Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD

Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Gallagher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1010 E 3rd St Ste 202

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact Information

(423) 265-2233

Insurance Accepted

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

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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
Spondylosis
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 and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

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

Dr. Gallagher does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Gallagher and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Gallagher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gallagher to family and friends
3.1
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

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)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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