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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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210 Patient
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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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October 07, 2016

I have and continue to recommend the Physicans ans staff to everyone I know.

September 13, 2016

This was the first time I have met with Dr. Getszten regarding a back problem. He is incredibly professional, as was his staff.

September 09, 2016

Had a major spinal fusion at the age of 30. Dr. Gerstzen and his nurses have been absolutely wonderful! This surgery was the worst pain I ever felt in my life. The recovery has been extremely rough for me. They have been very compassionate and addressed all my concerns. Dr. Gerstzen is truly the best and he is giving me my life back in order to take care of my family. I would recommend him to anyone. I am very thankful for him! I hope this survery gives him and his staff the recognition that they deserve. I have seen a lot of doctors for my spine in the course of 18 years. I can honestly say that they are the best!

September 07, 2016

As I was a rehab. counselor, I am familiar w/human anatomy. Thus, the condition diagnosed during my visit was somewhat familiar to me. Otherwise, an anatomical diagram and explanation by the Dr. or PA of the diagnosis and treatment options would have been nice.

September 07, 2016

i had alot of my life that look at. my pain and this doctor. knew just here my pain was and was happy that he is really trying to help with my pain after having pain for over 20 yr and i have to say thank you for all that you're and staff is doing of my need when it seem that all hope was gone

August 31, 2016

Dr. Gerzten and his staff Art are very pleasant and knowledgable of their patients.

August 24, 2016

very pleased

August 24, 2016

The only complaint I have is that after I was taken back to the examination room, I waited 35 minutes before I saw anyone--the nurse who showed me to that room said the PA would be in "shortly". It is disrespectful to have a patient wait that long with no explanation or apology. Once I saw the PA and the doctor everything was fine. I can see no reason for such a long wait. If the doctor is not ready to see me, allow me to sit in the waiting room where at least there are people to talk to and things to read.

August 19, 2016

I was totally pleased with all facets of my visit.

August 12, 2016

The doctor and his resident were very nice, very knowledgeable, kind and patient with my questions.