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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Neuro-Oncology
Neurovascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.5 Stars
87 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Mercy Professional Building
1350 Locust St.
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office Phone:
(412) 471-4772
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UPMC West Mifflin
1907 Lebanon Church Rd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Office Phone:
(412) 471-4772
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MonValley Healthplex Bldg. - Willow Pointe Plaza
800 Plaza Drive
Suite 160
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Office Phone:
(412) 471-4772
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

MD, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Residency:
Montefiore Medical Center,
Bronx, NY




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August 03, 2017

He performed a craniotomy and a very good neurosurgeon.

July 13, 2017

He did answer my questions but could have asked "Do you have any other questions?"

July 06, 2017

I have never been In the hospital before, nor have I ever had surgery. I had reservations but after meeting Dr. Kaufman I felt comfortable and relaxed

June 21, 2017

every one in this office is very professional in caring, would not change a thing. dr Kaufman is a wonderful surgeon, very kind in understanding. I would highly recommend him.

June 01, 2017

the provider did not understand my reason for being concerned, yes he may similar problems every day but I do not, and would prefer my body not to be in pain all the time at 22 years old.

May 23, 2017

dr. Kaufman is always very professional. I was having my post-operative check up after having a spinal cord stimulator reinserted. I discussed with him that I did not feel that I had the same amount of pain control as I did with the initial insertion. the concern on his face was evident and at that point we discussed having an immediate x-ray of my thoracic spine to determine if the lead wire of the stimulator had moved or not. Upon completion of my x-ray I went directly back to dr. Kaufman's office where we discussed the findings and my options. he was supportive of my decision not to have another surgery at this time but also made known to me his availability if I decided to have the lead wire placed where it originally was since it had slipped. I'm very happy with the office staff and nursing staff. they are always Pleasant and treat me with great respect.

April 20, 2017

did not have dealings with a nurse

April 11, 2017

Excellent physician and staff

April 06, 2017

I have had many problems with my insurance company for the surgery this Dr is doing and him and his staff have gone above and beyond to help me so that we could resolve my insurance company problems and move forward to get this surgery done

March 30, 2017

Doctors and staff were very good, The only thing is waiting so long to get an appointment.