James J. Czyrny, MD
Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine
My specialty is physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry. My clinical expertise includes the rehabilitation management of patients with significant brain injury due to trauma or stroke, spinal cord injury, and major multiple trauma. In addition, my practice specializes in simple as well as complex musculoskeletal impairments including extremity injuries, arthritis, and neck and back pain. I am one of the few physicians in the Western New York area that is board certified in electro diagnostic medicine. As a result, I do electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) studies on referral from physicians throughout Western New York. Two additional procedures I perform are Botox injections for spasticity management after brain injury and spinal cord injury and prolotherapy.
Although I am passionate about the care I provide my own patients, I am concerned about securing the future of physical medicine and rehabilitation clinical services in Western New York. I am also interested in developing multi-specialty programs for individuals with significant injuries and chronic pain. I am the medical director for rehabilitation medicine in the Catholic Health System, which is one venue for this, but we need to expand this to other provider networks.
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
University at Buffalo, M.D., 1981
University at Buffalo, B.A., 1977
University at Buffalo, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1981-1984
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiner
Board Certification, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Catholic Health System
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My family and I have been treating with Dr. Czyrny for over 30 years. We have had the pleasure and good fortune of treating with a medical professional that is extremely knowledgeable and at the same time, extremely compassionate. He exudes warmth and provides hope for those patients that are dealing with life altering medical issues. UBMD is very fortunate to have Dr. Czyrny as one of their physicians.
I began treatment with Dr. Czyrny over 30 years ago for an hereditary neuromuscular disorder. Throughout his treatments, Dr. Czyrny has not only been professional and extremely competent, but exudes compassion as well. I have witnessed his caring and respect for his patients while in the waiting room as well as my own interactions with him. He is extremely knowledgeable about my disorder and has taken the time to explain what it is and how it can impact my life while also providing me with updates on treatment options and surgical experts. While most individuals dread doctor visits, Dr. Czyrny has the uncanny ability of making his patients feel welcome. He truly treats the patient and not just the disorder or injury. I would, and have, referred friends and family to this medical professional in a heartbeat!
Well over 25 years ago, I was referred to Dr. James Czyrny for "lower back pain," a generic term that in my case included lesions of an ulnar nerve, spinal stenosis of my lumbar region, degeneration of a lumbar intervertebral disc, and displacement of a cervical disc. Those symptoms should have been sufficient to have made me an orthopedic cripple. Instead, at age 93, I am fairly active, almost totally pain-free, use no medication, and still engage in singles tennis. For all this, I am indebted to the superior care given to me by Jim Czyrny. I see him for routine visits three times a year and a very occasional extra visit when my back acts up. In all these years, Jim has never once (!) in over 25 years of treatment kept me waiting or treated me as an assortment of symptoms rather than as a human being. In fact, I recall one instance when he worked me into his schedule at an early, early hour the next day after I had some kind of emergency with my back. His manifest respect for his patients should be a model for other physicians.