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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Top Care Areas

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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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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Okonkwo does not have any board certifications listed.

56  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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17  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Okonkwo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Okonkwo

3.6

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
63.333333333333336%
(19)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(10)

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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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Ellwood City Pa – Jan 30, 2018
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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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Cari in Pittsburgh – Jan 16, 2018
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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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Beaver Falls – Dec 08, 2017
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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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Joe O. – Aug 19, 2017
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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...Read More
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New York, NY – Apr 26, 2017
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