Dr. Dennis McGowan, MD

Dr. Dennis McGowan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(33)
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Dr. Dennis McGowan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kearney, NE. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

1215 1st Ave

Kearney, NE 68847

Contact Information

(308) 237-0889

Insurance Accepted

  • UnitedHealthCare

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Fracture
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more than 90% of peers
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
very high
more than 89% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
high
more than 82% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Nebraska.

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.

Education

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Upstate Medical University/ College Of Health Professions
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Upstate Medical University/ College Of Health Professions
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • St Gallen
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGowan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGowan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGowan to family and friends
3.4
based on 33 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. McGowan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Grand island ne |
Dr Mcgowan is a really awesome surgeon 99.9% of my family go to him my husband and I have upcoming surgery we wouldn't go to anyone but dr Mcgowan
in Kearney, NE |
Dr McGowan was an amazing doctor. He literally saved my son's life. We'd enthusiastically refer any friend or family member to see Dr. McGowan.
in Ansley, Ne |
I have been seeing Dr. McGowan for many years now. He is a great man and an awesome surgeon. I have always had good luck with his care. He even saved my life twice when I died on the operating table no fault in any way his. He has always tried different things and surgery is always the last thing he does. I have never had a bad experience and he will always be my Dr. He is a very busy man but well worth the wait you have to sit sometimes. He takes the time to listen and he is very caring.
in Cozad, NE |
Although I'm thankful that Dr. McGowan's initial surgery probably saved my life, the second one is still taking its toll on me and since I refuse to take any drugs or steroids I live in chronic pain 24/7. Other doctors tell me it was due to the way the surgery was performed --- too invasive and too many nerves damaged beyond hope of being repaired. I should have gone to Omaha or Lincoln for the 2nd surgery, but I had trusted him after the initial surgery. He promised complete healing -- not so.
Ansley, NE |
he is a great doctor he and his staff always follow up on procedures done and he don't just go cutting on people for insurance money
in Hastings, NE |
I first saw Dr. McGowan in the hospital. He has great bedside manners and he cares about his patients. He treats us like people and not a number. He is a caring physician and he is good at what he does. I was in terrible pain and when he did his procedure the biggest majority of my pain was gone.
Kearney, NE |
I have been seeing this doc for a yr now and he has done a low back fusion on me 7 wks ago. I am so glad I finally got it done. The pain I was living with for the last 2 yrs is now finally gone. I definitely think he is a doctor worth seeing. Good bedside manner, takes time with patients.
in Newport |
Neck surgery good.the surgery he did on my back,was horrific when he was done,I couldn't stand up straight or walk without being bent over. I couldn't get my arms any higher than my shoulders, I couldn't even hang anything up.my internal organs where being crushed.Every time I would say anything he would tell me to keep walking. He did NOTHING TO HELP ME.
in Bartley, Nebraska |
Extremely Impressed and satisfied by Dr. DENNIS McGown expertise in intelligence, bedside manners, and care. I would highly recommend Dr. McGown as a Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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Dr. McGowan accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. McGowan has admitting privileges

Chi Health Good Samaritan
10 E 31st St
Kearney, NE 68847
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