Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD

Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD

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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Baylor College of Medicine - 1998
Internship:
Baylor College of Medicine - 1999
Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine - 2004

Media

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

253 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

Good reputation, good interpersonal skills, explains things clearly.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Wish he would have put my MRI up so I could see it. He was very nice. The fello did a thorough exam. I am not sure why the nurse said I needed to see a surgeon? At this time I am not a surgical candidate.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Love his personality, very knowledgeable and patient. He shows you the film and explains everything to you. Gives you options and will recommend as if you were family

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wolinski and his staff were very attentive and made me feel comfortable as I was very nervous.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

He is very clear in his explanations,spends a good amount of time with you ,answers all questions clearly and projects an all around good feeling!

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Caring and knowledgeable

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August 08, 2021

5.0

He listed to me for the most part.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

The best listener who answers all questions very clearly so you can understand the situation. Plus he’s very nice !!! His nurse is also wonderful !!!!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very good Dr. and very reassuring!

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is an incredible doctor. His precision, neurosurgical expertise and bedside manor are second to none. I am honored to have him guiding me through my bone and breast cancer. The cervical spine surgery he performed in March 2020 have saved my life. Please, honor this wonderful man whenever you can, Northwestern Administration. I beg you to do whatever is needed to keep him on your staff at hospital.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He listens and gives you all of the information you need to make informed decisions while having one of the best bedside manners I've experienced.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

He is kind, brilliant and invested in the absolute best outcomes for all of his patients.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

He truly listens and he doesn’t rush you and takes his time to answer all the questions and explains things very carefully so it’s understandable and clear . The best doctor ever !!!

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June 23, 2021

5.0

My first visit with Dr. Wolinsky was on Monday, 6/21/21. I spoke of my concerns and Dr. Wolinsky heard me and listened to me. I'm confident that all will be well. Everyone that I had contact with in suite 1450 was a grade of 10. After my MRI appointment I have another appointment with Dr. Wolinsky to discuss the MRI results.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Wonderful physician ! Really listened carefully to my issues and he also took the time to explain everything clearly and he answered all my questions. He was also quite pleasant and put me at ease when I was asking all my questions . Excellent doctor !!!

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June 21, 2021

5.0

He was very caring

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Muy agradable y te explica bien

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June 07, 2021

5.0

His complete explanation and recommendation for my back.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He's nice and agreat surgeon.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He is great and easy to talk with. I forgot to ask him about my recent mri that showed disc bugling. Is it permanent damage? What can I do to improve?

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Friendly, skilled, reassuring

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Experienced, exceptional physician, knowledgeable and personable.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Very detailed and personable

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Was down to earth. Well prepared and had knowledge of what my cancer does. Explained things and didnt appear rushed.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

I was in extreme pain. He was very reassuring in a bad situation. Results are that I have all mobility and no pain

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April 23, 2021

5.0

He is a skilled surgeon. My surgery was complicated so I am grateful that it was successful. He is also a personable and caring person. He always has time for my questions and takes time to talk to me about my progress. I am grateful to be his patient.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent attention to details.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Highly quality medical expertise

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Nice.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

He listens, he explains, he is compassionate.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon. Very knowledgeable and answered all questions without making me feel rushed.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

JEAN-PAUL WOLINSKY IS THE REASON I AM STILL ALIVE AND WELL12 YEARS AFTER CHORDOMA SURGERY.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky and his team are very thoughtful, explain things well and are are very skilled in their work. He answers questions carefully and communicates his thoughts and methodology very well.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

He’s amazing. I can’t thank him enough!

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Clinical expertise, patience of surgeon to explain treatment.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

He listened to my concerns and was very co-operative in following up with my care.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Wolinsky is the best doctor I have ever hard. He is patient, thorough, knowledgeable, caring and extremely gifted. I would not be where I am if it wasn’t for him.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and explained everything. Very helpful and answered all of my questions.

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March 02, 2021

5.0

I was easily convinced that this doctor will be able to help me and I will be arranging for surgery.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

confident in his knowledge

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to, answered all my questions.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Tells it like it is. Great bedside manner

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Great attitude.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He’s brilliant.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

The doctor and his staff have been extremely helpful before, during and after my surgery. They always answer my questions and they treat me like a person not like just another customer.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable and caring

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is the absolute best! Explains EVERYTHING. Takes time to go over any questions and makes me feel at ease throughout.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

He is excellent, nowledgeable, and good listener

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Wolinsky has been amazing so far. So nice and very knowledgeable and supportive.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

He is proficient as a surgeon

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February 05, 2021

5.0

He was excellent and my success in healing proves he is very good at what he does.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Explains things well. Takes time to discuss concerns and answer questions. Didn’t make my visit feel rushed. Very personable and knowledgeable.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable throughly explained case. Very understanding.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

A very likable and caring personality.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Because he is a amazing surgeon. He made life livable again.

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January 30, 2021

5.0

One of a few surgeons experienced with sacral chordoma.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Kind and caring.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

He is simply the best in his field and has a great demeanor with his patient.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Simply because Jean-Paul Wolinsky is not only a highly skilled surgeon -but he also represents the standard by which all other physician/ surgeons should be measured!

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January 18, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to explain your options and tells you why he came to those conclusions.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

He is a phenomenal surgeon, explains everything clearly, expectations are concise

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January 11, 2021

5.0

He is extremely talented, knowledgeable, patient and kind. Would not trust anyone else with such a serious procedure.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

He is the best!! Smartest and most caring doctor I have ever had.

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December 08, 2020

5.0

His reputation preceded him. He was surprisingly personable.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Explained everything, did his best to schedule urgent surgery ASAP

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November 30, 2020

5.0

He was very patient with my questions. His staff were concerned with controlling my comfort and pain.

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November 27, 2020

5.0

He seems more honest. He showed more warmth toward me. I am trying to build a trust in him. He explained more about chordoma case than my first surgeon.

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November 20, 2020

5.0

He was also very kind and caring about the difficult situation I'm in with cancer.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Excelent doctor

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Everything ok

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Because he was professional and explain everything in detail

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is not only a spectacular neurosurgeon but also a very attentiveand sensitive doctor. He has been vigilant during my recovery. He alwayshas time for my questions and is sincerely interested in my progress. My surgerywas stressful for me so his ongoing support has been most welcome.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

I had a complicated surgery July 2, 2019. Everyone I encountered during my stay atthe hospital was professional, caring, and personable.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

An expert in his field. Takes the time to listen and answer questions.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

He takes the time to explain what is going on. An expert in his field.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Excellent team. Knowledgeable and very responsive. My surgeon was extremely well qualified

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October 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD Is a great neurosurgeon and I trust him to help me manage my symptoms and help advise when surgical intervention is needed.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

The clinic staff was very helpful and made the visit very smooth.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

He is clearly at the top of his field, and what was lovely was how kind and thorough he was.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Everyone was professional and kind. I felt very safe.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Everyone I was in contact withWere very niceLoved Lily my nurse.Dr Wolinsky was very patient, went over my MRI like a professor loved that about him.Gave me all my options and recommended what he would doWould highly recommend him.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Provided clear information about issue and path forward.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Able to get Timely Appointment. Appointment covered concerns and provided reasonable path forward.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

He is a great doc!

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September 28, 2020

5.0

The call was short, well organized and informative. We are to follow up in a new meeting, with X-rays taken beforehand; these instructions were well communicated and clearly understood.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky and his fellow Roxanna were (and are) wonderful. They spent time with me, were thorough, answered all questions and just wanted to know how I was doing in my recovery overall. Both are so personable, positive and friendly. Wonderful bedside manners! A big thank you to both of them for making me feel very cared for.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

I always have a great experience coming to the 13th floor. Dr. Wolinsky and his fellow Roxanna were wonderful.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Amazing surgeon. Very personable and helpful. Willing to answer all questions.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky was willing to answer my questions with clarity and compassion~I appreciate that!Our appointment was delayed but I was notified of the delay in a respectful manner.That made it possible for me to accommodate the doctor's revisited schedule.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Wonderful doctor from bed side to surgery. Very kind and respectful explains situations well

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very nice patient and respectful. Understanding and extremely good at what they do.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Very qualified and spine surgery is his specialty

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Highly experienced staff

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September 14, 2020

5.0

So thorough and personable. Like talking to an old friend. Great, smart Doctor!

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Everyone is great! The care I have received has been awesome!

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September 04, 2020

5.0

He is a patient friendly doctor with good listener.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

A very caring and understanding surgeon. Willing to work with my schedule.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Still here 12 years later. Chordoma back surgery.

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