Dr. Raymond Sekula Jr, MD

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Dr. Raymond Sekula Jr, MD

Dr. Raymond Sekula Jr, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Sekula Jr is affiliated with Upmc Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant - McCandless.

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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 honors, including The American Association of Neurological Surgeon's Young Investigator Award and Pittsburgh Magazine?s "Best Doctors" and "40 Under 40" Awards.

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UPMC Presbyterian200 Lothrop St # B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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4.7
based on 57 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Sekula Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Pittsburgh, PA |
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.
in Nashville, TN |
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
in Beaver, PA |
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!
Erie, PA |
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.
in Snellville, GA |
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!
in Canonsburg, PA |
After suffering 16 years with TGN and seeing multiple neurologists, I found Dr. Sekula right here in Pittsburgh. It's been 6 months since micro vascular decompression surgery and I have been pain free ever since. Dr. Sekula listened, diagnosed, explained and was just wonderful through the whole process. His expertise, attitude and personality came shining through as I got to know him. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Sekula to everyone who needs his expertise.
in Pittsburgh |
Abandoned me after surgery and acted like God.
in Sunnyvale, CA |
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!!!
Pittsburgh, PA |
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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Dr. Sekula Jr's 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 honors, including The American Association of Neurological Surgeon's Young Investigator Award and Pittsburgh Magazine?s "Best Doctors" and "40 Under 40" Awards.

Dr. Sekula Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    Carnegie Mellon U

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Latin

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Tumor Pathology

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis