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About Dr. David O Okonkwo

Dr. David O Okonkwo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Okonkwo has received 9 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

72 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David O Okonkwo is Great. Dr. David O Okonkwo has been rated by 72 patients. From those 72 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David O Okonkwo is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Upmc Presbyterian Hospital

200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Specialties

Dr. David O Okonkwo has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Injuries
  • Glioblastoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures

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Reviews

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Five Stars

I can not believe that some of these reviews are for the same surgeon that took care of my son. My son got the best care from Dr. Okonkwo. He was upfront about my son's surgery and the chance of it making things better. He spent as much time as we needed to digest and make a decision on whether to move forward or not. He showed genuine concern and understanding of an 18 year old boy.My son spent 6 1/2 years going from doctor to doctor , each one adding or changing the drugs he was on. Dr. Okonkwo recommended surgery to fix the problem. My son got his whole life back and is on no medication. We owe a lot to this Doctor and will be forever grateful for him taking the time to try and help us.

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Past Patient 2015

This man told me he could relieve me of 90% of my LS Spine pain. 13 months after surgery I have 100% additional pain along with conditions I did not have prior to the operation. The waiting room for clinic is like a room filled with cattle; you wait a minimum of 2 hours and then you see a PA and see the Dr for about 10 minutes. I am a ghost of a women compared to what I was prior to the surgery. I would not reccomend thi

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Amazing!!!

So what if you have to wait, he's excellent with an excellent personality and sense of humor! He spends ample time with you, cares and he orders the right tests. I would go back in a heartbeat. I was referred by an acquaintance and she was right, he's good!

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This comment has nothing to do with how well this Doctor performs. but if the average wait time is a reflection of how accurate the other categories are the they are all sadly inaccurate. I have been to this office twice. First time I waited in the exam room for 3 hours before seeing the doctor for ten minutes! Second time I arrived in the office at 11:30 am and left at 2:30 pm. So in my humble opinion he only thing these ratings are good for is a good laugh!

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  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2010, 2015, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2016, 2015, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2013, 2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David O Okonkwo accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Upmc Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA

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