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Dr. David Okonkwo, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Okonkwo

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


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Dr. Okonkwo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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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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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 Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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 Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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
  • 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. 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

Board Certifications

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Okonkwo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Okonkwo

3.6

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(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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Pittsburgh, PA

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA