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Sub Specialty:
Spine Oncology
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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287 Patient
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UPP - 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

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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May 31, 2019

Dr Gerszten is the best. If it wasn't for his work in Radiosurgery, I would not have received this treatment and would not have survived stage 4 Melanoma.Thank you for saving my life.

May 29, 2019

I had excellent care with my provider and very happy with his diagnosis and treatment plan

May 29, 2019

the doctor and everyone of his staff were caring and kind

May 08, 2019

Care provider is very nice but always seems to be rushed. I would like a bit more time to discuss issues and for him to understand more of my concerns.

May 08, 2019

I just meet Dr.G so I got a good feeling about it

May 03, 2019

excellent experience

April 26, 2019

I was very happy with the care I received from Dr. Gerszten. He is one of the only providers I have had with respect to my back pain who has listened to my concerns and, in my opinion, responded in a way that factors my personal goals and aspirations into the outcome. There is so little sympathy in back pain treatment. I very much felt that Dr. G is a diamond in the minefield of back pain providers who not only encourage - but also insist upon - course after course of "less invasive" treatments that have already proven ineffective in the patient's case. It is such a relief to have a doctor who listens and cares about the patient's experience of living through the condition. As for the surgery, it went exactly as Dr. G explained and he provided attentive follow-up care in the hospital (personally rounding each day). I was very happy with the entire care experience with Dr. G.

April 26, 2019

I have confidence in Dr. Gertzen and his team

April 26, 2019

Dr. Gerszten and his staff are 100% professional!

April 17, 2019

All staff were professional. I could not ask for any better care or treatment than what I have received.