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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Neurosurgery, Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Neurosurgery Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870

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.

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Overall Rating:
4.3 out of 5
1 65 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 2014
  • Movement Disorders
  • Spine Surgery


  • University of Miami School of Medicine 1998


  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN 1999


  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN 2002
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN 2005

Clinical Interests:

Atom Sarkar, MD is a seasoned functional neurosurgeon offering expertise in:
• Neurosurgical oncology
• Functional neurosurgery
• Deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS)

Related Interests:

Dr. Sarkar welcomes the referral of patients with:
• Epilepsy
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Essential Tremor
• Brain or spine tumor
• Stereotactic radiosurgery needs
• Complex spinal instrumentation


  • Bengali

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
- 4.5 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.3 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.4 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.3 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.3 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.3 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.3 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.4 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.3 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.3 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 >
Sep 1
I met with Laurie Stoker, PA. She is absolutely wonderful! She makes me fell so at ease and thoroughly discusses any and all concerns. She even went so far as to help with make a test more doable. I just love her!!!
Aug 5
I did - not like the questions the doctor asked me or his recommendation that I should have a risky surgery. My condition was not fully explained, nor risks mentioned about putting off surgery.
Jul 27
Dr. Sarkar was excellent!
Jul 5
He said about seeing a nutritionist, and maybe getting gastric bypass surgery! I thought that was very rude to say about the gastric bypass surgery, when seeing a nutritionist. If your in really bad pain because of your herniated disc how can you lose weight?!
June 2
very personable.
May 24
We could not have been more pleased with dr. He was very supportive of our decision. He had never seen patient before but we were confident he gave good advice.
May 10
Wasted my time. Told me he would not operate on me because I smoke/should of been informed prior to consult so he get paid for NOTHING!
May 5
If I could give Dr. Sarkar a hundred stars, I would - I have the maximum confidence in Dr. Sarkar he truly is a physician that cares!
Apr 14
The best advice dr. gave me honest perfect.
March 17
Dr. Sarkar was very excellent - answered any question; kind & considerate about surgery. He was so wonderful & concerned about me. What a great doctor & his staff.
Jan 7
Each time we met w/Dr. Sarkar and the PA's, they were always assuring and informative without being hard to understand. Acted as if they had no other patients - WOW!
Dec 21, 2015
He was very upfront and didn't make us feel belittled. We were pleased and are confident in the care/suggestions/treatment now. And it's same as the 'other Dr' we went to for same thing. We felt like he cared more about pain management we were asking and helping us and us helping him get this issue resolved. Which is all we want.
Dec 10, 2015
Never would recommend.
Dec 1, 2015
Tremendous asset to GHS.