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Sub Specialty:
Neurovascular Surgery
Cranial Base Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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246 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685

UPMC Minimally Invasive EndoNeurosurgical Center
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-6778


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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February 28, 2017

Wait time is too long, waited two hours

February 28, 2017

Dr. Paul Gardner and staff are wonderful. Doing as much as they can for us.

February 28, 2017

The provider was a bit behind on appointments but i trust him very much so waiting a little extra time to get the best care does not bother me.

February 28, 2017

I get frustrated with the time I have to wait in the waiting room. Two hours is not unusual.

February 21, 2017

Dr. Gardner has a wonderful way of communicating where you understand and feel mutually understood and reassured. The student/physician who also saw us was kind and extremely helpful. Overall, I left feeling more positive about my health situation which is invaluable.

February 14, 2017

excellent care is being provided by Doctor Gardner and his staff.

January 31, 2017

biggest complaint is the wait. I understand emergencies come up but my appointment was at 7:30 am and I didn't see dr Gardner until after 10:00 am. The wait wouldn't be so bad if I had been able to stay in the waiting room until closer to the time he could see me.

January 31, 2017

I am happy that I found Dr. Gardner and look forward to our next visit.

January 03, 2017

The visit went very quickly. I moved my appointment up by several weeks as I was experiencing more severe side effects from my surgery than I had since earlier in my recovery. My sense, and my husband's as well, was that, well, I did my job, you will have to go see someone else if you have a headache. Oh, and by the way, it will take three to six months to get an appointment. Felt no sense of compassion whatsoever.

December 20, 2016

My first ever visit to see this doctor. We traveled over 2 hrs. We waited over 2 hrs. That's ok. When I finally saw Dr. Gardner it was nearing 5 pm. He appeared to be in an extreme hurry and took barely 10 minutes, if that, with me. He was neither friendly nor polite. As we left the office, it was dark in the waiting room.