Dr. Christopher McGowan, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 39

Dr. McGowan
Accepting new patients

Cary Gastroenterology Assocs

115 Kildaire Park Dr Ste 201 Cary, NC 27518

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(919) 816-4948

Dr. Christopher McGowan, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Cary, NC and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McGowan to book an appointment.

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Dr. McGowan is affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McGowan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGowan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(919) 816-4948

Dr. McGowan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. McGowan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGowan

4.8

Based on 177 ratings

5 Stars
90.3954802259887%
(160)
4 Stars
7.344632768361582%
(13)
3 Stars
0.5649717514124294%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
1.694915254237288%
(3)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (122)
  • Listened & answered questions (122)
  • Staff friendliness (122)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. McGowan and his staff are absolutely amazing! First of all, they are very responsive and supportive. Everyone I encountered was extremely informative. I did a lot of research prior to my procedure and I’m so glad I chose him and his practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Renee P – Nov 17, 2020
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Dr. McGowan was everything a person could hope for in a specialist. Professional, courteous, excellent bed-side manner and a made me feel like a “patient in need”. Most specialists I have encountered has a deep”god-like ego”. I did not get this vibe from Dr. McGowan at all! His staff, Tesha and Lauren, made me feel completely relaxed and they all showed genuine concern. They have continued to be accessible since my procedure! I would definitely recommend them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Back on track – Oct 14, 2020
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I am a self-proclaimed research and data analytics maven! For the ESG procedure I researched the good, bad, ugly, and pros/cons for months. My options were to have the procedure done in Atlanta, Houston or my area - Cary, NC. I choose Dr. McGowan in Cary, NC at True You Weight Loss. I will admit that the Atlanta and Houston doctors were a little cheaper, as they were running specials; however, one cannot put a price on quality, kindness, and care. With Dr. McGowan and his team, I felt an instant connection. Everyone was so personable, professional and genuinely cared about my questions, concerns and results. The actual procedure was a breeze and the follow-up care and appointments have been informative and helpful. In the first week after the procedure, 5 days exactly, I lost 16 lbs. Dr. McGowan and Laura (Nutritionist) give me guidance on what is working and give accolades when recognizing my achievements. Laura also suggests alternative things to eat instead of pointing out wha
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 26, 2020
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Dr. McGowan and his staff are absolutely AMAZING! So many times, visiting the doctor can feel cold and disconnected. The experience I had at his practice was the exact opposite. Leading up to my procedure, during, and now post-procedure, the communication and level of support have exceeded my expectations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 22, 2020
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Awesome practice from my inquiry about procedure, answered questions, perforformed an amazing surgery no other doctor would do for me. The team is Professional, caring and very responsive to any questions or concerns I had before, during and after my procedure. Highly recommended!
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Aug 16, 2020
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Excellent service from day one. Extremely informative and responsive team! Could not have asked for a better experience before, during and after. Would highly recommend!
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Aug 04, 2020
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Left patient in pain and rushed them out the door.
What went well
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Aug 01, 2020
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No wait time
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 15, 2020
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Absolutely one of the best physicians I have ever dealt with. Listens and explains and I never feel rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Santos – Jan 14, 2020
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Doctor and staff were great and made me feel very comfortable. It was as if I was their only patient.
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What could be improved
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Dec 14, 2019
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Well taken care of! Procedure went well from checking in to release. No problem with anything. I would highly recommend this doctor and this facility. Everyone involved with the procedure were professional and courteous.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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Dec 07, 2019
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Very well run, obviously confident and knowledgeable staff.
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Dec 06, 2019
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Professional, compassionate, efficient doctor, staff and practice. .
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Nov 08, 2019
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Excellent visit: efficient use of time. Outstanding engagement with Dr. McGowan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Hutton – Nov 06, 2019
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The staff was friendly and attentive.
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Oct 27, 2019
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Dr. McGowan was pleasant, professional, informative, and comforting - making people's lives better. Much appreciated. Staff was excellent.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Oct 25, 2019
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He listened to me and made me feel engaged and involved in our plan to move forward while he explained the reasons why and how it would be informative to what would happen next. He is a great listener and I appreciate his thoughtful approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NC – Oct 22, 2019
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Kind, reassuring staff. All procedures were well explained by the scheduling staff. Information packet was very helpful. Staff completing procedure very reassuring and helpful, particularly the anesthesiologist.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Oct 12, 2019
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great service! made an awakward situation comfortable!
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Oct 10, 2019
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Staff were caring and professional. I do wish the doctor had waited to talk with me after the procedure until I was fully awake and responsive. I missed most of what was said and was unable to ask him any questions. Also, something must've gone wrong during my procedure causing a burning throat (stomach acid.) and sinus issues that have lasted 24 hrs so far. Some advice on how to handle those would've been helpful.
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What could be improved
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About Me

Biography

I am a board-cerfified Gastroenterologist and Internist. I provide comprehensive digestive care as a partner at Cary Gastroenterology Associates, the Cary...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2014
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Residency Hospital
2007
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Internship Hospital
2006
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
2002
Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Christopher McGowan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McGowan frequently treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis, Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System , and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). See all procedures and conditions Dr. McGowan treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher McGowan, MD's office located?

Dr. McGowan's office is located at 115 Kildaire Park Dr Ste 201, Cary, NC 27518. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cary Gastroenterology Assocs

Cary Office115 Kildaire Park Dr Ste 201 Cary, NC 27518
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Cary Gastroenterology Associates

Cary Gastroenterology Associates208 Village Walk Dr Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Cary Gastroenterology Associates

Raleigh Endoscopy Center-Cary1505 Sw Cary Pkwy Ste 202 Cary, NC 27511
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Cary Gastroenterology Associates

Raleigh Endoscopy Center - Main2417 Atrium Dr Ste 101 Raleigh, NC 27607
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Cary Gastroenterology Associates

Raleigh Endoscopy Center - North8300 Health Park Ste 210 Raleigh, NC 27615
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McGowan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received