Dr.Luzi is an incredible Doctor who has replaced both of my knees. He has always taken the time to answer my questions, explain the procedures and follow up on my care. Because of his excellent work, my life has been changed for the better, and I am now able to enjoy my family and keep up with my Grandkids! Dr. Luzi is an outstanding and compassionate Doctor. Excelsior is fortunate to have him! - Deborah Z. -
About Dr. Luzi
Dr. Luzi is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee care. His approach to patient care is rooted in education - he considers himself a regular guy who has medical skills and knowledge to share, and he uses that combination to make sure patients understand all their options. He favors a conservative approach, trying simple and non-surgical options before suggesting surgery or joint replacements.
Dr. Luzi and his family are avid skiers. He played college football, and now enjoys cycling and hockey. His wife is a family care physician, and together they have four daughters, two of whom have followed them into the medical field. As a native New Yorker, he was a Rangers fan growing up, but has since converted to the Sabres.
Why did you choose to become a physician?
“My father was a civil engineer, and I thought I would grow up to be a civil engineer and work with him. He told me, ‘you don’t want to be an engineer. I just construct buildings. You want to take care of people.’ And I thought, OK - I’m going to do that. It was my Forrest Gump moment, and I stuck with it. I chose orthopaedics because I knew I wanted to be a surgeon, but wasn’t interested in constantly dealing with life or death situations.”
After growing up in New York, what do you like best about Buffalo?
"I was born in Brooklyn and I grew up in Staten Island, but I've been in Buffalo since 1984. I love the lack of traffic, and the lack of crowdedness. I like the suburbs and not being surrounded by a lot of people. In 5 minutes I can be in farmland with my bicycle. And you can actually get tickets to shows, hockey games - you might even know the coach. You don't get that in New York."
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Doctor of Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Residency – University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Accreditations & Professional Memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
New York State Medical Society
Dr. Luzi's Team
Dr. Luzi works with a team of medical professionals who practice in tandem to provide you the best care and treatment possible. During your appointment, you may be evaluated by a member of his expert team.
Victoria Henry, PA-C
Supports Dr. Frank A. Luzi
Where Dr. Luzi Practices Medicine
- Excelsior Orthopaedics East Amherst
- Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
- Millard Fillmore Surgery Center