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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
Karolinska Institute, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
UPMC ShadysideUPMC PresbyterianUPMC St. MargaretMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMCChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Dr. Lunsford is the Lars Leksell Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Center for Image Guided Brain Surgery at UPMC. His specialties includes the use of image guided technologies to surgically remove or inactivate brain tumors. His experience includes more than 8200 patients who have had Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a powerful tool that destroys deep brain tumors and vascular malformations which otherwise cannot be treated. Dr. Lunsford is board certified in neurosurgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Lunsford's medical training was completed at Columbia University in New York City. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the Karolinska Institute located in Stockholm, Sweden - one of Europe's most prestigious medical schools. Dr. Lunsford was the first US Neurosurgeon to develop a dedicated CT scanner-equipped operating room as well as the first to introduce the Gamma knife and all subsequent Gamma technologies to the US.
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: 97
My experience with this provider was excellent. I was very lucky to get him as one of my doctors.
this was my one year follow up after brain surgery. I am very happy with the results of my surgery, my surgical care and follow up. just a comment: many of the above questions were not applicable (such as the pain questions). there should be an option for N/A.
Dr. Lunsford is an amazing doctor. I have seen many doctors for a very stubborn brain tumor and only he has had success in treating me. He is professional, compassionate and makes me feel I am in the best hands possible. I thank God I have found myself in his care. The quality of my life is so much better now. I am able to enjoy and participate in my new grandchilds life beacause of Dr. Lunsford. He has treated my tumor and also allowed me to keep my vision as well as an improvement in my overall well being. Again thank you Dr. Lunsford !!!
always have excellent care and service when visiting Dr Lunsford and team. we actually travel over 3 hours just to see Dr Lunsford, due to the excellent care and service
very long wait
Dr. Lunsford is wonderful
My visit was a very good experience.
I have complete confidence with UPMC and their Dr's and staff
Dr. Lunsford was very concern regarding my health and referred me to the ear and eye center cause IMay have an eye problem
Very professional and caring
I am from out of state and everyone was concerned for my comfort, made special effort to see that I knew where to go for tests etc. I was well treated, cared for and very impressed.
I'm extremely happy Dr. Lunsford brought Gamma Knife to Pittsburgh; he and his staff have been great during the years since 2009 when I had my first Gamma Knife procedure and regular checks of the tumor's growth.
All experiences and care was excellent.
Dr. Lunsford is the best medical practitioner I have had in my 70 years. I am very pleased with the outcome from the Gamma Knife procedure that Dr. Lunsford and his team performed on my non-malignant brain tumor. The followup from my procedure has been very good during the 2 1/2 years following the procedure. The whole team from the Gamma Knife department is topnotch and which clearly reflects the professionalism of Dr. Lunsford's leadership.
Dr Lunsford and team have been wonderful
Dr. Lundsford and his staff were professional, caring and provided my parents and me with an update on my current tests and also answered all questions and concerns. We feel fortunate to be able to have continuing care provided by Dr. Lundsford and his team.
The Gamma Knife team is outstanding.
all staff at Dr Lundsford are always so compassiate of my health n my medical issues
Very professional, caring and efficient office.
Doctor and staff very effect and explained the procedure that I am having done
The best! I am so glad that I made this choice.
I AM SO VERY PLEASE WITH MY EXPERIENCE . EVERYONE IS VERY CARING AND HELPFUL WITH EVERYTHING.
Dr. Lunsford is very thorough and thoughtfu, reassuring for a patient in a difficult and frightening health issue
Staff worked great as a team caring for me .made me comfortable and spent a lot of time with me explaining procedure.Very professional caring team. Also included information and updates to my husband. it was a great experience.The nurse that took care of me was very special. Thank you
Good visit. Dr Lunsford answered all of my questions and concerns.
Dr. Lunsford is the single most accommodating provider I have seen in relationship to my condition.
very pleased to have someone with such great experience and confidence.
Overall It was good experience.
Dr. Lunsford is excellent @ what he does & he along wth God saved my life. I'm so grateful for the staff @ UPMC.
Dr Lunsford is the most intelligent yet personable doctor that I have ever met. It was a privilege to meet him.
Dr Lunsford and his staff are some of the finest I have ever encountered.
my experiences with dr Lunsford and his staff have all been excellent for over four years
Dr. Lunsford is at the top of those in his GK field. He is caring and understanding. I have the greatest confidence in his skills and expertise.
I am extremely confident in Dr. Lunsford and his staff and appreciate the level of care and attention they give me. I am very grateful to Dr. Lunsford, his staff, and his Physician Assistant, Lana.
Mark - nurse in charge was excellent. Dr Lasnford- the bestEntire staff at Gamma Knife Dpt was great.
Dr Lunsford is an excellent doctor and has excellent staff working wth him.
Dr Lunsford takes the time listen and explain things. He and his staff are always friendly.
excellent- saved my life with surgery in 2001 and ongoing followup
Dr Lunford is excellent best program in US
Excellent experience. I was very apprehensive about the procedure but was not in pain at all and was surprised at how comfortable I was kept throughout the surgical procedure!
He is an extremely knowledgeable doctor. The best in his field. He is to the point.
During my appointment, I felt as if I was Dr. Lunsford's only patient. He took the time to explain everything possible, anticipating my questions and needs and listening respectfully to my concerns. From the beginning of our visit, his warm handshake and the way he settled into his chair and made eye contact with me, I knew I was in good hands. He answered my questions in depth and on a level that validated my intelligence. Dr. Lunsford treated me with dignity, and I felt his compassion. There wasn't a second when I thought he wanted to rush me or move on to the next patient. I will sing his praises because he is so deserving.
my experience with the team at UPMC was excellent
Excellent service in MRI and office of Dr. Lunsford This survey is too long and you need a place for not applicable. I resent that your survey cannot be a shorter version.
very good Hospital
care was very good
No bad experiences.
Everybody is ALWAYS nice, caring, and helpful
Very happy with Dr. Lunsford and staff. Always on time, always friendly and courteous. Cannot say anything bad about them.
Dr. Lunsford is amazing! Brilliant doctors that also possess genuine compassion, care and concern are unique! His entire staff followed his lead. Kelly, Dana, Svetlana, and Devi made this experience, under the circumstances, a significant part of my healing process. I am eternally grateful to all of them!
Dr. Lunsford is a very good doctor, kind, talks so I can understand, listens to me, and has a sense of humor. His assistants are all really nice to.
Danielle the receptionist was excellent and so helpful. Kelly was on point with scheduling and calling back. Nancy Bastine was the best nurse so helpful and kind. My daughter really liked her and she felt at ease with Nancy. What get bedside manners she has. Great Job.
Excellent doctor, excellent medical facility!
caring doctors and staff, very good patient care, very modern offices, convenient
The staff was cordial friendly and worked well together and made family members welcome
Dr. Lunsford has for over 25 years treated me with exceptional care w fully explaining my condition...his concern for my well being is appreciated. He and/or his assistants have over the years always taken my calls and responded in a timely fashion. I have complete confidence in my doctor and care.
Dr. Lunsford is an excellent physician.
Dr. Lundsford and his staff were very professional and seemed extremely concerned about my outcome of my surgery. They answered my questions and I was quite pleased with the surgical follow up care.
In my opinion Dr. Lunsford and staff are beyond the best.
Consultation was very informative & professional which helped me make the decision to come to UPMC for my gamma knife procedure for recurring brain menengiomas.
I have never had a bad experience at Dr. Lundsfords office he is a wonderful Dr. And has a great staff.
Everyone that helped with my care were Awesome !!!
Dr. Lunsford and his office are by far the best. I visited several other neurosurgeons concerning radiotherapy prior to visiting Dr. Lunsford's office. He and his team are phenomenal. They are timely, friendly, and beyond knowledgeable. I drive 4 hours just to be seen by his office as I truly trust them more than anyone else I have seen.
Dr. Lunsford is a very good and professional physician and he is still able to joke around with me and has good bedside manor. That is very important to me!
Dr. Lunsford is a terrific neurosurgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
All the healthcare providers with whom I met were both very concerned and very professional.
Dr. Lunsford and his staff are always respectful and obviously desire to have an impact on my problem. I am lucky that such treatment, Gamma Knife, is available in Pittsburgh.
Super!! Great provider!
Dade Lundsford is an amazing care giver. I love the fact that he takes the time to write letters about office visits. Such a personal touch for what could be a serious situation. Truly appreciated.
I think he is a great doctor and I trust him. I'm also really pleased with his PA.
Dr. Lunsford and his team are running a first class operation
Dr. Lunsford provides excellence in all aspects of care. He sets a high standard for any physician's practice in the city.
Very impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and kindness received from everyone who saw us; the doctor, the receptionist, the RN, the PA. These people make you feel confident that everything will be done with no mistakes or errors. They went above and beyond in the areas they were responsible for from the first phone call from the receptionist to the escort back to the car after the procedure and everything in between. Now this is how a world class health care facility is supposed to operate!
Excellent Dr. Lunsford.
Really appreciated the skill, knowledge, expertise and professionalism of Dr. Lunsford and the nurse that was assigned to my care.
Dr Lundsford and his staff are always very professional and kind. They understand the anxiety I feel during the MRI and my follow up with him and his staff.
Vey friendly, knowledgeable staff. People are exceptional in providing care. Dr. Lundsford and entire staff were top notch.
Dr. Lundsford and the entire staff are very professional. Given the time they have to make appointments for tests and office visits, I'm always amazed at how well coordinated everything is. And he and his staff are genuinely concerned about how you are doing. I would highly recommend them to anyone who had a similar problem.
Dr.Lunsford goes over and above for his patients and their families. I do not have one bad thing to say about him.
No bad experiences ever. Dr. Lunsford is a great doctor who listens to me carefully and explains things in terms that I can understand. He also has a sense of humor which helps me relax and feel comfortable.
I love Dr. Lundsford he has kept me alive for 10 years
Very positive experience. Dr Lundsford is quite professional and explains medical information in a clear, straightforward manner.
Dr. Lunsford did an excellent job on bringing me back to my old self. His assistant Svetlana was so kind to me. Thank you!
Dr Lunsford was awesome. i thank God I saw him. Devi the RN was awesome also. she's a great Nurse!!!! the Fellows were great too. thank you for the wonderful care.
I feel that I'm in good hands with Dr. Lunsford and all of his staff. It's nice to know that I have a Dr. who is very considered with my health.
Dr. Lunsford and his staff are compassionate, professional, and experts in their field. For this reason we drive 5 hours for their quality care.
Dr. Lunsford is clearly a leader in his field, and I am grateful that he has, and is, providing care for my meningioma. Thank you.
UPMC must have exemplary leadership because the quality of service from Clerks to Professional staff shines above all others.
very caring, made me feel like they were concerned and connected with me. sincere.
Very professional, knowledgeable, and caring
My experience with Dr. Lunsford and with the entire team in the Gamma Knife area was exceptional. I could not have been treated any better. First rate. All of the nurses, techs, doctors, etc were outstanding... helpful... friendly...competent. So glad we were here.
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