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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
431 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 04, 2018

Dr. Donaldson always listens to my concerns and provides a plan to address them. he is a fabulous surgeon and I am extremely satisfied with the care he and his staff provide me.

September 04, 2018

The provider was very good and thorough .

September 04, 2018

Both Dr. Porter and Dr. Donaldson were extremely helpful and willing to answer any and all questions in easy understood and concise terms.

August 29, 2018

very pleased with the entire visit.

August 29, 2018

Dr. Donaldson is a specialist, an orthopedic spinal surgeon. He had an excellent demeanor, answered all my questions and made sure to take the time to help me understand and accept this horrible and nasty surgical procedure, a spinal fusion. He is a real pro in all respects.

August 21, 2018

good discussion on my problem, both by Dr Donadson's assistant and especially Dr. Donaldson.

August 15, 2018

Everyting was good. Went the way I thought it would.

August 14, 2018

i have nothing but great things to say about dr. donaldson and his team, i think ALLof them are fantastic.

August 08, 2018


August 08, 2018

Dr Donaldson and his staff were super friendly and courteous. They explained everything thoroughly and in a way that was easy to understand. They seemed to care about my condition and getting me better. Very professional and very knowledgeable.