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Dr. Thomas Dowling Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Dowling Jr

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

763 Larkfield Rd Commack, NY 11725

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(631) 462-2225


Dr. Thomas Dowling Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Commack, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Dowling Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Dowling Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lupus
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Whiplash
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Dr. Dowling Jr's Reviews

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4.4

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.272727272727273%
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1 Star
11.363636363636363%
(5)

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I’ve been a patient for 15 years this man has saved my life he is kind understanding and a unbelievable human being I cannot emphasize what a Great human being he Is and a Great doctor
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He I great doctor, takes his time and easy to talk to.
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Dr Dowling to the time to explain things to me.we were not rushed.thank you dr Dowling. Also took the time to review my results.
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He is one of the best and kind.
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I've been a patient of doctor Dowling for years and never had issues with him. Maybe in the course of 10 years just for steroids once a blue moon for a pulled back. Nothing major. But took my new wife to see him for hers and he was terrible. Took 2 personal phone calls while with us and did not even read MRI properly to see that she had Searing in her spine. Dissapointed because now I have to find new doc. He's gotten careless or just doesn't seem to care. Will never recommend again.
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Dr. Dowling is very pleasant, thorough and knowledgeable. Would recommend Dr.Dowling to family and friends.... and I have
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Dr. Dowling did my cervical fusion and it was very successful. I am very pleased with the care that I get from Dr. Dowling he always takes the time to answer all of my questions and takes time to listen to what I have say always.
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No matter how much pain you are in, you cannot leave Dr. Dowling without laughing or smiling. Every single person there is so nice and helpful. Dr. Dowling did my lumbar surgery and I am doing great. The surgery was very successful and I am so grateful to him for always taking the time to answer all of my questions and always listening to me. I highly recommend him. He is a very skilled surgeon.
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Dr. Dowling is an amazing surgeon he did my lumber surgery, and I am thrilled with the results, I am still recovering but I can notice the dramatic change in my quality of life, Dr. Dowling is very informative and he always takes the time to answer all of my questions, I highly recommend him
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Dr. Dowling is a phenomenal doctor. He always takes the time to answer all of my questions and he is a very skilled surgeon. I am very pleased with the excellent care that I receive here from Dr Dowling. I highly recommend him he is very trustworthy.
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About Me

A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment op...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Neurosurgical Spine Fellow: North Shore University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Mount Sinai Hospital-Toronto General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Hospital-Suny Stony Brook
Residency Hospital
1983
North Shore University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
North Shore University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1988
1987
1983
1982
1981
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area: 1998 to 2011, 1988-2011

Affiliated Hospitals

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60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)