Pittsburgh Surgical Assn

Patient Reviews

4.2
  • 33 patient ratings
  • 14 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pittsburgh Surgical Assn when asked is excellent. Pittsburgh Surgical Assn has been reviewed by 33 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Pittsburgh Surgical Assn as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan
  • Aetna
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • UPMC Health Plan

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA
  • Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc Pittsburgh, PA
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC Horizon Greenville, PA
  • UPMC Passavant Cranberry Cranberry Twp, PA
  • UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC South Side Pittsburgh, PA
  • Upmc St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.


Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.


Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing