Raymond F. Sekula Jr., M.D., MBA

Dr. Raymond Sekula is a distinguished figure in the minimally invasive brain surgery field, based in New York, NY. His practice is recognized worldwide for its exclusive focus on cranial nerve disorders, encompassing conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, and other skull base disorders. Annually, Dr. Sekula performs over 500 neurosurgical operations, including 200 microvascular decompressions, culminating in more than 2,000 microvascular decompression surgeries throughout his career.


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Education and Training

Dr. Sekula's educational background is both extensive and prestigious. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia, he earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training in cranial nerve and skull base surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Sekula's specialties and expertise extend beyond clinical practice into academic and research realms. Before his current role, he held the position of professor and residency program director at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurological Surgery. He has authored over 100 scientific manuscripts and edited the renowned textbook, Microvascular Decompression Surgery. Dr. Sekula also serves as the principal investigator of a groundbreaking study concerning trigeminal neuralgia, which explores the fundamental mechanisms of facial pain, funded by the National Institutes of Health. His leadership in co-founding the World Federation of Cranial Nerve Disorders in 2016 and membership in the medical advisory board of the Facial Pain Association reflect his ongoing dedication to the field. Dr. Sekula's comprehensive expertise and unwavering commitment to advancing the understanding and treatment of cranial nerve disorders establish him as a foremost leader in his field.

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Dr. Sekula did surgery on my wife and he was caring, understanding and came by before and after surgery which does not always happen. He is a wonderful surgeon and he is a compassionate doctor. We don’t know the results of the surgery yet, but he made my wife feel as if he will keep on trying until we get the issue corrected. Caroline is great and supports you every step of the way. I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Sekula and his team.

M.Z. Google

I suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia 8 years ago. Prior to diagnosis my dentist thought it was because I needed a root canal. 1 Root canal and tooth extraction later, it seemed to have gone, but then returned. I begin to see a neurologist and I was then treated with drugs. It seemed to mitigate, but I would get intense flare ups periodically. Life relocated us to Pittsburgh, where upon I did some research on the UPMC website. I was quickly pointed to Dr. Sekula and an appointment was made. Dr. Sekula met with me and quickly and recommended the vascular decompression. I was quickly set for surgery. The result was immediate. No flareups, or anything in the last 5 years. This was life changing surgery for me. Dr. Sekula has subsequently moved on to Columbia University and wish him the best. You could not be in better hands for this condition.

M.M. Google

Dr. Sekula performed MVD on my mother who has been suffering ftom trigeminal neuralgia for several years now. Quick surgery and a recovery with no complications. Knowledgable and passionate doctor.

K.C. Google

I suffer from trigeminal neuralgia since 2012. I seen many surgeons, some in New York and CT which truly never gave me a straight forward answer about my condition. Unfortunately, I did not tolerated meds for it and I suffer w it for many years. Last year it aggravated to a point that life stop making sense. While searching for a surgeon I read a story of a young man on his page w a similar story of feeling no way out but Dr. Sekula change his life. I can say the same, the surgery he did took away the trigeminal pain. I am in disbelief of how I don’t have any pain whatsoever. Dr. Sekula changed my life. my family as myself have so much gratitude. I highly recommend Dr. Sekula to anyone who is suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. Now I can enjoy life to the fullest w the people I love.

E.C. Google

I had a wonderful follow-up visit with Dr. Sekula. He was able to spend time with me explaining more about my surgery and what made it unique. He has been a wonderful and supportive care provider.

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