Dr. Richard Rowe, MD

Dr. Richard Rowe, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Rowe, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Macon, GA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute

840 Pine St Ste 880

Macon, GA 31201
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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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."


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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

Dr. Rowe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rowe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rowe to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)

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Dr. Rowe's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Byron, Ga |
Dr. Rowe is the best neurosurgeon I have ever come in contact with. He has done a neck surgery on me and I am in better shape than I have ever been. I was always treated with respect, care and concern. Thank you Dr. Rowe!! I will refer all of my friends and family members to Dr. Rowe.
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in Macon, GA |
I cannot say enough good things about this man. There is no one who I would trust more with my neurovascular health and the health of my family and friends. I would recommend him 1000 times over.
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Samantha - Thank you for the review and for your recommendation of Dr. Rowe. He will be grateful that you took the time to share your experience!
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in Macon, GA |
We are still in the hospital, post tumor removal. We cannot say enough good things about Dr. Rowe! He was extremely competent. If we had to have an 8+ hour long surgery with my husbands brain open, Dr. Rowe is the man I want in there! Amazing job with a difficulty situation.
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Atlanta, GA |
If you make an appointment, clear your day and wear a smile because the staff needs to lighten up.
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Dr. Rowe has been my neurosurgeon since 2010. He's performed two brain surgeries so far (2010 & 2011) and has been great so far. The only complaint I have is during my brain surgery in 2011, I lost all my blood and they had to do a total blood transfusion and you would think that he would have told...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rowe accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia PPO
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Rural Carrier Benefit Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart POS
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare PPO
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Rowe has admitting privileges

Coliseum Medical Centers
350 Hospital Dr
Macon, GA 31217
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Medical Center Navicent Health
777 Hemlock St
Macon, GA 31201
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