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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
45 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Altoona - Heart and Vascular Institute
620 Howard Ave.
7th Floor
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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May 17, 2017

good visit, explained everything in detail

April 19, 2017

every was fine

April 12, 2017

Very good

April 12, 2017

Russo did bypass surgery. Top notch job. ICU care was outstanding. I'm very pleased with their effort.

March 31, 2017

Dr. Russo's care and expertise couldn't have been better. He is a tremendous asset to UPMC and to his patients.

March 15, 2017

While this time was the first time I had an appointment with this provider, I have had experiences with many of the staff from previous visits to this office. This provider is a Specialty provider for me, not a PCP; but overall, I was very happy and relaxed with his services and those of the staff. Should I need to see him in the future, I would be very happy to do so.

March 15, 2017

very good.

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

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.