Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

33 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Phil Taussky, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

33 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-6908
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Phil Taussky, MD was born in Basel, Switzerland, where he earned his MD degree at the University of Basel. During his residency at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland, he was also one of the team physicians for the Swiss National ice-hockey team. After his residency he completed a skull base/cerebrovascular fellowship at the University of Utah and an endovascular fellowship at the Mayo Clinic focusing on minimally invasive techniques to treat stroke, aneurysms, AVMs, and other vascular diseases. As a result of his dual training, he has a unique perspective, offering his patients both microsurgical and minimally invasive endovascular treatment for vascular disease. His training also includes extensive experience in the use of modern flow diverters, such as the Pipeline device. Dr. Taussky has published over 30 papers and book chapters and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He provides consultation and management for patients with AVMs, aneurysms, cavernous angiomas, meningiomas, Moya-Moya, stroke, carotid disease, and other cerebral problems.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor
Radiology and Imaging Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Clinical Radiology
Board Certification Swiss Board of Medical Specializations (Neurosurgery)
Swiss Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score 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.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 20, 2016

would not hesitate to recommend him highly

May 18, 2016

excellent doctor confidence in what he says.

March 20, 2016

Very Good

March 14, 2016

I am extremely pleased in all respects with the care I received at the U of U and by Dr. Taussky. Superior care and attention.

February 20, 2016

Dr. Taussky, the Fellow, and nurse made my feel easy concerning my problems.

October 04, 2015

I wish there was a section named "better than very good" and I would have checked it..

September 27, 2015

Dr. Taussky is one of the nicest and caring doctors I have ever been to. I had a lot of anxiety about my procedure and he set my mind at ease and reassured me that I would be very well taken care of.

July 04, 2015

The visit was great, as is Dr Taussky. Yhe result wasn't what I wanted to hear, but was what I expected.

June 10, 2015

You are doing all that could be done in a sensitive helpful and caring way.

June 10, 2015

Doctor Taussky is the best.

June 10, 2015

Dr. Taussky is a very professional and caring person..I believe he truly cares about the people around him....

April 26, 2015

Very happy with experience.

April 12, 2015

Felt very at ease with Doctor and up front with me about questions I asked.

March 08, 2015

Dr. Tauskky is one of the best specialist I have ever dealt with.

February 16, 2015

This is the first time a health care provider has recognized what my pain is being caused by and has given me any hope of alleviating the pain.

February 04, 2015

The care given me was great

January 12, 2015

Dr. Taussky is the best doctor I have ever had. Hands down. He spends time with me and makes sure all my questions are answered and educated me on my procedure I am having as well as my condition. I have full confidence in him and I left feeling peace in my heart and mind about something I was terrified about. He remembered things about my personal life and really seems to care about me as a person. I love this doctor!

December 08, 2014

No complaints.

October 30, 2014

Finally had some answers and put my mind at ease given my situation. He gave me a plan of what we were going to do with a time line! I felt great relief!

September 27, 2014

I feel that I had exceptional care at the hospital and office and always felt very comfortable with all situations.

September 06, 2014

Excellent experience.

August 08, 2014

Appointment with MD was on Wednesday, July 30. The physician told me that he would contact me after he received the results of a test that he ordered. Completed the ordered test in Logan on Friday, August 1 and results were sent by computer on that day. The nurse requested that I notify her after the test was sent. I left her a message on Monday, August 4. I called again on Thursday and learned that the results were on the doctor's desk. As of today I still have not heard anything.

July 16, 2014

Very good experience. Very friendly and thoughtful.

June 05, 2014

Love him!

June 01, 2014

We love Dr. Tauskey. He is an excellent physician and one of the most caring doctors I have ever been too. He explained my medical condition to me in easy to understand terms. He took lots of time to explain and answer my questions. I always feel like Dr Tauskey cares about the whole patient not just about your medical problem. Dr Tauskey saved my husbands eyesight a year ago when he operated on him for a pituitary tumor and he was wonderful to our family during a very stressful time. We have complete confidence in Dr. Tauskey:)

May 18, 2014

I feel very priveleged to be in Dr. Tausskys care.

April 22, 2014

Dr. Taussky was wonderful!!! He demonstrated a sincere interest in me and what I am experiencing. He is kind, concerned, and VERY knowledgable. I've sought help for the same condition over the past 6 years. I can't even count how many doctors I've seen. The majority were disinterested and dismissive. I have full confidence in Dr. Taussky. I feel so blessed to have found him! Thank you Dr. Taussky!

February 08, 2014

Dr. Taussky was very professional. He explained my malformation to me and listened to the explanation I had gotten from a previous physician I had seen. He was helpful in pinpointing why I was having the problem I was and confident that I would be okay in the future. He gave me detailed instructions on weaning off my medication and ensured if I had any problems or questions to call him. I truly appreciated him and after waiting for answers for two months I am thankful I went to see him cause I finally got the answers I needed.

November 11, 2013

the whole experience we have had with Dr. Taussky and any team he is working with has been exceptional.

October 28, 2013

I felt very well taken care of, and well informed.

June 10, 2013

Dr Tausky is extraordinary in his approach...very compassionate

January 07, 2013

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND DR TAUSKY

December 18, 2012

The whole staff was also very helpful in other issues we had. We needed a handicapped parking placard and also needed a referral for a primary care physician in Bountiful. Your staff (Sage?) was extremely helpful in providing both.

December 03, 2012

Dr Taussky was incredible...He was open an dconcerned. Dr.Taussky made early and late night visits to check on my condition and as you can tell performed the insertion of the sting without complication. this man shows incredible and genuine concern for his patients.

October 29, 2012

We had to go against our insurance to go to see Dr. Taussky, but it was worth it.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Stroke
  • Meningioma
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Brain Injuries

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor
Radiology and Imaging Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Clinical Radiology
Board Certification Swiss Board of Medical Specializations (Neurosurgery)
Swiss Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 Clinical Neurosciences Center
Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Phil Taussky, MD was born in Basel, Switzerland where he earned his MD degree at the University of Basel. During his residency at the Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland, he was also one of the team physicians for the Swiss National ice-hockey team. After his residency he completed a skull base/cerebrovascular fellowship at the University of Utah and an endovascular fellowship at the Mayo Clinic focusing on minimally invasive techniques to treat stroke, aneurysms, AVMs and other vascular diseases. As a result of his dual training, he has a unique perspective offering his patients both microsurgical and minimally invasive endovascular treatment for vascular disease. His training also included extensive experience in the use of moder flow diverters, such as the Pipeline device. Dr. Taussky has published over 30 papers and book chapters and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He provides consultation and management for patients with AVMs, aneurysms, cavernous angiomas, meningiomas, Moya-Moya, stroke, carotid disease and other cerebral problems.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Endovascular
Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah
Skull Base/Cerebrovascular
Fellow
Residency Kantonsspital Aarau
Neurosurgery
Resident
Residency University Hospital Bern
Neuroradiology
Resident
Residency University Hospital Bern
Neurology
Resident
Internship University Hospital Bern
Neurosurgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Basel
Medicine
M.D.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Jamil O, Taussky P, Schmidt RH, Park MS (2016). Fulminant Vasculitis Associated with Extracranial Dissections and Occlusion, Ischemic Strokes, and Aneurysm Rupture: Case Report and Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg, 91, 674.e7-674.e11.
  2. Yoon NK, McNally S, Taussky P, Park MS (2016). Imaging of cerebral aneurysms: a clinical perspective. Neurovascular Imaging, 2, 6.
  3. Guan J, Karsy M, Eli I, Bisson EF, McNally S, Taussky P, Park MS (2016). Increased Incidence of Hypovitaminosis D Among Patients Requiring Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysms. World Neurosurg, 88, 15-20.
  4. Park MSAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0003-1966-8863, Kilburg CAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0001-7653-5376, Taussky PAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0001-9247-0146, Albuquerque FCAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0003-2655-3810, Kallmes DFAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0002-8495-0040, Levy EIAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0002-6208-3724, Jabbour PAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0002-8965-2413, Szikora IAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0003-3730-3278, Boccardi EAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0002-5792-7187, Hanel RAAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0001-7195-5806, Bonafe AAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0002-9187-1375, McDougall CGAUID- ORCID httporcidorg0000-0001-7372-7049 (2016). Pipeline Embolization Device with or without Adjunctive Coil Embolization: Analysis of Complications from the IntrePED Registry. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 37(6), 1127-31.
  5. Mazur MD, Taussky P, Shah LM, Winegar B, Park MS (2016). Inter-rater reliability of published flow diversion occlusion scales.LID - neurintsurg-2015-012193 [pii]LID - 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-012193 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Neurointerv Surg.
  6. Ravindra VM, Mazur MD, Kumpati GS, Park MS, Patel AN, Tandar A, Welt FG, Bull D, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2016). Carotid Artery Stenosis in the Setting of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Clinical and Technical Considerations of Carotid Stenting. World Neurosurg, 86, 194-8.
  7. Mazur MD, Kilburg C, Park MS, Taussky P (2016). Patterns and Clinical Impact of Angiographically Visible Distal Emboli During Thrombectomy With Solitaire for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurosurgery, 78(2), 242-50.
  8. Bowers CA, Taussky P, Park MS, Neil JA, Couldwell WT (2015). Rescue microsurgery with bypass and stent removal following Pipeline treatment of a giant internal carotid artery terminus aneurysm. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 157(12), 2071-5.
  9. Mazur MD, Sivakumar W, Taussky P, Park MS (2015). New Reversal Agents for Oral Anticoagulants on the Horizon. World Neurosurg, 84(6), 1506-7.
  10. Mazur MD, Kilburg C, Wang V, Taussky P (2015). Pipeline embolization device for the treatment of vertebral artery aneurysms: the fate of covered branch vessels.LID - neurintsurg-2015-012040 [pii]LID - 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-012040 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Neurointerv Surg.
  11. Ravindra VM, Neil JA, Mazur MD, Park MS, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2015). Motion-related vascular abnormalities at the craniocervical junction: illustrative case series and literature review. Neurosurg Focus, 38(4), E6.
  12. Hardman RL, Taussky P, Kim R, OHara RG (2015). Post-Transplant Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Treated with the Pipeline Flow-Diverting Stent. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, 38(4), 1043-6.
  13. Bowers C, Taussky P, Kestle JR, Park MS (2015). A Neurosurgical Call to Arms: Lessons from ARUBA, Mr. Clean, and the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. World Neurosurg, 84(2), 202-4.
  14. Lensing FD, Abele TA, Sivakumar W, Taussky P, Shah LM, Salzman KL (2015). Pineal region masses--imaging findings and surgical approaches. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol, 44(1), 76-87.
  15. Guan J, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2014). Intracranial hypotension as a complication of lumbar puncture prior to elective aneurysm clipping. Surg Neurol Int, 5(Suppl 9), S427-9.
  16. Couldwell WT, MacDonald JD, Taussky P (2014). Complete resection of the cavernous sinus-indications and technique. World Neurosurg, 82(6), 1264-70.
  17. Bowers CA, Taussky P, Couldwell WT (2014). Surgical treatment of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia in adults. Neurosurg Rev, 37(1), 47-53.
  18. Hanel RA, Taussky P, Dixon T, Miller DA, Sapin M, Nordeen JD, Tawk RG, Navarro R, Johns G, Freeman WD (2014). Safety and efficacy of ticagrelor for neuroendovascular procedures. A single center initial experience. J Neurointerv Surg, 6(4), 320-2.

Book Chapter

  1. Taussky P, Tawk RG, Miller DA, Hanel RA (2015). Current Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke. In Spetzler R, Kalani Y, Nakaji P (Eds.), Neurovascular Surgery (2nd Edition, Ch. 28). New York: Thieme.
  2. Soleman J, Taussky P, Fandino J, Muroi C (2014). Evidence-Based Treatment of Thronic Subdural Hematoma. In Sadaka F (Ed.), Traumatic Brain Injury (Chapter 12, pp. 249-281). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

Commentary

  1. Taussky P (2014). Characteristics of posterior cerebral artery aneurysms: an angiographic analysis of 93 aneurysms in 81 patients. Neurosurgery, 75(2), 143-144.
  2. Taussky P (2014). Transfrontal sinus approach for an anterior cranial fossa, ethmoidal, dural arteriovenous fistula. Surg Neurol Int, 2014 Dec 6(6,5), 172.

Case Report

  1. Guan J, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2014). Intracranial hypotension as a complication of lumbar puncture prior to elective aneurysm clipping. Surg Neurol Int, 5, 427-729.

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Residency Kantonsspital Aarau
Neurosurgery
Resident Switzerland
Residency University Hospital Bern
Neuroradiology
Resident Switzerland
Residency University Hospital Bern
Neurology
Resident Switzerland
Internship University Hospital Bern
Neurosurgery
Intern Switzerland
Professional Medical University of Basel
Medicine
M.D. Switzerland

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