Dr. Paul Gardner, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Gardner
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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 over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gardner has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Upmc Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh and Upmc Mercy. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gardner to book an appointment.

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (32)
  • Explained conditions well (31)
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  • Long wait times (21)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
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at the time of my televisit, as I was waiting, I received a call from his PA stating he would not see me. That he only deals with brains and I would need to see a spinal surgeon. The scheduler told me he had just seen a patient with my diagnosis and I am also having issues with my neck/vision which I believe has to do with my brain. Totally unprofessional. At least see me and assess my case before dismissing me. Seems this is the case with doctors nowadays.
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May 26, 2020
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Professional Honest Listen to patient and family
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Netta – Mar 17, 2020
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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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Crazynana in Latrobe , PA – Sep 01, 2018
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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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Mary Walker in Pittsburgh – Dec 16, 2017
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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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kathy in lilly, pa – Oct 26, 2016
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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...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Upmc Presby U Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
Residency Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Medical School
Florida State University
Undergraduate School


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What are Dr. Paul Gardner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gardner frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Gardner specializes.

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Dr. Gardner's office is located at 200 Lothrop St Ste B400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gardner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gardner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (412) 647-3685.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

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Dr. Gardner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • 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
  • Dural Tear
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery

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(412) 647-3685

Dr. Gardner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Gateway Health Plan
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
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United Healthcare
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UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy

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