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Dr. Lana Christiano, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Female · Age 39

Dr. Christiano

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 and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.


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(304) 344-3551

Dr. Christiano accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
Coventry Health Care
HealthSmart
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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No malpractice claims found for West Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Christiano's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christiano treats Broken Neck more than 97% of her peers

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

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

Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christiano treats Meningiomas more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Christiano treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma

Dr. Christiano's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Care Philosophy

www.wvneuro.com

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey
Residency Hospital
2011
University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
Internship Hospital
2009
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
Medical School
2004
University Of Missouri, Kansas City
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2011
2009
2004
2004

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Dr. Christiano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christiano

3.1

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
47.05882352941177%
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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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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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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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