Dr. John Clough, MD

Dr. John Clough, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Clough, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Overland Park, KS. He is 52 years old. Dr. Clough is affiliated with Research Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Providence Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

Neurosurgery of South Kansas City Medical Group

5340 College Blvd

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Accepted insurance

  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Clough performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

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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.


  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clough has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clough's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clough to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Clough's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Leawood, Kansas |
The friendliness and attention I receive from Dr. Clough and his entire team is amazing. When I needed him he did everything possible to make himself available. His bedside manor is like talking to a friend, he really cares and takes the time. I know about neurosurgeons, Dr. Clough did my third spine surgery, and so well that he is doing my fourth. This past surgery was the best experience and outcome I have ever experienced.. Dr. Clough will be my neurosurgeon for life.
in Bellevue, iowa |
Listens to your questions and concerns, pays attention to details and offers down to earth explanations. You feel as if you are talking with a close friend, not your doctor. A first class operation, physician and staff.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
Lees Summit, MO |
Dr. Clough is a brilliant physician as well as a compassionate human being. He spent part of my appointment discussing possible pain relief treatments for my daughter that has advanced cancer. I appreciated him taking the time to talking with me about possible ways to improve her quality of life. He then spent a lot of time reviewing my MRI and talking with me about a plan of care. Being and RN I appreciate his conservative approach to treatment versus immediate surgery. Great doctor!
Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care. We love to hear about these positive experiences. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!
in Independence, MO |
Dr. Clough talks to you in terms you. can understand. Very conservative on surgery will avoid if possible.
We strive to provide the highest quality in patient care. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!
Lees Summit, MO |
If you need a neurosurgeon look no further. He's a great doctor who has operated on my neck twice. I will need future procedures due to my condition and will come back to him. Great staff. Great facility.
in Shawnee, KS |
Outstanding. I returned from a trip out of state and was having difficulty walking because of an issue with my back. An MRI was ordered, options were layout in an easy to understand manner and when I made my decision Dr Clough open a space in his busy schedule to get me into surgery. The results of the surgery have vastly exceeded my expectations. A first class operation from Dr Clough through all of the people that assisted me in the office staff.
in Belton, MO |
Dr. Clough is a top notch neurosurgeon. He has surrounded himself with a very professional, friendly, and helpful staff. It is all worth the wait.
Jefferson City, MO |
Dr. Clough was very professional and thorough! He explained things well and gave me options for my care.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr. Clough spends more time with each and every patient than any doctor I've met in my lifetime (and that's 70 years). He's attentive to the patient's needs fully and makes certain that he has addressed all of their needs. Even if the waiting time is more than average, most in the waiting room say, "He's worth the wait", or "This doctor is worth sitting here all day because he takes his time with each patient". The office staff and everyone else that works in this office has a smile always.
in Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Clough was very personable and kind. His assistant explained things in great detail before he came in to see me. He assessed my situation quickly and made a recommendation for an additional procedure that he thought would help for a better long-term "fix" on my back. He scheduled the surgery quickly, and IT WAS SUCCESSFUL!!! I am so grateful for his expertise and skill. I had never thought I wanted back surgery because of hearing of so many others who had problems, but it worked!
in Overland Park, KS |
If you need a Neurosurgeon Dr. Cough is the Dr. you want. Excellent surgeon and honest. It might be a wait to see him but you'll be glad you waited. He takes time to answer your questions and shouldn't say this but quite handsome! Make your appointment today.
Raymore, MO |
Dr Clough has been my physician for close to twenty years! He totally contradicts the stereotype of a surgeon. He's not pompous or egotistical in the slightest. He demonstrates a genuine interest in his patients and their well-being. He literally "knows" his patients. As a result, people need to be willing to wait when they have an appointment with Dr Clough. I never complain about waiting because he gives me the time I need just as he does his other patients. Caring, competent, concerned! ??
in Kansas City, MO |
I David W. Tooley, I had a recent visit with my back specialist John A. Clough, I had a very good visit with Mr. Clough each time I see him, he is my lifeline each time I see him, he is the best , why one very good listener, and two I have a lot of questions about my back problems John A. Clough, and staff is super about answering questions I ask, three, John A. Clough , as long as I been with him, and how wonderful he is has a lot of patients he see in a days time, the best in the business.
in Holden, MO |
He is the best. I won't be here today if it wasn't for Dr. Clough. To me I am so lucky to have him for my doctor and don't mind waiting for hours to see him.
in Olathe, KS |
I would recommend Dr. John Clough as ur neurologist for ur back troubles. He has a great bedside manner, and applies the medical knowledge he has to the medical issue or issues that your experiencing. It's done with the patient in mind whether it be pt. and med's or a hospital visit with surgery to correct the issue. I think you should give him a try. What would it hurt? RM.
in Lee's Summit, MO |
I have been seeing Dr. Clough for 10 years off and on. I had a newborn when I first saw him, and every time I have needed to see him, I was always given full attention to my matter. He has always explained everything to me in great detail, very thorough, and in terms I could understand. The only down side I have ever had, and unfortunately it is almost every visit, is the wait time to see him is excruciatingly long, with one time being an hour and a half. Still, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
in Fort Leavenworth |
So I had an appt to see hom for a post L4/L5 fusion. He did not show up or his PA. His nurse did. She tells me my MRI was fine and everything was normal. Obviously I did not take the advice of a nurse so I got another referral to a surgeon who showed up and explained to me I have a fracture on my L4 vertabrae and need surgery. Way to go Dr. John Clough for sending a nurse to do a neurosurgeon's job. Thank god I did not go back to your office!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Clough accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Missouri Care
  • Molina Healthcare
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Savility
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Clough has admitting privileges

Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10500 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66215
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Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Providence Medical Center
8929 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS 66112
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The University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
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