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Pierre S. Girgis, M.D.

Pierre S. Girgis, M.D.

Neurosurgery , Surgery

4.8 out of 5 stars
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Locations

Neurosurgery

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Neurosurgery

395 West Street, Suite 007
Canandaigua, NY 14424

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Pierre Girgis, a board certified Neurosurgeon, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University, where he graduated with honors in Biology and received a Howard Hughes research fellowship for his investigations of G-protein cloning in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. After college, he enrolled in the...
Dr. Pierre Girgis, a board certified Neurosurgeon, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University, where he graduated with honors in Biology and received a Howard Hughes research fellowship for his investigations of G-protein cloning in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. After college, he enrolled in the College of Medicine at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where he developed his interest in Neurosurgery. Following his internship in general surgery, he entered Neurosurgery residency, completing his training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During residency he developed a broad interest in all aspects of Neurosurgery and joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2006. Dr. Girgis has a busy practice of general neurosurgery with a particular focus upon brain tumors, brain trauma, complex spine surgery and spine trauma. He has privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital, Unity Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, and Highland Hospital. He is actively involved in the resident education program at Highland, where he provides an intensive overview of operative Neurosurgery to rotating residents in our program. As a result of Dr. Girgis' efforts, this rotation has become a particular favorite of our residents in training. In addition to his practice in Rochester, Dr. Girgis runs an active regional clinic in Canandaigua, New York.

Certified Specialties

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2003 - 2006

Residency, Neurological Surgery, State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn. 1999 - 2003

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn. 1998 - 1999

Education

MD | SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - College of Medicine. 1998

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa. 1994

Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society. 1994

Howard Hughes Research Fellowship. 1993

Dean's List. 1990 - 1994

Publications

Journal Articles

Imaging and surgical approach to a pediatric penetrating intradural wooden splinter: case report.

Girgis P, Silberstein H, Vates GE, Schmidt T, Stone J, Santangelo G

Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics.. 2018 April 21 (4):409-413. Epub 02/02/2018.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

One of my best experiences

Jan 11, 2024

5.0 stars

Good

Jul 28, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Girgis was great. He explained everything to me and went above and beyond explains exactly what was going on with cervical spine issue. He used cross sections of my MRI to show me exactly what was going on with my cervical spline problem.

May 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Very pleased with Dr. Girgis and the whole office! Good visit!

Apr 24, 2023

4.6 stars

Dr. Girgis is an amazing doctor, especially for a neurosurgeon! He demonstrates kindly bedside manner by listening and explaining. Other neuro(surgeons) I have met and have worked with have been arrogant, rude, and uncaring . Dr Girgis is none of these.

Apr 23, 2023

5.0 stars

Keep up the great work.

Mar 23, 2023

5.0 stars

All Good

Mar 16, 2023

5.0 stars

Very impressed w/ Dr. Girgis.

Feb 27, 2023

5.0 stars

Always been good with Dr. Girgis.

Nov 15, 2022

5.0 stars

In my experience, a kind and attentive surgeon is hard to find and an attentive neurosurgeon is nearly impossible. Dr. Girgis is one of those rare surgeons. He listens, explains an never seems rushed.

Aug 05, 2022

5.0

I went to Dr. Girgis for a second opinion and was very glad I did.

Jul 19, 2022

5.0

Good experience.

Jun 27, 2022

3.8

Should have had more info before SURGERY. What bad side effects could happen???

Feb 25, 2022