Dr. Alexander Yu, MD

Dr. Alexander Yu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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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Top Care Areas

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Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Yu does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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19  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007

Awards & Recognition

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Alexander Yu, MD
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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Jaime J in West Alexander, PA – Sep 17, 2018
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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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Kathleen Clark in Centerville, PA – Jul 03, 2017
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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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RL in Youngstown, Ohio – Nov 16, 2016
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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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Amy in Pittsburgh , pa – Jul 23, 2016
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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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Daniele in Cambridge Springs, PA – Feb 17, 2016
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