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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
General Spine/Back/Neck (Non-Surgical)
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC St Margaret

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
455 Patient
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UPP - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 687-3900


Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL

Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY

Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY

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September 10, 2019

very honest about results of surgery Listened to all of my concerns Genuinely cared about how I felt

September 10, 2019

This was the most thourough exam i have ever had. Thank you DR. Doanaldson

August 28, 2019

Dr. Donaldson is wonderful. he took the time to see me the next day after a recommendation from another Dr

August 28, 2019

really just my first visit, and it went well.

August 28, 2019

Dr. Donaldson listened carefully to my concerns and addressed them in a really professional way. I left with a clearer understanding on how to deal with my health issues.

August 22, 2019

I was treated exceptionally.

August 21, 2019

he was pleasant and easy to talk to.

August 20, 2019

The doctor listened carefully to my concerns and explained his rational that I was a poor surgical risk in a compassionate and comprehensive manner. I appreciated his candor.

August 20, 2019

Dr. Donaldson has been taking care of my back issues for over 25 years. I have already recommended him to several people. I had a rough experience with my surgery and the staff of Dr. Donaldson were fantastic.

August 20, 2019

dr Donaldson is an amazing dr and I highly would recommend him to anyone, he's knowledgeable, professional and has really helped me out with my surgery and has made my health and back feel important to him, which is how a great dr should be!!! thank you Dr Donaldson