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About Dr. Gary Gruen

Dr. Gary Gruen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Trauma Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC South Side. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

44 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary Gruen is Great. Dr. Gary Gruen has been rated by 44 patients. From those 44 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary Gruen is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

3471 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Specialties

Dr. Gary Gruen has the following 2 specialties

  • Trauma Surgery

    Trauma surgeons treat patients who come to emergency rooms and require surgery after any kind of accident. They know how to act quickly, assess the patient’s condition, and decide on a course of action. They work fast to coordinate with other physicians and specialists in the hospital if needed, such as neurosurgeons and radiologists, so they can properly diagnose the injury and stabilize patients.
    Common trauma injuries include bleeding, burns, brain or other internal injuries, shock and loss of limbs. Because they treat patients in traumatic situations, they’re also typically skilled in offering some level of emotional support to help the patient cope with confusion and grief that may result from their accident.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
  • Closed Fractures
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Internal Fracture Fixation
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Leg Fracture (Tibial Fractures)
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Ununited Fractures

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Five Stars

I love ❤ Dr. Gruen he and his staff saved my life!!!!! And I will 😉 always be grateful for all of them especially Gary Dr. Lee and I can't forget B.J.!!!! MUCH LOVE!🌹❤

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Four Stars

Had calcaneal fractures of both feet. Dr. Gruen came to me in hospital every day for a week and wanted me to tell him to do surgery. He kept saying he was not going to make the decision to do surgery. He never even explained what a calcaneal fracture was to me. He said surgery would maybe only fix my feet by 20% at best. He said he would probably not get the surgery. I now find out thru researching the injury that it is highly recommended to have the heal reconstruction within the first 5 days to allow for much better outcome for walking and far less pain. Other surgeons I have been to all agreed he should have done the heel reconstruction immediately. Now I will not walk normal without pain ever. Even after several surgeries to fuse both feet. I would never recommend Dr. Gruen to anyone.

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Wonderful Orthopedic surgeon for broken femurs

Dr. Gruen repaired a badly broken right femur which was broken due to taking Fosamax/Boniva to prevent osteoporosis. I met him in emergency surgery as my femur just snapped under body weight in my own yard. I lost 2 pints of blood internally, but now that leg is healed well, thanks to Dr. Gruen's expertise with broken bones. He is tops in my opinion, and is very caring - determined to find out how to best heal our broken bones.

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This is who you want fixing you!

My experience with Dr. Gruen was as amazing as it could be for a broken bone. I suffered a very severe ankle fracture. He performed emergency surgery and a few months later, everything is now healed 100%. My physical therapist told me I am lucky to even have a working foot and here, I have one that is almost like nothing happened. Scars are minimal. He is a very smart doctor and very kind. Bsure to come prepared with your own questions if there is something you'd like to know. Because of the emergency situation of my injury, I did not choose Dr. Gruen myself, but if I had to do this all over again I would do whatever it took to ensure I'd be under his care.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Gruen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC South Side
  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa
  • UPMC Passavant Cranberry
  • UPMC Mercy
  • Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • University Of Washington Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gary Gruen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3471 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

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