Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD

4.9 
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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

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
Alignment 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 

322 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

79 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

79 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

He’s fantastic. Listens and answers all questions. Plus he saved my life!

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Wolinsky is an amazing surgeon. He’s kind, compassionate and takes time to answer all of my questions.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Explain things clearly.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He was very professional, did not rush

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Reputation, knowledge, thoroughness, empathetic to situation

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is the most caring, knowledgeable and skilled surgeon, I’m lucky to be under his care.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Wolinsky is one of the best spine oncologists in the world

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr.Wolinsky knows what he is doing. He knows what I need.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and made to feel comfortable. Treatment plan explained after thorough exam.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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July 31, 2023

5.0

The pain in my leg is gone.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He seems genuine and knowledgeable.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

After talking to Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD I felt much better about having my surgery. He is experienced and explained my diagnosis to me and answered my questions.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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July 17, 2023

5.0

As I mentioned, he treated me like a human being instead of a number. He took the time to explain things to me and I felt very at ease with him. I feel he is an outstanding Dr. and I am grateful for his care.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

showed me imaging, discussed options & proposed a plan of action.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

He has improved the quality of my life ten thousand fold.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Wolinski was my doctor at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and continues to monitor my care now at Northwestern Medicine

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June 12, 2023

5.0

I especially liked his concern of past care and what more he would need before making opinion.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He is very professional, yet explains everything in a way I can understand. He’s also kind.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

He listens to how patients. Always answers all of my questions.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is an amazing surgeon and a very caring and attentive doctor. He has drastically improved my quality of life.

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May 06, 2023

5.0

Understand listening me and explaining what need be done. Take the time.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

I see Dr Wolinsky every 6 months. I am happy for him to be my doctor. No complaints yet.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very calming, only deals with facts and next steps, doesn’t speculate

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May 02, 2023

5.0

His contact was awesome. I can not wait to see the outcome. His ability to make me feel comfortable is awesome.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, very personable. Great at explaining, describing options, advising best course of action.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is the best! He is a wonderful surgeon who worked miracles on me. Besides that, he is compassionate and personable. He explains clearly and answers all questions.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

It has only been 6 weeks since my surgery and my quality of life has improved 1000 times. Dr. Wolinsky sits at the right hand of our Lord.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Very experienced doc

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Top notch doc!!!

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March 20, 2023

5.0

found solutions the cancer in spine

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March 20, 2023

5.0

He successfully removed a tumor from my spinal cord. I would recommend him to anyone! He is a kind person who answers my medical questions and explains things well.

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March 10, 2023

5.0

A gifted, exceptional and compassionate doctor that excels in every area of his expertise and beyond.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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February 20, 2023

5.0

There is no one anywhere with more expertise.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Excellent attention . and excellent explaining

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Wolinsky was great at explaining everything, explaining the benefits and risks of the surgery, and answering all the questions my wife and I had. I have complete confidence in his skills as a physician.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is the best in his field.

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January 28, 2023

5.0

He is a very skilled surgeon and has surrounded himself with sharp residents, APs, and other medical staff. Very kind and humble—not at all arrogant.

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January 24, 2023

5.0

Dr.Wolinsky listens and answered all my questions.I am so thankful for him as he takes the time to answer my questions and he knew how to explain things.He does not rush me and that is so important.This year has not been a good one due to the pain but he gave me hope that i am getting better.He is very caring and at [age]yrs old i need that. Thankyou.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

He answered all of my questions and was very patient. He has the ability to explain very complex issues in a way that I can understand I feel comfortable with. Also he saved me from death and paralysis.

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January 18, 2023

5.0

Informative, to the point, thoroughly explained everything everything.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Good communication, to time to share images

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January 09, 2023

5.0

He is the best!!

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January 09, 2023

5.0

He sits on the right hand of God.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Wolinsky explains every outcome that a patient can expect as it is. No false hopes. He will tell a patient if only a miracle can change outcomes of procedures done and to be done.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Used visual communication, spoke slowly, clearly. Asked about my symptoms and gave thoughtful feedback on why this procedure is best for me, specifically.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

His expertise is evident and he explains everything in detail and in laymen’s terms. He’s also very kind and respectful.

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December 12, 2022

5.0

This man is a wizard. He performs procedures most surgeons won’t or can’t.

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December 12, 2022

5.0

This doctor was straightforward, easy to talk with, and very kind. I had confidence in him at our first meeting. He later successfully removed a tumor from my spinal cord and I am fully recovered from the surgery. He is the best as far as I am concerned.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

He is a highly professional doctor.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

Jean-Paul P Wolinsky is a Great Doctor. Me and all family members will definitely recommend. He has Great Communication Explanation, Knowledge and Great experience. Also his staff is great

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky takes time to fully explain the results of tests I had. He explained the options for treatment and let me ask many questions and listened to and respected my emotional concerns about the treatments. I thank him greatly.

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Wolinsky is very kind and knowledgeable. He has excellent patient care and he explains your condition and possible side effects to look out for.

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November 18, 2022

5.0

He listens

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November 16, 2022

5.0

He has good memory and knows his patients. Easy to talk with him.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is the best oncologist I have ever had (and I've had/have a lot.) He is brilliant, incredibly skilled, compassionate, takes charge, ethical and has a wonderful bedside manor. Dr. Wolinsky is one of the best doctors internationally - please don't ever let him leave NWH.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky took his tome in explaining everything to me. He was very open to questions and was delicate in the delivery of difficult information.

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November 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is very professional and straight forward. He reviews all of the medical data prior to the exam, and he lets you know where you are in the healing stage.

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October 31, 2022

5.0

Because he is the GOAT!!

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October 29, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, good listener, good sense of humor.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is one of the best surgeons recommended he listens and respects one's privacy and I would recommend him

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October 24, 2022

5.0

He’s the best

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October 24, 2022

5.0

Experience

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October 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky is a gifted surgeon, in addition he sincerely cares about his patients. He is responsive to my concerns and questions and patiently explains my medical situation.

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October 17, 2022

5.0

He saved my life

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October 10, 2022

5.0

He took time to show explain and show me my MRI images and discuss what the area of concern might be. Clearly he is very knowledgeable but also empathetic and patient-friendly.

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October 10, 2022

5.0

He’s very personal and professional

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October 04, 2022

5.0

So caring and is extremely knowledgeable

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October 04, 2022

5.0

Superb surgeon, explains things well, doesn’t sugar coat reality, and kind/humble demeanor.

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October 03, 2022

5.0

Dr wolinsky is thoughtful and kind

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September 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky has very high credentials, nice and simple in explaining procedures. Well known among his neurological/ oncology peers.

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September 27, 2022

5.0

He is the BEST !! Very best in the country!

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September 23, 2022

5.0

Cares about the patients

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wolinsky along with medical staff is highly recommended for outstanding services. They have accommodated me greatly. Any questions in office and sent via my chart, are answered promptly. Communication has been nothing short of excellent from Dr. Wolinsky's team. I am glad, he is my Doctor!.

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Excellent at explaining situations and made me feel secure with his treatment plan. Took his time to explain my condition and treatment options.

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Expert in his field

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Prompt, kind and listened to my concerns.

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