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Sub Specialty:
Spine Oncology
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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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


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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January 20, 2017

My experience with the Doctor, his staff, and the facility was excellent!! They were very kind, professional, and helpful!!

January 20, 2017

Dr. Gerszten is simply outstanding. He and his team had the perfect balance of medical expertise and professionalism with bedside manner and concern. They also went above and beyond in terms of fitting me in when my pain became relentless. First, as was appropriate, they ordered me a spinal injection. We all expected that to help, but when it didn't they sprung into action and fit me in not only for an appointment but also for a surgery to relieve the pain. I simply can't say enough about Dr. Gerszten's technical expertise, leadership, teaching ability, and bedside manner. Erin and Art were also very helpful with their communication, responsiveness, and kindness.

January 13, 2017

was going to come show me what he would do in the surgery, but never came back into the room.

January 13, 2017

Dr. Gerzten was a very nice Dr. That's why I went back to him the second time

January 04, 2017

Very pleased (relieved) that staff so very friendly and caring. Made it easier to share sometimes very personal information to strangers. I responded to their efforts by engaging easily with them. It was apparent that these skills come naturally to the staff members including care provider I encountered

December 16, 2016

teveryone was so kind and took time to explain.

December 09, 2016

Surely "provider" is a depersonalizing and demeaning term for physicians/surgeons most especially including Dr. Peter Gerstzen. Dr. Gerstzen is an exceptionally able and compassionate physician/surgeon in whom I readily placed my total trust for an extensive surgical procedure within the past two weeks. Dr. Gerstzen's complete focus is on assuring the very best possible care for his patients. Nothing diverts his attention from accomplishing this.

December 07, 2016

Was very pleased with the visit and looking forward to a successful surgery on the neck area. Hope to get some relief of pain.

December 02, 2016

Dr. Gerszten and the entire staff made me feel confident in the decision I made to have back surgery done.

December 02, 2016

Dr Gerzsten and his team have been one of the best groups I've dealt with at UPMC.