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Dr. Alexander Yu, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Yu

Dr. Alexander Yu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Yu accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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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
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • 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. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Dr. Yu's Reviews

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4.5

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1 Star
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What a Great team to work with! They listen to your issue and go to work to get it fix. Your not just a number to this team!
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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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