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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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253 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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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

excellent personable and professional physician

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.

December 13, 2016

treated very well by all staff I had contact with.

December 13, 2016

They were busy, but we waited in the room for the doctor for 2 hours.

December 13, 2016

Excellent Staff and Doctors

December 02, 2016

Dr. Gardner is a professional, compassionate doctor who listens to my concerns and takes the time to explain everything related to my condition in a way that my family and I can truly understand. There is no one I trust more with my health.

November 29, 2016

i had to wait 4 hours from the time of my appoinment till the time i got to see the dr.

November 29, 2016

the best surgeon as well as support staff

November 29, 2016

I arrived on time for an 11:30 appointment and did not see Dr Gardner unit 2:30--they should be honest and inform patients that there will be a multi-hour wait. While I may not have the respect, skills, educstion and status of a neurosurgeon, my time is valuable too.