Dr. Alan Timko is a board certified periodontist in the Hampton area. He is located close to Passavant Hospital, on McKnight Road. Dr. Timko was the first board certified periodontist in Pittsburgh to offer LANAP™, the minimally invasive laser alternative to periodontal surgery. Dr. Timko was also the first periodontist in Pittsburgh to offer the Pinhole surgery technique for gum recession. Neither the LANAP or Pinhole surgeries require stitches, and both have the advantage of minimal discomfort when compared with traditional gum surgery.ative to periodontal surgery.