Learn About UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

UPMC’s neurosurgeons offer comprehensive spine care, both surgical and non-surgical, for a wide array of spinal disorders. They specialize in the management and treatment of degenerative conditions, tumors, deformities, and traumatic injuries.

These board-certified neurosurgeons offer minimally invasive and traditional surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and customized pain management services. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research, they are able to provide the latest and most advanced treatment options available.

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery at a Glance

The unique capabilities of UPMC Department of Neurosurgery set them apart:

  • UPMC is the largest academic neurosurgery provider in the U.S., performing 11,000 major spine and brain procedures each year.
  • The 16 spine neurosurgeons conduct cutting-edge research, publish frequently, and lecture at national and international conferences. Most are also on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
  • UPMC is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for neurosurgical and neurological care by U.S. News & World Report.
  • UPMC has twice hosted the World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base, and Spine.

The spine specialists at UMPC Department of Neurosurgery prioritize your full and speedy recovery.

Directions to our primary location in

Pittsburgh, PA

Meet the Physicians of UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Adnan 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 Kanter Adam S. Kanter

Pittsburgh, PA

David Kaufmann David L. Kaufmann

Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph Maroon Joseph C. Maroon

Coraopolis, PA

John Moossy 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.