Dr. Jonathan S. Citow, MD
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Dr. Jonathan S. Citow, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

American Ctr Spine Neurosurgery 712 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 Get Directions
(847) 362-1848

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Dr. Citow specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Libertyville, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Citow to family and friends
based on 45 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Citow's Office & Staff
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (39)
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in Deerfield, IL |
Do you want the best spine surgeon in the Mid Wesg and possibly America? Then call the man. Best thing I have ever done!
in Mundelein, IL |
Was recommended by my family doctor. After 2 MRI had three appointments with him. He reviewed my condition and advised surgery. On my appointments I asked him show me on my body where you will perform surgery. The doctor did not touch my body but pointed to a statue and advised me to set appointment for surgery. How can I trust the doctor who can't listen or answer a very simple question! touch my back where you will perform surgery?
in Libertyville, IL |
He gave my mother MRSA during a lumbar fusion and she is in the hospital a 2nd time. He has not reached out to her since, only has staff contact her.
in Barrington, IL |
I regularly recommend Dr. Citow for chronic neck or back pain. I had severe neck pain and Dr. Citow's cervical fusion not only relieved the pain, but my range of motion is around 96% (amazing since the orthopedic surgeon wanted to put in a cage which would have severely limited my mobility!) My mother-in-law also went to him for spinal stenosis. Both of our surgeries were outpatient procedures. She was able to go to a senior luncheon the day after her surgery! We all recommend him highly!!
in Waukegan, IL |
It was a lonnnggg office wait, however when I met Dr. Citow he apologized immediately, and was very cordial, lol we also had M*A*S*H in common (Hawkeye), since I was a HUGE fan of the show I barraged him with Hawkeye questions, and he got them ALL! So much for my crown of knowledge about the show, lol. He was my second opinion, my surgery from start to finish took 6 hours. Simply put? He's the best, and LOL he's KNOWS it, but he IS.
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Colorado Health Services Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Chicago Hospitals

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Citow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Citow'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Citow

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Citow's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Citow

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients