Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 54

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. John Hamilton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Leesburg, VA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hamilton has more experience with Neurocritical Care, Spine, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Meharry Medical College- Office of the Registrar medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hamilton to book an appointment.


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Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

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(703) 278-2091
Inova Neurosurgery - Leesburg44055 Riverside Pkwy Ste 226 Leesburg, VA 20176
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Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031
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4.2

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I have contemplated writing this review because I do not know where to start, so I'll begin with saying how disappointed I am. My disappointment comes from the lengthy wait for appointments (phone). This is the second phone consult I have had and the wait was more than an hour late. The first one I had Dr. Hamilton was over an hour late. The second one it was almost 2 hours late, which I did not take because I had to work. I am not sure if he's aware of this situation but it is very unprofessional, rude and inconsiderate of other's time. I know this is a long review but I am hoping to get an explanation or at least an acknowledgement that there is a problem. Lastly, I am not at all comfortable seeking his services because of this dilemma. So therefore I will seek another doctor, sadly. (email cut short because of allowed characters)
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Jackie Clayton – May 28, 2020
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I first met Dr Hamilton in the fall of 2018. I was losing feeling in my left arm and a MRI showed is had degenerative discs in my neck. I interviewed 3 doctors & chose Dr Hamilton. While he is a miracle working, IMHO, he does not have the attitude that goes along with it. I personally think he is pretty shy and very caring. No sales pitch, no do this now or you could be paralyzed like the other doctors do. Was it urgent, yes. Was it my decision, yes. After living on pain meds for months, I woke up the day after a C 3-5 fusion with almost no pain! The second time was Dec of 2019. My husband & I fracture our back on vacation. We were air lifted to the hospital where he came in on a Saturday to see us. Both had to have 2 surgeries and he was there everyday at the hospital to make sure we were ok. We are two months out of a very traumatic surgery and amazed that any pain we have is from the brace we have to wear not the surgery! There is nobody else I will trust to be my neurosurgeon
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Robyn Burdett – Apr 24, 2020
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He saved my life. Blunt and direct, just the way I like it. No bs. The best there is, I feel privileged to have had him as my surgeon.
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Jbetson – Feb 26, 2020
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When I met Dr. Hamilton I was in excruciating pain and diagnosed with foot drop. Dr. Hamilton ordered the appropriate tests to diagnose and then treat. He listens to his patients and allows solutions in their timing. After two surgeries , both that went excellent, I am progressing in recovery. I am so thankful for Dr. Hamilton's kindness, patience, and skill as a surgeon. He truly is patient oriented and an excellent neurosurgeon.
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Tammie Wittmann in Winchester, VA – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr. Hamilton is a surgeon of truly superior skill. He has a great manner and answers all questions with clear understandable language that my husband and I can understand. All of his staff is also top notch with special recognition for Joy. A great team of medical and administrative professionals. They are very nice people too.
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JoAnn in Stafford, VA – Oct 25, 2018
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excellent bedside manner and excellent dealing with stressed family members
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stacy in fairfax, VA – Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. John F. Hamilton performed a C5-C7 cervical spine fusion on me in early May, 2018. He came highly recommended. He was exceptionally skilled, attentive, and professional in his surgery prep, execution, and post-op care. Dr. Hamilton has gained a reputation in greater Washington DC /INOVA Health for achieving the best surgical outcomes. He proved that again in my case. I could not be more satisfied. Given what is at stake in such a surgery, I recommend him highly. Thank you Dr. Hamilton!
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William Amos – Jun 07, 2018
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Dr Hamilton is a man of few words, but I didn't come to him for conversation. He explained what needed to be done and how he would do it. I had been suffering from low back and right leg pain for almost a year. Surgery was my only option. Dr Hamilton did his job and did it well. I knew when I woke up there was a big difference and from that day on I was able to sleep and function normally during the day with NO pain. I am so grateful to him for that.
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Diane in Burke, Va – Jan 05, 2018
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I've been a satisfied patient of Dr. Hamilton since Nov, 2010 thru the present beginning carpal tunnel surgery thru present, July, 2017, with thorough, precise reviews, assessments and guidance regarding two (2) back/spine fusions, by others, and sensible, conservative treatments going forward. Dr. Hamilton always sees me himself, even after seen by his Medical Professionals/Assistants and spends no rushed time listening to and answering my concerns honestly and directly. RKS/Oak Hill, VA.
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Randy K. Sayles in Oak Hill, VA – Jul 19, 2017
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I was unable to walk without a cane or walker for over 18 months. Many doctors in the Richmond area told me there was nothing they could do for me. I contacted Dr. Hamilton, he reviewed my case history, x-rays, MRI's and past procedures and felt he could help me. Within two weeks surgery was scheduled and within hours of the surgery I could walk without assistance. Because of Dr. Hamilton's experience, knowledge and expertise, he exceeded my expectations, I can never thank him enough.
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Sheri Savelli in Richmond, VA – Jul 15, 2017
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Always upfront and direct with diagnosis, follow up plans and long term expectations. He has always taken the time to make me feel at ease explaining pros and cons of my treatment, I have met a few of his patients and we agree he has gifted set of hands when it comes to his specialty of neurosurgery, he removed a tumor from one of my vertebrae and allowed me to walk. very satisfied with his services. will be thankful for the rest of my life. Many blessings.
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elvia zaragoza in Annandale, VA – Apr 15, 2017
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I would recommend Dr. Hamilton to friends and family.
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Apr 06, 2017
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Excellent Surgeon! He really listened to my concerns! First time I am pain free since 2012!
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Woodbridge, VA – Apr 04, 2017
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Dr. Hamilton did a spinal fusion March 2016. The surgery was very successful. I returned to work 6 weeks after. I went to physical therapy as recommended by Dr. Hamilton and 1 year later I am back doing things I did prior to hurting my back. I travel for my job internationally and I am back to a full schedule. I highly recommend Dr Hamilton.
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B. Conley in Springfield VA – Mar 22, 2017
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Dr Hamilton and his staff are AMAZING! First, Dr H. is extremely professional, knowledgeable, kind hearted, capable of really connecting with his patients, and a masterful surgeon. He truly flew in with a cape and saved my life! All of my follow ups in his office have shown me that hi is part of the best team I have ever seen. From reception to check out, they are outstanding. D. Anderson.
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Debra in Lorton, VA – Mar 19, 2017
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Dr. Hamilton is fantastic. He operated on my cervical spine 1.5 years ago. Another surgeon was recommended to me but was unavailable for a month-- I was in extreme pain-- horrible-- and found Dr. Hamilton who was able to see me within a week. Thank goodness I found him-- he has a PhD AND and MD--genius- who does that? He is a true professional -- and has a wonderful manner about him-- he is never in a rush, listens, and cares deeply. His staff is great too. Scar looks great and I am pain free!
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TC in Springfield, VA – Mar 09, 2017
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I saw Dr. Hamilton as a new patient. Before I saw him I couldn't even walk. I was in severe pain. I had so many questions regarding the surgery, but he he took his time to answer all of my questions. The day after I got out of the hospital I could walk. I wouldn't recommend no other Neurosurgeon! The BEST doctor.
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Alexandria, Virginia – Mar 04, 2017
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I was so afraid to have neck surgery, I went to Dr. Hamilton for a second opinion. After talking to him about the recommended surgery I felt a ease. Dr. Hamilton, his nurse and scheduler were so helpful. Excellent service.
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Culpeper Va – Feb 24, 2017
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Excelent doctor and better person thank' God he took care of me I am as new born all his personal the best ever excellent treatment I am a loyal patient to this excellent doctor thank you so much to all of Doctor's Hamiltom team # 1!!!!
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Juan A. Cedron- Morales in Alexandria, VA – Feb 21, 2017
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Experience w/ Dr. Hamilton was poor. He appeared very disinterested during the visit. He is the only doctor out of approx 10 Dr's I've seen for my issue who didn't do the patient exam. PA did it. Also PA made subjective comments about my MRI. "Gee, your MRI looks great until we get to here. ..." Dr. H. was most interested in the other neurosurgeon I saw who didn't recommend surgery (Dr. H recommended surgery). Dr. H. said "What? A neurosurgeon who wouldn't recommend surgery?!" See someone else
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Washington DC – Nov 30, 2016
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Dr. Hamilton accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Spinal Cord Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton treats Spinal Cord Injury more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton treats Broken Neck more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Spine Fracture Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton performs Spine Fracture Treatment more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 47% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Neurostimulation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton performs Neurostimulation more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton performs this procedure more than 44% of their peers

Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hamilton performs Brain Surgery more than 35% of their peers

Dr. Hamilton performs this procedure more than 35% of their peers

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Dr. Hamilton's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Hamilton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Leesburg, VA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hamilton has more experience with Neurocritical Care, Spine, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Louisiana State University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Barrow Neurological Institute-Phoenix
Residency Hospital
Maricopa Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Meharry Medical College- Office of the Registrar
Medical School

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Alexandria, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average