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Dr. James McDowell, MD

Dr. James McDowell, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 49


Dr. James McDowell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.


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(615) 649-5478

Dr. McDowell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Network C
Network P
Network S
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Cigna-HealthSpring
Humana
Choice Care
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
NovaNet
PHCS
Private HealthCare Systems
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
USA Managed Care Organization
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. McDowell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDowell treats Obesity more than 84% of his peers

Dr. McDowell treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDowell performs Stomach Surgery more than 67% of his peers

Dr. McDowell performs this procedure more than 67% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDowell performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 66% of his peers

Dr. McDowell performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Dr. McDowell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

The Physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic, PLLC, have been and continue to be committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our healthcare and business operations.  We demand of ourselves full compliance with all federal, st...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Vanderbilt University Sch Of Med
Internship Hospital
1998
University Tx Health Science Center
Medical School
1992
University Of Houston / University Park
Undergraduate School
2004
1999
1998
1992

Awards

Dr. McDowell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDowell

4.0

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(26)
4 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
1 Star
19.444444444444443%
(7)

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He is the most wonder doctor ever. I love him and 100 % trust him.
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After a 20 minute telephone hold listening to commercials about their services, the the appointment booker told me that the Doctor didn't like to wait for patients so, they stack 'em up. They expect patients to arrive early, but have little regard for the patients' time. I decided that if the...Read More
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Dr. McDowell performed major surgery on my elderly mother and corrected a hiatal hernia. The surgery was perfect, and we even got to see photographs of how it was done. His compassion and bedside manner was outstanding. He truly cares about his patients and even called personally after she was...Read More
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An amazing man and physician. Would HIGHLY recommend him and his services. Staff are great too
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Dr.McDowell this the best surgeon he care and he have good bedside manors he lessen to all your problems and tells you the truth he his very caring surgeon and I will recommend him to my friends and family.
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