Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o
22 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Comp Choice
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CompCare
  • CompPsych
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health

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I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met.Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Chilton did surgery on me in 2005. Excellent surgeon, which you expect, but he is also very kind and helpful. The office personal are friendly and professional. I go in for follow-ups every 3 years, and my questions are answered in a kind friendly manner. He spent some time explaining possible back surgery the last time which was helpful. His office isn't close to me but it is worth it to have such a nice experience.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr. Chilton did my Microvascular decompression over 8 1/2 years ago and I am still pain-free and drug-free. I had trigeminal neuralgia. I still help on supports groups with people that have TN and have heard plenty of horror stories concerning Microvascular decompression surgeries. I am so fortunate to have found such an excellent neurosurgeon. When you go with Dr. Chilton you are in the best of hands.
in peculiar,mo. |
in Stilwell, KS |
I was referred to Dr Chilton from my orthopedic surgeon. I knew I was approaching back surgery and Dr. Chilton indicated it was necessary. Dr. Chilton is very approachable and provided a detailed plan for my surgery. After my operation, I was pleased with how quickly I recovered and even though I still am in some discomfort (it's been 3 weeks since surgery) I am confident I am on the road to a full recovery. I believe Dr. Chilton is a brilliant surgeon and I'm so grateful I was able to see him
in Kansas City, MO |
I am very pleased with Dr Chilton & his entire staff. Dr Chilton is a very knowledgeable surgeon with many years of experience. He explained everything I needed to know in order to make a decision on having surgery. He took the time to answer all my questions. The surgery went very well with no problems. I am very happy I had the surgery.
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Dr. Chilton's 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, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met.

Dr. Chilton says...

As the medical director of the Center for Facial Pain, I would like to introduce you to our services available through the Midwest Neuroscience Institute at Research Medical Center.


Pain associated with the face is a complex disorder requiring a multidisciplinary team of specialists to care for the patient's needs. A thorough history is the most important factor in the correct diagnosis of facial pain and the physicians at the Center for Facial pain have extensive clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia. We provide a variety of surgical options for patients refractory to maximal medical therapy, including Percutaneous Balloon Compression, Microvascular decompression (MVD), Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, surgical rhizotomy and subcutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation.


For additional information please go to: www.ResearchMedicalCenter.com.

Dr. Chilton says...

The Gamma Knife is not a knife in the usual sense. It is a knife without a blade, a form of neurosurgery that requires no incision. Gamma Knife surgery (also called stereotactic radiosurgery) is a way of treating brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVM's), trigeminal neuralgia (face pain) and tremor without opening the skull, without general anesthesia, and without the need for overnight hospitalization. The outpatient procedure is an effective, safe and less costly alternative to traditional microneurosurgery and allows patients to return to normal activities the following day.


In many circumstances, Gamma Knife radiosurgery can control a brain tumor or eliminate an AVM just as well as conventional surgery, but with a lower risk of complications. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is an effective additional weapon in our arsenal for combating AVM's and brain tumors and for relieving facial pain and tremor. In many instances the Gamma Knife provides an opportunity for the treatment of patients with "inoperable" lesions who have no other treatment options.


Dr. Chilton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Georgetown University Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown University Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Children S Hospital National Medical Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Other Education
    Masters In Public Health Degree From Columbia University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis