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About Dr. Samuel J Potolicchio Jr

Dr. Samuel J Potolicchio Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wilkes Barre, PA. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Potolicchio has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

39 Ratings with 17 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Samuel J Potolicchio Jr is Excellent. Dr. Samuel J Potolicchio Jr has been rated by 39 patients. From those 39 patients 17 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Samuel J Potolicchio Jr is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

1000 E Mountain Dr
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
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Specialties

Dr. Samuel J Potolicchio Jr has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Aneurysm
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Glioblastoma
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Craniotomy

Reviews

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Dr Potolicchio's Brain

One of the best in the world.

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Excellent authority

I have been "seeing" neurologists for decades to try and control seizure activity. Dr. Potolicchio has been one of the best I've come across. He has an unusually kind bedside manner and responded to me when I needed information (e.g., opinions, access to records).

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Five Stars

He spend much time with u as u need. He is very patient which is very important to me. I highly recomend him hes really good. I haven't had a seizure since I've seen him. I feel like he's the best Neurologist u can see

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Love him

I've had a lifelong seizure disorder, which stops responding to medication about every 10 years. Dr. Potolicchio was recommended to me the first time this occurred, in my early 20s. He has coordinated with multiple specialists both inside and outside of the GW system during my treatment over the last 15ish years, including with my maternal-fetal specialist during my high risk pregnancy. He is a straight shooter, but will listen to patient concerns. As someone who has to take anticonvulsants the rest of her life, I especially appreciate his philosophy that seizure control AND minimal side effects are the best possible outcome. I cannot recommend him more highly.

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Five Stars

He's the best of the best, caring, professional & clearly knows neurology. After almost 20 years I couldn't imagine another dr. Even coming close to Dr.P. In my eyes he's truly the greatest! He's busy so don't take that as impersonal he does care.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2010, 2016, 2015, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2013, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Residency

Locations & Directions

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E Mountain Dr, Wilkes Barre, PA

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