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Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56

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Dr. Dowling

Washington University NSG

4921 Parkview Pl Ste 6B Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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Dr. Dowling accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Dowling's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowling performs Brain Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dowling performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowling treats Hydrocephalus more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dowling treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Deep Brain Stimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowling performs Deep Brain Stimulation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dowling performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dowling's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Dowling's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dowling

4.6

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joshua Dowling, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Or Health Science University
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Wash University School Med/Barnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Wash University School Med/Barnes Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average