Dr. Jonathan Citow, MD

Dr. Jonathan Citow, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Jonathan Citow, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Libertyville, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

712 S Milwaukee Ave

Libertyville, IL 60048

Contact Information

(847) 362-1848

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Citow performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Citow's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Colorado Health Services Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Citow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Citow's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Citow to family and friends
64 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

  • 5
    (42)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (18)

Dr. Citow's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

It took 2 months for the doctor to see me. He sent me to different doctor for shots which only helped 25%. Then to a Pain Management doctor for radio frequency ablation test. Test was awfully painful. I returned to him stating that under no circumstances would I have procedure. He stated only other...more
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My experience was a great success with the surgery on my neck. From start with my first visit and all the way through to the end. The staff and Dr. Citow were very helpful, understanding and patient. Any/all my questions and concerns were always addressed. Thank you.
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After a previous spine surgery, I was barely able to walk, due to extreme pain. I met with Dr. Citow, who told me of a minimally invasive surgery that would help me. True to his word, the surgery was a complete success! I’m very grateful.
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I truly believe that Dr. Citow is one of the best neurosurgeons in the country! I was told by a different doctor that I needed a spinal fusion. All I can say is that I'm so lucky I went to get a 2nd opinion. Dr. Citow throughly explained to me that all I needed was a microdiscectomy. He is honest...more
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2 other Dr's wanted to do a fusion, Dr. Citow looked at the MRI and said it was un-necessary. Performed mini laminectomy and I was able to walk 5 miles 2 days later. 2 years later I have occasional stiffness and occasional short term discomfort, but I'm able to do anything including play golf.
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