Dr. Peter Gerszten, MD

Dr. Peter Gerszten, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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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
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Dr. Gerszten's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerszten performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gerszten performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerszten treats Lumbar Spine Fracture more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gerszten treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerszten performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gerszten performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Gerszten's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
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 Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

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. 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Gerszten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gerszten

4.1

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(10)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. Peter Gerszten, MD
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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...Read 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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Gateway Health Plan
HealthSmart
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance

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UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

Upmc Shadyside

Pittsburgh, PA