Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 44
  
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 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sweeney has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Spine than other specialists in his area. 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 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 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)
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sweeney

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sweeney treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sweeney treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 251-6364.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney performs Brain Surgery more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Sweeney performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Sweeney performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Sweeney performs this procedure more than 57% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Low Back Pain more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Spondylosis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Sweeney's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Sweeney's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sweeney

4.7

Based on 67 ratings

5 Stars
91.04477611940298%
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4 Stars
1.492537313432836%
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1 Star
7.462686567164179%
(5)
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Extremely skilled surgeon, very transparent, polite, and intelligent. He saved my moms life. You can trust him with your life.
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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!
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He is very detailed. He makes you comfortable. He explains in great detail about what needs to be done.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Post op appt
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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%.
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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.
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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
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Pat cain – Nov 01, 2019
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I am so impressed with this man it's just indescribable Hes very pleasant and has done a wonderful job on me would recommend him to everyone
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Oct 27, 2019
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I especially appreciated that Dr Sweeney joined our circle of prayer directly prior to surgery.
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Biography

Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sweeney has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Spine than other specialists in his area. 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.Less...

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
1999
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School

Awards

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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

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
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