Dr. David Lowry, MD

Dr. David Lowry, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 49 years old

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At the Brain Spine Center, our collaboration between Neurosurgery and PM&R (physical medicine & rehabilitation) provides a true multidisciplinary approach to the care of your problem. Medical research and our own clinical experience have shown that most problems related to the brain and spine can be treated without surgery, and we want to make sure treatment options other than surgery have been fully considered. We also believe that when surgery is necessary, it should NOT be needlessly delayed, especially if you are in pain. We do everything we can to get you to the physician you need for your problem as quickly as possible, and usually the day of your first appointment. If a person may not need to consider surgery at this time, they will see Shelley Freimark, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Other people do need to be considered for surgery right away, and they will see myself, David W. Lowry, MD, or my neurosurgical colleague, M. Adam Kremer, MD. Patients who refer themselves (as opposed to being referred by another physician) will sometimes first meet with a highly experienced physician assistant, Scott Tuinstra, PA-C, who will expedite obtaining any needed studies in advance of an appointment with me, so that you can get the most out of your visit.Read more

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Dr. Lowry's Care Philosophy

At the Brain Spine Center, our collaboration between Neurosurgery and PM&R (physical medicine & rehabilitation) provides a true multidisciplinary approach to the care of your problem. Medical research and our own clinical experience have shown that most problems related to the brain and spine can be treated without surgery, and we want to make sure treatment options other than surgery have been fully considered. We also believe that when surgery is necessary, it should NOT be needlessly delayed, especially if you are in pain. We do everything we can to get you to the physician you need for your problem as quickly as possible, and usually the day of your first appointment.

If a person may not need to consider surgery at this time, they will see Shelley Freimark, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Other people do need to be considered for surgery right away, and they will see myself, David W. Lowry, MD, or my neurosurgical colleague, M. Adam Kremer, MD. Patients who refer themselves (as opposed to being referred by another physician) will sometimes first meet with a highly experienced physician assistant, Scott Tuinstra, PA-C, who will expedite obtaining any needed studies in advance of an appointment with me, so that you can get the most out of your visit.

Dr. Lowry says...

Johns Hopkins, Dr. Lowry's medical school, and the University of Pittsburgh, where he trained for 7 years in its neurosurgery residency, are two of the top 5 publishing academic neurosurgery programs in North America.  Dr. Lowry is privileged to have been trained by the very best in his field!

Dr. Lowry's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Congenital Stenosis of Cervical Medullary Canal
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dropfoot
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Upmc-Presbyterian
  • Residency Hospital
    Upmc-Presbyterian
  • Undergraduate School
    Hope College

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    Katz School Of Business, University Of Pittsburgh

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Release
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis