Dr. Paul A. Gardner, MD

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Dr. Paul A. Gardner, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

UPMC Neurological Surgery 200 Lothrop St # B400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Get Directions
(412) 647-3685

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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.Read more

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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 Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Upmc Presby U Pittsburgh
  • Residency Hospital
    Upmc-Presbyterian

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Upmc-Presbyterian

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Florida State University

    Graduated in 1997

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gardner's Office & Staff

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Dr. Gardner's 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.