham, NJ |
He worked with Dr. Sisti to remove a rare tumor from my back. Without them I would be in a wheel chair. They saved my life. I'm back to normal and playing tennis. They are miracle workers.
in Ridgewood, NJ |
Dr. Kaiser is a miracle man. I went to him for a second opinion and wound up be treated by him. For years and years and after two surgeries (one by an HSS rock star) I was a mess. I was impressed the second I met him. One year after a five hour surgery I am able to do anything i want. No more pain. The guy is brilliant. Don't go anywhere else, I am a back doctor expert! Great bedside manner, top notch staff (they actually care) and follow up too.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

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
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroplasty
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Newyork-Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 2009

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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.