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Sub Specialty:
Neurovascular Surgery
Cranial Base Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
383 Patient
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UPMC Minimally Invasive EndoNeurosurgical Center
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-6778

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


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 14, 2020

dr gardner is the best neuro surgeon there is. the only problem I have is that I always have to wait 3 to 5 hours to see the dr.

January 14, 2020

responsive thorough and trusted

January 14, 2020

Dr. Gardner explained different options for treatment of my condition and the probable percentage of effectiveness with each. I could then weigh that with the level of invasiveness of each to make my decision. I appreciated his explanations and allowing me to chose what surgery I thought was right for me.

January 07, 2020

takes time to answer all questions clearly never appeared to be in a rush gave me time making me feel at ease about surgery. Could not of asked for a better care provider.

January 07, 2020

dr gardener is incredible - he is the reason I enjoy the quality of life that I have today and I will forever be grateful

December 24, 2019

He is an artist for his work, a magician! Worked hard for my health and brought excellent results!

December 17, 2019

great care

December 17, 2019

everyone on his staff including him was helpful.

December 10, 2019

Dr. Gardner performed a complex surgery in 2016 and I now travel from the West Coast to see him and get an MRI one time per year. In the interim, if I have a question and send him an email, he responds promptly.

November 19, 2019

Dr Gardner and his PA, Emily, were both very friendly and professional, providing me with all the important information concerning post surgical status. They answered all my questions.