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Areas of Expertise
  • back and neck pain
  • degenerative disc disease
  • spinal stenosis and herniated discs
  • minimally invasive spine surgery
  • complex spine surgery
  • surgery for scoliosis

Dr. Nicholas A. Qandah


Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Fellowship Trained Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Complex Spinal Deformity Surgery
Regenerative Non-Invasive Spine Care

Dr. Qandah is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.S., Biochemistry) and earned his medical degree from Midwestern University. He completed his Neurosurgery Residency at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic and was awarded the prestigious AO Complex Spine Fellowship in a dual Orthopedics and Neurosurgery program at the University of Washington-Harborview in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Qandah began his post-residency career as an Attending Neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic where he served as the Director of the Complex Spine Neurosurgery Program and Assistant Residency Director. Dr. Qandah eventually relocated with his wife and children to be closer to his wife’s family in New York. Dr. Qandah is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon sits as the current Chair of the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery - Neurosurgical Section.

Dr. Qandah has 15 years of Neurosurgical experience and trained with the world’s best neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. He offers special expertise in the surgical and non-surgical Regenerative Spine Care, specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the latest Robotic and Cellular Technology. Dr. Qandah’s care covers the complete spectrum of neurosurgical needs, including the neck (cervical spine), back (lumbar spine), spinal injuries (trauma), scoliosis, spinal tumors, brain tumors and brain trauma.

In addition to patient care, he is also focused on teaching, research, and consulting for international spine institutions. Having helped develop and improve minimally invasive surgical devices for medical institutions worldwide, Dr. Qandah is a nationally recognized leader in Minimally Invasive and Regenerative Spine procedures.

Dr. Qandah and his colleagues at Central New York Brain & Spine Neurosurgery use a team approach to evaluate and treat patients most effectively. He is committed to patient care, improved patient lifestyle, surgical outcome, his family and the Central New York Community.

What Patients Say
Patient in Utica, NY

“Dr.Qandah recently preformed a procedure called Kyphoplasty on my mother who is almost 90 years old. Prior to this procedure she was in daily pain and since has been pain free. Dr. Qandah and his staff are excellent. Mom felt very confident going into this and is elated with the outcome. We both highly recommend Dr.Qandah!!”