Dr. David Okonkwo, MD

Dr. David Okonkwo, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Okonkwo performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cranial Trauma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Okonkwo does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Okonkwo has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Okonkwo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Okonkwo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Okonkwo to family and friends
3.6
based on 30 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Okonkwo's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

in Ellwood City Pa
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...more
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in Pittsburgh
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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in Beaver Falls
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...more
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in 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...more
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