Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Dowling

Washington University NSG

660 S Euclid Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dowling has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dowling to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Dowling

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Dowling treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Dowling treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 362-3577.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Dowling treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Dowling
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Brain Surgery
Neurostimulator Implantation
Deep Brain Stimulation
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Dowling treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Dowling
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Hydrocephalus
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Reconstruction for Craniosynos
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Dowling's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Dowling's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Dowling accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Dowling's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dowling

4.6

Based on 10 ratings

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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I was diagnosed with complex partial seizures and Dr. Dowling has done wonders with me. Explained all my options , the risks and if the surgery would work. I did have the temporal lobectomy done in 2000. Then I had the VNS put in in March of 2005 for the first time . I am so thankful for him and what he has done for me. GOD Bless you!
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Terri in Hillview,Il – Nov 01, 2016
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Had a brain injury that happened from a Jet ski accident year 2000 in Hollywood Florida. After 6 months hospitalized was discharged not wanting to go back to have my skull replacement repaired. Moving with my family to St. Louis started to have weather effects from cold seasons after 10 years with my skull opened.Had my skull replacement by Dr Dowling in 2010 and since then had no weather effects or any other effects .It was a nice experience from the surgery and i would recommend Dr Dowling.
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Mounir Cherradi in Wentzville, MO – Jan 09, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dowling has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
OR Hlth Sci U
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Wash U Sch Med/Barnes Hosp
Residency Hospital
1990
Wash U Sch Med/Barnes Hosp
Internship Hospital
1989
Tulane U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dowling frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Dowling specializes.

Where is Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD's office located?

Dr. Dowling's office is located at 660 S Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Washington University NSG

Campus Box 8015660 S Euclid Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received