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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Neuro-Oncology
Neurovascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Presbyterian

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
199 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC McKeesport Painter Building
500 Hospital Dr.
2nd Floor, Suite 6
McKeesport, PA 15132
Office Phone:
(866) 804-5282
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UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685
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UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Dr.
Suite 1D
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Office Phone:
(866) 804-5282
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Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave.
Suite 617
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(866) 804-5282
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UPMC West Mifflin
1907 Lebanon Church Rd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Office Phone:
(866) 804-5282
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UPMC West
1600 Coraopolis Heights Rd.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Office Phone:
(866) 804-5282
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UPMC St. Margaret - Medical Arts 200
200 Delafield Rd.
Suite 2005
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Office Phone:
(866) 804-5282
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX


Fellowships:
Yale University School Of Medicine,
New Haven, CT



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April 19, 2017

Dr. Wecht and his Nurse Kathleen are exemplary caregivers. I highly recommend them!

April 13, 2017

Denise in the doctor's office is amazing and is fantastic at customer service. Great Dr. and staff.

April 05, 2017

Dr. Whect and his staff are wonderful.

March 16, 2017

Because of an auto accident I was first treated at a trauma center. The doctor felt I would need surgery on my neck for a fracture. Dr. Wecht did not agree. He had me continue wearing a rigid neck brace. I did and it did heal. I thank God and Dr. Wecht because it healed without surgery. I was very comfortable with the treatment he recommended. He is very professional, yet very compassionate and personable.

March 15, 2017

every thing was great.

March 01, 2017

liked the visit overall

March 01, 2017

Absolutely excellent. I have experience to compare this with, and I want to express that the care from the receptionist, physician's assistant Larry, and Dr. Wecht was exceptional.

February 16, 2017

the Dr and his team were very friendly and considerate. after surgery, no more pain! would recommend him in a heartbeat!

February 13, 2017

The doctor looked at me as if he was listening closely, but I think he was amused by my choice of words. I asked him about it and he replied that he thought my choice of words was unusual to describe my symptoms. I felt embarrassed as he continued to look at me was a slight look of amusement instead of interest or concern. He then gave general recommendations towards prophylactic core strengthening exercises... which is fine, but diminishes the reason I came to the office in the first place. In fact, he suggested that I could get an MRI if I wanted to and suggested that I was the type of person who goes to doctors simply to collect data about myself... such as expensive tests like MRI data. This was insulting. I had brought a previous MRI from a similar event from 9 years ago. I thought it would be helpful to have a point of comparison with new diagnostic data? In summary, the doctor was arrogant and not as compassionate as I would have hoped as well as being dismissive. These qualities make his suggestions slightly less effective since I have less faith in the source of these recommendations.

February 09, 2017

Dr Wecht is a great He explain everything to us in a way we would understand and we said that's the doc we want to do the surgery