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Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
440 Patient
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UPP - 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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March 01, 2018

3 mo visit after major surgery was a pleasant/helpful experience. Must be prepared for at least an hour wait time.

March 01, 2018

Dr. Okonkwo is the best. his staff is awesome.

February 22, 2018

pleased with all aspects of visit

February 22, 2018

I received the best care possible from UPMC and specifically Dr. Okonwo. The outcome of my surgery is excellent and I am very pleased.

February 20, 2018

I was referred by another surgeon I saw, the same day. We have a 2 hour drive from our home. Dr. Okonkwo squeezed me in between his surgeries, as he didn't have office hours that day, so we wouldn't have to drive back to Pittsburgh. That meant a lot to me. It showed that he is a very understanding, very caring doctor. Kudos to him and Lauren, his P.A.

February 19, 2018

I feel very fortunate to have a doctor like Dr. Okonkwo. I'm so grateful that he was able to help my back and leg pain. I am not 100% better but he is helping me with my post surgery issues.

February 15, 2018

Excellent appointment. Dr Okonkwo clearly care about finding the core problems with my back rather than simply jumping to surgery or other specific treatments.

February 12, 2018

I know Dr. O is a very busy surgeon but he has office days and surgery days. My appointment was scheduled for 10:30 and I did not see the Dr. until 12:35. No one came in to inform us if he was running late, had an emergency, etc. My time is just as important as his. We were ready to walk out because of the long wait. Once the doctor did come in he spent a total of 1-2 minutes talking with me and my husband. Very dissatified with this office visit!

February 12, 2018

Dr. Okonkwo and his team are amazing, my mother is so appreciative of the fantastic care she's received!!! As her daughter i am as well, a truly amazing Doctor and staff!!!

February 08, 2018

excellent very complete