Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

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Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 34 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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Dr. Chilton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Meningiomas
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Spine Surgery
  • 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

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.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Children S Hospital National Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Georgetown University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Medical School
1976
Brandeis
Undergraduate School
Masters In Public Health Degree From Columbia University
1988
1985
1982
1981
1976

Awards

  • 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),

Dr. Chilton's Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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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!!
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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.
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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
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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 physicians in his field and I continue to recommend Dr. Chilton without any reservations.
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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, the fusion surgery was a total success and am recovering well. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Chilton as well as Midwest Neurological Institute to anyone in need. of neurological care.
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I met with Dr. Chilton concerning severe spinal stenosis. He met after a short wait in his examining room. He explained (in plain language) what my problem is, what my options were, and how it could be helped with surgery or pain management therapy, what was the best and the worst out come of both. I felt he was very realistic in his description of both. I was very impressed with his professionalism and "bed side manner." A very impressive individual. My wife was there and she agrees with me.
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I was lucky enough to find Dr. Chilton 12 years ago, avoiding a very tricky surgery. I just finished my latest 3 year checkup. Dr. Chilton and his entire staff are friendly and professional.
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Dr. Chilton is an excellent surgeon, listens with an openness and truly holds the whole person in mind when making treatment decisions. He and his entire team were truly a God send when my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident. When a shunt was needed for hydrocephalus that developed Dr. Chilton's skill, calm and care literally saved my husbands life. We recommend Dr. Chilton wholeheartedly.
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I would recommend Dr Chilton for Neuro care. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and a listener. Scheduled appointments were on time.
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Dr. Chilton is a skilled nurosurgeon I would recommend to anyone! He performed a spinal fusion for me three weeks ago and everything is healing fabulously. Dr. Chilton takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have, I never felt rushed at any appointment. His staff is also top notch! He is conservative and thurou, not a surgeon who immediately recommends major surgery. He inspired confidence in me that what he was suggesting was the right course for me. I feel blessed!!
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I have been very pleased with the services Dr. Chilton & staff have provided during my last three visits. Seven years ago I had successful surgery with fusion in low back & was now having pain in low back, buttocks & down leg (sciatica). Dr Chilton discussed my options clearly and I chose to avoid a major surgery by doing exercise and physical therapy to relieve my pain. I feel he has been very honest with me & provided adequate information for me to make a decision.
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I recently had surgery for spinal stenosis with Dr. Chilton and am extremely pleased with the results. Prior to surgery I could not stand erect nor walk any distance without stopping nor stand for any length of time. Immediately afterwards I was erect and able to walk without pain. In 10 days I was walking almost 2 miles every morning. I feel like I now have my life back. Dr. Chilton was very positive concerning what he could do for me and I felt completely comfortable in his hands.
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Dr. Chilton performed spinal surgery on me about 6 weeks ago. It was a long and tedious surgery of 13 hours. I cannot describe the relief I feel already even though healing and the gaining of strength will continue for several more months. I have had very little pain and what I have has been quite manageable. I cannot emphasize enough my respect and admiration of Dr. Chilton's knowledge and surgical skills.. Indeed the entire team at Neuroscience Institute were great during my 15 day stay.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Comp Choice
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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
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Select PPO
HCA Midwest Comp Care
HMCC PHO
Health Exchange
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Humana
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Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Missouri Care
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Molina Healthcare
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WellCare
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