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August 22, 2019

UB Neurosurgery providing stroke services to Niagara Falls Memorial

A new partnership will bring high-level stroke services to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, allowing patients to remain closer to home for less severe cases. Beginning Monday, Aug. 5, specialists from UB Neurosurgery will provide…

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July 31, 2019

UB Neurosurgery takes charge of stroke care at Niagara Falls Memorial

Doctors from University at Buffalo Neurosurgery will take charge of the stroke care program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, offering the same treatments and equipment available at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo….

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May 29, 2019

Dr. Joshua Meyers join UBNS’ Spine Team

Dr. Joshua E. Meyers is clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo who joined UBNS in April of 2019. His clinical focus centers around minimally invasive spine including…

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January 24, 2019

Three area surgery center projects move forward

Buffalo neurosurgeons received the next approval Thursday to allow construction of the region’s first freestanding neuro-focused surgery center. The project by Wehrle Drive ASC LLC calls for building a 27,500-square-foot facility on Wehrle Drive in…

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October 26, 2018

Inside the mind of a neurosurgeon

In the mid-1970s, a car crash victim came to Dent Neurologic Institute at the since-demolished Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital in Buffalo. The accident severed the woman’s carotid artery near an eye. Blood poured into the…

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October 22, 2018

UB Neurosurgery outlines plans for specialty ambulatory surgery center

UB Neurosurgery is planning a new ambulatory surgery center in Amherst specializing in neurosurgery and pain management. The $7.8 million center will be developed behind the $25 million medical facility now under construction on Wehrle…

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Notable publications

Technologic Evolution of Navigation and Robotics in Spine Surgery: A Historical Perspective.

Mao JZ, Agyei JO, Khan A, Hess R, Jowdy PK, Mullin JP, Pollina J: Technologic Evolution of Navigation and Robotics in Spine Surgery: A Historical Perspective. World Neurosurg 145:159-167, January 2021 (epub September 9, 2020 DOI 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.08.224)

Feasibility Study for Use of Angiographic Parametric Imaging and Deep Neural Networks for Intracranial Aneurysm Occlusion Prediction

Shiraz Bhurwani MM, Waqas M, Podgorsak AR, Williams KA, Davies JM, Snyder K, Levy…

Use of a Neck-Bridging Device for Endovascular Coiling of a Wide-Necked Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm

Dossani R, Waqas M, Agyei JO, Tso MK, Rajah GB, Setlur Nagesh SV, Davies JM: Use of a Neck-Bridging Device for Endovascular Coiling of a Wide-Necked Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm. J NeurointervSurg 12(5):536, May 2020 (epub February 12, 2020 DOI…

Trends in Academic Productivity in the COVID-19 Era: Analysis of Neurosurgical, Stroke Neurology, and Neurointerventional Literature

Lee JE, Mohanty A, Albuquerque FC, Couldwell WT, Levy EI, Benzel EC, Wakhloo AK,…

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Dr. Veetai Li


Dr. Veetai Li areas of expertise are: pediatric neurosurgery, including congenital neurosurgical conditions; brain tumors; surgical…

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Convenient WNY locations

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  • Erie County Medical Center

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Gates Vascular Institute

  • Summit Medical Campus

  • Oishei Children’s Hospital and Outpatient Center

  • Brook Bridge Medical Complex

  • Conventus Building

  • Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

Surgical Locations:  Sisters of Charity Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

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