Dr. Kene Ugokwe, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 43

Dr. Ugokwe
Accepting new patients

Youngstown Neurosurgery

540 Parmalee Ave Ste 510 Youngstown, OH 44510

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(330) 743-1928

Dr. Kene Ugokwe, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Youngstown, OH. Dr. Ugokwe has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ugokwe to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ugokwe is affiliated with Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Boardman, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ugokwe

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ugokwe treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ugokwe treats other conditions, please contact the office at (330) 743-1928.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Ugokwe treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Hydrocephalus
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Ugokwe treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Pathological Spine Fracture
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Thoracic Spine Fracture
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Ugokwe treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Brain Surgery
Neurostimulation
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Ugokwe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • 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
  • 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 Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Stimulation
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Ugokwe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Ugokwe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ugokwe

4.3

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
80%
(28)
4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(5)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (29)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (28)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (27)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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best ever, highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2020
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Dr. Ugokwe is very kind, pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. He communicates very well with his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Barbara Woolley – May 13, 2020
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Did my fathers and husband surgery’s great surgeon and great person very caring
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 07, 2020
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Very thorough and very professional. So far happy with the results
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Mark Hawkins – Dec 23, 2019
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Five years ago, Dr. Ugokwe was covering a vacation for a pediatric neurosurgeon at Dayton Children's Hospital. I brought in my two year old son with severe hydrocephalus. Dr. Ugokwe saved his life, stabilizing him until the pediatric neurosurgeon returned to help. My son is healthy, happy, and soon to be eight years old. I will be forever grateful.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Oct 05, 2019
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Bad front office staff. Played word games on the phone and in person. Non professional receptionist. Would not give me info I needed about doctor. Other reviews mention bad communication with staff. Felt so uncomfortable about this doctors office, I left before seeing doctor. When I told the staff I was leaving because I didn't want to play games with my medical treatment, they told me they were going to put a negative report in my medical records.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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David A in Youngstown, OH – Dec 21, 2018
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I don’t know if you’ll find a more humble neurosurgeon in all your life. Dr. Ugokwe is honest, kind, and compassionate. Five months ago, he saved my husbands life in the knick of time. I thanked him and his response: “I’m just the middle man.” WOW! My family and I will forever be greatful to Dr. Kene Ugokwe. He will always be our biggest HERO. #fishstrong
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Christina F. in Warren, Ohio – May 05, 2018
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Dr. Ugokwe has done 2 successful surgeries on me thus far. My spine was a total train wreck, and he managed to get my neck in much better functioning condition, and also fixed some issues with a major surgery on my lumbar spine. I recommend him to every one who asks me about my procedures! He has such a casual, yet very professional way about him, with an awesome bedside manor, and understanding of what he is doing (and can explain it in layman's terms without making you feel like a numskull).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Beth-Ann in Warren – Apr 16, 2018
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Wonderful surgeon with great bed side manner, takes time to answer questions and explain procedures. Awesome smile!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Sue McLemore in Youngstown, OH – Oct 31, 2017
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Saw Dr. Ugokwe and was told to do therapy, epidurals and follow up in 6 weeks. When I called to schedule the follow up the person I spoke with informed me that I would have to do the epidurals - which I chose not to do after speaking with several people that say they do not work and are only a temporary fix - and I would have to completely quit smoking before I could schedule an appointment to even speak with him. Sounds like a form of discrimination to me -- won't be bothering to call again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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JR in Youngstown, OH – Aug 16, 2017
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Excellent physician!!! And has a sense of humor!!!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Alyse in Girard, OH – Jun 21, 2017
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The ONLY option for successful neurosurgy in the area and the only physician I would ever recommend for treatment and/or consultation. Extremely intelligent, took the time to explain everything, go over questions/concerns, provided information, and very personable. The greatest healthcare team and office staff I have ever come across.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Lauren C. in Columbus, OH – May 26, 2017
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It took Dr. Ugokwe 6 weeks after my MRI to tell me about my results. I called several times and his office told him of my test results. When he finally called he left out some of the information on the MRI. I had a new problem that showed up on the MRI and my condition had gotten worse.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Miranda in Youngstown, OH – Aug 16, 2016
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Dr Ugokwe is a great doctor. I highly recommend him.
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Christina Stroup in Lowellville Ohio – Apr 15, 2016
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Dr. Ugokwe successfully operated on my elderly father for a subdural hematoma. When he came to talk with the family right after, he could not have been more caring, patient and thorough. Though he's a very busy man with a heavy workload, he acted like he had all the time in the world for us and would stay with us as long as needed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
23 people found this helpful
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Cheryl Case in Raleigh, NC – Mar 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Kene Ugokwe, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Youngstown, OH. Dr. Ugokwe has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine, and Cranial Neurosurgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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Is Dr. Kene Ugokwe, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kene Ugokwe, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ugokwe frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine, and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Ugokwe specializes.

Where is Dr. Kene Ugokwe, MD's office located?

Dr. Ugokwe's office is located at 540 Parmalee Ave Ste 510, Youngstown, OH 44510. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Youngstown Neurosurgery540 Parmalee Ave Ste 510 Youngstown, OH 44510
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital

Boardman, OH

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital

Warren, OH

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Youngstown, OH

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Surgical Hospital at Southwoods

Youngstown, OH

94% Patient experience rating, 25% higher than the national average