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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:
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415 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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 30, 2017

Dr Okonkwo has treated 2 other family members and of course there was no question on whom I needed to see for my problem. He is very respectful and compassionate. He is willing to explain things in easy to understand terms and explain them fully. He is an extremely skilled and educated surgeon who is not quick to rush to surgery for his patients and explores all options available to his patients. I trust him with my life. The PA was very polite and professional but seems to downplay your symptoms a bit when youre discussing them with him. When youre in a position where you feel that you need to see a Neurosurgeon (at least in my case) its not a decision made lightly, and your symptoms are very important and concerning as the patient. Dr. Okonkwo does not downplay anything that you are feeling. He is very interested and concerned.

March 30, 2017

he was amazing! best doctor I couldn have gotten for the problem I was having. he was completely honest with everything from the moment he stepped foot in the room. even said he may have to send me to a different doctor if he couldn't figure things out which makes me trust him even more as a doctor!!! I would recommend him to anyone!!! amazing.

March 30, 2017

every thing was great

March 27, 2017

the best

March 23, 2017

The wait times to see the doctors is excessive. Talking with other patients there felt the same. Through multiple visits and wait times are always excessive. Need to schedule fewer patients per day so doctor can see them without getting so far behind. When waiting times go over an hour past appointment time is excessive in my thoughts and apparently the others in the waiting room.

March 23, 2017

I would like to see wait times reduced for Dr. Okonkwo's patients.

March 23, 2017

other than the extreme wait time, my experience with Dr Okonkwo is very positive. He showed interest in my condition and proposed ways to resolve the situation of my pain and weakness in my legs. He offered me hope.

March 23, 2017

I do wish the wait time was shorter, but it was explained to me why. Dr. Okonkwo is a wonderful, skilled doctor and I highly recommend him to all!

March 20, 2017

All though many things happened during my experience under the care of Dr. O, he and his staff remained professional and offered concern as appropriate. Excellent provider!

March 20, 2017