Our surgeons specialize in minimal access surgery. They utilize advances in technology, equipment and techniques to successfully treat back and neck pain with the least amount of interruption to the body while achieving the same surgical objectives as large open surgeries.  They use state-of the-art technology,  detailed anatomy imaging, computer-assisted navigation, and specially designed medical instruments as alternatives to typical open spine surgery when appropriate. Minimal access surgery has been shown to  minimize patient recovery time and pain. Our office routinely organizes your diagnostic imaging (MRI or CT) on the same day as your comprehensive neurosurgical evaluation. Following this expedited and thorough evaluation, a therapeutic plan is devised and then put into action. Most Canadian patients have come from Ontario and Quebec but all are welcome.

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Michael K. Landi, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Landi

A Chicago native, Dr. Michael Landi has lived in Buffalo for over 20 years . A veteran of the United States Navy, he earned his Bachelor of Science  degree in electrical and computer engineering and his doctorate in medicine from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His training in general and neurological surgery was also completed in Buffalo. Dr. Landi received additional specialized training in pediatric neurosurgery at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and training in gamma knife radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Landi is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is the Chief of Neurological Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and the Director of the Spine Centre. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Landi is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the former President of the Western New York Chapter> Dr. Landi is a Fellow of  the Congress of Neurological Surgeons,  American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and North American Spine Society. He is a member of Medical Society of the State of New York and the American Medical Association. He is licensed in medicine and surgery in the State of New York.

Strong clinical and research interests in minimally invasive surgical techniques have resulted in numerous United States Patents and national awards for developing new technology. Dr. Michael Landi is the inventor of the Minrad laser targeting system used in spine surgery internationally. His research has been presented at national and international scientific meetings and published in scientific articles.

Dr. Landi has received many honors including being recognized by Patient’s Choice, a recognition program where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. Dr. Landi has been recognized as one of New York’s Favorite Physicians and as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. Also, Dr. Landi was listed as one of America’s Top Doctors in Castle Connolly’s 13th Edition (2011) and 14th Edition (2012)