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Otolaryngology (ENT)Otolaryngology (Pediatric)
Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA
Union Hospital - Union Union, NJ
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 114
overall good experience, no issues
Dr Kitsko is a first rate Dr and we will travel anywhere he goes for him to see my daughter. I have full faith in his care of her! Best Dr and a very caring person in general!
This was the first time we saw this doctor. I appreciated his patience with my 3 year old who was very nervous to have her nose looked into and touched. He and the nurses were kind, gentle, and caring.
Dr Kisko always takes time to explain to myself and my daughter what is taking place and goes above and beyond to make sure she has a safe ear
I felt that I got enough information necessary from the provider in regards to the condition of my son
Love Dr.Kitsko!! I recommend him all the time. Great Doctor.
hes really smart and knows what hes doing
Little wait time; all my questions were answered and my child was treated very kindly.
Dr. Kitsko is personable and knowledgeable; he takes the time to explain why he knows a certain treatment is best. I completely respect that despite my fear of my child not having tubes (they came out) Dr. Kitsko assured me in January that at my child's age, they typically grow out of their ear issues and if he was wrong and my child had 2 ear infections before our appointment yesterday, to call and talk to the nurse to schedule surgery. A surgeon who didn't rush to surgery right away....I'm a huge fan!
wonderful doctor and he did an amazing job on our sons surgert so thankful to have such an amazing doctor available
Dr. Kitsko and his PA are wonderful!
Dr. Kitsko is wonderful, he always eases my mind regarding concerns related to my daughters hearing loss
My toddler was not on his best behavior, but all the nurses and doctors were very understanding and accepting. Our long time questions about his health were answered and hopefully soon they will be only memories.
Dr. Kisko was very informative and thoroughly answered all of our concerns. Completed the tube operation that was a success with no post issues thus far.
He was kind, knowledgeable, and patient. very good with my daughter!
Dr Kitsko and the staff at childrens was so nice and polite with my daughter.
lack of timing, concern, and very rushed. didn't go on full history and did not listen to all information given. Was more concerned with at that very moment then what had been going on.
He was kind, professional, answered all of my questions thoroughly. Overall it was a positive experience.
I thought that this doctor was excellent! my son fit criteria for ear tubes but he wanted to wait and see if he had another episode soon rather than just pushing them. He answered my husbands and my questions throughly.
like being at Disney World
friendly and very prompt on taking us for our appointment. No wait at all!
doctor wants to refer instead of help solve the problem. he was an hour and a half behind, disregarded all symtpoms bc they didn't require surgery and didn't want to help find out what we can do with the congestion my child feels. he said your sons definitely sick and left the room with no answers, no questions answered, no possible suggestions, I wasn't told what specific medicine would be prescribed and how it should be used, then nothing ended up being at my pharmacy and I had to follow up. he was late, unhelpful because there was not a clear cut answer, didn't ask me any questions to try to guide his thinking, didn't ask my child a single question, didn't go over the notes with me that the p.a. wrote. I was devastated at the care my child received and we have always had good providers and experiences at childrens prior to this. we are seeking other providers who will make my child and his health a priority.
Dr Kitsko is great with kids. highly recommend him!
Dr. Kitsko was very professional but also friendly to my child and kept her involved in her own care. Explaining information to both of us. Very polite and attentive to my childs concerns and questions.
Everyone was fantastic. The appointments before us were running over and the receptionist, with out asking, called to see when we would be called back and informed us. All the nursing staff and all staff in general were kind and helpful. Great professionalism. Dr. Kitsko was FANTASTIC! Truly kind and wonderful. He didn't make us feel rushed and took his time to explain everything and make sure we felt okay! Every doctor needs to be more like him!!
Dr. Kitsko and his APP were fantastic.
great practice. shocked the receptionist couldn't schedule our folow up appointment and we had to call vince. thank goodness he called back. I hate the phone tag game.
very kind and knowledgeable. answered all of our questions and helped me feel at ease with our decision
I always appreciate how Dr. Kitsko takes the time to thoroughly answer all of my questions and concerns. He takes his time and communicates with the child. He never rushes to go to the next patient.
Dr. Kitsko and the Nurse Practitioner have been and are the best of the best in what they do and in how they treat their patients.
provider was excellent. knowledgeable and decisive while allowing me to make informed decisions for my newborn.
Dr Kitsko is the BEST. We travel 2 hours to see him.
doctor was great, very informative
very good experience as always
I just felt that the Dr. was in a hurry and didn't take the time we needed for our concerns. Felt very rushed.
Dr. Kitsko and the medical/office staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I was very happy with our visit.
Dr. Kitsko is awesome!
the Dr. was amazing with my daughter and making sure she was comfortable!
I absolutely loved Dr Kitsko and my experience at Children's during this visit.
Dr Kitsko always provides excellent care for my daughter. He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to answer my questions without hesitation. my daughter feels very comfortable with him and he has outstanding bedside manner. We are extremely grateful to have him provide her care.
provided great care
Dr. Kitsko pushed hard for surgery while refusing to discuss the risks and benefits of any other treatment options, or even what other options there were and why he thought his recommendation was the best. I raised specific concerns about why it might not be appropriate for my child and he did not address my concerns. Everyone I have spoken to about the experience including his pediatrician has recommended that I get other opinions before pursuing surgery. My life would be a lot easier if I didn't have to research all the things he wouldn't discuss myself, and pursue evaluations independently instead of having help coordinating them. A good doctor is able to educate patients about options and explain risks and benefits, not just to tell patients what to do.
Dr. Kitsko is the BEST! he is not only easy to get talk to, but also gives thorough explanations! We are so pleased our daughter's hearing is normal for the first time in her life. Thank you, Dr. Kitsko!
great office, really nice and helpful staff!
I had to wait a very long time to be seen. My appointment was at 12:45 and I didn't leave until 2:45.
we love Dr Kisko and Shelly
Dr. Kitsco was very attentive and very good with my daughter. He listened to me concerns and treated us both with respect.
this provider not only took time with my son who had a scheduled appointment but also took the time to see my daughter who did not have an appointment scheduled
Dr. Kitsko is fantastic. He is very down to earth, takes time to listen to our questions/concerns, and explains things in easy to understand ways. Very thorough and really makes an effort to show that he cares. He even gave our daughter a sticker!
we love our ENT he is friendly,has great bedside manner,listens to our concerns,and makes my daughter feel at ease and always takes great care of her whether in surgery or just during an office visit.
They Did Great. I Thank Them Foreverythin and giving me the information that I needed to know.
Always knowledgeable, and takes the time to know my child and her situation. we drive 2 hours to see Dr Kitsko and he is worth every bit of it! He is the most reliable and the Dr that I can trust to give the facts, and the treatment for what is happening!
profession, not in a hurry, listens attentively
Dr. Kitsko and staff are wonderful. Scheduling for this practice is a nightmare. The lead time for an appointment is far too long. Availability in the main hospital is next to none. We live less than two miles from CHP main, but have to travel to South to see this provider.
all the staff were helpful and professional.
My son's sleep study was conducted on 5/25/18. We absolutely love Dr. Kitsko and would recommend him to all of our family/friends. We were disappointed that our follow-up appointment could not be scheduled until 8/14/18. Surgery during the summer would have been more conducive to our family schedule. Other than that, we love our provider.
Very good experience; I'd recommend Dr. Kitsko
good experience! Great Dr.
I have always felt Dr Kitsko provides the best ENT care. He takes time to get to know the child and listen to concerns and does not seem to rush into any procedure unless it is medically necessary. He also gives advice and take home information regarding care that is practical and based in research
I loved dr kisko but his assistant had an attitude. I will recommend him to everyone!!!!!!
we love dr. kitsko! he's the only ent we will see.
The only down side, we waited a VERY long time for this appointment. My son needs his tonsils out. And the the schedule to get in was totally full for the rest of summer. Now we cant get him for the surgery until school is out next spring. We did not want him to suffer another year of infections but he cant miss that much school.
we had a great experience with the doctor, nurses, and staff!
Dr, Kitsko is a WONDERFUL Dr. My daughter has serious special needs and he is always helpful with his in and out of the Dr's office.
Dr. Kitsko is excellent. My daughter likes him and she feels comfortable at her appointments. She has ongoing ear problems and it's great to see a consistent provider.
As always....Courteous, and helpful staff. Dr Kitsko is always kind, and caring with my granddaughter. Great Care!!
I was impressed with how fast the appt went, the dr was awesome very nice.
very friendly. took the time to talk with my 2 yo and make him feel more comfortable.
the check out receptionist was not Friendly and very bothered by questions.
Dr. Kitsko is amazing. He is always on time, but he also takes his time. I always leave feeling good about the discussion and decisions that are made. He listens to my concerns and truly cares about Noah.
we fully trust Dr Kitsko and appreciate his input.
Great experience, we were in and out. All questions were answered.
the wait time was non existent. everyone was so nice and we loved Dr. Kitsko
our experience was great, Dr.Kitsko is wonderful have used him for all 3 of my children !
great care... just took a long time to get an appointment. surgery was scheduled and it is a long wait as well.
Our overall experience with the nurses, PA and Dr. Kitsko was excellent!
great with child and made sure we didn't have any questions and advised if anyone don't hesitate to call his office
Dr. Kitsko is an excellent doctor. He is very friendly and good to my daughter to make her comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and confident in his answers which and we trust his judgment. He is awesome!
very grateful to Dr Kitsko
This was our first visit with Dr. Kitsco. We had an exceptional appointment. My husband and I were pleased with his professionalism and manners. He is a wonderful doctor and very knowledgeable. He was able to answer all of our questons and put our minds at ease. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
we as a family love Dr Kitsko and the office staff at Children's Hospitals Wheeling location. we get the up most best treatment there and I would recommend them to anyone looking to see a children's specialist.
Dr. Kitsko is outstanding. He has a very good relationship with my 7 year old and she likes him. He's honest, respectful and straight to the point.
Dr. Kitsko was very friendly and professional. Listened and answered all questions thoroughly and confidently.
We absolutely love Dr. Kitsko, he is so great with our son. Especially when he needed tubes at 10 months old. Dr. Kitsko was wonderful calming down, reassuring and explaining everything to us, crazy first time parents!!
staff was very pleasant. I don't have anything negative to say.
Very nice person. he could have elaborated more on what to look for after my sons procedure.
Visit was good. My daughter had an ear infection regarding a tube put in her ear . Dr Kitsco is always very kind and gentle and concerned with my daughter being afraid . I am very pleased with this Dr.
excellent care from the entire team
The Doctor was very kind, good with my daughter and listened to my concerns. He did seem hurried that is my only criticism. Also our appointment was at 8:45, he saw us at 10am. Having to wait that long with an 11 month old is not okay, especially not after waiting 2 months to get an appointment
Dr. Kitsko has been our favorite physician, ever!
appt was for 2pm, did not see Dr until 3:45pm
I love Dr Kitsko and his staff. My daughter has been to a few different providers for her issue when we met Dr Kitsko I have never been more satisfied for the care that is provided to my daughter.
Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
We loved everything about our visit. Dr. Kitska made us feel calm and confident with our decisions and was excellent with answering our questions. The only reason they didn't have our records and other information is because our child is a newborn and we were first time patients at that office. Excellent all around.
Dr was very casual compared to the other doctors we had seen and didn't seem to take her potential condition as seriously
No bad experience, Dr. was efficient, pleasant, and answered any questions/concerns we had.
The wait staff was very friendly and efficient. We arrived early for paperwork and from the beginning to the end, everything was extremely efficient. We were finished with the entire process, start to finish, before our appointment was set to start- impressive!!
Dr. Kitsko was very willing to listen to any concerns we had regarding treatment or even surgery. Made us feel very at ease and would do anything to make us feel the most comfortable.
We love coming to Dr. Kitsko. They are very respectful of my daughter's needs. She has Autism and they take that into consideration for everything. It is a very calm experience every time we come there.
This is the first time I saw this provider and I was very pleased.
love the office and staff
Dr Kitsko was excellent. knowledgeable but spoke in manner everyone can understand.
I am always impressed with Dr. Kitsko. We have been seeing him since my son got ear tubes. He is very professional and extremely good with children.
always great experiences with the visit, dr,nurses and staff.
Overall a great visit. Happy with this physician
Very considerate to make an appt. for the next day.
Dr. Kitsko is great. He is thorough in his exam and takes the time to talk to the parents and explain the findings of the exam. We've been under his care since my son was 4 months old. I highly value his opinion on how to treat my son's condition.
Love Dr. Kitsko, and his staff. They are professional, yet caring and kind.
The Dr. was very nice and explained things appropriately.
Great experience, loved the fish in the waiting room. The nurse that took my son's temperature was so efficient and kind, and included my daughter who was tagging along for the visit, which she loved! The doctors and RN were direct and clear with instructions and options. The staff that checked us out was happy to be there and got a toy from the toybox for my child. Excellent experience.
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