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Dr. Michael Stoffman, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Stoffman

Dr. Michael Stoffman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(716) 631-3555

Dr. Stoffman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Independent Health
Encompass
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stoffman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stoffman performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Stoffman performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stoffman treats Herniated Disc more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Stoffman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stoffman performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Stoffman performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Stoffman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Stoffman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Montreal Neurological Institute, Neurosurgery Resident, Montreal, Canada
Residency Hospital
Yale University, Neurosurgery Chief Resident, 2005-2006
Residency Hospital
2005
Yale University, Neurosurgery Resident
Residency Hospital
2000
McGill University, Surgical Internship
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of Toronto, Pharmacology, Hon.B.Sc., Summa Cum Laude
Undergraduate School
2005
2000
1999
1995

Awards

Dr. Stoffman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stoffman

3.2

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
48.717948717948715%
(19)
4 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
1 Star
38.46153846153846%
(15)

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Dr Stoffman told me that he could stop my back pain by doing surgery on my lower back. I agreed to have him do the surgery. However after the surgery and 18 months later I still have the same pain in my lower back. It was a big waste of time and money. It's clear that he gets paid even if he does nothing for you.
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I have more pain in my lower back now than I ever had a full year after he operated on me. I never saw him after the surgery. Only the PA. I tried to make an appointment to see him after the surgery but I was told that you can't have an appointment with him, only a PA. I found him to be very arrogant. Very bad experience with him. Stay away.
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Dr. Stoffman avoids patient contact. I was scheduled for lumbar surgery 8 a.m. and did not see the doctor or followup until 4 p.m. The next day I did not have a follow up vs, with the doctor, nor for the rest of the hospital and rehab time. He seemed to offset all responsibility to the PA.
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I was operated on in 2015, when I woke up from my back surgery, I was paralyzed in the legs. Little did I know then that my bladder and bowels were affected also. I still can’t walk unaided. He kept saying “this has never happened to me before “. Well over 3 years and I’m living in agony with neuropathy pain in a foot that’s paralyzed. I’m devastated!
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He operated on my Son causing paralysis. Never came to see him after surgery. Worst Dr. ( and I use the term loosley) I have ever met. There are 3 people in my family he has operated on who are now in worse shape than before....stay away
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Because the staff at his office did not cancel my appointment when I called he would not reschedule me. Even when told it was his office that made the mistake. What a joke!!!
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I had surgery monday on the 14 of August and i thought the surgery went well ,after being discharged from the hospital the next day all was ok .but by Wednesday i was in excruciating pain so i called office at 9 am and told the lady on the other my symptoms, she said she would talk the PA and get right back to me ,well 6 hours later still nothing and the pain got worse ,i felt like i had been pushed aside because my surgery was already done ,i mean c'mon they can't take 5 min to call back ?.
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I had a horrible experience with Dr Stoffman!! He told me I needed neck surgery but he wouldn't be doing it because I was fat and unhealthy and wouldn't want to tell my family I died during surgery because of being fat and unhealthy also told me to come back and see him when I weighted 160. His beside manner is horrible!!! And I really feel alot of it has to do with my insurance... I rate him a zero across the board!!!!!
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I have had back pain for 20-30 years, if not longer on and off. I am no a retired er nurse. It was all manual labored. I have herniated dics. I have never had such severe back pain like I have had for the past year. dr stoffman is kind listens to me. everyone in his office is kind and responsive to me because I usually call 2 or 3 times a week. I am very happy with all the care, before and after surgery
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Absolutely outstanding in every respect.
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Excellent Doctor
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