Dr. Brian McHugh, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male
  
Dr. McHugh
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031

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Dr. Brian McHugh, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA. Dr. McHugh has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McHugh to book an appointment.


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Dr. McHugh treated me for a broken foot and I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and knowledge base. He was always available whenever I needed him and as was the staff. I had no issues at all with getting an appointment when I needed to and being seen quickly.
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Mar 20, 2019
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I have not yet seen Dr. McHugh, but I just wanted to leave a review about scheduling a first appointment. I called and left a message. About 30 minutes later, I received a return call. The scheduler (sorry, but I forgot his name), did his best to accommodate me. After several minutes of discussion, we worked out a time for the following week. I was extremely pleased and do not understand why there were such negative comments.
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Sherry H. in Springfield, VA – Mar 13, 2018
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Dealing with Dr.McHugh's office is so impossible that after 3 weeks I gave up trying to make an appointment. The number of calls that they completely ignored was unbelieveable. It would be terrible to actually need them in any kind of critical situation. Inova Health Care should be embarrassed to have them associated with their name.
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washington – Jan 05, 2018
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I'm sad to see--but not surprised at all, unfortunately--that others have also had terrible experiences with this neurosurgeon and his awful "staff." It's unacceptable to operate on a patient's spine and then conveniently be unreachable to that patient--especially in the event of an emergency that could have easily rendered me fully paralyzed -despite a dozen messages left on various voicemail boxes (thanks to their ridiculous phone/voicemail set-up) with not a single call returned for 2 weeks!
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Leesburg, VA – Jul 28, 2017
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Dr McHugh is very nice, professional. HOwever, his staff is unavailable and some can be rude. They have yet to return 2 messages from 2 and 1 week ago. I am right out of post surgery; unacceptable behavior.
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Springfield, VA – Jun 06, 2017
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I was referred by my neurologist since there had been changes to my lower back. He spent time with me and my wife going over the previous emergency surgery, reviewed my current MRI and felt that it was a wait and see. One week later he called after further review of the current MRI on a larger format and found that a minor outpatient surgery was needed in order to relieve pressure on a nerve for the right leg. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure.
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David D in Annandale, VA – Jan 30, 2017
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I think the Dr himself seems competent, caring and helpful. Unfortunately every other part of the organization is terrible. The level of stress and frustration in dealing with this practice is beyond belief, and I have dealt with a lot of doctors offices. The phone systems and the way they handle appointments and follow up is abhorrent. Also, there is no way to have a follow email or phone call with dr if you have questions. This practice should be ashamed of themselves.
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CinDC in Washington, DC – Jan 24, 2017
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I was very impressed with Dr. McHugh, he made me feel that I had finally found a doctor who was taking an interest and would guide me in the right direction. He promised to contact me later that day or the next with the results of his discussions about my case. It has been 3 weeks and I have called almost every day and neither he or his nurse has calledl me back. I am terribly disappointed. I wonder if he is aware of my attempts to reach him.
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Dorothy Friedlander in Falls Church, VA – Mar 01, 2016
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Dr. Brian McHugh, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA. Dr. McHugh has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McHugh to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McHugh treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 90% of their peers

Dr. McHugh treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McHugh treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. McHugh treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Scoliosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McHugh treats Scoliosis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. McHugh treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. McHugh's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Locations

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031
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