Learn About UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

The UPMC Department of Neurosurgery offers comprehensive spine care, both surgical and non-surgical, for a wide array of spinal disorders.

Our spine experts specialize in the management and treatment of degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal cord and spinal column tumors, spinal deformities, spinal trauma and injury, failed back surgery, and acute or chronic pain. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research, our spine surgeons offer the latest and most advanced treatment options available.

Spine surgeons at UPMC are experts in minimally invasive techniques and state-of-the-art technologies, including XLIF® (extreme lateral interbody fusion), kyphoplasty, and microlaminectomy. We are a leading provider of minimally invasive adult scoliosis surgery, as well as one of the world’s leading centers for stereotactic radiosurgery to treat spine tumors and lesions.

UPMC neurosurgeons are also well versed in traditional spine surgery such as CT-guided surgery, dynamic lumbar spine stabilization, spinal fusion, spinal reconstruction, and tumor resection.

With some of the most experienced spine surgeons in the world, UPMC offers a comprehensive range of services to help our patients return to leading a normal life.

Directions to our primary location in

Pittsburgh, PA

Meet the Physicians of UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Adam Abla Adnan A. Abla

Pittsburgh, PA

Daniel Bursick Daniel M. Bursick

Pittsburgh, PA

Matt El Kadi Matt El-Kadi

Wexford, PA

Peter Gerszten Peter C. Gerszten

Pittsburgh, PA

Adam S. Kanter

Pittsburgh, PA

David Kaufmann David L. Kaufmann

Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph Maroon Joseph C. Maroon

Coraopolis, PA

John J. Moossy

Pittsburgh, PA

David Okonkwo David O. Okonkwo

Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Rutigliano Michael J. Rutigliano

Greensburg, PA

Raymond Sekula Raymond F. Sekula Jr.

Pittsburgh, PA

David Wecht Daniel A. Wecht

Pittsburgh, PA

How UPMC Department of Neurosurgery Can Help You

Type of Practice

  • Spine Center


  • UPMC again named to U.S. News & World Report's prestigious national Honor Roll for excellence in 15 specialty areas.


  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Basilar Invagination
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniations
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Canal and Cerebellum Conditions
  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Vascular Malformations


  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF®)
  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Dorsal Root Rhizotomy
  • Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ)
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Endoscopic Sympathectomy
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Hydrocephalus Shunts
  • Intrathecal Pain (Pump) Therapy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimuation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Oncology
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vertebroplasty

Highlights from UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Of Note:

Nationally Recognized

UPMC is proud to be the only hospital in western Pennsylvania to be named to U.S. News & World Report's prestigious national Honor Roll for excellence in 15 specialty areas, including neurology and neurosurgery. We're also proud of being named #1 in Pittsburgh.

Office Information for UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite B-400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Primary Location

200 Lothrop Street
Suite B-400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Profile last updated: October 5, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.