Dr. Brian McHugh, MD

Dr. Brian McHugh, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  

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Dr. Brian McHugh, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200

Fairfax, VA 22031
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 85% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 74% of peers
Spine Deformities
more than 73% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. McHugh does not have any board certifications listed.

40  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Brian McHugh, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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David D in Annandale, VA – Jan 30, 2017
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