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Provider Spotlight: Gregory McDowell, MD

Provider Spotlight: Gregory McDowell, MD

At Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, we take pride in providing the best healthcare possible to our community. This is only possible with our entire staff's hard work and dedication. Each individual on our team exemplifies what it means to be a true caregiver. One such caregiver is orthopedic surgeon Gregory McDowell, MD.

The Importance of Spine Health

Dr. McDowell is a specialist at FMDH who focuses on spine health. Our spines provide structure and support to our bodies while protecting the spinal cord. It is the connecting point for much of the musculoskeletal system and has the ability to impact our flexibility, mobility, and mental health, as well as cause pain throughout different areas of the body.

When to See a Specialist

Dr. McDowell has been a great resource for patients struggling with cervical pain, arm pain stemming from the neck, low back pain, and leg pain caused by the back. During your visit, Dr. McDowell will evaluate and discuss your concerns and symptoms before making a recommendation for treatment.

Procedure Options

Depending on the patient, there are several treatment options available that Dr. McDowell performs on a regular basis.

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (1-2 levels)
  • Cervical disc replacement ( 1-2 levels)
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy (1-3 levels)
  • Posterior lumbar fusions (1-2 levels)
  • Treatment of some types of spine fractures, including kyphoplasty for compression fractures

Patients can count on Dr. McDowell for comprehensive solutions that aim to put a stop to any and all pain.

Visit Our Spine Specialist

Dr. McDowell joins the FMDH team once a month for three days. As such, he prefers patient referrals. If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. McDowell and his work, contact our team by calling (406) 228-3500 today!