Dr. David Okonkwo, MD

Dr. David Okonkwo, MD

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Dr. David Okonkwo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.

200 Lothrop St Ste B400

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact Information

(412) 647-3685

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
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Dr. Okonkwo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Okonkwo treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Okonkwo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Okonkwo treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Okonkwo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Okonkwo treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Okonkwo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Okonkwo's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
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 Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
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 Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
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. David Okonkwo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Okonkwo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Okonkwo

3.6

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(10)

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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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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...Read More
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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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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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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...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Gateway Health Plan
Golden Rule
HealthSmart
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
State Farm
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan
Worker's Compensation
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UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA