Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Midwest Neuroscience Institute

2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste T411

Kansas City, MO 64132
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Chilton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chilton "Dr. Chilton is an accomplished neurosurgeon who serves as the Director of the Midwest Gamma Knife Center and the Center for Facial Pain at the Midwest Neuroscience Institute. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgery. He has been honored as a Top Neurological Surgeon by multiple organizations including US News and World Report and The Consumer's Research Council. Dr. Chilton has subspecialty interests and expertise in many areas including brain tumor surgery, spine tumor surgery, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and complex spine surgery. Dr. Chilton received a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University in New York City and attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is affiliated with Research Medical Center."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chilton "I am a member of Midwest Neurosurgery Associates, a group of 6 neurosurgeons who strive 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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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26  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.


  • Brandeis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Children S Hospital National Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University
    Other Education | Completed

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),
Media & Publications

Dr. Chilton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chilton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chilton to family and friends
39 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chilton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

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...more
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He's the BEST!! Dr. Chilton has done work on both me and my husband, and a sister as well! We recommend him to everyone. Thank you Doc for making me pain free in 2003 .. and counting!! Becky S.
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As a physician, I've referred my patients to Dr. Chilton for years. Now, as a patient, I understand why they appreciate him so much. He's knowledgeable, answered all my questions thoroughly, and his manner is very reassuring. His staff are always helpful and friendly. He is one of finest...more
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Dr. Chilton is an excellent surgeon and definitely makes the best health decisions for his patients. He is vey conservative in these decisions and is definitely aware of what is best for the patient!
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Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words. I will see that Dr. Chilton sees this! Linda Roueche, practice manager

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I consulted with Dr. Chilton about slippage at the L4/L5 portion of my lumbar and confirmed that I required a spinal fusion. I was fearful of this invasive procedure but what made him stand out to me was his patient, calm demeanor, willing to answer any and all questions with compassion. In short,...more
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We strive to provide the highest quality in patient care. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I made sure that Dr. Chilton saw your comments. Best wishes, Linda Roueche, practice manager

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