Dr. Alexander Yu, MD

Dr. Alexander Yu, MD

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Dr. Alexander Yu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery.

320 E North Ave Ste 208

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

(412) 359-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Dr. Yu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Meningiomas more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alexander Yu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

  • 2007
    St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School
    2007

Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

4.4

Based on 14 reviews

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There is no one better then Dr Yu,Jason & Marie. This whole entire team is nothing short of amazing. I would not be seen by anyone else.
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I was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital and was given little hope of recovery. My Family stayed constant and spoke with the Doctor many times. They say I am a miracle and I thank Dr. Yu and his staff for the excellent care!!
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This man and his residents saved me from a lifetime spent in a wheelchair. I went from ER to the OR in a matter of hours. He cared so much about me. I owe him everything.
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The team of Dr Yu and Dr Ku and many others saved my life from a brain anurism the size of a golf ball behind my left eye. They are straight shooters and not only get to the point they are very open about how they operate and it gave great comfort to my family. It's nice to work with doctors that...Read More
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Retracted everything he said to me on the phone (strongly recommended surgery to undo a botched laminectomy) when I traveled 2 1/2 hours to see him in person to discuss the surgery, instead recommended cortisone shots, not only dismissed the impressions of the radiologists who read the reports but...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

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