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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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March 01, 2017

entire visit was productive and very helpful.

February 22, 2017

Dr. Gerszten had did my last surgery. I respect his decisions about my needs about back.

February 22, 2017

Dr. Gerzsten explained the results of my most recent MRI in terms I could understand. Dr. Gerzsten explained my treatment options, so I could make an informed decision about the care I received.

February 15, 2017

I was given answers better than I had hoped for concerning MRIs of my herniated discs.

February 08, 2017

Very professional staff, great knowledge of what they were doing.

February 01, 2017

The initial appointment dates for the consultation and the eventual surgery were set up through an answering service and took too long to get in to see the doctor. Once I spoke with Art and Stacy the surgery appointment date was moved ahead two weeks. I was given an injection and was told I could immediately return to work. No one asked me the type of work I did. I returned to work following the injection and after three shifts, I could no longer walk nor stand upright. This error could have really permanently damaged my health.

January 27, 2017

Everyone that I had interacted with during my visit was courteous, professional and helpful beyond my expectations.

January 27, 2017

This is the first time that I feel that I am moving forward toward resolution of my pain. Previously I had been sent to multiple doctors with no resolution.

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.