Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

Midwest Neuroscience Institute of Research Medical Center

2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste T411

Kansas City, MO 64132
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Accepted insurance

  • 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 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."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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  • 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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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),
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chilton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chilton to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (16 with comments)
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 (16)
in Blue Springs, MO |
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.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words. I will see that Dr. Chilton sees your review. Much appreciated. Linda Roueche, Practice Manager
in Liberty, MO |
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.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words. I will make sure that Dr. Chilton sees your comments. Linda Roueche, Practice Manager
Bradley, IL |
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.
Thank you for your kind words regarding Dr. Chilton. I will make sure that he sees your comments. We truly appreciate your confidence in Dr. Chilton and our clinic. Linda Roueche, Practice Manager
Kansas city, mo |
I would recommend Dr Chilton for Neuro care. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and a listener. Scheduled appointments were on time.
in Camdenton, MO |
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!!
in Lenexa, KS |
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.
in Warrensburg, MO |
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.
in Kansas City MO |
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.
in Houstonia |
Dr. Chilton was great. He explained my condition, answered my questions, and went over my options in a manner that was easy to understand. He was friendly, concerned, and knowledgeable about my condition. I felt comfortable with him performing my surgery and thankful that it was an amazing success. I would highly recommend him and have already recommended him to several people. His staff was great too.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr. Chilton is a wonderful physician with very comforting bedside manner. I couldn't be happier with my choice of him for my Neurosurgery. In a matter a few hours he relieved the pain I had been suffering for over 3 years.
Hands down, one of THE best physicians in his field. I strongly recommend Dr. Chilton to anyone who needs a trusted and accomplished expert surgeon.
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 accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
    National Advantage
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Care HMO
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • 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
  • Health Exchange
    Health Exchange PPO
  • Healthcare USA
    Healthcare USA HMO
  • Humana
    Gold Plus Choice PPO
    Gold Plus HMO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Missouri Care
    Missouri Care HMO
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Preferred Health Professionals
    Preferred Health Professionals PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare
    Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • RockPort Health Care
  • Savility
    Savility POS
  • Today's Options
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Value Options
    Behavioral Health
  • Viant
    Viant PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chilton has admitting privileges

Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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