Dr. John O'Toole, MD

Dr. John O'Toole, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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46 y/o
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Dr. John O'Toole, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. O'Toole's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Toole treats Spine Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. O'Toole treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Toole treats Spinal Stenosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. O'Toole treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Toole treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. O'Toole treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. O'Toole's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
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)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
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
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

The primary goals for much of what I do, in terms of the surgical treatment of spinal diseases, is trying to relieve pain and restore function. Most effective treatments that we can apply are geared towards helping people manage their pain and improv...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

  • Ny and Presby Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1999
    Harvard Medical School
    Medical School
    1999

Dr. O'Toole's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Toole

4.3

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. O'Toole's Performance
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What People Say About Dr. John O'Toole, MD
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Had a laminectomy and fusion back in December 17. The whole staff including the hospital staff was wonderful. I would definitely recommend them.
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My husband was diagnosed with a lipoma in his spine and a tethered spinal cord. We consulted with several different neurosurgeons before we met with Dr. Otoole and knew instantly he was the right guy for the job. He knew exactly what needed to be done and had the experience to do it. We had felt so...Read More
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Dr OToole was recommended by some other elderly patients for my 89 year mother with excruciating bsck pain- 9 out of 10 pain. 6 weeks later with PT and limited pain management she is 2-3 on the pain scale. Putting an 89 year old in for limited back surgery was a big decision but a good one! She is...Read More
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This was my first visit with Dr O'Toole I found him to be very conforting to me concerning my condition. I was afraid but it made me feel very calm and so did his nurse and staff. I have visited other neurosurgeons in the past years but Dr. O'Toole was so different and patient with me as a...Read More
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Dr O Toole removed a spinal cord tumor for me in July 2015. He was excellent and his bedside manner was great. Excellent results! I was in good hands all along and I'm a walking testament to that..,less than 6 months post surgery, I was back to most of my normal activities. I have 3 kids under 5...Read More
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Aetna HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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