Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. John Gilbert, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3256 Loch Ness Dr

Lexington, KY 40517

Contact Information

(859) 971-0014

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gilbert "Holistic approach to pain management that focuses on customized treatment plans for each patient's unique condition."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease

14  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Chandler Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Chandler Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. John Gilbert, MD
Dr. Gilbert have been great I have to have surgery this Wednesday I'm very hopeful that my pain will be gone!!!
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L. Smallwood in Richmond, KY – Aug 27, 2018
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I am a 66 year old male that had a back injury in 1993 that wouldn’t heal. Dr Gilbert did my first back surgery in 1995. It really helped me and I was able to function almost normal for about 20 years; without any pain meds. He did a second back surgery on me in 2016 and after about 9 months of...Read More
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Ronnie Miller in Manchester, KY – Jul 20, 2018
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Dr Gilbert, is a kind and listened to every complaint ! I had a bad back in a lot of pain! Also I could not sleep at all I had stayed up as high as 9days & nights . He work with me a couple of mths. I started to sleep a least 4 or 5 hrs a night. Wich with me was a full night rest.And he did it with...Read More
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Lack y Ferrell in Lexington, KY – Jul 05, 2018
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I really liked Dr. Gilbert. He asked me several questions about my back and looked over my MRI with me and explained what he saw. The office is very laid back and I liked that. Super nice office staff. Yes I had to wait about 30 minutes but I have to at other doctors offices.
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Cori – Apr 28, 2018
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Dr. Gilbert is a good old country doctor ! His office is not big and the ladies that he working for him are the best . They know your name and they treat you with respect . Dr. Gilbert is a fine surgeon ! He knows what he is doing ! He treats you with kid gloves !
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Melanie Caudill in Isom , Ky 41824 – Feb 01, 2018
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