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Sub Specialty:
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Northwest

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
64 Patient
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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associates - UPMC
44 Circle St.
Franklin, PA 16323
Office Phone:
(814) 437-2191


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

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January 18, 2018

My experience was excellent. I was treated with courtesy and respect and felt I received the very best of care.

January 11, 2018

Dr. Karian's caring manner kept me from being nervous.

January 03, 2018

Dr Karian is an awesome doctor

December 14, 2017

Dr. Karian was the best!

December 13, 2017

excellent Doctor

December 07, 2017

Dr. Karian listened to my questions and gave easy to understand answers. He was very attentive

December 06, 2017

Dr. Karian is an outstanding surgeon and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

October 26, 2017

overall a good experience. very little wait time. treated promptly with courtesy and concern for my condition.

October 25, 2017

the doctor and staff were excellent. the results of my previous tests were available to the entire staff and the decision to operate was discussed in detail.

October 18, 2017

all good