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Neurological Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
30 years of experience

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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Cavanaugh is Good. Dr. Cavanaugh has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.8
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 4.1
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Cavanaugh, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Cancer
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Wounds and Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Cavanaugh graduated from Louisiana State University at Shreveport. He has 11 awards.

South Central Bell Science Award 1974, Pineville High School
Trustees Distinguished Service Award 2004, Louisiana College
Youth Appreciation Week Award 1973, Optimist Club of Rapides Parish
Scholarship Award 1973, 1974 Pineville High School
Distinguished Alumnus 1996, Louisiana College
Outstanding Young Man 1990, Shreveport Jaycees
C. W. Brister Academic Award 1977, Louisiana College
Best Doctors in America 2005-2006
Sponsoring Neurosurgeon of the Year 2002, ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention
Academic Award for Athletes in Rapides Parish 1974
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Neurological Surgeon


Dr. Cavanaugh has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Christus Schumpert Health System 
  • Willis Knighton Medical Center 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. David A Cavanaugh MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 30 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. David A. Cavanaugh practice?
Dr. David Cavanaugh has 1 office location.
Dr. David Cavanaugh practices Neurological Surgery near Shreveport, LA.
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