Dr. John McGowan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 40
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Dr. John McGowan, MD
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. Dr. McGowan is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Medical City Las Colinas and Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital.

Dallas Brain Spine and Skull Base Surgery

7777 Forest Ln Ste A337

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-5200

Dr. John McGowan, MD

Dr. John McGowan, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. McGowan's Experience

Dr. McGowan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. McGowan does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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 Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • 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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • 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

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 23 total reviews (11 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 (11)
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 Carrollton, TX |
With a solid recommendation regarding his experience and performance on similar situations, my wife and I were equally comforted by his thorough knowledge of my lower back issue. We left his appointment with confidence in his skill and with anticipation of correcting the lower lumbar stenosis.
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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Hospitals where Dr. McGowan has admitting privileges

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3501 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75246
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Medical City Las Colinas
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
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