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Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS

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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.

Primary Specialty
Neurological Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And 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
Clinical Expertise
Spine Surgery
Complex Spinal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Artificial Disc Replacement
Degenerative Spine Disease
Spine Fusion Surgery
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Tumors
Spinal Cord Injury
Back Pain
Spine Instrumentation Surgery
Disorder of Intervertebral Disc
Spinal Instrumentation
Complex Spine Instrumentation
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
UnitedHealthcare [HMO, POS, PPO]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-0378
Primary Office
Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street
Floor: 5
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0378
Fax: (212) 305-4108
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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