Dr. David Okonkwo, MD
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Dr. David Okonkwo, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

UPMC Presbyterian Neuro Sgy 200 Lothrop St Ste B400 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Get Directions


Dr. David Okonkwo, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Okonkwo is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. Okonkwo's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
New York, NY |
Dr. O is top notch! His expertise and personality are amazing! He is the reason that my husband walks! When I started experiencing issues with my neck, there wasn't a doubt about who my surgeon would be. Seems like some wouldn't be happy if Jesus himself did their procedure. Definitely worth your time to see Dr. O!
Carnegie, PA |
Dr. Okonkwo took time and explained my condition well. He made several recommendations and did not try to influence my decisions with his bias. He did not push surgery. His PA, Lauren, was delightful, caring and seemed very knowledgeable. I was taken on time for my appointment. I was in the office more than 2 hours but was receiving care during that time.
in Altoona, PA |
I have already shared Dr. Okonkwo's name with other individuals. I have nothing but high praise for his skill and professional manner. I would imagine that those who doctor shop with imaginary ailments wouldn't appreciate him from a comment I had read, but this doctor is topnotch.
in Coraopolis, PA |
Ghastly bedside manor - STAY AWAY. Saw for possible Schuermann's disease diagnosis of my back lump between 2013-2014. Directly insulted me verbally, stating my pains are from my weight and that he did not believe my symptoms. Stated nothing medically wrong with me. Insulted my wife, and went so far as to blacklist me from seeing other neurologists in his group - was told by his receptionist I was wasting his time. Will never go here again.
in Uniontown, PA |
Waited 3hr 10 minutes. Told after 2 hr wait is because Doctor is behind and you must see the doctor. Ends up, Only saw PA and no explanation why doctor wouldn't be examining. Extreme disappointment in lack of caring, Follow up care or information on post hemmorage. Very difficult to endure for 86 yr old compromised from traumatic brain injury. One that took us to room was kind.
in Allison Park, PA |
Since he wasn't treating my son for the broken neck, just the temporal brain fracture, he acted like we were wasting his time. After waiting an hour and half hr came into the room and made 2 statements and was out the door. No concern, no empathy, no class
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Dr. Okonkwo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
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    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery