Dr. John Brayton, MD

Dr. John Brayton, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Brayton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Winfield, IL. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

25 N Winfield Rd Ste 424

Winfield, IL 60190
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
more than 87% of peers
more than 86% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brayton "Successful care of the neurosurgical patient lies in attention to detail. From the initial visit, history, and evaluation to meticulous surgical technique and aftercare, every detail matters more in neurosurgery than any other field of medicine. Patients and their loved ones deserve the utmost respect, compassion, empathy and attention to every detail. Our entire team knows this and we will all strive to provide you with the absolute best care possible.""

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Northwestern Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • U Iowa Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brayton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. John Brayton, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Charles S. Wolande in IL – Feb 27, 2018
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