Dr. John McGowan, MD

Dr. John McGowan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John McGowan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

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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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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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. McGowan does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization


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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

Dr. McGowan has no awards or honors listed.

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
based on 28 total reviews (16 with comments)
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 (16)
in Texarkana, TX |
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
Carrollton, TX |
Knowledgeable, articulate, great bedside manner, true professional, superb results from my surgery. These are just a few attributes that I would use to describe my dealings with Dr. Brad McGowan. I couldn't be happier with my results and have recommended him to several friends who have a similar situation with their back.
in ALLEN |
I have absolute confidence in Dr. McGowan. He is an exceptional surgeon and I have the scar to prove it. I would place my life in the hands of this Doctor any time with confidence of the best result.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. McGowan wears his intelligence and attentiveness well, and clearly understands the difference between hearing and listening to his patient. Eye contact is maintained with the patient as s/he explains the presenting problem and asks questions to which he thoughtfully responds. Confidence in this doctor's ability to help is inspired by these qualities.
in Carrollton, TX |
Dr. McGowan is a very caring and personable physician. I was very impressed with his demeanor and complete explanation of my problem. He answered all questions and did not rush. I was completely informed and pleased with our consultation. I would highly recommend Dr. McGowan.
in Seymour, TX |
Dr, John McGowan is a very easy person to be around. He was easy to understand about my medical problem and did not encourage me to do surgery unless I cannot stand the pain any longer. I appreciate his point of view for me. If I get to the point that I need the surgery I will return to his office for the help that I need. Thank you, Dr. McGowan.
in Plano, TX |
Dr. McGowan listened to my concerns and when I came in with an emergency he put me in the hospital & did surgery with Dr. McKane. I felt in I was in good hands.
in Bach Springs, TX |
My initial visit with Dr. McGowan, 3 years ago, was life changing. Prior to my visit with Dr. McGowan, I had gone to another neurosurgeon about my diagnosis of a meningioma brain tumor & because of the size and difficult location of the tumor, I left that appointment feeling hopeless. However, during and after my initial appointment with Dr. McGowan I felt hopeful of a good outcome. Dr. McGowan was confident and caring. He was informative & took the time to listen & answer my questions.
in Dallas, TX |
If all physicians were as dedicated, sincere, and capable as Dr. McGowan it would be a much better world to live while you are ill and incapacitated. He is truely what physician should be.
in Waxahachie TX |
The staff was so gracious from my first visit forward. It was such a relief to meet Dr. McGowan and hear his logical explanation of what was going on with my back. He is very warm, and showed a great deal of patience with me as I asked several questions. He laid out the different strategies, and we came to a decision as a team. My back is significantly better only 6 days after my surgery. I am excited to see how much better my quality of pain free living will be going forward.
in Dallas, TX |
Only praise for this warm and caring doctor. Dr McGowan takes the time to be with you if you to talk and get information. If I have to move away, I will take Dr McGowan with me.
Mabank, TX |
Dr. McGowan is a very caring doctor. He takes time to listen to the concerns his patients have. The office staff is very courteous, and professional. I have the highest regard for Dr. McGowan and would feel confident referring potential patients to him.
Dallas, TX |
I cannot say enough about the positive experience I had with my recent surgery with Dr McGowan and his team. He is an incredible Neurosurgeon who was also very involved with my recovery and well being. He and his team were responsive and caring!! I'd recommend them highly!
in Plano, TX |
I have always been proactive about my health, so when my cervical disk problem needed surgery, I took the same mri/radiological information to 4 top neurological spine surgeons and received 3 different opinions, a real eye opening experience. Dr. McGowan recommendation was the most conservative and was my choice. The entire staff and treatment that I received was the best I could ever have expected. James H. Moore
in Mckinney, TX |
Dr McGowan very knowledgeable in his area of specialties. He has commendable personality. He takes resolving patients issues personal. He took time to address my issues and explained everything in terms that a medically non well informed patients could understand. He has a very friendly attitude and made me very comfortable. I really appreciated his care and services, hence won't hesitate recommending him to my family and friends.
in Corinth, TX |
I have been dealing with the VA for many years with herniated disks and degenerative disk disease. I have gotten nowhere with them. I was referred to Dr. McGowan and I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my surgery. I have lived in constant pain for 15 years. I had surgery on 10/3/16 and I feel AMAZING! He listens to his patients! He takes pride in helping others! He's the best! Thank you Dr. McGowan for changing my life!!!
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Dr. McGowan accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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