Dr. Peter Gerszten, MD

Dr. Peter Gerszten, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Gerszten, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

200 Lothrop St # B400

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact Information

(412) 647-1700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • 10 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Gerszten performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gerszten "My motto is that "I treat patients, not pictures."  I strongly believe in the bio-psycho-social model of patient care.  I promise to treat my patients as I or my family members would expect to be treated. "
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Upmc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gerszten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gerszten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerszten to family and friends
4.1
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Gerszten's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Gerszten Says:

My patients frequently comment that we run one of the most professional medical practices with whom they have ever sought care.  They are genuinely appreciative of the care that we provide to them.


Patient Comments (2)

Never did 1 simple thing for me, except talk over the course of 18 months. never asked about my Parkinson's or how it is affecting my neck and lower back pain. Continually asked me "how I want to proceed?" Ordered Neck Traction, and later discovered from other more competent Neurosurgeons and...more
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the 'good' doctor has lost his focus and desire to help everyone. 5 visits and all we do is talk.. Well, he talks, I listen. He rarely lets me finish my sentence. He spends very little time with me. Never explains anything. So disheartening to visit this man.
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