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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 40 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.

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Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 113 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
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.5 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
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 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 >
Dec 17, 2015
PA & physician spent a lot of time with me. Very informative. Answered all my questions. Not too quick to do surgery - suggested alternatives first. Excellent experience!
Nov 5, 2015
Dr. Lyness was exceptional in every respect and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Oct 9, 2015
*Dr. Lyness showed a tremendous amount of caring, compassion, and professional expertise.
Oct 8, 2015
Clinic should give cards or paper with doctors next appointment on them.
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 4, 2015
While both the PA and the MDshowed me my xrays from one year ago it was hard to decifer the actual issues they were discussing. Some things were clear but the bulk of the problem areas just seemed grey to me.
Sep 3, 2015
All good.
Aug 28, 2015
Very good experience there was always someone there to show you were to go & feel very comfortable.
Aug 3, 2015
She was great like her a lot!!
Jul 20, 2015
Dr. LESLIE ANN LYNESS was professional and extremely informative. I appreciate her time and willingness to help.
Jul 10, 2015
*Dr. Lyness is very professional, she provided excellent care. Would recommend her.
June 25, 2015
I am very impressed by Dr.Lyness. She is very knowledgable,informative,thoughtful,prompt, gives you a feeling that she really cares about the patient and caregiver. She is remarkable and I have complete faith in her.
June 15, 2015
I read online about this provider and after meeting her in person, can understand why she has good reviews! I was also very impressed about how much time she spent with me reviewing my case.
May 29, 2015
She explained everything very clearly. I am very pleased. I can't thank her enough. So much better than SOS.
May 14, 2015
Has a bad attitude and continually asked me "why I was seeing her when all pre-surgery was set - Up at a different institution." Did not attempt to help me in any way.
May 11, 2015
Excellent & honest doctor 1 in a million.
Apr 24, 2015
March 26, 2015
Dr. Lyness stayed after clinic hours to answer my questions were answered. She was amazing!
March 16, 2015
Dr. very good w/explanations and did not feel rushed or hurried.
March 13, 2015
Dr. was very kind, courteous, respectful, professional.
March 12, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
I was very pleased seeing Dr. Lyness for the first time since last visit with Dr. Holla.
Feb 12, 2015
Dr. Lyness answered my every question to my complete satisfaction - - excellent doctor.