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He has wonderful bedside manner and really takes time to explain the situation.
I haven't had such a great experience with a doctor in decades, and certainly not in new york city. But Dr. Harter took his time, was understanding, clear, and just an incredible professional. I would recommend him to anybody.
I posted a comment on Jan 17th, 2012 about a negative experience with Dr. Harter. The situation has since turned around, we sat down and talked about things, he even encouraged us to get a second opinion if we would like. We did and came back to him. Be patient, neurosurgery is a long slow process. I'm sorry for posting a rating so soon. Overall, had a good experience. If you having a problem with the doctor, talk about it.
I think the doctor must've written his own good reviews. My experience was a nightmare! Horrible staff. Long wait time.
Dr. Harter is awesome! I was really mean to him (didn't want surgery, sorry Doc), but he was really respectful and knew how to joke around with me, a moody teenager. He fixed me and I am so glad that we picked him as my surgeon. This September is going to be my one year post op appointment and I can't wait to see him and tell him how well I am doing!! I would recommend him to anyone I know that needs any type if neurosurgery.
Dr. Harter performed my two brain surgeries. He is very kind and personable, he spoke with me rather than asking my mother how i feel. i would definitely recomend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeoun!
Operated on a spinal condition that I was told by another surgeon was inoperable. It is just short of 2 years and I am doing great!! I jogged a mile at the gym the other day, I was in using a walker with a seat around this time 2 years ago. Dr Harter and I had a rocky road (expected for the most part) but he was great with it. Initial appt took awhile to get but after that was easy to reach him and get appts.
Dr. Harter is a highly skilled and talented surgeon. His dedication and compassion is unparalleled. He is friendly, obliging and always make my son feel comfortable. He explains things in a manner that is understandable to both adults AND children. He is truly gifted and I would definately recommend him to anyone.
Our son had a tumor of the cerebellum. We were transferred from our local hospital to NYU. Dr. Harter came in on the weekend, discussed everything with us, and our son. He gave us his cell phone and home numbers, and has been available for any questions. The surgery went well, fortunately no other treatment has been needed and he has remained tumor free. Four years later, no tumor and no further problems. Thank you Dr. Harter!
My daughter was seen by two other surgeons before we met Dr. Harter. He spoke directly to her first - addressed her questions, then ours. We chose him to do her operation for Chiari malformation. Two months later she is doing great. Would recommend him highly.
My poor kid needed two more surgeries to correct when he did and then need months of follow up care now he is terrified to go to doctors appointments, they're wondering if he has PTSD. Hoping this doesn't happen to anyone else.
I have face numerous problems with this man. He came to see my son once after his operation and an inpatient stay of two weeks. I thought he was on vacation but his secretary said he was not. He also is awful with follow up after surgery, I called the office to find out if my son should get a CT scan because he had a few seizures, he didn't respond even after I called almost every other day. I thought it was just us but another family in the waiting room said the same thing. They were considering switching over to Columbia in NY. Beware he seems excellent during first consultation but don't let it fool you.
Dr Harter was great dealing with my 6 year old grandaughter: he put her at ease and kept her as a focal point during the discussion with the adults. He spoke in terms that were easy to understand without being condescending; we did not feel rushed, quite the contrary, he encouraged our questions and participation in the visit.I felt very confident in his level of expertise and recommend him highly. While we waited an hour past our scheduled appointment it was in no way a drawback; just something to be aware of.
Dr. Harter has treated my grandson (now 4 yrs old) for a brain tumor for one and a half years. The prognosis is excellent. Truly a remarkable man, a gem, whos has helped my family through this trying time as only a truly gifted - and special - individual (person and physician) can.