TPMG Orthopedics Division Expands with New Spine Surgeon

By: TPMG

TPMG is proud to announce the expansion of the Orthopedics division with the addition of fellowship trained spine surgeon, Shane M. McGowan, MD, in September 2019. This marks an exciting growth period for the Orthopedics division, as service offerings recently expanded with the joining of fellowship trained hand surgeon, Nicholas Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, CAQSH, in June 2019.

Shane M. McGowan, MD

Dr. McGowan earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University in New York and completed residency training at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He completed an orthopedic spine fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore; recognized as one of the top spine fellowship programs in the country.

Dr. McGowan utilizes various surgical techniques including open and minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, decompression, and spinal fusion. His special interests include the correction of spinal deformities and treatment of arm and leg pain/numbness resulting from compression of the spinal cord.

The TPMG Orthopedics division provides comprehensive orthopedic care with specialists in orthopedics surgery, adult joint reconstruction, joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, surgical and non-surgical spine care, and hand surgery.

As part of the spine team at TPMG Orthopedics, Dr. McGowan will work alongside board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Moore, a former spine surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, who now devotes his practice to the evaluation and management of patients with non-surgical spinal related problems.

Jeffrey Moore, MD

Jeffrey Moore, MD

Dr. McGowan’s surgical knowledge, coupled with the multi-disciplinary care of the spine team, will provide patients a seamless integration of care throughout their treatment journey.

“As the division continues to expand, we are able to provide patients with the most comprehensive care for their orthopedic needs,” said TPMG Partner and Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Jeffrey Moore, MD. “With access to facilities like our comprehensive Imaging Center and Physical Therapy department conveniently located onsite, patients can expect the most advanced, coordinated care all within TPMG.”

“We are looking forward to having Dr. McGowan join us at TPMG. The addition of a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon allows us to provide a team-based approach to care for surgical and non-surgical spine conditions,” said TPMG Medical Director, Steven Leblang, MD. “Dr. McGowan is an invaluable addition to the Orthopedics team.”

Dr. McGowan will practice at the Newport News and Williamsburg Orthopedics offices and will have surgical privileges at Mary Immaculate Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.

TPMG Orthopedics is located on 860 Omni Boulevard, Suite 113 in Newport News, Virginia. For further information or to schedule an appointment, call the office at (757) 327-0657.