Dr. John Clough, MD

Dr. John Clough, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Clough, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Lees Summit, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Menorah Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Clough to book an appointment.

Locations

Neurosurgery of South Kansas City Medical Group

Neurosurgery of South Kansas City Medical Group2100 Se Blue Pkwy Ste 120 Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Clough is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center Lees Summit, 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 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Clough's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clough

4.7

Based on 83 ratings

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He is treating my husband. He’s very compassionate. He explains everything clearly and encourages questions. My husband has done very well under his care. He also has a wonderful staff. Especially Jessie and Angie.
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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Wonderful Doctor – Aug 16, 2021
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Simply stated, Dr. Clough is the very best!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amy – Aug 05, 2020
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satisfied
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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Jul 08, 2020
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Dr. John Clough is a wonderful doctor. He treated me after a horrible wreck in 2016, I had two broken vertebrate, he did my surgery at Research Hospital and put rods in my back. I credit him with my being able to walk today. God sent him to me in 2016 and he has been a blessing to know as my doctor and now my friend.
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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Dennis Campbell – Jun 25, 2020
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Dr Clough is extremely knowledgeable and skilled as well as one of the most compassionate doctors I have had. He never makes you feel pressured or rushed. He takes his time and discusses everything throughly making sure you understand your problem, your options as well as the plan of treatment. His staff are all knowledgeable kind and patient as well. Even when I had it all straight when I left, got home and got it all confused and called back. His Nurse Practitioner and nurse took the time to help me get it straight again and go over it as many times I needed. His receptionist scheduler and all office staff have been professional and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Clough and his office
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
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Toni Wensel – Jun 08, 2020
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Dr. Clough and his staff are the best. Dr. Clough takes time and explains everything thoroughly. The Nurses/Staff are knowledgable and helpful. They are practiceing safety procedures.
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
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Barbara Bolles – May 11, 2020
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I would 100% of the time refer people to Dr. Clough and have. He changed my life (after 24 years of chronic pain) by listening to me and giving me a plan to follow and finally his amazing surgical skills. He really cares about his patients.
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
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Virginia Nemechek – May 08, 2020
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Dr. Clough and his team are excellent! The office staff, his nurse Jessie, and Richelle, one of his Nurse Practitioners are amazing, friendly, compassionate, caring and they take the time to go the extra mile. Dr. Clough is brilliant and knowledgeable and he takes the time to share his knowledge with you, while still being down to earth with a great bedside manner! He takes time to explain things and answer all your questions and never makes you feel rushed. He lets his patients be part of the decision making for different treatment options and he is able to 'think outside the box'. I have been amazed with the care I have received by Dr. Clough and his nurse practitioner Richelle, and I am so thankful to have been referred to his office. The care I have received far surpasses all of my expectations.
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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Apr 11, 2020
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I was totally impressed. I met with Laura his PA. She apologized for being 5 minutes late. Totally unnecessary and then spent over an hour discussing my situation.
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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Rod Staggs – Mar 15, 2020
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We had gone with an appointment with just his PA and after a thorough appointment with her, she said she wanted us to see Dr. Clough. He came in and spent an additional 30-40 minutes with me and my husband. He saw I was and had been in pain for a long time. They made room for me in the surgical rotation and Hoping for a positive outcome.
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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Melanie Bryant – Mar 10, 2020
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Kind of a long wait.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Clough has always spoken to me in a friendly and courteous manner. He explains things in terms that are easy to understand. He takes time to fully explain things and always has time to answer questions. Dr. Clough’s staff is very professional, friendly and helpful.
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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Joyce – Mar 01, 2020
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Thank you Dr. Clough and staff. I never thought that I would ever be with pain. I've dealt with my severe low back pain for 20 plus years with heavy narcotics. The pain pump you implanted is a miracle. My pain now is now about 0 or 1, a far cry from the 7's and 8's I used to live with. To say thank you is not enough. I'll be forever grateful to everone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Velton Viles – Feb 27, 2020
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I had lower back surgery on Feb.5th. I have much less pain than before the surgery. I was treated well in every step of my treatment.
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
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Ronald May – Feb 24, 2020
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It was great. Dr. Clough listened, answered my questions and genuinely cared and addressed my concerns.
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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Lyn L. Crawford – Feb 14, 2020
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I have never encountered a doctor so intelligent and knowledgeable and at the same time so down to earth and comfortable. I would highly recommend him without reservations.
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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Katherine – Feb 09, 2020
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My Mom 87, was hospitalized due to severe pain in her R shoulder, neck, and face. He came to see her. He was very clear, detail oriented, excellent bed side manner. We all felt hope. We will definitely reach out to him if her pain returns.
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
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Jan 28, 2020
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Great service from everyone in office. Doctor Clough is excellamt
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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Nurse Jessie Great – Jan 24, 2020
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We had a bit of a long wait to see him but we were forewarned that we would have a wait because he likes to spend enough time with his patients and be thorough and he was. Very nice doctor and I would definitely recommend to family and friends.
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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Adam – Dec 25, 2019
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I have waited a year to let my emotions die down to write a review. Dr. Clough started seeing my daughter at childrens mercy before he went to adult practice. He gained our trust by talking about his own daughters that were the same age. He performed a back surgery that has left my child still unable to walk on her own a year later. His follow up care was atrocious. He wanted to offer other treatments after surgery that should have been tried before this major surgery. We did not know this until after. He also evidently works for every lawyer as an expert in the whole Midwest. While everyone has said my child has a case they cannot help due to conflict of interest. It appears he works for the lawyers just as much as he does his practice. It breaks my hear anyone would do this to a child and finding a new dr in this area is impossible as no other dr even wants to look at her since they weren't the ones to perform the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Clough's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clough performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Clough performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clough treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

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

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clough treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Clough's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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 Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable,...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor. Dr. John A. Clough, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with more than...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Does Dr. John Clough, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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

Dr. Clough frequently treats Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Clough treats.

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

Dr. Clough's office is located at 2100 Se Blue Pkwy Ste 120, Lees Summit, MO 64063. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Menorah Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lee's Summit Medical Center

Lees Summit, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Providence Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

University Of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)