Dr. Geoffrey Blatt, MD

Dr. Geoffrey Blatt, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Geoffrey Blatt, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Blatt has more experience with Spine and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Blatt to book an appointment.


Locations

Midwest Neuroscience Institute of Research Medical Center

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(816) 363-2500
Midwest Neurosurgery Associates P2330 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City, MO 64132
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blatt

4.5

Based on 68 ratings

5 Stars
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (58)
  • Explained conditions well (58)
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  • Long wait times (35)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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I will always appreciate Dr. Blatt. He and his entire staff are utterly professional. I couldn't ask for more.
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Clyde – Jul 30, 2020
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Follow visit. Dr. Blatt never fails to be kind and answer any questions we might have. Very personable and a his abilities as a doctor make us 100% confident for a great outcome. Never in a rush to get in and out.
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Jun 22, 2020
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As much as one does not want to visit a neurosurgeon, Dr Blatt and his staff make it as enjoyable as possible. And, Dr Blatt explains his findings in a manner that is understandable and clear. He does not rush into a decision about surgery, unless it is an emergency. I appreciate Dr Blatt and recommend him to anyone in need of neurosurgical advice.
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Fred Slough – May 18, 2020
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I had almost complete blockage of my spinal cord. Dr Blatt reconstructed the area 18 years ago. It was a total success! And he is very kind and easy to talk to.
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Ellen – May 15, 2020
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A great doctor!!! I highly recommend him.
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May 09, 2020
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Considering that we are currently under a "stay at home" order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was pleasantly surprised when Dr. Blatt's office called to setup a tele-health visit via Zoom since I am a new patient to his practice. Dr. Blatt was very nice and had reviewed my MRI, and even with a couple of technical difficulties we were able to have a good conversation about my care and the plan moving forward. I would give them five stars except that I haven't actually met them to receive care yet so I'll reserve the last star until that time.
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Cyndi N. – Apr 21, 2020
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SCREWED UP MY BRAIN PROCEDURE. ENOUGH SAID.
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Apr 08, 2020
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The appointment was on time. I have been trying to get answers about the pain in my back and hip for three years. The staff ask me to show them how I walk and other exercises. Doctor Blatt actually talked to me and explained my options. I received my disc from my MRI that I had taken to him in the mail yesterday. I would recommend doctor Blatt.
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Elinor Woodring – Mar 18, 2020
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I like and appreciate Dr. Blatt. But the office records staff and his nurse left a lot to be desired. I left my last appointment visit with the recommendation from Dr. Blatt that I needed cervical neck surgery ASAP. There was no paperwork given to me on departure. I called the nurse and she told me to go to the Patient Portal for information. I had already done that and it is non-functional. I asked that she email me the surgery nomenclature and the visit notes. It never happened. I then called the records department who called me today. The lady confirmed the the portal site isn't used. She would only send me the info requested in the mail. All in all, I rate the doctor as good but the support staff leaves a lot to be desired. Remember that this is supposed to be about the patient and it has been lost along the way by the staff. A group is only as strong as its weakest link. Because of the dysfunction, I am seeking a second opinion. Ed Kline
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Edward Kline – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr Blatt is the best neurosurgeon in the world! He saved my life over two years ago. He truly cares about his patients and has a great bedside manner. Jan(office staff) is professional and friendly. I look forward going there.
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Diane Vaughn – Feb 27, 2020
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Dr Blatt and his whole office staff are not only professionals who have an excellently organized system but they are compassionate and kind. Dr Blatts surgical skills and knowledge are at the top of his specialty. He was referred to me as being "the best in the city" and that proved to be true. His right hand Ashley went above and beyond during my recent back surgery and couldn't have been more caring and understanding. I would highly recommend this office and plan to refer anyone I know who needs their services. In today's world of rushing you through like cattle, they are the extraordinary exception.
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Cindy Perez – Jan 25, 2020
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Saw the Nurse practitioner made she was very nice and thorough. Then Dr. Blatt came in and he was also very thorough. He answered all my questions and told me what to expect in the future.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Linda Andrews – Jan 08, 2020
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Dr. Blatt was very friendly and knowledgeable about the options for my case. We discussed every side of the surgery and even declining surgery. What the time span for recovery would be. Talked about the side effects and even the unforseen complications. Never once did they not have an answer or give advice on a question I had. Dr. Blatt stated that even though I chose to have the procedure, that right up to the minute of taking me back for the procedure, I could change my mind and he was totally fine with that. He came to my room the next day and checked my incision and asked how I was feeling. Told me what to expect over the coming days, and what limitations that I had. Overall, I felt very comfortable from the initial consultation, scheduling the procedure, having the procedure, and discharge. Very skilled and professional man that is patient and understanding of the situation and is the doctor that I would recommend to anyone having Neuroskeletal problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 02, 2020
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Dr Blatt and Ashley were absolutely, hands down, the most caring and compassionate health care professionals from which I have ever received services. They answered all my questions patiently and did not seem in a hurry to move on to the next patient. When I got emotional, I was comforted and reassured I will make progress. I cannot thank them enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jaime Banyalmarjeh – Dec 09, 2019
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Everything went smoothly from check in, to phone calls answered promptly and with very good information. The Doctor was pleasant and informative. Jan is an amazing check in person, and she is super nice and informative over the phone. You don't always get that when you call other offices. It was very much appreciated.
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Oct 18, 2019
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I was able to get in right away, without a long waiting in waiting room. Everyone was courteous and genuinely concerned of my health care. Dr. Blatt listened wel, and finally gave me a diagnosis without just trying to mask issue with medication. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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E. Allison – Oct 05, 2019
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Dr. Blatt, Nurse Ashley, Jan, and the entire staff made my experience perfect. Dr. Blatt is absolutely knowledgeable about his field. He holds 2 patents in the industry, he takes time to explain everything and it’s so easy to talk with him. Ashley, also, is knowledgeable and she is so accessible. Jan and the other members of the staff are extremely efficient. The office is unbelievably busy and, in spite of that, I’m impressed that they operate on a schedule that allows me to get in and out, and on about my day. My surgery went well, the recovery was even more comfortable than I had imagined it would be, and I felt well-supported by them through the entire process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sandra in Leawood, KS – Aug 25, 2019
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Dr. Blatt was warm and friendly, easy to talk with and seemed to care about me and my condition when I saw him. I was originally set up with a Wednesday appointment, and was disappointed to learn a day or so ahead of that appointment that the doctor had to reschedule due to emergency. Then I was pleased to learn that my #1 spot on the waiting list resulted in a reschedule for Friday of the same original week. Very fortunate for me.
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D. Chris Walker in Clinton, MO – Mar 22, 2019
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I found my experience with Dr. Blatt to be very professional. I was referred to him by another physician. He listened to what I had to say. He gave me his opinion as to my next course of treatment with my previous pain doctor and scheduled a followup appointment once that appointment is finished to see how things are progressing. He also is checking on a previous problem I had to see if there is anything that can be done to make it better. Overall he is thorough and concerned about my health
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James Powers Alder in Lexington, MO – Feb 08, 2019
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Dr. Blatt is the BEST orthopedic surgeon there is. Wouldn't let anyone else ever touch my back. He does care about his patients and always takes plenty of time to question/examine them. He's the best.
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Shirley in Walker, MO – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr. Blatt accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatt treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Blatt treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatt treats Spondylolisthesis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Blatt treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatt treats Spine Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Blatt treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatt performs Brain Surgery more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Blatt performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatt performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Blatt performs this procedure more than 58% of their peers

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Dr. Blatt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intrauterine Device Management
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

I am a member of HCA Midwest Health Physicians, an integrated group of primary care and specialty practices. We provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patient...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
SUNY Buffalo-Millard Filmore Hosp
Residency Hospital
Hamot MC
Internship Hospital
Kansas State University
Undergraduate School
University of Kansas Medical School - Associate Clinical Assistant

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Super Doctor Award Winner, KC Magazine 2006,
  • Super Doctor 2007, 2008 and 2009,
  • America’s Top Doctors, multiple years,
  • Top Doctor Awards, Ingrams Magazine 2007,
  • America’s Top Surgeons, multiple years,

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Menorah Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)