Dr. John McGowan, MD

Dr. John McGowan, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
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.

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
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. McGowan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGowan to family and friends
31 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McGowan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

I would recommend Dr McGowan for any neurosurgery and I have the scars to prove it. He has operated on me twice and his competency is only outranked by his caring and personal demeanor, Dr McGowan is the best there is. And I’ll be happy to share more information at any time.
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Dr. McGowan's clear explanations and professional, gentle, easy-going demeanor dissipated my appointment anxiety in the first 10 minutes. He was thorough in his questions and physical exam and gave me all the time I needed to get my questions answered. The office staff was polite and friendly...more
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The best ALL around surgeon!! The staff is wonderful. When he saw how much pain I was in, he professionally provided all my option, explained each option in depth, once I made the decision to go forward with the surgery, it was scheduled very promptly. On the day of surgery, my breathing was...more
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Dr. McGowan is very knowledgeable and takes his time to explain your specific diagnosis. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr McGowan is a great doctor. I trusted his opinion and had the surgery he recommended. Have had no issues since surgery. He will only do what he thinks is necessary to fix your issues. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs this type of surgery
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