Team Approach to Patient Care

UBNS follows a team approach to diagnosing and treating complex disorders of the brain and spine. Accordingly, patients treated at our institution derive the unique benefit of having multiple highly-regarded physicians and other clinical experts involved in their care.

Neuroendovascular & Stroke Team

Four attending neurosurgeons – Drs. Elad Levy, Adnan Siddiqui, Ken Snyder and Jason Davies – function as UBNS’ neuroendovascular team to diagnose and treat the cerebrovascular abnormalities and diseases of the brain and spinal cord that can lead to stroke—including aneurysms, atherosclerotic occlusive disease, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), and arteriovenous fistulas, (AVF). The neuroendovascular team is nationally recognized in minimally invasive endovascular treatments, as well as more traditional, open surgical approaches. Each year, thousands of patients undergo endovascular procedures at our institution.

Team Members

Elad I. Levy

MD MBA FACS FAHA, Chairman

Clinical Team

Neuroendovascular & Stroke

Jason M. Davies

MD PhD

Clinical Team

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Neuroendovascular & Stroke

Adnan H. Siddiqui

MD PhD FACS FAHA FAANS

Clinical Team

Neuroendovascular & Stroke

Kenneth V. Snyder

MD PhD FAANS

Clinical Team

Neuroendovascular & Stroke

Locations

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491

Gates Vascular Institute

875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716.218.1000

Spine & Skull Base Disorders Team

The Spine & Skull Base Disorders team treats ailments of the spine and skull base using both traditional surgery and minimally invasive techniques. Specific conditions treated include herniated discs; spine instability; spinal deformities; head and neck injury; and vascular lesions, infections and tumors.

Team Members

Gregory J. Castiglia

MD FACS

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Joshua E. Meyers

MD

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Michael Stoffman

MD FACS FAANS

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

John G. Fahrbach

MD

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Kevin J. Gibbons

MD FACS FAANS

Clinical Team

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Douglas B. Moreland

MD FACS

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Jeffrey P. Mullin

MD MBA

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

John Pollina

MD FACS

Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Locations

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491

Conventus Building

1001 Main St.
4th Floor (Adult)
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.634.1640

Pediatric Neurosurgery Team

The UBNS pediatric team is skilled in the use of cutting-edge minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques that allow for the more precise and less traumatic removal of brain tumors and other brain lesions in children younger than 18 years of age. The team also specializes in the following pediatric areas:

Team Members

Renée Reynolds

MD FAANS

Clinical Team

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Veetai Li

MD

Clinical Team

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Locations

Oishei Children’s Outpatient Center

1001 Main Street
3rd Floor (Giraffe Symbol)
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716.218.1040

Fax: 716.634.1646

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

818 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716.323.2000

Comprehensive Movement Disorders Team

A highly-specialized team comprised of one neurosurgeon, a neurologist, occasionally a movement disorders specialist, and expertly-trained clinical staff to treat movement disorders using the most current medical and surgical treatments and procedures available. The team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of:

Team Members

Jonathan P. Riley

MD

Clinical Team

Comprehensive Movement Disorders

Locations

Brook Bridge Medical Complex

5959 Big Tree Rd.
Suite 103
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.634.1690

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy Team

The minimally invasive brain endoscopy team specializes in the removal of pituitary and ventricular lesions, the biopsy and removal of pituitary and intraventricular tumors, and the treatment of hydrocephalus in both pediatric and adult populations. The team’s minimally invasive approach often eliminates the need for traditional open craniotomies. Instead, procedures are performed through small, cosmetic incisions, resulting in less postoperative pain and shorter hospital stays for patients.

Team Members

Jason M. Davies

MD PhD

Clinical Team

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Neuroendovascular & Stroke

Renée Reynolds

MD FAANS

Clinical Team

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Veetai Li

MD

Clinical Team

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Kevin J. Gibbons

MD FACS FAANS

Clinical Team

Minimally Invasive Brain Endoscopy

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

Locations

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491

Brook Bridge Medical Complex

5959 Big Tree Rd.
Suite 103
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.634.1690

Interventional Pain Management Team

Interventional pain management is a method of treatment which utilizes minimally invasive pain blocking techniques to help disrupt the pain cycle that makes day-to-day activities less difficult, and effectively restores quality of life for patients and help them return to normal activity. At UBNS, we evaluate each patient to understand their underlying problem and create an individualized treatment plan that may involve surgery, nerve blocks, or implantable drug delivery systems as part of the treatment process. We offer a variety of interventional procedures and injections to help reduce or eliminate pain symptoms and reduce reliance or need for opioids. We also offer patients the convenience of on-site imaging and fluoroscopy-equipped rooms to conveniently perform these procedures.

Team Members

Jafar W. Siddiqui

MD FAAPMR DABPM

Clinical Team

Interventional Pain Management

Irfan M. Elahi

DO

Clinical Team

Interventional Pain Management

Locations

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491

Brook Bridge Medical Complex

5959 Big Tree Rd.
Suite 103
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.634.1690

Chiropractic Team

UBNS believes that surgery is a treatment of last resort – one that should be reserved for patients with severe, intractable conditions. For many of our patients, surgery is not a warranted or viable treatment option.

In our commitment to providing all patients with comprehensive treatment options, UBNS began offering in-house chiropractic care since August 2009 with the addition of Dr. Jon Beck to the practice. In October 2014, UBNS added yet another chiropractor, Dr. Sunjay Kapoor to better accommodate the ever-growing demand for chiropractic care.  In 2017, the staff expanded to further to include Keith Hull.

Team Members

Jonathan P. Beck

DC DIBCN DIBE

Clinical Team

Chiropractic

Keith Hull

DC

Clinical Team

Chiropractic

Sunjay Kapoor

DC

Clinical Team

Chiropractic

Andrew Wade

DC

Clinical Team

Chiropractic

Locations

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491

Brook Bridge Medical Complex

5959 Big Tree Rd.
Suite 103
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.634.1690

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