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Cranial Base Surgery
MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC ShadysideUPMC PresbyterianUPMC HorizonMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMCChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCUPMC Mercy
Carl H. Snyderman, MD, is a professor in the department of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and codirector of the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery. He specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and cranial base surgery.
Dr. Snyderman is board-certified in otolaryngology. He received an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago. Dr. Snyderman completed an otolaryngology residency at the UPMC Eye and Ear Institute and a fellowship in cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Snyderman is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Allegheny County Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Society of University Otolaryngologists, American College of Surgeons, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery, and the North American Skull Base Society. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and is consistently recognized by consumer groups as one of the best otolaryngologists in the country (America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly).
Dr. Snyderman and his neurosurgery colleagues are pioneers in the development of minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of skull base and sinus tumors. The UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery is considered a world leader for this type of surgery and attracts patients nationwide and internationally. Areas of clinical interest include tumors and other conditions of the skull base, sinonasal tumors, orbital tumors, and cancer of the head and neck region for adult and pediatric populations. Specific pathologies include squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, meningioma, craniopharyngioma, pituitary adenoma, hemangiopericytoma, esthesioneuroblastoma/ olfactory neuroblastoma, sarcomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, chordoma, chondrosarcoma, and nasopharyngeal cancer. Research interests include oncological outcomes of cranial base surgery, quality of life, robotic surgery, surgical simulation, and surgical education.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 66
we are from SD and traveled this distance for a very rare aggressive vascular tumor and were taken care of from the very first phone call. That was one of our main reasons for driving here. Dr Snyderman is the best of the best for the surgery we had and we were in the best hands. we felt confident from day one making our decision to travel here. I did all the research myself no doctor referral at all. you have great info on the internet about this type of surgery and Dr Snyderman who created it and performs it. thank you very much. Top notch here!! the best. he's a beast.
always a great visit
the doctor always rushes out. resident very kind helpful patient!
Dr. Snyderman is a great person and physician. I have always had really good visits with him.
My care provider is kind and compassionate and very concerned about my well being.
Dr Snyderman is the best doctor I have ever seen.
an excelent experence first class operation very glad I chose this doctor and staff
Dr. Snyderman is the BEST. He is very knowledgeable, caring, supportive while professional. He is a real asset to UPMC.
dr Snyderman is a very caring & wonderful doctorI always feel better after seeing him. he makes me BREATH better.
Doctor saw me almost immediately after i entered the examination room. He was extremely professional and concerned about my health status. This was a follow-up visit for surgery.
i have had exceptional care by Dr. Snyderman and all providers from this office concerning my recent brain surgeries with Dr. Gardner 2011 and 2015 - I highly respect their professionalism and care for me during a very stressful time in my life regarding my health needs.
everyone on Dr. Snyderman's staff does an outstanding job. he is an excellent surgeon and clinician. I highly recommend.thanks to all!
Dr. Snyderman is an excellent and knowledgeable doctor. He did my tumor removing surgery in 2014 and did a fantastic job. You can hardly see my scar in my neck. He is caring and listens to all my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone!!
My care provider, Dr Carl Snyderman is the BEST, most caring and intelligent doctor I've ever had. I'm grateful for Dr Snyderman and his skills and his gentle way.He smiles and has taken good care of me so far.He is concerned about me.He is a good man and answers my questions and takes note of my concerns and my wife's questions and concerns.
I felt underinformed about the degree to which I would be in pain with clogged nose and teary eye for hours after the procedure then sinus headaches for days after procedure. I did not expect any of that and none of that was mentioned to me before the cauterization.
our experience with this provider was exceptional. I felt that we received excellent care.
Sniderman and his staff are fantastic
super, super, super. Dr. Snyderman has saved my life! This was my 3rd year anniversary from cancer surgery and it has not come back!
Excellent Doctor and staff.No bad experiences,just Quality care.Appreciate them very much.
My experience was excellent. The care giver and staff were prompt, clear and concise regarding my problem and provided me with favorable options regarding my care.
Dr. Carl Snyderman is an excellent doctor. He always does a careful physical examination of the affected area, and answers my questions completely and concisely.
I had two previous sinus surgeries with my longtime local ENT surgeon with little or no success. The procedure Dr. Snyderman, performed has given me excellent results so far and I feel great.
I was a referall from another doctor, I was thankful that they agreed to see me on short notice
Bad experience - waited for (1) hour to be seen submitted prescription to the wrong pharmacy
Dr. Snyderman and his assistant worked very well with me. I have Down Syndrome and they took the time to listen to me describe my symptoms and they made me feel less nervous about the scoping they did.
I arrived about an hour earlier than my appointment and was surprised and happy that Dr Snyderman saw me earlier and I was in the office, treated and out before my appointment time which was very efficient on all parties involved. (staff,etc.)
excellent physician! very thorough and very caring
Dr. Snyderman, his chief resident, and the visiting dr. are all exceptional providers. I can't say enough about the high level of care I received and the professional and caring way it was delivered. I will definitely be back if I need any ear nose or throat care. Thank you
Dr Snyderman is a fantastic surgeon and has always been very courteous and respectful to our family. I would highly recommend this physician and this office!
Had the best surgeons eye and Nerosurgens through my stay at Presbyterian up and including nurses ,all were very attentive and professional. thank you all
Dr. Snyderman saved my life. It has been 30 months since my surgery. I enjoy my check up each time we meet. I am very fortunate to have him as my surgeon.
I did not have a nurse or assistant talk with me. Dr. Willson sprayed the anesthesia into my nostrils and performed the nose scope before Dr. Snyderman entered the room. Dr. Willson reviewed the CD of my nasal areas and using the cursor, he pointed out various areas on my sinuses in the CD. When Dr. Synderman entered the room he too did a nose scope. Both men respectfully answered my husband's questions plus my questions.
am extremely satisfied with my experience at UPMC, most notably with Dr. Snyderman. I couldn't be more thankful for the excellent care I received before, during and after surgery. Dr. Snyderman, along with his staff, always took the time to listen and address any concerns I had, and made certain I was comfortable with my treatment plan.
Dr. Carl Snyderman has been GREAT !!! Not only is he an excellent physician he is a very nice man.
I was pleased that the office moved my appointment to immediately after my procedure, being that I was traveling from out of town. Also, my husband had a plane to catch and the staff was very accommodating to make sure that we were seen so he did not miss his flight. Very happy with this office, staff and my physician!
My visits with Dr. Snyderman have always been very good. I trust his expertise and knowledge.
My resident that I saw prior to seeing Dr. Snyderman was very knowledgeable and answered my questions confidently, with compassion, and in a format that was easy to understand. As always Dr. Snyderman was always knowledgeable and prescribed further testing for another condition that has appeared since my last visit. He sent an order to Altoona for the test and I have the procedure scheduled for next week. I am always happy with the knowledge and compassion of the UPMC doctors that provide my care.
Have seen this provider (post op visits) several times. The experiences have all been good.
Everyone was helpful and very courteous to me.
Dr. Snyderman is the best doctor I have ever encountered in my life. His staff is wonderful.
Dr. Snyderman is a very caring intelligent Doctor & I am thankful to have him.
I felt very confident in what Dr Snyderman told me. I felt I received the best care possible from him. And he made me feel comfortable to ask questions. I really like him. I hope I never need his services again. But I'd definitely go back to him if I did.
I had very good experience with Dr.Snyderman. He is very knowledgable, caring and effective.
Visit was very pleasant.
Snyderman is world class surgeon. UPMC is lucky to have him.
GREAT: This was my first visit with Dr. Snyderman; I went to him for a second opinion on possible cancer in my frontal sinus area. He spent time listening to my concerns. He (and the radiologist) determined that I didn't have cancer- a benign tumor. He was courteous and compassionate with me. He was thorough and not rushed plus gentle when he used the scope to examine my nose. The resident and graduate student from Taiwan were respectful.
Dr Snyderman is the most caring and an exceptionally talented surgeon/physician I have ever met. He is humble and kind inspire if his expertise in his field!
Dr. Snyderman is awesome and I would trust him with my life. He saved my life. Great doctor!!
Sincerely happy to see me and the "amazing" comments about my recovery and the success of the surgery.
Dr. Snyderman is a wonderful dr., would recommend him
Excellent care team!
As always, Dr. Snyderman conducted an excellent review of my surgical site and answered all of my questions promptly and understandably.
very nice and answers all my questions and concerns.
Professional, knowledgeable, courteous thorough and patient.
Dr. Snyderman is the most competent and caring doctor I have ever encountered.
Have wonderful quality of life because of his skill and knowledge! Appointments are always prompt, out of state referrals are never a problem. Everything runs like a well oiled machine. Had cancer in my head and now I'm great and not worried about the future because I Trust and have Confidence in my doctor!
I have every confidence in Dr. Snyderman. I believe he saved my life.
Dr. Snyderman has always provided excellent care. Have recommended UPMC to many of my friends how well organized UPMC is. many thanks
My care was awesome. I had the best. I have bragged about UPMC to all my friends and would recommend UPMC to anyone who ask me
I was referred to Dr. Snyderman by Dr. Gartner. For not having an appointment previously scheduled that day, we got in fairly quickly to see him. He did not seem rushed and spent appropriate time with me.
Seems very thorough Im waiting for my mri to be read
My experience with Dr. Snyderman couldn't have been better. He was exceptionally knowledgeable with regards to my medical problem, as I expected he would be. He was to the point in his diagnosis and treatment and completed his examination and diagnosis leaving no doubt in my mind as to what to expect concerning my upcoming surgery and treatment. I honestly feel that a better Doctor to treat my condition would be very difficult to access.
I was very happy with the staff and Dr. Within minutes, I was in the exam room and the Dr came into the room right at the time of my scheduled appointment. I had a very positive experience!
Very good and intelligent doctor, He referred me to another doctor who does the surgery I need done to breathe and I trust his decision. The whole staff was very respectful, kind and made you feel important!
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