Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Chilton has more experience with Neuro-oncology, Spine, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chilton to book an appointment.


Locations

Research Neuroscience Institute

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(816) 363-2500
Midwest Neurosurgery Associates P2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste 411 Kansas City, MO 64132
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Chilton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chilton

4.9

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On my first visit, Dr. Chilton explained thoroughly how my condition would be corrected. He was patient with my questions and was upfront about the risks and what my expectations could be. Dr. Chilton performed two spinal fusions at the same time and I was back to work in three weeks with no more leg pain. I highly recommend Dr. Chilton and his team for spinal surgery. I could not be happier with the results.
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Bill Pointer – Jun 30, 2020
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While Dr. Chilton may be a good neurosurgeon with other procedures he performs, I cannot recommend him for management of Chiari Malformation. I have seen him twice and was not impressed either visit. He doesn't review my CT scan or MRI's with me, he isn't willing to order a CINE MRI to check CSF flow (even though I have excellent insurance), he tells me there are no true Chiari specialists (absolutely untrue), and gives me no further options for management. I have researched my condition extensively, and was disappointed to not find the professional help I was looking for.
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Jun 30, 2020
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I have visited Dr Chilton’s office a few times since my injury on 2/18/20. The entire team has been very helpful and kind each time I had questions. They have kept open communication and reminders about appointments and what is needed each visit. I appreciate Dr Chilton and his team for all they do.
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ZachD – Mar 11, 2020
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Excellent. Dr and staff.. Highly recommend
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Mar 02, 2020
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the best doctor for my spine issues. he was referred to me by one of my patients. i looked him up on line, saw his 5 star rating. what others said about him, choice him. well worth the time to wait for the first appointment. his team is the best. i always got in fast. my surgery went very well. i was impressed 100%. looking at my x rays i could tell that every screw and bar were placed even. i hope he does not retire! if i need one again, i hope he is still working. his fnp-bc anne dailey is awesome as well !
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tonya roe – Feb 11, 2020
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Dr. Chilton removed my brain tumor. It was a large surgery that took two Neurosurgeons 9 hours to perform. Every other health professional who reviewed his work, noted what an outstanding job he did, including several Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where I received my Proton radiation treatment to remove the small remaining bit of tumor that could not be removed surgically. Not only is Dr. Chilton an excellent surgeon, he is also a kind and warm human being who really cares, and I am so grateful for him, and the outstanding job he did for me.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Kara Barlett – Jan 17, 2020
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Always very thorough and spend the time necessary w u to get questions answered ... Dr Chilton is very open and honest w you as to what to expect Very professional dr I I felt very comfortable w him as my dr and with my treatment n surgery. He came highly recommended to me and has been my dr for some years now with this issue and another he is following me for Trust him totally
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Linda S Hill – Jan 02, 2020
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Very professional and clear concise descriptions of my condition. Appreciate the time he took explaining all options going forward.
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Linn Ver Meer – Oct 07, 2019
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We would highly recommend Dr Chilton. He is the best neurosurgeon and he saved my husband's life on more than one occasion. I believe without Dr Chilton's expertise and skill as a surgeon, my husband may not be here today. Dr Chilton did surgery on my mother-in-law and did miracles with her also. She now walks upright straight without back pain. I can't say enough about how fortunate our family is to have Dr. Chilton as our doctor.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Swan Family – Sep 15, 2019
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Phenomenal surgeon and human being. Took the time to listen and answer any and all questions I had. Explained everything in terms that were easy to understand. I hope he never retires.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Craig E. – Aug 05, 2019
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Dr. Chilton has done five surgeries on me in the last twenty plus years. He has done a wonderful job keeping me standing up right and moving. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon. The nursing staff at the hospital also had nothing but great things to say about him. Two of them told me he had operated on them. What more needs to be said. I think he is the best. Judi
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judi – Jul 01, 2019
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Dr. Chilton provides thoughtful, compassionate care for his patients. He was my doctor of choice for carpal tunnel surgery in 1999 and lumbar laminectomy & spinal fusion in 2010. Every question is answered and his staff goes above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable & knowledgeable about procedures.
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Mrs. B. in MO – Apr 18, 2019
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Mat with the Dr. 1 time so far and feel very confident in his ability and am looking forward to a continuing relationship with him.
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wayne in Holden, – Mar 18, 2019
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Dr. Chilton takes time to really listen to his patients and is never dismissive of your pain and other symptoms. He is very thorough as far as testing and always offers options and explains each one completely and in a way that can be understood. I never feel rushed at all.
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K Hopkins in Independence, MO – Feb 02, 2019
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Dr Chilton is a very knowledgeable physician who takes the time to listen and explain your medical issues. He is very passionate about your issues and makes sure that you understand them and what he will do to resolve them. He takes the time to have the proper testing is done to ensure that the correct steps are taken. I would recommend him to family and friends without any hesitation.
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Daniel Schwartze in Blue Springs, MO – Jan 08, 2019
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I have recommended friends to Dr. Chilton and they love him as much as I do! He saved my life thirteen years ago.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sharon Tabuchi in Overland Park, KS – Sep 11, 2018
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Excellent professional! always dedicate a good amount of time to explain possible outcomes or risk. I had surgery with him and fortunately everything went as expected. His nurse Nicole was excellent too. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 04, 2018
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I would give him 10 stars if I could! Best bedside manner ever .. I recommend everyone I know to him. Such a blessing to anyone with back problems!! ** the bow tie is a plus, ha!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rebecca ( Becky) Shields & Don in Grandview, MO – Aug 29, 2018
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Dr. Chilton and his associates are the very best! He is very conscious of the health needs of his patients. He will proceed with caution and he will very cautiously proceed with only necessary procedures for his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Beth Tedrow in Garden Citt, KS – Aug 16, 2018
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In August of 2014 I was lucky enough to have my Trigeminal Neuralgia treated and surgery from Dr. Chilton. I hope Dr. Chilton can see this. Thank You for giving me back my life Dr. Chilton! This will be 4 years pain free , everyday of life is painfree and wonderful again. You truly saved my life and I will never forget it. God Bless You! Sincerely Mike Barnett
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael Barnett in Weston, Mo – Apr 08, 2018
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Dr. Chilton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Behavioral Health
Choice Plus POS II
National Advantage
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring
Comp Choice
Comp Results
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Compassionate Care Network (CCN) PPO
CompCare
CompPsych
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Advantra HMO
Advantra PPO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Family Health Partners
Family Health Partners HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Freedom Health
Freedom Network PPO
Select PPO
HCA Midwest Comp Care
HMCC PHO
Health Exchange
Health Exchange PPO
Healthcare USA
Healthcare USA HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Missouri Care
Missouri Care HMO
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
Molina
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
New Directions Behavioral Health
Preferred Health Professionals
Preferred Health Professionals PPO
Preferred Healthcare
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Premier Group Insurance
Private HealthCare Systems
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Savility
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Medicare Advantage PPO
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UniCare
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UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare
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United Healthcare PPO
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Behavioral Health
Viant
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WellCare
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chilton

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chilton treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chilton treats other conditions, please contact the office at (816) 363-2500.

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Meningiomas more than 98% of their peers

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

Stereotactic Radiosurgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton performs Stereotactic Radiosurgery more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Chilton performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 74% 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 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Spondylosis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 94% 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 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Chilton performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

Brain Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton performs Brain Surgery more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Chilton performs this procedure more than 61% of their peers

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Dr. Chilton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Fracture
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intrauterine Device Management
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable,...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor. Jonathan Chilton, MD is an accomplished neurosurgeon who has been practicing...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Children’s Hospital National Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Research Medical Center (2004-2007),
  • Kansas City Super Doctor Award (2007, 2008, 2009),
  • Director of Midwest Gamma Knife Center,

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Menorah Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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