Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. John Gilbert, MD
Dr. John Gilbert, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Lexington, KY. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with University of Kentucky Hospital.

3256 Loch Ness Dr

Lexington, KY 40517

Contact Information

(859) 971-0014

Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Dr. John Gilbert, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

Holistic approach to pain management that focuses on customized treatment plans for each patient's unique condition.
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Dr. Gilbert's Experience

Dr. Gilbert's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Gilbert's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
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 my back in two weeks on the surgery table.
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.
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 patients have no jobs. Not everybody can lay around in Moms trailer sucking on a suboxin strip. I was weak once an he dismissed me with no conversation. What is a neurosurgeon doing prescribing suboxin
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 like a steroid shot. WTF your the doctor, why don''t you tell me if I would like one!?! His inattention should and may be criminal. If you want drugs this is your guy, if you want help, go elsewhere.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gilbert accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Gilbert has admitting privileges

University of Kentucky Hospital
1000 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40503
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