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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

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

Specialties

2 specialties

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

Ratings & Comments

33 ratings with 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Pittsburgh Surgical Assn is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • UPMC St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA 15215
  • Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • UPMC Horizon Greenville, PA 16125
  • UPMC Passavant Cranberry Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
  • UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • UPMC Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • UPMC South Side Pittsburgh, PA 15203
  • Upmc St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA 15215
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Pittsburgh Surgical Assn is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Medical Imaging Institute

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Ped and Adult Allergy and Asthma Inc Group

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Orthopaedic Surgical Associates

    Group Practice

    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

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.