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Dr. Gary Dennis, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Dennis

Dr. Gary Dennis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Frisco, TX and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(469) 999-2707

Dr. Dennis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dennis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thoracic Spine Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dennis treats Thoracic Spine Fracture more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Dennis treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Pathological Spine Fracture
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dennis treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Dennis treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dennis treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Dennis treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Dennis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pain Pump
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Dennis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dennis

4.1

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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(32)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.272727272727273%
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1 Star
18.181818181818183%
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Dr. Dennis is an exceptional physician. He is knowledgeable, an attentive listener, and is genuinely concerned about his patients. Dr. Dennis is SIMPLY THE BEST!
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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 have seen many neurosurgeons but I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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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 operation, (which is extremely expensive.) He is kind, extremely knowledgeable & always available by phone. He has changed my life & I appreciate him.
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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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Dr Dennis saved my husband's life! My husband was having complications with his shunt that was placed a few years back and Dr Dennis recognized that and took appropriate measures to ensure no more complications for a long time! He is a very caring and listening doctor! He came to see my husband whilewhile in his care every day! I'm truly thankful!
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Admitted to hospital due to acute onset of 10/10 level back/leg pain. Came into my room at 3 am to give me the results of my MRI, but never examined me. Said that I should not be having as much pain as I was, but didn't bother to figure out why I was in so much pain. Ordered 7 different prescriptions for symptoms I did not have (kickbacks?) and said I should go to PT. I could not even sit up in bed without severe pain. Discharged me with 10/10 pain. Had to crawl into back of husbands car. Awful
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I am very satisfied with Dr. Dennis. His patience in answering all of my questions was very satisfactory. Today, I had no prior appointment with him, but even then, he made time to see me. His overall treatment of me as a patient was excellent. I will always recommend other patients such as myself to him for treatment. I would like to thank Dr. Gary Dennis.
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Dr. Dennis is an exceptional example of a true professional. He and his staff are top-notch!! Dr. Dennis listened and understood what I was going through. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. Dr. Dennis and his nurse Stephanie and all the other employees of Frisco Spine Plano made me feel that I was in safe hands and even made me smile and laugh when I left. This was the best team of medical staff that I have been around in a very long time. Doctor Dennis is Awesome !!!
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Dr Dennis is compassionate and kind and on top of all that, he's just a darn good doctor. I had a lot of scar tissue from previous back surgeries and he cleaned it all up. I'm only a week post surgery and I can already feel that I have no residual pain.
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Pre-Surgery preparation, surgery and post surgery were excellent. Only negative is time management as waiting times in office to see him are sometimes excessive.
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Dr. Dennis performed emergency surgery to control brain swelling after my wife suffered a major stroke . He acted very quickly and decisively, working well into the early hours of the morning and then returned to personally check on her first thing next morning and at least twice each day ( that I saw) next few days. I truly believe he saved her life, and put her in a position to have the best chances at recovery from the stroke. Thank you Dr Dennis!
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Dr. Gary Dennis saved my life. I had two hematomas pushing on my spinal cord quickly making me a quadropelegic. Dr. Dennis operated from 1 AM to 6 AM to delicately perform a laminectomy. His bedside manner was wonderful. He checked on me more than any surgeon has ever done. When I go back for followups he spends as much time as needed, and never rushes me out the door. I highly recommend this man to everyone.
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Dr. Dennis is awesome!! He did by back surgery and I'm pain free.
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I highly recommend and definitely return to Dr Dennis
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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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