Dr. John McGowan, MD

Dr. John McGowan, MD

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Dr. John McGowan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

7777 Forest Ln Ste A337

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-5200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McGowan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. McGowan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McGowan "Brad McGowan, MD, received his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He went on to complete his internship in general surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Il. He returned to Dallas to complete his neurological surgery residency at UT Southwestern. During his residency, Dr. McGowan spent additional time focusing on tumors of the brain and spinal cord, along with complex spinal instrumentation and reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. McGowan received comprehensive training in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Dr. McGowan joined Dallas Brain, Spine, and Skull Base Surgery in July of 2011 to provide general neurosurgery services. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Dr. Mie Mie Sohn, an OB/Gyn at Medical City. They have two daughters, Sophie and Amelia."
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This content was provided by Dr. McGowan "We believe in customized care and a team approach to medicine with attention to careful selection of the least invasive and most effective form of treatment for each patient."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

108  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glioma
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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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.

Education

  • Southern Methodist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern University Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society/ UTSW, 2003
  • Cheatum-Locknecker Award in Biological Sciences/ SMU, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society/ SMU, 1999
Media & Publications
  • Surgical Treatment of Cranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGowan's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGowan to family and friends
38 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. McGowan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

This first time I had to see Dr. McGowan, he advised me that I needed surgery in order to relieve the pain in my back and legs. He explained the procedure in terms that were understandable and reassuring. After the surgery and the healing time I have never felt better. Two years later and I have...more
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Dr. McGowen is an extraordinary doctor. He definitely listens and is genuinely concerned for his patients health. He analyzes and consults with his colleagues that his assessment is the best path forward. I had an issue that needed immediate attention, which he handled immediately. Thanks to Dr....more
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A visit to Dr. McGowan is actually a very fine experience. Brief wait time, greeted by friendly staff at reception, then seen and greeted by a very professional, knowledgeable Nurse Named "Crissy". Doc shows up shortly after Nurse interview, one sees their MRI on screen, same is discussed in...more
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Dr. McGowan performed a decompressive laminectomy and foraminotomy on me in 2016 for spinal stenosis. Being a physician, I researched and asked colleagues with whom I had practiced with at Medical City Dallas Hospital who they would consult. He came highly recommended. My surgery went well and I...more
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Dr. McGowan is very professional and a very good surgeon. He is very helpful in your decisions for your health and recovery. I would very strongly trust him with any future surgeries
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