Dr. Samuel Bowen II, MD

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Dr. Samuel Bowen II, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Birmingham Nrsrgry Spine Grp PC 3125 Independence Dr Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35209 Get Directions
(205) 986-5200

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Dr. Bowen II specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 4 locations.

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      2.9 based on 14 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Bowen II's Office & Staff
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      in Ft Payne, AL |
      He successfully repaired my upper herniated disc about a year ago - all is well. Nice guy, not overly talkative but was straight forward which I appreciate. Too many doctors that sugar coat stuff so he worked well for me. Was referred to me by a close doctor friend (surgeon) that he has sent family to in the past - all good recommendations. My mother recently used Dr. Bowen for back surgery and all is going as expected. Will see him again if needed and will refer friends/family to him.++++
      Terrible doctor, would not recommend to anyone! Did not spend sufficient time or care in my appointment, and there was only one other patient in the office. Dr. Bowen did not examine my spine and was very abrupt and blunt.
      sylacauga |
      I was very dissapointed with my visit with this dr he spent no more than 5 minutes with me didn't do anything but push on my legs a little. And even told me "back surgery does not help back pain" . I really would not recommend if your hurting badly.
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Aneurysm
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Injuries
      • Neck Pain
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondolthesis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hematoma
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Disc Disorders
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thrombosis
      • Torticollis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Brain Surgery
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Craniotomy
      • Degenerative Disc surgery
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Laminectomy
      • Microdiscectomy
      • Neck Surgery
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Neurosurgical Procedures
      • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
      • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Shunts
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spine Surgery
      • Thoracic Disc Surgery

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Alabama At Birmingham

        Graduated in 1993

      • Internship Hospital
        North Carolina Baptist Hospital

        Completed in 1994

      • Residency Hospital
        North Carolina Baptist Hospital

        Completed in 1999

      • Undergraduate School
        Auburn University

        Graduated in 1989

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Bowen II's Office & Staff

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      31 – 45 minutes

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