Dr. Phillip Hylton, MD

Dr. Phillip Hylton, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Phillip Hylton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kansas City, KS and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Wayne State Univ Som in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and more.Read his story

3901 Rainbow Blvd Ste 2B

Kansas City, KS 66160

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

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Dr. Hylton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chiari's Deformity
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hylton treats Chiari's Deformity more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Hylton treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hylton treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Hylton treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hylton treats Spine Disorders more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Hylton treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Hylton's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
All Lymphoma
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Valve Disease
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Autoimmune Diseases
Benign Tumor
Bladder Cancer
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Broken Neck
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chiari's Deformity
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Colorectal Cancer
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Excision of Skin Lesion
Facial Reconstruction
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hypercoagulable State
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kidney Cancer
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lip Cancer
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Mitral Valve Disease
Multiple Myeloma
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Oral Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Pinched Nerve
Pituitary Disease
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Port Placements or Replacements
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Prostate Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Retina Diseases
Salivary Gland Cancer
Secondary Hypertension
Secondary Malignancies
Seizure Disorders
Septal Defect
Skin Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sports Injuries
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Tracheal Surgery
Traumatic Brain Injury
Urinary Disorders
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me


"Dr. Hylton strives to provide high quality neurosurgical care in a timely, compassionate fashion within a tertiary teaching and referral environment. He believes that every patient is a VIP. "


  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


  • Loyola Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital
  • Loyola Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital
  • 1981
    Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School


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I had a benign menningioma size half a tennis ball. Dr. Hylton did the surgery on Monday and I went home on Wednesday morning. Since the surgery all medical folks I see tell me how lucky I am. I feel that Phillip Hylton is the reason. I had to drive over 200 miles and if I had to do it...Read More
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Absolutely the best surgeon you could choose. Exceptional skills as a surgeon and very approachable with all my questions. Explained in detail what he needed to do and why. It will be a sad day in neurosurgery when this doctor retires!
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First and foremost, Dr Hylton has a great sense of humor!! This served me well to the point of keeping me calm. To me anyway, he has the gift of taking an complex issue, speaking in a language that breaks the issue down and lays it in your lap!! For those in Rio Linda, makes it easy to...Read More
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I would recommend Dr Hyltont to any of my family and friends. I had c-5/c6 fusion and a c4/c5. He was very professional and very caring Dr. If I have to have another surgery he will be my first pick. Thank you Dr Hylton and your staff is wonderful and friendly.
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After my neck surgery, the chronic pain in my neck was gone immediately after the surgery! He is very professional and explained my neck condition to me as no specialist I had seen prior to Dr Hylton.
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