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Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
410 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College, Richmond, VA

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

Auckland City Hospital,
Auckland, New Zealand

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January 23, 2017

2-1/2 hour wait in waiting room is absurd. Almost left the building without seeing the doctor. I was extremely upset. There is no reason for being that late in seeing a patient. Patients have other things to do then to wait that long. Our time is just as important as the doctors.

January 12, 2017

Each time I have met with Dr. Okonkwo and his staff, everyone has been very professional. They have listen to my concerns and responded in the manner that I would understand.

January 12, 2017

very prompt

January 09, 2017

The wait was three hours from the time of the scheduled appointment until I saw the PA working with Dr. Okonkwo and was told this was usual for this practice!?

January 09, 2017

I know he is good, but waiting to be seen well over 2.5 hours past my scheduled appointment time is a bit extreme.

December 29, 2016

I could not have had a better Dr. I thank Dr Okonkwo for his professional care and giving me peace of mind concerning my health. I know if I have any other issues I can return for his care.I know

December 29, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo and his staff provided excellent care for my child.

December 19, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo is simply the best neurosurgeon I've met. I've met 5 neurosurgeons in the last 4-5 years and he spent more time explaining things to me and answering all my questions than all the others put together. His knowledge, dedication, thoroughness and incredible attitude is more than a patient could ask for. I knew I wanted to get my surgery done with him after my 1st meeting with him.

December 15, 2016

Dr O's team have been taking good care of my spine since spring of 2012.

December 15, 2016

both Lauren and the Doctor were extremely friendly and helpful. I left with a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that I had good, smart people on my side that were truly focused on manging my care and improving my quality of life