Dr. James McDowell, MD

Dr. James McDowell, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o
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Dr. James McDowell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

The Surgical Clinic, PLLC

356 24th Ave N Ste 400

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare

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
Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
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,...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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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%
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2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
1 Star
19.444444444444443%
(7)

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Dr. McDowell's Performance
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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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Insurance accepted

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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

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