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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Altoona
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Presbyterian

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

UPMC Altoona - Heart and Vascular Institute
620 Howard Ave.
Altoona, PA 16601
Office Phone:
(814) 889-2328


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Philadelphia, PA

Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

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March 08, 2017

Overall good

January 04, 2017

Dr. Russo did a fantastic job with my surgery. He was very professional and very caring. The nurses I had were very caring and took very good care of me during my stay there.

November 09, 2016

i dont think know one could say anything negitive about dr russo and his pa emily.Iam very fortunite to have had them as my medical team . both were very nolageble on the work and i could not have been in better hands.Both had a very good bed side manner and were concerned with my health and children and my wife and i owe them a great deal of thanks for what they have done for me in my time of need.

November 09, 2016

Having had a quadruple bypass surgery performed by Dr. Louis Russo, the professional care I received from him, his P.A., Emily Tercek and his entire staff, both office and all the nurses at UPMC Altoona Cardiac Intensive Care, was, I believe, the best care I could have ever received, and on a personal level I was treated with the utmost kindness and respect from everyone during my stay; and received all the help I needed. Thank You.

November 02, 2016

great experience,

September 21, 2016

Dr. Russo was thoughtful, compassionate and professional. It was a very positive experience.

August 04, 2016

Provided the necessary information pertaining to my health situation and provided the method of treatment that I need at this time.

August 04, 2016

This appointment was a result of five weeks post op for a heart valve replacement. Dr. Russo and his staff where very good at their work and their attention to my needs. The staff is very professional and very good at keeping the patient well taken care of. And doing so in terms that are easily understood.

May 05, 2016

Excellent experience!

April 28, 2016

Dr. Russo performed open-heart surgery (five bypasses) on me. He did a great job and has a great bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone.