Dr. Lana Christiano, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 42

Dr. Christiano
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Neurological Associates Inc

415 Morris St Ste 400 Charleston, WV 25301

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Dr. Lana Christiano, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charleston, WV. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as CAMC General Hospital and CAMC Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Christiano to book an appointment.

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First I saw a PA. They used a gcms scale on me and because I was compliant instead of refusing and being hateful. They could not help. I quote " oh we can do surgery, but it doesn't mean it will alleviate the pain". Don't go to her, she is no help. This was a waste of my money and time. Trust me!
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Larry Fink – Aug 04, 2020
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I think she is amazing! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. Her staff is also incredibly friendly and helpful. I recommend her highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy Rankin – Mar 01, 2020
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Dr Christiano Spent more time with me than my dr in Morgantown!! She explained everything!! I’m glad I chose her !!! She is very helpful !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sam Johnson – Dec 14, 2019
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The doctor took 45 seconds out of her busy schedule to explain nothing to me. Her NP was very blunt to the point of rudeness. Hopefully they do not treat all of their patients this way.
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Mar 19, 2019
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I saw her over multiple months and was in so much pain that I had to go somewhere else to emergency room. The most arrogant , uncaring rudest person i have ever met. laughed about my pain, kept scheduling me for surgery but then it was another test after another. I called the director of the facility and she was just as uncaring and rude as Christiano. She is only in it for money and does not give one iota of care to the patients that she sees.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sunshine in WV – Feb 28, 2019
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I was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Dr Christiano was referred to me and I was very impressed with her from the beginning. Diagnosed on a Friday surgery to remove the mass on that Monday. In hospital for a week now home recovering and doing fine. She and her staff that did my surgery i just can’t say thank you enough for doing such a great job and helping me. My family and i are grateful. I consider Dr Christiano to be a very brilliant highly educated surge
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sheila Manley in Charleston , WV – Jun 20, 2018
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Dr. Christiano successfully removed a tumor from my 81 yr old Mother. She's very professional and worked my Mother into her busy schedule after only 4 days notice. She's a hero in our circle of friends and family. God bless her and continue to use her for his glory.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Allen Dye – May 26, 2018
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She does not like to explain anything. She is very rude and cuts patient when asked questions I was disappointed as she made me feel bad about asking anything
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Charleston, WV – Aug 08, 2017
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Dr Christiano was amazing. My husband had surgery to remove tumor from pituitary gland. He had the surgery Tuesday and was home Friday. She and her staff were wonderful to us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Lawson in West Virginia – Jun 29, 2017
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I would not recommend this doctor or this facility. The lack of compassion and caring for the patient is glaring. Her nurse is the most unprofessional and the rudest medical provider I have ever encountered. Our health care providers are our choice. I highly suggest you choose another provider. Unless you prefer being ran through the mill like a sheep, just another number.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Summersville, WV – Jun 27, 2017
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My first experience with Dr. Christiano was unsuccessful, I was seen for a C6, C7 disc replacement, which left me with a pinched nerve in the right side of my neck. A year and a half of therapy and injections later I was again seen by Dr. Christiano, she scheduled surgery, only five days prior to surgery she had her office manager call me to cancel the surgery. I was told I would need a "significant down payment" before I could proceed with the surgery and "payment arrangements would need to be
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Silver Spring, MD – Jun 10, 2017
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www.wvneuro.com

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

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What are Dr. Lana Christiano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Christiano frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Spine Fractures, Traumatic, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Christiano treats.

Where is Dr. Lana Christiano, MD's office located?

Dr. Christiano's office is located at 415 Morris St Ste 400, Charleston, WV 25301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience and Background Checks

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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Falsifying license renewal form (10/22/2021)View details
1 malpractice claim Found
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Christiano's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christiano treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Christiano treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christiano treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Christiano treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christiano treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Christiano treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Christiano's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Christiano accepts the following insurance:

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
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Locations

Neurological Associates Inc

CAMC General Medical Pavilion415 Morris St Ste 400 Charleston, WV 25301
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