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Total Comments: 28
We had a great experience and was put at ease with her MRI. He was very nice and took his time with us.
Dr Abel and his were wonderful. They answered all our questions and explained everything to us. I would definitely recommend him.
Dr Abel is excellent . he listens carefully, never rushes us, has respect for us. he explains things on a level you can understand. it's like talking to someone I have know for years. he's so down to earth. we love him.
Dr. Abel and Hannah were very helpful, attentive and answered all of our questions. They were patient with us and all of our concerns and definitely took the time to explain everything. They made a stressful situation much better by showing us empathy and compassion.
My daughter went to Children's Hospital as an emergency trauma patient. Dr. Abel performed an emergency craniotomy on her. He was very kind, informative and professional. He saved her life, and I will forever be grateful!
Doctor Abel was great with my daughter, definitely looking forward to seeing him again, would definitely recommend him to friends!
very patient and kind. he spoke directly to my daughter which I liked. explained things good
Dr. Able explained her upcoming surgery in great detail made me feel very confident and comfortable with him and the upcoming surgery.
professional and caring
From the minute we entered the building everyone was more than helpful, polite and friendly. Dr. Abel and his staff were exceptional!!! We were given the option to have my daughters MRI done at a closer facility to our home, but my daughter wants to return to Dr. Abel's office because of her excellent experience there!! Thank you! I was VERY nervous about travel, finding the location and for the appointment in general. I have absolutely zero concerns now.
Dr Abel is very knowledgeable and just the right amount of cautious and reasonable about follow up and monitoring.
He recommend another specialist for her other health problems since it wasn't his field and he wanted the best care for her.
Dr. Abel provided exemplary care and concern for my son. He answered our questions and listened patiently and attentively to everything we had to say. Beyond that he informed us that while, as a neurosurgeon, there was one important aspect related to my son's condition that he could assess and rule out immediately, it made sense for us to see a pediatric surgeon who was more qualified to give a more complete diagnosis and examination. Dr. Abel then called a pediatric surgeon on the next floor and arranged for us to see him then. We were impressed with the doctor, with his assistant, Juana, and with Children's Hospital in general.
Our child was recently adopted from China and the doctor took time to explain her condition to us and to look at information we had from China. We were happy with the experience.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Abel. I am confident in his abilities, and if anyone is going to perform surgery on my baby, I'm glad it's Dr. Abel.
great provider, but some things were hard for me to understand
Dr. Abel and his staff are wonderful. They took there time with my son and listened to our concerns.
Dr. Abel has spent an incredible amount of time discussing our daughter's health. He is extremely thorough. He has promptly responded to my emails during off hours and on weekends, which has been so helpful.
Excellent physician that took the time to explain condition to child and parent. Respectful to both.
we were both impressed and appreciative of Dr. Abel. He took his time during our appointment. an went a step above to ensure he saw us quickly after our phone conversation. we def recommend him to others if they need this assistance
It was our first time meeting him and we're very pleased.
Dr. Able is an amazing surgeon and he saved my sons life. any questions I had I would email him and he'd get right back to me. Amazing Doctor.
we had a very good visit with Dr. Abel and his Physicians Assistant Lauren. They both did a very thorough exam of our son and explained everything to us.I left there feeling alot better about my sons condition.
Dr. Abel was the best possible doctor for our son. He is helpful, kind, very hands-on, and made a very scary situation as comfortable as possible. We appreciate the time he spent with our family.
Hannah was EXCELLENT!! Dr Abel too!!
Wow! So impressed with Dr. Able. He is definitely one of the kindest caretaker/doctor we have ever met. He is courteous, friendly and put us and my son at ease immediately. He is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions thoroughly and without haste. One of the best experiences with a doctor ever!!
This hospital has done an amazing job in my 22 years. I am so thankful for the staff and doctors!
DR. ABEL WAS PLEASANT AND I APPRECIATE THR FACT THAT IT DIDNT TAKE LONG FOR HIM TO SEE US. GOOD VISIT
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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