Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 46

Neurosurgery

Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School of Medicine in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Hospital Washington. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD

Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery

621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 297A Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Trigeminal Neuralgia
I was seen promptly by Dr. Sweeney for Trigeminal Neuralgia...otherwise known as the "suicide disease". I feel lucky that I had a brain tumor because most people don't ever find a cure. I had a list of questions but he answered them all in his description and solution to my problem. Does anyone want brain surgery? No...but he's the one I want performing it. He is compassionate, listens to your concerns and is just a really nice guy! Had a second opinion at Barnes the next week just to cover my bases. Dr. Sweeney encouraged me to go, even though I knew he was the Dr. I wanted. Neurosurgeon at Barnes was egotistical and dismissive. Just wanted to prescribe drugs and watch the tumor. I hated that place!! I have had some problems with hearing...which was the least of possible side effects from the surgery. We are working with a Neurotologist at Mercy and hearing is better. However, I will take some hearing loss over excruciating pain in my face. Highly recommend Dr. Sweeney!!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Cheryl – May 05, 2022
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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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Q – May 09, 2020
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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
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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
4 people found this helpful
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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
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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
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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
1 person found this helpful
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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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Biography

Board Certified Fellowship Trained Neurosurgeon

Mercy Hospital Saint Louis 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
2012
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2005
St Louis University
Internship Hospital
2004
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Georgetown University
1999
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO
Undergraduate School
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What conditions does Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD treat?

Dr. Sweeney frequently treats the following conditions: Traumatic Brain Injury, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD's office address?

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

Is Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD is affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Hospital Washington.

Is Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Justin Sweeney, MD have?

Dr. Sweeney has over 18 years of healthcare experience.

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Dr. Sweeney's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
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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
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

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Dr. Sweeney accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical Specialists of West County621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 297A Saint Louis, MO 63141
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