Dr. Christopher McGowan, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 38
  
Dr. McGowan
Accepting new patients

Cary Gastroenterology Associates

1505 Sw Cary Pkwy Ste 202 Cary, NC 27511

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(919) 249-5087

Dr. Christopher McGowan, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Cary, NC and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McGowan has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Surgery, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Nausea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Esophageal Diseases more than 94% of their peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Heartburn
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Heartburn more than 94% of their peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Surgery

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Typically treats 71% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 71% of their peers

Dr. McGowan performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

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

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Stomach Diseases more than 98% of their peers

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGowan treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. McGowan treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • 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)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. McGowan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGowan

4.8

Based on 160 ratings

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Absolutely one of the best physicians I have ever dealt with. Listens and explains and I never feel rushed.
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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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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.
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Very well run, obviously confident and knowledgeable staff.
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Professional, compassionate, efficient doctor, staff and practice. .
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Excellent visit: efficient use of time. Outstanding engagement with Dr. McGowan.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Oct 12, 2019
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great service! made an awakward situation comfortable!
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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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I chose Dr. McGowan because of ratings and comments by previous patients and was not disappointed.
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Jun 21, 2019
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Overall, great experience due to the staff and facility being top notch.
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Jun 20, 2019
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First visit, Dr. McGowan was very personable and answered any questions I had at that time. Tesha is amazing! She answers my calls and texts immediately. SO happy to have found this doctor and his team.
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Friendly, approachable, quick, and efficient!
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Very quick and painless. Staff and doctor treated me very well. .
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very thorough and friendly.
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kim – Jan 31, 2019
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Everything went very smoothly. My scheduled appointment was at 7:30 AM and I was done by 8:30 AM. I felt completely comfortable and results were discussed thoroughly with my wife before leaving. Would definitely recommend.
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Biography

I am a board-cerfified Gastroenterologist and Internist. I provide comprehensive digestive care as a partner at Cary Gastroenterology Associates, the Cary Hemorrhoid Center, and NEW You Weight Loss. I was drawn to the field of gastroenterology during...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

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

Awards

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  • Does Dr. McGowan offer weekend visits?

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Locations

Cary Gastroenterology Associates

Raleigh Endoscopy Center-Cary1505 Sw Cary Pkwy Ste 202 Cary, NC 27511
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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 - Main2417 Atrium Dr Ste 101 Raleigh, NC 27607
3

Cary Gastroenterology Associates

Raleigh Endoscopy Center - North8300 Health Park Ste 210 Raleigh, NC 27615
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Cary Gastroenterology Assocs

Cary Office115 Kildaire Park Dr Ste 201 Cary, NC 27518
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average