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Dr. Paul Gardner, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Gardner

UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy

200 Lothrop St Ste B400 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Dr. Paul Gardner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(412) 647-3685

Dr. Gardner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Gateway Health Plan
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Gardner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gardner treats Meningiomas more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gardner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gardner treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gardner treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gardner performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gardner performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Gardner'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
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • 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
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a neurosurgeon, I seek to provide patients with the best possible relief from their condition with the least amount of discomfort using the least invasive corridor possible. This is done through teamwork with other specialties and using technologies such as endoscopy to provide novel approaches.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Upmc Presby U Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
2008
Upmc-Presbyterian
Residency Hospital
2007
Upmc-Presbyterian
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Medical School
1997
Florida State University
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2001
1997

Awards

Dr. Gardner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gardner

4.5

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
82.3529411764706%
(28)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
8.823529411764707%
(3)

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Gardner is the best of the best. Worth the wait. Respected by his peers. I have had multiple surgeries due to aneurysms in my brain. Trust him to get the best job done. Every time!
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Dr Gardner performed, with Dr Andrew McCall, a left middle fossa craniectomy to stop the C SF leaks from my brain to my middle ear and mastoid. He is an excellent surgeon and person. He has never been arrogant but he is confident and a very nice, kind man. I hope I don't need future surgery but if I did, I would definitely go to him.. A+ physician and person.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Gardner for 8 years now. I would highly recommend him. I just recently had EEA surgery for a rathsky cyst. I am on the road to recovery.
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Upmc Mercy

Pittsburgh, PA

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA