Dr. Donald O'Rourke, MD

Dr. Donald O'Rourke, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Donald O'Rourke, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3400 Spruce St Ofc FL3

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. O'Rourke performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 96% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. O'Rourke's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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10  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

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center Presbyterian
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center Presbyterian
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Rourke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Rourke's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Rourke to family and friends
20 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. O'Rourke's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had excruciating sciatica pain down my right leg, a pulling sensation in my lower back, and my foot was going numb. I had Physical Therapy and injection, but there was no relief. I was repeatedly reaching for pain pills, and my boyfriend said "you need to stop the pain pills and go see the...more
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After many second opinions, and speaking to others at the same hospital, I came to realize that he didn't perform the surgery in the most efficient and effective manner. He performed a craniotomy for a Pituitary Tumor when 6 other prominent Neurosurgeons throughout the US all agreed that it should...more
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I would most definately recommend Dr. O'Rourke to anyone in need of a highly competent neurosurgeon. I had 2 surgeries in the last 3 years performed with the utmost professionalism. One was a type of brain surgery for a condition called Chiari Malformation and the other a lumbar surgery with nerve...more
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I've been Dr O'rourke's patient for 9 months ACDF surgery. Very good experience. Explained everything. I trust him with my life.
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