Treating my patients with respect, kindness and honesty is important to me, and I encourage them to be open and involved with their treatment. Seeing a doctor can be a scary experience, especially if a serious diagnosis is involved, and I do my best to treat them with compassion.
Dr. McCombs is dedicated to excellence in patient care through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and spinal cord, including spinal and peripheral nerves. He is committed to providing exceptional clinical care and service, utilizing the latest advances in neurological surgery. His patients benefit from minimally invasive procedures, smaller incisions and accelerated recovery periods. The Howell Allen Clinic and The Center For Spinal Surgery at St. Thomas Mid-Town is ranked second in the country for spinal fusions and fourth for overall spinal surgery by CareChex. The hospital also has garnered multiple neurosurgical and spine-based accolades from HealthGrades. For the past three years, HealthGrades has awarded THSS the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a five-star rating in back and neck surgeries. It also was rated number one out of 82 hospitals in Tennessee for its high level of patient satisfaction and outcomes by Consumer Reports. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. McCombs is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University. He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, and a member of The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and The Meacham Neurological Society. He and his wife are avid golfers and outdoor enthusiasts with a love for animals; they also enjoy charitable endeavors involving our military and historic preservation.