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Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
345 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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May 30, 2019

long wait

May 23, 2019

The "video visit" utilized by Dr. Okonkwo for this visit is greatly appreciated. I reside in Florida and the video visit saved time and funds.

May 23, 2019

In waiting room for 1 1/2 hours

May 23, 2019

Everyone from Dr. Okonkwo's team is very helpful and respectful. Whenever I have had questions, they have responded very fast and make sure I understand everything I needed to know. Dr. Okonkwo has been amazing treating my condition, and I have told everyone how happy I am that I have had him and his team treating me. Dr. Okonkwo's surgical skills are beyond compare. I feel so blessed to have had him do my operation. Dr. Okonkwo and his team literally have given me my life back, and there is no way to say Thank You enough for that!

May 16, 2019

whenever I visit Dr Okonkwo's office I am treated with respect and have never had any complaints. I think he's the best neurosurgeon I could have taking care of the problems I've had with my back.

May 16, 2019

The time with Dr. Okonkwo is always good. I guess because he is so good, wait time is long.

May 16, 2019

Dr Okonkwo and Staff are top notch

May 16, 2019

Was very impressed with Dr. Okonkwo's staff....polite, positive and helpful!

May 09, 2019

Usually the information is a little clearer from Dr. Okonkwo. I needed to follow up this visit with a call to his nurse, Theresa, to clarify information.

May 09, 2019

Dr Okonkwo performed extensive back surgery on me with the understanding that there were no guarantees but, he would try his very best. The outcome was far better than i could have ever hoped for! I am actually pain free most of the time without taking any pain meds!