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Akash D Agarwal, MD, FAANS
Neurological Surgery
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Forbes Hospital (Primary)
Professional Office Building II
2580 Haymaker Rd, Suite 106
Monroeville, PA 15146
Fax (412) 858-7769
Hardner Building
2315 Myrtle St, Suite L90
Erie, PA 16502
Fax (814) 452-7574
317 E 1st Ave
Tarentum, PA 15084
Fax (412) 858-7769

Dr. Akash Agarwal is a highly respected neurosurgeon, experienced in endovascular, spinal, and general neurosurgery. A former assistant professor of neurosurgery, he will be site director of the AHN Neurosurgery residency program at Forbes.

He is skilled in Gamma Knife® surgery and kyphoplasty (surgery for vertebra fractures in the spine). He also evaluates and treats patients with brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, herniated discs, strokes, and trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr. Agarwal received a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a residency at Penn State Medical Center at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. There, he also gained further training through fellowships in endovascular and interventional neuroradiology. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

His goal is to provide excellent, comprehensive, and compassionate care to patients of all ages. He speaks Spanish, Hindi, and English.

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Arteriovenous Malformation
Brain Aneurysm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cavernous Malformation
Cerebral Aneurysm
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
GBM (Glioblastoma Multiforme)
Lumbar Disc Herniations
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Metastatic Tumors of the Brain
Osteoporotic Fracture
Sacral Fracture
Spinal Stenosis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vertebral Compression Fractures


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Recent Patient Comments

"Very good."

November 18, 2023

"This was my first time meeting Dr. Agarwal he picked up my case from [...] - he knew my case well and re-assured me that he and [...] had gone over it."

September 28, 2023

"His first comment was "I don't know why you are here, I can not do anything for you. The ER just scheduled this appointment." He was not willing to explain my condition, how it might progress, what I should watch out for, etc. I asked several questions and go brief clipped answers. I found out the next day from the nurse when I messaged them that I had another condition that I was not aware of - he never said a word about this! Not at all helpful, almost rude. [...]"

July 19, 2023

"Highly recommend, took the time to explain all options, and made referrals for corrective action."

June 14, 2023

"Awesome explanation"

June 07, 2023

"Made me feel that my problem was not as serious as previously thought, He words to me were "go and enjoy your life". Made me so very happy"

May 25, 2023



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