Dr. John Brayton, MD

Dr. John Brayton, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(630) 326-4436

Current Patient

Dr. John Brayton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Winfield, IL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brayton to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

New Patient?
(630) 326-4436
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group25 N Winfield Rd Ste 424 Winfield, IL 60190
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Central Dupage Hospital Association

New Patient?
(630) 326-4436
Northwestern Medicine Neurosciences Geneva351 Delnor Dr Ste 401 Geneva, IL 60134
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Brayton is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Winfield, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Brayton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brayton

4.6

Based on 33 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (30)
  • Listened & answered questions (30)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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Dr Brayton performed my Chiari Malformation decompression surgery and is extremely knowledgeable and understanding in this area. He takes time to talk to you and understand your condition and pain.
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
No results
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Julie – Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Brayton was very thorough when explaining my surgery and my options available. I had my surgery within two days of meeting with him. Not much time to think about it, but his expertise and confidence made me feel good with the fast decision I had to make. It has been almost 5 weeks from surgery and I am feeling so much better. I am very grateful for being referred to him. Would strongly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jeanne Reinier in Sugar Grove, IL – Aug 21, 2018
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I was Doctor Brayton's patient twice as a result of bad drivers hitting me. He removed two discs in my neck 15 years ago and replaced them with bones from a donor. A titanium bracket stabilized the neck while the bones completed fusing. The second car accident broke the screws holding the bracket. He removed the bracket but the fusion was still good. I play tennis and do many other things many 63 year old men do not not do. I give Dr. Brayton my thanks and my highest recommendation.
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
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Roy Voss in Elgin, IL – Mar 29, 2018
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I have severe spinal stenosis which turned into chronic extreme pain daily down my left leg.Classic case of sciatica. I tried everything before heading down surgical path. My general physian suggested that I lose 20 pounds.Done.No pain relief.Then I went for weeks of physical therapy with with 3 spinal injections.No pain relief.Last stop Dr Brayton.He looked at my MRI,scheduled me for surgery immediately & after 4 hrs of difficult micro surgery he cured me.I was ready to cut my leg off. Miracle
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Charles S. Wolande in IL – Feb 27, 2018
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Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Brayton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brayton treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Brayton treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brayton treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Brayton treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brayton treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Brayton treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Brayton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intrauterine Device Management
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Brayton accepts the following insurance:

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Aexcel Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
Aexcel Elect Choice EPO
Aexcel Managed Choice (Open Access) POS
Aexcel Managed Choice POS
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Aexcel Plus Open Access Elect Choice (Aetna HealthFund)
Aexcel Plus Open Access Managed Choice (Aetna HealthFund) POS
Aexcel Plus Open Access Select (Aetna HealthFund)
Aexcel Plus Select
AHF OA Aetna Health Network Option
AWH PrimeCare Elect Choice EPO
AWH PrimeCare Gold HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Illinois QPOS POS
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
QPOS
Traditional Choice
Value Performance Network
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Choice Fund
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Golden Rule
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Harken Health
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN-10
HFN-20
Workers Compensation
Humana
Tricare
Magellan Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Optum
Behavioral Health
Preferred Network Access
Preferred Network Access PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
The Alliance
The Alliance PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Successful care of the neurosurgical patient lies in attention to detail. From the initial visit, history, and evaluation to meticulous surgical technique...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1991
U Iowa Hosp
Internship Hospital
1990
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Brayton, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (630) 326-4436, and for other questions, call (630) 933-4056.

Does Dr. John Brayton, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Brayton has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Brayton, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Brayton, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Brayton's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Brayton, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Brayton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brayton frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Low Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brayton treats.

Where is Dr. John Brayton, MD's office located?

Dr. Brayton's office is located at 25 N Winfield Rd Ste 424, Winfield, IL 60190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brayton is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital

Huntley, IL

7 Awards Received

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital

McHenry, IL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)