John Brayton, MD

John Brayton, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1990
Residency:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 1996

Board Certifications

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

Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

516 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

He is focused on ideas to help me feel better

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August 31, 2021

5.0

As I said before, he is an excellent surgeon and easy to talk to.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

He is never in a hurry to do surgery and is truly caring and extremely skilled. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton is a talented surgeon, as well as very personable and knowledgeable.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

takes time to explain everything & is very caring

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August 12, 2021

5.0

knowledgable patient and thorough

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton is not only an excellent surgeon but he always friendly and listens to what you have to say. He will do whatever is necessary to help his patients. If surgery is necessary, he will advise it but never rushes to surgery without making sure it is necessary.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

He takes his time and explains everything to you. He genuinely shows concern and listens. Great Doctor!

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton cares about his patients needs. I did not have surgery and he still took the best care of me physically and emotionally. He's very compassionate!

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Thoroughly explained procedure and or alternatives. Excellent at providing answers and listening to needs of patient.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Professional and great interpersonal skills

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Wonderful surgeon

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Never had such a knowledgeable and compassionate surgeon as Dr. Brayton. I have referred him to others. Exceptional physician.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. John Brayton listened very well was very thorough with his diagnosis and explanation. He helped confirm my current plan of conservative therapy and gave me tools to hopefully avoid back surgery.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Excelente Doctor le importa el bienestar del paciente busca lo mejor para el paciente no para el doctor excelente ser humano

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Very caring and understanding. Very thorough and helpful.

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July 06, 2021

4.0

It was my first time to see him and I believe he is a busy doctor.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

He was very informative about my condition and his expectations for my health

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Listens, knowledgeable, honest, highly skilled, conservative

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton is conservative and thorough. I feel confident that I’m getting the best care possible.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Because he is a 10 out of 10 Surgeon and person.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

I like his kindness his professionalism and his knowledge base.

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June 11, 2021

5.0

I liked him, and believe he will provide good care.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Smart, listens, skilled, knowledgeable, attentive

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He received us in a friendly way yet impressed us with his expertise and knowledge of the problem.

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June 05, 2021

5.0

He did an exceptional job on my back surgery

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Excellence is an understatement when describing Dr. Brayton's care and expertise.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Took the time to explain my diagnosis

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton truly has a tremendous bedside manor.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to listen He explains everything He is very passionate about what he does You feel like he is working hard to help you get well

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Courteous, friendly, professional, explained my care plan and made sure I understood. I felt like I made the best choice in selecting him as my doctor.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Great neurosurgeon.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Explains what the MRI showed and our choice options in care.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Great personality and good person

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May 11, 2021

5.0

I have 11 doctors, most of which are surgeons, as well as numerous friends who referred me to Dr. Brayton.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Braxton explained everything clearly and had a very nice manor. I have confidence in him.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Thorough, caring and knowledgeable

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Because he’s the best there is.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bretton listens, is kind and explains all issues.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

He was one of the best doctors I have seen. A good listener, took the time to explain everything to me about my health issue. He was compassionate and passionate about his profession and helping me return to the life I love!

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton had researched my medical history, tests and procedures prior to my arrival and was totally informed about that history. He took the time to thoroughly explain both my condition and my treatment options using spine models and language that made it easy to understand. I left feeling that I was important to him; not just another patient.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Kind and VERY CARING AND WISE

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton was efficient and thorough in explaining my diagnosis.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton is a true human servant. He has always given me all the information I need to make good decisions about my treatment and he really cares about his patients

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April 26, 2021

5.0

He has set up a process for my care and was extremely thorough.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Listens to your concerns, and explains things when you have questions.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

He has a great reputation, his patience is wonderful, and he explains everything so it is easy to understand.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

knowledgable, skilled good, communicator

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April 19, 2021

5.0

I trust his opinion

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton was very thorough in explaining my back issues.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

I go to NM neurosurgery because of Dr. Brayton. He is brilliant and caring and always does what's best for the patient not for himself. We are so blessed to have a neurosurgeon as good as anyone downtown right here in Geneva.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton is a kind and caring man. He is also one of the most highly regarded medical professionals in his field and he rightfully deserves it. He is respectful, but still able to communicate vast amounts of knowledge. I would recommend him not only for his book smarts but for his compassion.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton took the time to thoroughly explain the situation and a potential solution

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Explain very well what we would do moving forward

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March 23, 2021

5.0

He took his time and made sure I understood everything about the problem I am having. As soon as I met him I felt very comfortable with him.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Outstanding doctor

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Explained everything & spent time answering my questions.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

He is excellent at explaining what's going on. He reviewed my MRI himself.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

He is very good. Great bedside manner, very knowledgeable and very professional. He is the most confident and optimistic doctor I have ever had. I wouldn’t ever want to be in anyone else’s care with regard to neurology or neuosurgery.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton explained every thing in detail. Was easy to talk to. He performed surgery on a friend with excellent results.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Great doctor!!

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March 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton cares for his patients like no other, always the Best treatment.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton and alternative for surgery hopefully this is going to help my back pain

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February 24, 2021

5.0

She is a phenomenal physician and surgeon. She listens, answers questions, and you never feel rushed during an appointment

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Very sharp doctor. He has an excellent energy

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Very best patient care possible

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough, didn’t rush through my appointment, and didn’t rush to surgery.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and great with patients.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant, knowledgeable Dr. who put me at ease immediately. He explained my condition clearly and showed me my problems on the X- Rays and MRI in terms I understood. I felt very confident in his recommendations and would be most willing to have him perform surgery if it becomes necessary. This was a very reassuring encounter!

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February 16, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable, experienced and has great bedside manners.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Personable

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February 10, 2021

5.0

I like Dr. Brayton very much. He has taken time to explain things thoroughly, although there are times he leaves it to Ann to explain, who does not do a very good job at all.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr was fantastic answers all my questions and let’s me know there will be a good outcome

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Brayton has done 3 surgical procedures on my spine. All 3 experiences were excellent. Previously I have recommended John to three friends, they have all reported to me of have bend cured of their problems. All those patients have highly recommended John to other individuals.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Outstanding doctor

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February 05, 2021

5.0

also, he made a personal effort to make a connection with another Doctor for me. This was valuable for me. I tend to shut down/get stuck and not follow through when I feel overwhelmed. Making the contact helped to prevent this from happening.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton is super smart. He cares about the best interests of his patients. He doesn’t push surgery, like some doctors do, unless it is absolutely necessary.

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February 05, 2021

5.0

Friendly and understanding

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February 05, 2021

5.0

He’s courteous, informative and a great surgeon.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and explains things thoroughly. He answers all my questions.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

He's a amazing doctor who listens to all your concerns

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January 29, 2021

5.0

He performed surgery on both my husband and I, and improved the quality of, and saved our lives.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Quality of care, kind, personable

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Wonderful. Dr and staff.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

He did surgery twice on me, as far back as 26 years. Fixed major problems most others might not.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton always provides extraordinary care and continues to maintain close communication with his patients.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

He is trying to find a fix for my pain

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton has an amazing bed side manner.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Total professional as well. Caring too

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January 25, 2021

5.0

His bedside manner was amazing and he explained everything in detail that’s going on with me. He made me feel I wasn’t losing my mind.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

He has the best bedside manor, phenomenal surgeon

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Conservative Approach

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Again, because Dr. Brayton really cares about his patients.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Might I add that I was very pleased with Dr. Brayton’s staff as well as all the nurses and team that assisted him on the day and day after my surgery.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Even though he a surgeon; he’s conservative at doing that until all other options have been tried. Ex. Physical therapy and steroid injection.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Helpful and care!

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January 12, 2021

5.0

He is thorough & comprehensive; good in explaining & also a good listener.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

He is The best

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January 10, 2021

5.0

Explains things very well and thoroughly.

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January 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Brayton explains medical information very clearly and thoroughly. Confident in his knowledge and experience. Listens and takes time to answer questions . Very pleasant in relationship with patient.

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Disclosures

John Brayton, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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