Dr. Deb Bhowmick, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 43

Dr. Bhowmick
Accepting new patients

UNC Hospitals

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(984) 974-1000

Dr. Deb Bhowmick, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. He is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bhowmick to book an appointment.

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Dr. Bhowmick is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
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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. Bhowmick's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhowmick treats Spine Deformities more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bhowmick treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
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Scoliosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhowmick treats Scoliosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Bhowmick treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhowmick treats Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Bhowmick treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea

Dr. Bhowmick's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Bhowmick accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Bhowmick's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhowmick

4.6

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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He details everything and gives you a chance to think about things.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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pam stone – Aug 30, 2020
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2018; 73 yrs old, bowling 25 games/wk, golf 5 rounds/wk in gym 5 days/wk. Developed severe back and leg pain in Nov and was referred to Dr. Bhowmick by Cary Ortho after an MRI showed a thoracic disc bulge. Saw him in Dec. 2018. Recommended PT. Did ok, but by July 2019 things got worse. Had another MRI and saw Dr. Bhowmick in July having to use a cane to wslk. Scheduled fusion surgery in August. Was wheel chaired into UNC, had fusion surgery on Monday and walked out on Friday! To me the surgery was a miracle! He is an excellent, conservative surgeon with a fantastic neuro staff of doctors and nurses at UNC hospital and the UNC Spine Center. I found him to be somewhat conservative, easy to communicate, discussed all options and had excellent post surgery follow up. After less than 6 months am 95%, off all pain meds, in gym with weights and cardio and looking forward to bowling in March and golf in August. Again, I can’t say enough about him, his staff, UNC, and the results.
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Nick Prato – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Bhowmick is an excellent doc. His bedside is amazing. He explains very clearly. Chapel Hill is a teaching hospital so he has many residents under him. We did not see him everyday post surgery, but his skills gave my granddaughter her life back. We traveled from California to North Carolina for his expertise in Tethered Cord Syndrome. Spent six weeks there under his care. He continues to follow her case and will for many years. There are not enough words to express out gratutude to this gentle, personal, caring doctor. The hospital was beautiful, clean and has a wonderful staff.
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
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Dec 13, 2019
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I am an achondroplasia dwarf with multiple spine issues. Dr.Bhowmick is the most skilled surgeon I have ever encountered in my life. I had to have a cervical fusion on top of a mid level laminectomy. He was very carrying sometimes funny and extremely knowledgeable of the dwarf spine. So glad to have found him.
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DJD – Oct 14, 2019
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So very compassionate and knowledgeable. What a relief to finally find an orthopedic/neurologist who wants to help find the reason for my pain.
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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Jul 03, 2019
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I have never had a worse experience with a doctor. I was referred to him due to the face I have a spinal disorder that has deteriorated over the past 2 years. My curvature is now 89.1 degrees (normal is 20-40) and I have started to develop compression in my neck. He "looked" at my MRIs and refused to even see me. The message to me was to go to therapy, which i have been in for 4 months. Turns out he never looked at my MRI's because UNC didn't even have them. So unprofessional!
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Raleigh, NC – Nov 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My personal philosophy is to offer the highest quality of surgical care for my patients to improve or prevent worsening of physical function. At all times,...Read more

Biography

My personal philosophy is to offer the highest quality of surgical care for my patients to improve or prevent worsening of physical function.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Spinal Neurosurgery Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
2003
National Institutes of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Rice University - Biochemistry
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Deb Bhowmick, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bhowmick frequently treats Spine Deformities, Scoliosis, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bhowmick treats.

Where is Dr. Deb Bhowmick, MD's office located?

Dr. Bhowmick's office is located at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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UNC Hospitals Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic (Chapel Hill)

UNC Hospitals Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic1350 Raleigh Rd Fl 2 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)