Dr. Gary C. Dennis, MD

Dr. Gary C. Dennis, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 65 years old

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      Frisco, TX |
      I highly recommend and definitely return to Dr Dennis
      in Howe tx |
      Had surgery to repair his 2 botched surgeries Dec 10 2015. Surgeon was able to fix all levels C4-7 all through the front of the neck with even a smaller incision than Dr Dennis done to start with . So my Back was split open for no reason just to get paid for a 2nd surgery! All muscles in the back are still messed up besides his failure to tell me about putting a screw out in open space seeing it on a CT and never telling me till I got a 2nd opinion!!
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vertebral Column Tumors

      Procedures Performed

      • Brain Surgery
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Kyphoplasty
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Neuroplasty
      • Pain Pump
      • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Stereotaxis

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Howard University College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1976

      • Internship Hospital
        John Hopkins University
      • Residency Hospital
        Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
      • Fellowship Hospital
        John Hopkins University

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Dennis says...

      Dr Dennis is a board certified neurosurgeon, trained in the most advanced spinal and cranial techniques,  Dr Dennis has the same passion and proficiency that has made him a success in his many areas of practice.   He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  His goal is to assist patients to maintain their highest quality of life and to sustain their physical independence.  He is proficient in the latest techniques, but says, "Don't be fooled, there are no shortcuts to providing individualized, quality patient care."

      As an exceptionally, skilled surgeon, Dr Dennis routinely handles minimally invasive removal of spinal and brain tumors.  He specializes in the treatment of spinal compression disorders, herniated disc and degenerative disc disease.  He is also an expert at treating spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel, and ulnar nerve compression.

      Dr Dennis experienced success early, and enjoys a national reputation.  He has been appointed to the Advisory Council of three U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services.  What differentiates him is that he has been recognized by his peers, as well as, by the public.  He has received many honors and has been highlighted in "MD News," "Top Doctors," "Best Doctors and "Who's Who in Medicine" and was named outstanding alumnus of Boston University 2011.

      "Boston University did an exceptional job preparing me for medical school," says Dr Dennis.  He went on the attend Howard University College of Medicine in his hometown of Washington, D.C., where he excelled and graduated with honors.  He then completed a surgical internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He completed his neurosurgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. 

      As both an organizer and a leader, he has enjoyed classes at Harvard University, focusing on physician leadership and the status of our evolving health care.  Over the course of his 26 year academic career, he has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles and has been appointed to many state and national commissions and boards.

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      Dr. Dennis' Care Philosophy

      I provide comprehensive and compassionate healthcare which is focused on all ages but especially patients in critical times of change.