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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
414 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

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
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College, Richmond, VA

Residency:
University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA


Fellowships:
Auckland City Hospital,
Auckland, New Zealand



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May 25, 2017

Dr. O is THE best doctor out there for back conditions. I value and trust his opinions in making the decisions I need to make for my health.

May 22, 2017

The care to my special needs daughter was excellent!

May 15, 2017

Dr. Okonkwo and his staff are superb, responsive, caring and goal-oriented.

May 15, 2017

excellent care!

May 15, 2017

The only complaint I have as a first time visitor to UPMC is the time I had to wait to see the doctor. My app't was at 1:00 and I never saw the PA or doctor until after 3:00PM. I had to travel 2 1/2 hrs to UPMC and had to get up early to make the app't and get my xray before I saw the dr. I thought the wait in the waiting room and provider's office was entirely to long.

May 08, 2017

Dr Okonkwo is the best. I had back surgery in October 2015 . Recovered extremely well. Before the surgery, I was just about bed ridden. now, I am able to enjoy life. But, I have severe hip and knee problems. He referred me to a specialist. going there in 3 weeks. I wish he could fix my hip and knee.

May 08, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Okonkwo since 2009. He operated on me 6 of 7 surgeries in 2010-2011. I always was treated with the ultimate show of concern, explained the need for each of these surgeries. I received EXCELLENT care from Dr. Okonkwo and his staff.

May 08, 2017

I was pleased with the appointment .

May 04, 2017

My experience with the care provider was very good.

May 01, 2017

I continue to be overwhelmed by the knowledge, patience, and care that Dr. Okonkwo expresses towards his patients. I have heard the same sentiment expressed by others while waiting in the waiting area. He not only takes time to explain past, and present conditions of my health, but has a plan for the future effect of potential problems. He takes the time to make sure that we are on the same page, and gives plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Complete satisfaction with my care.