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Sub Specialty:
Neurovascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Mercy

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
189 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Mercy Professional Building
1350 Locust St.
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office Phone:
(412) 471-4772

MonValley Healthplex Bldg. - Willow Pointe Plaza
800 Plaza Drive
Suite 160
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Office Phone:
(412) 471-4772


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

National Hospitals - London,
London, United Kingdom

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June 08, 2017

Love Dr. Bursick, always pleasant and considerate with suggestions to ease my fears, pain and problems.

May 11, 2017


May 11, 2017

Excellent care and service. I would highly recommend this doctor and staff.

May 10, 2017

very good care and very good team work on their part.

May 03, 2017

Excellent experience. Excellent physician and staff

May 03, 2017

The Dr. was very good in explaining to me my condition and all of my options.

April 12, 2017

receptionist was very nice, Lori the docs assistant was kind and a people person, explained things easily and was very casual and easy going. the doctor came in with a blazing smile on his face, ready to listen to me first, not just tell me what he needed to and walk out. everyone was kind, I will return in an easier manner now and won't be worried even if. as news may be in the air. thanks upmc!

April 12, 2017

I had surgery done turned out great, I was in Mon Valley hospital for 9 days and sent to UPMC and it was Doctor Burick and his assistant found out what was wrong. If it was for them I would of died,

April 06, 2017

Most questions were a little difficult to answer especially in the first part. I contacted this physician after I had severe pain in my lower back. I received 2 epidurals and had questions regarding the need for additional epidurals. I also wanted to know if I could resume exercising and other duties. Dr. Bursick was very helpful and I left knowing what I could do and what I could no longer do. I was very pleased with Dr. Bursick and if needed would return. I would highly recommend him.

April 06, 2017

Dr. Bursick preformed spinal surgery on my low back, which did alleviate the severe nerve pain I was experiencing. I would recommend him to my family/friends who needed to see a surgeon for spinal surgery. i also may be in need of future surgery on another part of my spine, which I would definitely want Dr. Bursick to preform since the results of my low back surgery were exactly what he said they would be.