Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Sweeney
Accepting new patients

Neurosurgical Specialists of West County

621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 297a Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 251-6364

Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sweeney to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sweeney is affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis Saint Louis, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Sweeney's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of his peers

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

Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea

Dr. Sweeney's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Rhizotomy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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Dr. Sweeney accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Sweeney's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sweeney

4.7

Based on 69 ratings

5 Stars
91.30434782608695%
(63)
4 Stars
1.4492753623188406%
(1)
3 Stars
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1 Star
7.246376811594203%
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Dr. Sweeney was excellent. He took the time to explain everything to me in terms that I could understand, answered all of my questions and even used a diagram to show me exactly what he was telling me. I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 18, 2021
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My son had a severe traumatic brain injury and after moving to the area experienced complications requiring surgery and care by Dr. Sweeney and Mercy Hospital. He received superior care and close follow-up. He was well cared for at Mercy Hospital despite the ongoing pandemic. We highly recommend Dr. Sweeney!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 13, 2021
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Extremely skilled surgeon, very transparent, polite, and intelligent. He saved my moms life. You can trust him with your life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Sweeney made me feel so comfortable. He listened to all my concerns and questions. I found out I had a Chiari malformation which is something I have never heard of before. Dr. Sweeney explained it all to me in details. First time ever having surgery( had a suboccipital craniectomy and a c1 laminectomy) and it went great! He really cares for his patients! His staff at the office are wonderful as well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Mar 30, 2020
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He is very detailed. He makes you comfortable. He explains in great detail about what needs to be done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Telecia McNeal – Mar 24, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr Sweeney. He and his staff answered all questions and provided exceptional service. We are from Hannibal MO and it was well worth the drive to St. Louis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 14, 2020
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5 STARS, WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS
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Feb 27, 2020
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Dr Sweeney is an excellent surgeon and aftercare is the best. He is patient and caring, he explains things in terms you can understand and answers all questions. Mostly Dr Sweeney cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam – Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Sweeney was so patient and thoughtful. He turned a very scary health crisis into a calm, reassuring, do not worry event. He thoroughly answered all our questions and just made me and my husband feel comfortable. Thank you Dr. Sweeney!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Sweeney is very informative and patient in explaining procedures. He is calm and confident and instill that in his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Ann Siebert – Feb 03, 2020
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Bad experience. I went to him for chronic pain in my lower back, causing pain & numbness down my leg. After reviewing my MRI, he told me I would have to live with it. Thanks doc, you're a real compassionate guy - NOT
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Cathy V. Winfield MO – Jan 21, 2020
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Explained everything very thoroughly and answered all my questions very well.
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Chris – Jan 19, 2020
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Very nice and personal. Very knowledgeable. Did not have to wait long. Everyone in the office was nice!
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Dec 17, 2019
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Dec 14, 2019
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Dr..Sweeney answered my questions and discussed with me my treatment plan with knowledge,compassion,kindness and my daughter. He help alleviate my fear for my procedure being done awake. Great outcome. Former OR nurse from Kansas City.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Retired OR nurse from KC – Dec 09, 2019
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Dr.Sweeney is my favorite doctor. He listens and is very caring. I would recommend him 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Bridget Vesper – Dec 06, 2019
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Dr Sweeney took a lot of time with me to help me understand my back problems and options for treatment. He is very knowledgeable and through.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 04, 2019
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I have recommendedDr Sweeney in the past and would definitely recommend him to family and friends that were needing his specialty.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Vaughn in Imperial, MO – Nov 23, 2019
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Dr. Sweeney and his staff went above and beyond any other doctor I have ever seen. I had a craniotomy for an unruptured aneurysm that was clipped. His staff got me right in for an appointment (next day) after it was discovered on a mri and surgery was scheduled within the week. He took a lot of time with me, I didn’t feel rushed with asking questions and he explained surgery and recovery with me in detail so i understood everything that was going to happen. Surgery went great and follow up appointments have been always been right on time and never feel rushed. I trust Dr. Sweeney and would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Keli – Nov 04, 2019
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Very caring and wanting to do what would help your pain
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Board Certified Fellowship Trained Neurosurgeon

Mercy Hospital Saint Louis 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2011
St Louis University
Residency Hospital
2005
St Louis University
Internship Hospital
2004
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School
2000
Georgetown University
1999
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sweeney frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sweeney treats.

Where is Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD's office located?

Dr. Sweeney's office is located at 621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 297a, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Neurosurgical Specialists of West County

Neurosurgical Specialists of West County621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 297a Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)