Dr. Jonathan Borden, MD

Dr. Jonathan Borden, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jonathan Borden, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Cincinnati, OH. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

10550 Montgomery Rd Ste 33

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Contact Information

(513) 791-6400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Span
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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.


  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Tufts/Ne Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988
  • James Olds Memorial Neuroscience Award, Amherst College, 1984
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, First Place Vascular Award, 1994
  • Chromosoma Award, 1988
Media & Publications

Dr. Borden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Borden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Borden to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Borden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Cincinnati, OH |
Very nice before surgery and horrible after. I have failed back syndrome and am told to go to pain management. He refused to read my MRI. His surgery scheduler is just as rude emailing me in all caps. DO NOT GO HERE. I was told after surgery that "95% of patients are 100% pain free in 6 months and they have no idea what my problem is". He told me when I did see him that my MRI was "fine" before even looking at it! Avoid this surgeon like the plague they will act differently after surgery.
in Cincinnati |
I hired Dr Borden to perform my spinal fusion in 2015. I too was left worst after my fusion than before. I had a follow up visit where I expressed feeling much worse after the surgery, After that, it was difficult to get additional appointments. He just wanted to refer me to pain management rather than staying a team member of my care.. While he is a very intelligent individual, his compassion could use some adjusting. He will not acknowledge a failed surgery nor provide proper after care.
in Loveland, OH |
After seven years fighting right side of face of Trigeminal neuralgia, I reached a point that all medicines available stopped working by neurologist The system's were so bad that even eating was extremely hard besides the shocks of pain, I reached critical stage in my life. Went to Dr. Borden and after tests and discussions on what would work, I chose surgery. When i woke up after surgery, 1hr 20 min, systems totally gone. No pain from surgery, recover smooth. Definitely recommend to see him.
in Milford, OH |
Dr Borden is an amazing physician. He knows exactly what needs to be done and will go the extra mile to make sure you feel better. If there's work to be done on your end, he expects you to do it. His bedside manner is not the best but he tries. I had a fusion performed at a surgical center and the entire experience was so easy and I was more than comfortable. I would recommend Dr Borden 1000 times because he gave me my life back!
in Mason, Ohio |
I can't recommend Dr Jonathan Borden based upon my failed surgery with him. Had 4 office visits with him they didn't go well.
in Cincinnati , Ohio |
I recently saw Dr. Jonathan Borden for a cervical fusion consultation. He is very upfront, professional, experienced and highly recommended. His whole office staff is outstanding !
Fairfield, OH |
Saw him for a second opinion- very straightforward. I was worried about his bedside manner from what I read but he was good with me. We waited awhile for him but I waited awhile for others also I think he tried and went above for me. I have my surgery coming up soon and I am just thrilled I finally found him and didn't get stuck with some of the others we met on our way. His staff is so nice- especially his PA and his surgery scheduler. ???????? For a great surgery.
Cincinnati, OH |
Waited over two hours in the waiting room and in the room to be seen he did not care what I had to say and told me to go to my family dr because he couldn't help me which is not what the receptionist told me on the phone he's good with dealing with migraines she said
in Montgomery OH |
I had a disc herniation and my medical doctor thought I would need surgery. Dr. Borden did physical therapy at his TriHealth office (note: he is with TriHealth not Riverhills). It worked great! Really nice guy and straightforward.
in Fairfield, OH |
Great doc! I was referred by my co-worker after her successful surgery, and mine went flawlessly. In and out at Evendale same day. What a great place. Got rid of that leg pain that was hobbling me for 2 months! Wish I got hooked up with Dr. Borden sooner! Great staff!
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Borden was so nice and caring! His recommendations made me feel very comfortable. He showed me models and gave me alternatives and explained them well. I can tell he really cares for me. His assistants are so nice and helpful. I walked out of surgery pain free!
in Beavercreek, OH |
Dr. Borden is a great guy. My husband really liked his no nonsense straight talk. I had a very large tumor pressing into my spinal cord and causing severe pain. He removed it with a laser. The whole team was excellent. I loved the care at Bethesda North. Piece of cake.
Loveland, Ohio |
Borden significantly changed my life for the better. For years I struggled with serious lower back pain. I delayed a spinal fusion for about 4 years because I realized it will fix the pain but create other issues surrounding limited range of motion etc. I woke up from surgery in far less pain than I had been in for ten plus years. The outcome has been excellent. Dr. Borden is not a "warm and friendly" type physician. Go to him if you want an excellent surgeon not to make a new friend
Mason, OH |
Apparently my last post was also taken down. Dr. Borden was very rude and curt to me. He looked like he had just woke up and was very sloppy dressed. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
in Cincinnati, OH |
My last post was taken down for Dr. Borden so I will try and be more professional in an attempt to give an accurate experience with Dr. Borden. He has little to no knowledge of my medical history. I told him my medical history rather than having an accurate view of my condition. Bedside manner was rude, curt. I have see at least 6 orthopedics before getting to a neurosurgeon in hopes he could fix my problem; however the staff and his personal PA was outstanding. I will leave it at that.
in Mason, OH |
Our family loves Dr. Borden. He has done surgery on me twice over the years, both neck and back, as well as my husband, sister-in law and friends. Everyone has had a great experience. He is very thoughtful and gives very different recommendations based on the details of the situation. He does both standard surgeries and new techniques. He doesn't sugar coat things. We will keep him in the family!
in Cincinnati, OH |
Terrific surgeon. Very pleased. Outpatient surgery. Back to work!!!
in Montgomery, Ohio. |
Awesome!!! Truly a blessing finding Dr. Borden
in Maineville, OH |
I had a back surgery on December 30, 2014. The back surgery was worse than the pain I had prior to the surgery. The wooden indians that are outside of some Drug Stores have more personality than Borden. The 16 months of severe back pain has made me very limited in what used to be the normal activities that I engaged before the surgery. Be very very careful if you have to have back surgery regarding Borden..
in Mason, OH |
Dr. Borden should be called Mr. No show On my first visit to his office in Montgomery, my appointment time was 9:30 and was told to get there a half hour early. I was taken back to his office at 9:40. At 10:30 I asked where Borden was and they said he was busy with other patients. I waited another 10 minutes and he never came. So I made another appointment for the following week at 8:30. After waiting for 45 minutes he called in sick. So I tried one more time, he didn't show up!!!
in Florence, KY |
Trust back pain diagnosis at your own risk. Spinal fusion is not a cure all for back pain. Can cause more problems than it cures. Borden is a surgeon. He does surgery. Beware.
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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Span
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
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Hospitals where Dr. Borden has admitting privileges

Bethesda North Hospital
10500 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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The Jewish Hospital
4777 E Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236
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Trihealth Evendale Hospital
3155 Glendale Milford Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241
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