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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Neurosurgery Geisinger-Community Medical Center
1800 Mulberry St
Scranton, PA 18510
Neurosurgery Tunkhannock
10 Trieble Road
Suite 1
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

Lyness, Leslie Ann, DO Visit for information on Leslie Ann Lyness, DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 116 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 2013
  • Spine Surgery


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2006


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2007


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2012

Clinical Interests:

Leslie Lyness, DO, specializes in spine disease and spine trauma, with a special interest in brain and spinal cord tumors. She also provides care for patients with peripheral neuropathies (median and ulnar nerves). Dr. Lyness specializes in the following neurosurgical disorders and procedures:
- Brain tumors, including metastases, primary, meningioma, cavernoma
- Neurotrauma, including subdural, epidural, and intraparenchymal
- Spine trauma, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
- Chiari malformations
- Ommaya reservoir for intrathecal chemotherapy
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal cord tumors
- Shunts
- Muscle biopsy
- Nerve biopsy
- Carpal tunnel and Ulnar Nerve decompression
- Dorsal Column Stimulators and Intrathecal Opiate Pumps

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.6 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 12
In the past year I have had many experiences with Dr. Lyness and the Neurosurgery team. Every experience was positive. Never was I rushed or felt brushed aside. I was always treated with respect, courtesy, and professionalism. Dr. Lyness and her team are exceptional. They take the time to explain all information and allow you time to make decisions. I am very pleased with my experiences both in the clinic and during my inpatient surgical stay with Dr. Lyness. She is second to none!
Jan 5
dr lyness and her asst were very through and very noligabe of my problem
Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Lyness has been very caring, kind. She makes us feel like she really cares. She is easy to understand and talk too. I highly recommend her and like her so much -
Dec 5, 2016
I have already recommended G.C.M.C. to many of my friends. I always brag about how wonderful the Geisinger family is. Thank you.
Nov 3, 2016
Already have.
Oct 31, 2016
You PA - explained everything to me and I know the Doctor depends on what they say about me. IT took me (3) months to get an appointment which Dr. Lyness and I don't think she spent more than (5) minutes with me! I am happy to have her but I think they need to spend a little more time with their patients.
Oct 24, 2016
Wonderful doctor!
Oct 17, 2016
DR L is a 5 STAR going back to see her. A credit to your hosipital
Sep 29, 2016
I had 3 other surgeons and 3 other hospitals before the CMC a total of 13 surgeries since 01-2008 neck & back Dr. Leslie Lyness is a "gift of God" I can walk now. My respect for her are written in my tears of joy and honor for her.
Sep 28, 2016
Very pleasant experience at Geisinger.
Sep 15, 2016
I have referred my dr. to 2 friends of mine who have issues of their own.
Sep 2, 2016
I have had surgeons in past, this experience was very good as Dr. Lyness is straight forward and explains my issues and what can be done for them.
Sep 2, 2016
Dr. Lyness is a very caring an friendly doctor. Very nice lady!
Sep 1, 2016
I have already recommended her.
Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Lyness and her resident were very nice. I have supreme confidence in Dr. Lyness.
Aug 4, 2016
My only hesitation in not marking highest often for areas involving explanations was my fault, not doctors. It's my own uncertainty about what causes my pain, and what to do about it. Not easy to explain how to decide what to do.
June 13, 2016
very good experience
June 1, 2016
I look forward to returning to clinic again to schedule surgery in Sept. Very comfortable with dr.'s explanation of my issues & was glad that I could wait until fall.
May 23, 2016
I have - they have all said can not get through on the phone.
May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016
2 - month wait for appointment is a concern.
Apr 14, 2016
dr Lyness is a wonderful doctor
March 10, 2016
She had no interest in my case. She was ill prepared.She acted as though we woke her from a nap. She never reviewed my MRI results with me.I am a health care professional and was shocked at her demeanour. I have traveled to Philadelphia to the Rothem Institute and cannot say enough great things about them. Your professional staff could take a lesson from them.
March 3, 2016
Dr. Lyness was amazing. She is a fantastic doctor. She is down to earth and explained everything extremely clearly. I am extremely happy that she was the surgeon I was refered to!
Feb 26, 2016
After having some negative experiences with another provider - it was so refreshing to be in an atmosphere of respect and helpfulness!!