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About Dr. Matthew Holtzman
Dr. Matthew Holtzman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 14 years of experience. His specialties include Surgical Oncology and General Surgery. Dr. Holtzman is affiliated with UPMC Passavant, UPMC South Side and UPMC Passavant Cranberry. He speaks English.
Dr. Matthew Holtzman has the following 2 specialties
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.
- 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.
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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Dr is fine. His office staff, the ones that call when you have questions and want to make an appointment, are brusque, don't listen , they raise their voices, they don't let the patient talk, they interrupt. I don't know if it's the same person each time I've spoken with someone in the phone or if it's an office culture, but they are very not patient-centered and are downright rude.
The first time i met Dr. Holtzman he introduced himself as Mathew, not as Dr. Holtzman. This put me at such ease. He and his assistant Patti explained the surgery in such simple terms that i could understand exactly what was going to happen. He took all the time that my wife and i needed to answer any and all questions concerning the surgery and recovery process. I would and will recomend Dr. holtzman to anyone who would need surgery.
Dr. Holtzman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
UPMC South Side
UPMC Passavant Cranberry
Select Specialty Hospital - Pittsburgh/U
Magee Womens Hospital
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
14 Years Experience
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Graduated in 1999
Dr. Matthew Holtzman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsHillman Surgical Oncology, 5150 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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