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Pediatric Neurosurgery

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UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5090


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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Pittsburgh, PA

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Toronto, ON Canada

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Lausanne, Switzerland

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Uppsala, Sweden

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June 11, 2018

We absolutely love Dr. Pollack and his office. At our visit his PA was wonderful and I can not say enough AMAZING things about his scheduler. When we see Dr. Pollack we usuially have a CT scan before. His scheduler is wonderful about scheduling the scan and then a clinic visit immediately after to discuss the results with the him. It is very convenient and appreciated that she schedules both for us!

May 23, 2018

Dr. Pollack was very helpful and explained well what was going on.

April 04, 2018

provided was very knowledgeable in the area we needed to see him for however the wait time in the waiting room was over 2 hrs which is totally unacceptable.

March 26, 2018

Appointment time was 830, we were not seen until almost 10:00. The Physician and staff aplogized, however the first time I saw this Doctor we waited two hours to see him. Im sure he is a fine Doctor but he either needs more Clinic days or less patients because the wait time is ridiculous.

February 21, 2018

we had to wait over an hour after our appointment time. I understand this is a specialty field, and other cases are more urgent at times, but it would have been nice to be told this so we weren't sitting in an exam room for an hour.

February 07, 2018

We have been so impressed with Dr. Pollack and the fact that he takes the time to listen to our concerns and take them seriously. He usually responds back to us very quickly as well and does his best to get us worked into his schedule as soon as possible.

February 07, 2018

Dr. Pollack provided first class treatment and care for my child before, during, and after his surgery.

January 24, 2018

The wait time was unacceptable. We arrived early for 9:30 appointment. Was in a room by 9:17am. Nurse practitioner came in at 9:40am. we didn't see the doctor until 10:40am. children's hospital is the best hospital around for children but not updating us sitting in a room for over an hour is completely unacceptable. we make a point to be on time and this needs to be handled better

January 17, 2018

I was not satisfied with the appointment at all. The doctor made me feel as if we were wasting his time. He thought my child was 4 months, when he is only 2 months old so clearly he did not even bother to read my child's chart prior to the appointment. We may have to follow up again in 2 months depending on if the problem corrects itself. One thing is for certain that if we do have to return I will make sure to request another doctor.

January 03, 2018

I felt he did not understand how scary this situation was for us. it felt like he didn't understand my full concerns