Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Lockport, NY, 14094
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Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, MD, Lockport, NY, 14094

At Buffalo Spine Surgery, our goal is to provide comprehensive spine evaluation and care, utilizing the latest available technology and surgical techniques to return our patients to their optimal level of function as quickly as possible.

Dr. Cappuccino, one of the first doctors in the state of New York approved to perform artificial disc replacement, now heads a team of professional at Buffalo Spine Surgery. Dr. Cappuccino has done more disk replacement surgeries than any other surgeon in the U.S. His background consists of an undergraduate education in biomedical engineering at John Hopkins University, a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Buffalo medical school, then a return to John Hopkins to complete specialty training in spine surgery. He is one of the first surgeons to be certified by the American Board of Spine Surgery and continues to be an investigator in numerous studies and trials dedicated to improving spinal surgery outcomes and technologies. Dr. Cappuccino not only teaches specialized spine surgery techniques internationally, but has operated on five continents as well. He has authored numerous articles and has served on the medical staff of the Buffalo Bills for many years.

Dr. Cappuccino was recently honored by Business First and selected as Western New York's "Health Care Hero 2005" for his contributions as an innovator of medical technology.

Dr. Andrew Cappuccino works with Dr. Ryan DenHaese, MD, Lockport, NY, 14094 at Buffalo Spine Surgery.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise

  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Coccygectomy
  • Discectomy
  • IDET
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Spinal Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Spine Surgery Fellowship - John Hopkins with Dr. Paul McAfee
  • "Health Care Hero 2005"

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons-Fellow
  • American Board of Spinal Surgery-Charter Diplomate
  • American College of Surgeons-Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Eastern Orthopedic Association
  • Medical Society of Erie County
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • National Board of Medical Examiners-Diplomate
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spinal Arthroplasty Society
  • Western New York Orthopedic Society