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Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS

Board Certifications: 
Neurological Surgery
Expertise in: 
Spine Surgery, Brain & Spinal Tumors
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(212) 305-0378

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Spine Surgery
  • Brain & Spinal Tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Cervical Pain (Neck)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Cervical Spine Disease
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Congenital Anomalies of Spine
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Back Pain
  • Stenosis
  • Neck Pain, Acute
  • Herniated Cervical Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
  • Neck & Back Injuries
  • Herniated Disc, Cervical
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spine (all aspects)
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Radiculopathy
  • Disorder of Intervertebral Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Spine Disorder
  • Spine Instrumentation Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Trauma
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Back
  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Neck Surgery
  • Cervical Neck Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Spine Cancer
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Spine Care
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Traumatic Spine Stabilization
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Head & Neck Tumors
  • Bulging Disc
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Disc Herniations
  • Trauma
  • Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Pain
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Disc Surgery
  • Tethered Cords
  • Complex Spine Instrumentation
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Surgery
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Neck Pain
  • Spine Fractures
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spine Fusion Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis, Thoracic
  • Tethered Cord
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spine Trauma
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Spine Deformity
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Spine Disorders
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spinal Disorder
  • Spine Injuries
  • Microsurgery of the Spine
  • Spinal Neurological Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spine Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spine Problems
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Artificial Disc
  • Cervical Disc Herniations
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Second Opinion
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical Spinal Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Disease
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Spinal and Head Injuries
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Disc Disorder
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Spinal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Adult Scoliosis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Congenital Spinal Malformation
  • Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Emory University Hospital, GA

About Michael Kaiser

Cervical Myelopathy - Dr. Michael G. Kaiser

Dr. Kaiser is a board certified neurosurgeon and faculty member of the Neurosurgical Department at Columbia University with advanced subspecialty training in complex spinal surgery. Dr. Kaiser's clinical interests include cervical spondylotic myelopathy, cervical and lumbar degenerative disease, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine and spinal cord tumors. His research interests clinical guideline development, evidence based treatment algorithms, and clinical outcome analysis.

Dr. Kaiser is the Medical Director of the Valley Hospital Spine Center in New Jersey. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the Congress of Neurological Surgery, the AANS Joint Section on Spine & Peripheral Nerve, and the American College of Surgeons. He is presently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. He is an active member of the clinical guidelines committee of the Joint Section of Spine & Peripheral Nerve. Dr. Kaiser also serves as an ad hoc reviewer of two nationally recognized peer-reviewed spine journals. Dr. Kaiser has had over 75 publications accepted as peer reviewed clinical articles, book chapters, and meeting abstracts.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Associate Director, Spine Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • German

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-0378
Fax:
(212) 305-4108
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Research

Research Interests

  • Development of Motion Preservation Technology
  • Evidence based Treatment Algorithms
  • Clinical Outcome Analysis
  • Computer Simulation of the Cervical Spine

Grants

PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED CLINICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE SECURE (TM)-C CERVICAL ARTIFICIAL DISC: A PIVOTAL STUDY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 22 2006 - Sep 30 2010

KNOWLEDGE-BASED GENERATION OF PATIENT-SPECIFIC 3D MODELS OF THE CERVICAL SPINE (Private)

Jul 20 2007 - Jul 19 2009