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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC East
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
238 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

No Practice Locations Found

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Residency:
West Virginia University School of Medicine,
Morgantown, WV


Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH



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July 05, 2018

Very good experience with dr and staff yesterday.

June 21, 2018

waa very pleased

June 19, 2018

The surgeon and staff were all very helpful, thorough, professional, and concerned about issues.

June 19, 2018

This provider went out of his way to get me treated, scheduled for surgery immediately, and did all he could for my acute condition. I could not have asked for more from a doctor and his entire staff.

June 19, 2018

THE BEST EVER

June 19, 2018

Good Experience

June 16, 2018

concerns about surgery length& extent

June 15, 2018

first visit with this doctor. He explained everything so I could understand it. The pros & cons of possible surgery & two other procedures to try first. I was very pleased to see a doctor that I can trust & is a straight shooter. Without his help I might have made a big mistake. The only drawback is the waiting time to see him. I waited about 1 1/2 hrs. & it would have been longer but 2 other patients ahead of me left. After waiting almost 2 months to get an appointment & 30 years of being in pain I wasn't going to leave. I can understand why some patients left because the pain does get worse sitting in a chair as it did me. I've seen a lot of doctors over the years about my back problems , so it was great to see a doc that took the time & finally explained what was going on & some very good advice. That's why he gets behind because he takes time & explains everything. But it's better then waiting for 15 - 25 mins. & the doctor only spends 3 mins. with you . been there & done that. No one likes to sit there & wait especially if your in pain but this doc was worthy the wait.

June 15, 2018

the doctor ordered tests were never mentioned before

June 15, 2018

very good