Deb Ashish Bhowmick, MD

Associate Professor; Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery; Medical Director of UNC Hospitals Spine Center
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Neurosurgery
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic (Neurosurgery)
1350 Raleigh Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-6740

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

Additional Practice Locations for Deb Ashish Bhowmick, MD

About Deb Ashish Bhowmick, MD

My personal philosophy is to offer the highest quality of surgical care for my patients to improve or prevent worsening of physical function. At all times, I would prefer non-surgical management of spinal conditions over more invasive measures. However, I believe my team of spinal specialists, advanced equipment and expertise in innovative surgical techniques allows me to perform higher risk surgeries with significant safety and precision. You...
My personal philosophy is to offer the highest quality of surgical care for my patients to improve or prevent worsening of physical function. At all times, I would prefer non-surgical management of spinal conditions over more invasive measures. However, I believe my team of spinal specialists, advanced equipment and expertise in innovative surgical techniques allows me to perform higher risk surgeries with significant safety and precision. You can expect me to be honest, straightforward and willing to spend time to answer questions regarding your condition. I will do my best to offer a surgical opinion that is clear and is supported by the latest medical evidence.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 1999 - 2004

Residency

  • University of Pennsylvania, 2004 - 2011
  • Area: Neurological Surgery

Fellowship

  • Cleveland Clinic, 2011 - 2012
  • Area: Spinal Neurosurgery

Research Fellowship

  • National Institutes of Health, 2002 - 2003
  • Area: Clinical Research

Bachelor of Arts

  • Rice University, 1995 - 1999
  • Area: Biochemistry

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 2017
Minimally invasive treatment of spinal degenerative conditions including herniated disks, spinal spondylolisthesis and stenosis; spinal radiosurgery; endoscopic treatment of craniocervical junction abnormalities and atlantoaxial (C1-2) instability; minimally invasive treatment of spinal tumors and deformities; spinal trauma and spinal cord injury; adult manifestations of congenital spinal conditions
Specializes in complex spinal surgery with a focus on pathology of the craniocervical junction and adult spinal deformities. Conditions treated include basilar invagination, os odontoideum, chronic odontoid fractures, pars fractures, cervicothoracic kyphosis, adult degenerative kyphosis and scoliosis, Iatrogenic flat-back, metastatic tumors of the spine, peripheral nerve tumors and injuries.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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