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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Spine Oncology
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
225 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

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

Residency:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA




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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.

November 18, 2016

All Good

November 02, 2016

good

October 28, 2016

no complaints

October 14, 2016

PETER GERSZTEN IS AN EXCELLENT PHYSICIAN. MY SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS. HE HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO EXPLAIN THE TIME NEEDED FOR COMPLETE HEALING AND WHAT I NEED TO DO TO ASSURE THAT. AS A BONUS HE IS KIND AND CONSIDERATE.