Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD

Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD

Dr. Raymond F. Sekula Jr. is a board certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sekula is assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of the Cranial Nerve Disorders Program at UPMC. A native Pittsburgher, he is known nationally and internationally for his refinement of microvascular techniques, which may provide patients with improved outcomes, reduced complications, and easier recoveries.

Dr. Sekula specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery, with particular interest in spinal conditions such as tumors, lesions, and degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders.

Dr. Sekula received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following a surgical internship and residency in neurological surgery, he completed advanced training and a fellowship in minimally invasive neurosurgery.

He has been recognized with numerous honors, including a Young Investigator Award through the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” Award.

Dr. Sekula is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA

How Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Basilar Invagination
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Disc Herniations
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Canal and Cerebellum Conditions
  • Spinal Conditions
  • Spinal Lesions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations


  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Endoscopic Sympathectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vertebroplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD

  • This was my 2nd MVD for hemifacial spasms, both with Dr. Sekula. I chose to return to him for the second surgery after a less than positive outcome because I had complete confidence that Dr. Sekula had done an excellent job the first time and would do everything humanly possible to help me this time as well. So far so good, over the past 5 days spasms have disappeared and I am cautiously optimistic that 2nd time was the charm for me.. His reputation as the best surgeon for this condition is well deserved.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Sekula surpassed my expectations as a provider. I was very much a part of the decision process. I was calm and relaxed as I prepared for surgery
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Sekula, his staff, and the other providers and staff of UPMC treated me as an equal in my healthcare, with dignity and respect, informed me of my risks, procedures and benefits and left me with tremendous confidence in this decision.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Without a doubt Dr Sekula was my savior .I had been to so many places for my headaches and nothing had worked.Dr Sekula fitted me with a stimulator which totally worked and got rid of my headaches.He was great and took me through every step,and explained it all to me in words I could understand.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and the nurses were great.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Sekula has helped me get my life back to a quality of life worth living and he's given me hope to go on when I didn't think I could. And I thank him for that. He is an awesome doctor.
    — UPMC Patient
  • The whole team that worked and will be working with me on the surgery that I am facing is wonderful and I have already talked positively of them to others!
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery – Jannetta Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Medical Advisory Board of TNA
  • Facial Pain Association
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Raymond Sekula, MD

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Primary Location:

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

Additional Locations

UPMC Hamot
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550
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UPMC Teleconsult Center of UPMC Northwest
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346
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UPMC Teleconsult Center at UPMC Bedford Memorial
361 Hospital Drive
Specialty Services Building
Everett, PA 15537
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Nesbitt Place
26 Nesbitt Road
Suite 100
New Castle, PA 16105
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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.