Dr. Richard Rowe, MD

Dr. Richard Rowe, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

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Dr. Richard Rowe, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.Read his story

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute

840 Pine St Ste 880

Macon, GA 31201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Worker's Compensation

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Rowe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rowe "Dr. Richard Rowe has more than 20 years of experience in neurosurgery - many of which occurred while serving as an active duty Neurosurgeon with the United States Navy; he is recognized as an expert in both complex spine disease and trauma as well as in complex tumors of the brain and skull base - skills he developed and perfected during both his naval service and as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). After completing medical school and internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Rowe trained in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. During this time, he pioneered the use of computers for training neurosurgeons in anatomy, authoring two computer atlases in neuroanatomy. Upon completing his residency, he began his active duty at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD continuing his Naval service in both Okinawa, Japan and at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Additionally, while in Japan, Dr. Rowe served on the staff of the commanding general of the Third Force Service Support Group, a US Marine Corps. Throughout his service he continued research into computer applications – specifically, developing virtual reality training tools for neurosurgery. In addition, Dr. Rowe completed a fellowship in skull base neurosurgery at UAMS under the direction of a world-renowned skull base pioneer, developing skills in removal of the most complex tumors of the brain and skull. He was invited to join the faculty at UAMS and served as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery. In a poll by the Arkansas Times, Dr. Rowe was chosen by Arkansas physicians as one of the state's top neurosurgeons. He continued his academic research into computer applications while there and was appointed an adjunct faculty member to the College of Information Science and Applied Engineering at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. A native of Georgia, Dr. Rowe moved to Macon in 2009, where he began practicing at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, performing both complex spine and complex cranial procedures at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health. He serves as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine. Board-Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1998 Fellowship: Skull Base Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 1999–2000 Residency: Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1994 Medical School: MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1987 BS: Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1983 Military Service: -Captain, USNR (Ret.), Medical Corps -Staff Neurosurgeon, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 1994–1996"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rowe "GNI Exists to render Neurosurgical care to patients of all social conditions, treating complicated problems involving the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. We endeavor to encourage quality care, medical research, innovation, and education on a local, national and international basis."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • 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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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Emory University School Of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Neurosurgery, Medical College Of Georgia, Augusta, Ga
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ar
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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I completely recommend Dr. Rowe and his staff. If I ever have surgery again, I'll use Dr. Rowe.
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I am very impressed with Dr. Rowe. He was not quick to do surgery. Since I have had surgery the pain that I have lived so long is gone. He came highly recommended and I would recommend him to anyone.
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This Physician is amazing. He has performed miracles and cares about patients and not how many people he cn operate on in one day.
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Dr. Rowe was very pleasant & caring. He took the time to explain everything thoroughly and efficiently. He made sure our questions were answered and made sure that were comfortable w/ the diagnosis. I would absolutely recommend him as a physician. The wait might've been longer than I liked and I...Read More
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Dr. Rowe took the time to explain what was going on and why in terms that I could understand. Even drew pictures of how the MRI images piece together and how conclusions are developed from them. He offered a game plan for treatment and made me feel fully confident in the next steps. Having seen...Read More
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