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Bloodless Medicine

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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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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September 22, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo and his staff are the absolute best medical care professionals that I have ever dealt with.

September 15, 2016

Lauren and doctor Okonkwo were excellent and diagnosed my issue quickly. I hadn't been able to get a good diagnosis previously.

September 01, 2016

First time meeting Dr. Okonkwo and Lauran, very pleased with my consultation and hoping I will be able to continue with them (insurance).

August 29, 2016

Had to wait 3 1/2 hours in the waiting room then waited about 1 hour in exam room room.

August 25, 2016

Physician Assistant conducted physical tests on nearly same level as a previous orthopedic surgeon. She was excellent in her questioning and in my answering my concerns. Doctor diagnosed possible problem that no previous physician had mentioned to me. Only negative comment about experience is that I am uncertain about path forward and about surgery options.

August 25, 2016

Visit was ok , did have to wait a little but that is to be expected Care was good but nothing or no one is perfect. Just wish the doctor could have spent more time with me., the PA did talk to me.

August 25, 2016

i couldnt have ask for a better team looking after me. i wouldn't think of going anyplace else.

August 22, 2016

waited for 1.5 hours before he said me .

August 18, 2016

very friendly, courteous staff

August 18, 2016

Dr Okonkwo fixed my back and neck completely!