Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
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
  • 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."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

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


Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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 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

Dr. Gilbert has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gilbert's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gilbert to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Gilbert's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Isom , Ky 41824
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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in Nicholasville, KY
I just met Dr Gilbert and was impressed with the time he spent with me reviewing MRI and myelogram. We discussed all options for my deteriorating lower back. We discussed a less invasive option to stabilize my back and keep my mobility versus fusion with rods and screws. I will trust this man with...more
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in Pleasureville, KY
Dr Gilbert has been the only Dr I've had to keep my pain at bay. I have 16 disc damaged, lupus, fibromyalega, RSD in my Arms. I'm too high risk for Surgery.
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in Richmond, KY
Hes Awful!!!! He prescribes suboxin on the side to make extra money. He has no clue about addiction or how to work with addicts. I failed one uribe test in 8 months an he kicked me out. I had only seen him twice. I failed cause i took sum adderall for energy, I have to work. 95% of suboxin...more
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in Lexington, KY
Avoid! My appointment was for 830. Dr. Gilbert came walking in the office at 9:35. I saw him about 15 minutes later, and he spent all of 3 minutes with me, looking at a 2 year old MRI and talking about how back surgery had been approved for my kind of degeneration. Then he asked me if I would...more
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