Dr. Eric M. Altschuler, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 55

1350 Locust St Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Dr. Altschuler's Experience

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Dr. Altschuler's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Altschuler Performs

  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
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Conditions Dr. Altschuler Treats

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Monongahela Valley Hospital
1163 Country Club Road
Monongahela, PA 15063
Upmc Mercy
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
UPMC Neurological Surgery
UPMC Neurological Surgery
1350 Locust St Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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    Dr. Altschuler's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery, 1995
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    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
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    Background Check for Dr. Altschuler

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Arizona
    Graduated in 1984

    Internship Hospital

    Univ Hlth Ctrs Of Pgh

    Residency Hospital

    Univ Hlth Ctrs Of Pgh
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Altschuler & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Altschuler's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Altschuler has admitting privileges:

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    • Monongahela Valley Hospital

    • Upmc Mercy

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Altschuler

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altschuler to family and friends

    6 responses
    above
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    Dr. Altschuler's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 6 responses
    shorter than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Altschuler
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    6 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Altschuler accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    UPMC Neurological Surgery
    1350 Locust St Suite 300
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 471-4772 (Office)
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