UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy

Pittsburgh Office

Neurosurgery · 14 Providers

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UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy

200 Lothrop St Ste B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
View All Locations(412) 647-3685

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based on the average of 144 provider reviews for UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy

Review of Dr. Monaco III


Spinal Stenosis Agony Finally Gone! Dr. Monaco performed spinal surgery on my for stenosis in my lumbar region. First and foremost, the surgery was 100% successful. That's the bottom line. I was immensely pleased to not have pain anymore after suffering with pain down the back of both legs for years. The surgery was November 2015. A lot of medical procedures are immediate successes but the real test is THE TEST OF TIME. The results of the surgery were immediate and long lasting with no complications to this day. His office is the best run I've ever seen. If you have an appt. at 9 am, you will be seen at 9 am. No waiting. Additionally, the staff is cheerful, courteous and upbeat. Dr. Monaco is direct and to the point. But he's also very friendly, approachable and answered all my questions thoroughly. I really like his bedside manner. Choosing a spinal surgeon is a highly important decision. I would highly recommend that you consider Dr. Monaco.
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Review of Dr. Okonkwo

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An excellent doctor and surgeon! I would highly recommend him, and I have to people that need quality care. I feel you truly are getting the best the specialty has to offer!
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Review of Dr. Kanter

- in Pittsburgh, PA |

I had one surgery to remove arthritis from my back and it was very successful. I had follow up appointments every 3 months to check on the fusions and they were great. However, 9 months later a growth developed and I was talked into a second back surgery. This ended up with me in constant pain and neuropathy in my feet and numbness in my right leg. When I complained of this to Dr. Kanter, and suggested that it was his fault, he sent me to a pain doctor and never followed up on my fusions .
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Review of Dr. Gardner

- in Latrobe , PA |

Gardner is the best of the best. Worth the wait. Respected by his peers. I have had multiple surgeries due to aneurysms in my brain. Trust him to get the best job done. Every time!
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Review of Dr. Kanter

-Pittsburgh |

Not at all.
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Review of Dr. Okonkwo

-Ellwood City Pa |

Both the doctor and his assistant were very rude. Both made me feel like I was a bad person and told me unless I lost 77 lbs the doctor would not be willing to even think about helping me with my back issues. Was told to schedule for 6 months and in that time I was to go to rehab to lose weight and quit smoking. And before I left assistant told me if I didn't lose the weight to not even bother keeping the appointment in 6 months. That I would be wasting their time. Worst experience ever!!!!!!
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Review of Dr. Okonkwo

- in Pittsburgh |

I’VE already referred my best friend a.k.a. My father to Dr. O- that is how confident I am in him and his team!
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Review of Dr. Gardner

- in Pittsburgh |

Dr Gardner performed, with Dr Andrew McCall, a left middle fossa craniectomy to stop the C SF leaks from my brain to my middle ear and mastoid. He is an excellent surgeon and person. He has never been arrogant but he is confident and a very nice, kind man. I hope I don't need future surgery but if I did, I would definitely go to him.. A+ physician and person.
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Review of Dr. Okonkwo

-Beaver Falls |

No empathy.......didn't seem to want to help me at all.....told me to go and live my life.....and I am 46 years old with severe scoliosis...also told me I had 5 years to live......WHO DOES THIS?????
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Review of Dr. Okonkwo

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I had cervical spine surgery by Dr Okonkwo. He fused C-4 to C-6. Fantastic job!!! I first saw him several years earlier and was very impressed with him. He never pushed for surgery at all. Was very open about what he would do if it was his friends or family. He told me why to wait and I did. After 3 years I did the surgery and waiting was the right thing to do. He was able to do everything in one surgery instead of having two. He was always friendly & laughing. His P.A.'s are wonderful!!!
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Learn About UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy

59 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bracheal Plexus Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Tumor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Eeg (Electroencephalogram)
  • Emg (Electromyography)
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis Of Adhesions (Loa)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve And Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Radiosurgery - Cyberknife® And Gamma Knife
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery


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UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy accepts 32 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal Health Network
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Worker's Compensation


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