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Dr. Howard Senter, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Senter

Dr. Howard Senter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Senter accepts the following insurance:

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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health America PPO
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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MultiPlan PPO
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UPMC
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Dr. Senter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Senter treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Senter treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Senter treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Senter treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Senter treats Spine Disorders more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Senter treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Senter's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Senter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
Bellevue Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1974
Tufts New England Med Center
Internship Hospital
1973
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
1975
1974
1973

Awards

Dr. Senter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Senter

2.7

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
34.78260869565217%
(8)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
52.17391304347826%
(12)

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Dr.Senter is extremely arrogant towards me. He comes into the room looking angry as thought I interrupted his day. He made me fearful to allow him to do my surgery. I subsequently had surgery. My post-op visit after surgery was no better. I mentioned to him the medication was giving negative...Read More
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Dr. Senter was right to the point, no candy coating. Showed me on MRI what was wrong, explained what had to done, told me pain would be gone, that I would noticed right away. He was right, I have nothing but respect for him. I came to him for answers which he gave, if you are looking for a friend,...Read More
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Worst doctor ever!! Arrogant and ignorant. Doesn’t listen to you, talks over you and already has his mind made up before you even see him. Wouldn’t send my worst enemy to this pathetic excuse for a doctor.
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Had a anterior cervical disectomy for neck pain. After, surgery the pain got worse. A year later after several injections by a phsyiatrist, it was determined to be facet syndrome. THANKS Dr. Senter for disectomy.
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I was referred to Dr. Senter for a second opinion regarding upcoming surgery. I found Dr. Senter exceptionally rude, arrogant, slanderous to colleagues. He knew the outcome of his recommendation before he ever looked at a single film or evaluated me. He did not listen to my story and only heard...Read More
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