Dr. Gary Dennis, MD

Dr. Gary Dennis, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Gary Dennis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

7150 Preston Rd Ste 300

Plano, TX 75024

Contact Information

(214) 705-9599

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
more than 79% of peers
Broken Neck
more than 77% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Dennis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dennis "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dennis "I provide comprehensive and compassionate healthcare which is focused on all ages but especially patients in critical times of change."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

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


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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • John Hopkins University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • John Hopkins University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dennis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dennis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dennis to family and friends
41 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Dennis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Dr Gary Dennis is an excellent physician and neuro-surgeon. He gives excellent care to his patients and shows compassion to their families. I highly recommend him as a neurology specialist.
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We were referred to Dr Dennis by Dr Cindy Marshall. My mom is the patient. We are so very pleased with everything Dr Dennis has done for my mom. He is calm and caring, skilled and knowledgeable. He helped to make this experience less stressful. We know mom was in great hands with Dr Dennis!
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Great doc! He explained everything that others could not figure out. He's quiet,calm and patient. He took his time with me. I followed his post op instructions & it all worked out perfectly. I was able to limit my medications. Got me in & out of the hospital quickly. As a nursing professional, I...more
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I am so thankful for Dr . Dennis. I met him one night while I was admitted to the ER. He was able to diagnosis my problems & took time to explain everything. I was happy he believed in conservative surgery. We talked about it & agreed to use two operations, instead of one highly dangerous...more
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Dr. Dennis is a very gifted, patient and thorough neuro-surgeon. I would highly recommend him for your Neuro surgical needs.
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