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UPMC Department of Neurosurgery: Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

At the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery, we are committed to providing world-class, cutting-edge care for conditions involving the brain, skull base, and spinal cord.

Our commitment to our patients remains our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to provide the expert care you expect from us while doing everything we can to protect you from the coronavirus.

If you need treatment or surgery, you can count on us.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority at the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

If you have an upcoming in-person appointment or surgery, know that we are taking every step to keep you safe. You also can get care through a MyUPMC Video Visit with our specialists.

We are following all recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • We have expanded our testing capacity for the coronavirus. Find out more about our testing procedures.
  • We require all adults and children over 2 years old to wear facemasks at all times inside all UPMC facilities.
  • We use hospital-grade disinfectants to extensively clean all of our facilities. We are especially focused on sanitizing high-touch areas like countertops and doorknobs.
  • Our health care workers can provide expert care for any of your medical needs. We have enough supplies of masks, gowns, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them — and you — safe.
  • To protect our patients and staff, and to limit the potential for the spread of infectious disease, we currently are restricting visitors and volunteers at UPMC facilities. See our updated policy.

To find out more about what we're doing to provide care and keep you safe from COVID-19, visit

What to Expect During Your In-Person Neurosurgery Visit

Before your neurosurgery appointment, call your doctor’s office to find out about what to expect on your visit, including:

  • When to arrive.
  • What to do when you get there.
  • What you should bring.

You must wear a facemask to enter our facilities and continue to wear it throughout the building. We also ask that you follow COVID-19 preventive measures, such as regular handwashing and proper social distancing.

More than ever, we're working to protect you. You can count on us.

More UPMC Resources

  • Schedule your appointment: To schedule an appointment, call us at 412-647-3685 (domestic calls) or 1-877-320-8762 (international calls). You also can request an appointment by filling out our online form.
  • Video visits: To learn more about MyUPMC Video Visits, or to schedule one with your doctor or specialist, visit