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Dr. Raymond Sekula Jr, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Sekula Jr

Dr. Raymond Sekula Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery, tumor pathology, and more.


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Dr. Sekula Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nerve Block, Somatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sekula Jr performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sekula Jr performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sekula Jr treats Hydrocephalus more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sekula Jr treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Brain Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sekula Jr treats Brain Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sekula Jr treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sekula Jr'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
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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 Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Sekula is known internationally and nationally for his development of minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques, which provide patients with improved outcomes, reduced complications, and easier recoveries. He has been recognized with numerous h...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Tumor Pathology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Carnegie Mellon U
2006
Allegheny General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Allegheny General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
2008
2006
2005
2001
2000
1994

Languages

  • Latin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Sekula Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sekula Jr

4.7

Based on 66 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.0606060606060606%
(4)

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After nearly 8 years of dealing with hemifacial spasms due to an arterial compression I finally flew up to see Dr. Sekula for a consultation. He confirmed the diagnosis with an MRI, lateral spread test, and by observing my clinical symptoms. What a relief it was to watch Dr. Sekula look at my MRI and say “there it is”. After years of facial twitching, spasms, sensations I finally had an answer. And it could be treated via MVD surgery. Dr. Sekula performed MVD surgery on me in October of 2017 with excellent results. I am writing this review 18 months post surgery and still can’t believe what a fantastic outcome I’ve experienced. The entire staff at UPMC is very professional and treated me with kindness and compassion. Dr. Sekula’s resume speaks for itself. MVD is incredibly specialized surgery. I can’t imagine what my life would be like had I not made this important decision. No regrets.
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My neurologist referred me to Dr Sekula, his office called me to set up an apt and I asked to make sure he looked at my MRI and they he could help me and not waste my time having me drive 5 hours for nothing. WELL I waited 2.5 hours for him to finally come to my room, He walked in said I cant help you and offered me very little advise and walked out. He wasted my time and money traveling to visit him. I would not refer him to anyone with Insane Facial pain and TN confirmed on an MRI
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Dr. Sekula is amazing. He saved my wife’s life and cannot be more thankful that she was treated by a man with such a high degree of knowledge and skill. My life may have been way different if he had not been in our lives.
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Super talented surgeon. Dr. Sekula has always been great to me. He preformed a life saving brain surgery for me , and a few months later a tricky spinal cord shunt. I will put my life only in his talented hands. I owe him my life , truly. Jennifer
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Wonderful person and incredible surgeon - he saved my life!
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A few weeks ago I got a surprise call from Dr. Sekula. 2 1/2 yrs ago he performed micro vascular decompression surgery on me for TGN which I suffered with for 15 yrs. He wanted to know how I was doing and if any pain had come back. I was happy to report to him that I still have no pain and haven’t had to deal with the side effects of tegretol! Dr. Sekula saved my sanity. I owe him my pain free life. He & his staff were wonderful! I give him the highest rating possible!
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Dr. S really cares about his patients, has excellent bedside manner, and is a truly talented surgeon. Every staff member at the hospital had something great to say about him. He has his own way of approaching surgery making the entire experience much different than others I came across in my research. Results and healing are better than I expected. Throughout my appts he was sure to give me thorough information and REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS! Amazing, talented surgeon!!
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Very competent and thorough. He called us on a Sunday checking on our daughter.
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This guy is beyond brilliant. After 3 botched surgeries I found Dr. Sekula and he saved my life. Thank God for him.
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Five stars is not nearly enough to rate my experience with Dr. Sekula. He gave me my life back, cured my trigeminal neuralgia completely with a complicated surgery that he is the absolute best at. Patients come to him from far away for good reason. The entire neurosurgery dept. is the best, but Dr. Sekula is the best of the best.
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Most amazing, kind, intelligent physician I have ever had the privilege of being treated by. He saved my life and he and my family owe him everything. I recommend him highly to everyone.
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This week it is one year since my surgery- it was the scariest but best thing I ever did - I have my life back - I will be forever grateful for the gift that Dr Sekula and his wonderful team did for me. Trisha Ormond
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I met with Dr. Sekula after having a terrible experience with medicines and several procedures that failed by another doctor. My encounter with Dr. Sekula was life-saving! I suffered with trigeminal neuralgia for three miserable years and had one bad experience after another with neurologists and neurosurgeons. After a successful and minimally invasive procedure by Dr. Sekula, I am completely off massive doses of medicines that produced terrible side effects and my pain is 90-95% gone!
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At the end of my appointment on July 18, 2016 Dr. Sekula said he would call me. He did not call me until six weeks later and this was after I had called and complained to his manager.
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After eight years of dealing with TN, I researched the top five TN neurosurgeons in the US and I chose Dr. Sekula. I like that he is innovative in his technique and he has a 95%+ success rate. He doesn't use a halo, he uses a microscope, he glues the incision, and I was able to go from consult to post surgery in one six day trip to Pittsburgh, I awoke from surgery without TN pain and have been for over six months now! compassionate care by phone and email post surgery. Great guy!
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Abandoned me after surgery and acted like God.
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I had cranial surgery (MVD, for HFS) with Sekula on 12 Jun 2012. I traveled from San Francisco CA to Pennsylvania just for him. Dr. Sekula is excellent, Excellent, EXCELLENT. Highly, highly recommended! My in-laws came too and, lo and behold in 2015 my mother-in-law needed the same surgery but for a different cause (MVD, for TN). She, too, flew from CA to PA just for Sekula. She is doing very well, 100% cured, and me too! Dr. Sekula is GREAT!! Thank you Dr. Sekula, we have our lives back!!!
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Dr. Sekula was my surgeon for hemi facial spasm. He is an incredible doctor. Not only is he at the top of the field internationally, but he is also a nice guy. Going into brain surgery with such confidence in him alleviated a lot of anxiety. I am cured and recommend him 100%.
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University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

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