Dr. John O'Toole, MD

Dr. John O'Toole, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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47 y/o
(22)

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Dr. John O'Toole, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 20 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 Cancer
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • 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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. O'Toole's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Toole

4.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
1 Star
8.695652173913043%
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Ihad a cervical discectomy and infushion.i give him and his staff a 10 +. 4/22/19
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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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Cigna
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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
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