Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD
Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Gallagher is affiliated with Erlanger Medical Center.

1010 E 3rd St Ste 202

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact Information

(423) 265-2233

Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD

Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Emory University Affil Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Emory University Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gallagher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gallagher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gallagher to family and friends
3.1
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Gallagher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Foley, AL |
just wanted to finish my review on Michael Gallagher my life ended the day that Gallagher did surgery on me the operating reports said they have a navigation problem I could look at the MRIs and see exactly what happened he made up lies and told me things that were not true just to cover himself I could write a book on this experience but I try to move on the losing everything you have built your life around is very hard especially when you read the operative report admits his multiple errors
in chattanooga |
all I can tell you is to run find another doctor ,my dad had a tumor removed he told us he would be home in 4 days 40 days later he passed away after the surgery he never made it home he never saw us after the surgery or gave us any test results he just washed his hands with my father you will never see this doctor again but he will send some one training from his office Mr. Gallaher you will answer for what you have done one day! you know you made a mistake you are one sorry excuse for a man .
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Gallagher is brainy and intense, and like a lot of surgeons and specialists he seems a little distant at first. He's actually a nice guy when you get to know him. He is excellent at what he does. He did emergency surgery in a critical life-and-death situation and the results were amazing. His office is poorly run like most medical offices today; the people are stressed and robot-like. I guess it comes down to: Do you want to feel warm and fuzzy, or do you want to walk and have a normal life?
in Tennessee |
Dr Gallagher is a very kind and considerate physician. He listens to your problems, understands them and acts on them. He is an excellent surgeon and his post-op manner is also excellent. His staff has always been nice and helpful. I highly recommend him and his staff. I will continue to see him for any problems. I am a retired pharmacist and during my practice, I learned a lot about our local physicians and Dr Gallagher is the best!
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Dr. Gallagher accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gallagher has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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