John Brayton, MD

John Brayton, MD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Education

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of 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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
183 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.9
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    5.0

Reviews from Patients

40 Reviews
September 24, 2019

CONFIDENCE I GOT AFTER TALKING TO HIM

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September 17, 2019

never felt rushed really knows what they r doing

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September 02, 2019

Appointment was for consultation only. Md. seemed knowledgeable and answered my list of questions. Visit went well.

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August 23, 2019

The doctor is awesome

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August 05, 2019

Dr. Brayton had explained my surgery at my April appointment. This was a follow-up from the surgery and all went according to his initial explanation. The recovery has been excellent due in part to his clear instructions.

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July 17, 2019

Dr. Brayton took the time to read through my entire health history. He discussed my condition and came up with plan. He made contact with all doctors involved . I felt relieved to know he truly understood my condition and knew what should be done to get results.

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May 31, 2019

I feel confident in Dr Brayton's plan of action.

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March 14, 2019

My wife is one of Dr Brayton's former surgical patients.We have a great deal of confidence in him and have recommended him to others.

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March 09, 2019

This was an awesome visit. Dr Brayton was friendly, personable and outstanding. We were first payients and didn't know what to expect. He was outstanding communicator. Great Doctor! we are so impressed with his care but as impressed with his "bedside" manner.He is a keeper!

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March 01, 2019

Dr. Brayton was excellent and I am very happy that I have him for my doctor.

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February 22, 2019

My Husband Roger said if he needs a Neurosurgeon he will contact Dr. Brayton to help him

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February 12, 2019

*Dr. Brayton was competent, confident. Knowledgeable, personable, and animated. He spent a lot of time with me about my issues, explained all options, and came up with a treatment plan that will hopefully keep me from surgery.

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January 29, 2019

Dr. Brayton is an exceptional doctor! We would recommend him highly!!

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January 18, 2019

*John Brayton was ideal in every way.

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January 18, 2019

I like Dr. G Brayton. Can't say enough good things about him!

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December 25, 2018

Dr Brayton has operated on me 5 times. he is warm, gentle and very complete with explanations and choices for treatment

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December 13, 2018

Dr Brayton is an outstanding physician. He is caring, compassionate and concerned about his patients well-being and health

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December 07, 2018

Dr. Brayton is most caring, extremely thorough in his explanations, and very knowledgeable. He answers my and my husband's questions regarding my surgery/procedure in a manner that we understand. He checks for our understanding, and is very willing to explain more. Dr. Brayton spends as much time with us that is necessary to make sure that he has answered our questions or to ease our minds of our worries. I am thoroughly confident in the care Dr. Brayton has and will continue to provide for me. I have recommended Dr. Brayton without hesitation to people who have asked my opinion of him and those who need any type of neuro-surgical care.

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November 09, 2018

Dr. Brayton was the first doctor that took the time to talk to me and explain what was going on and why. restored my faith in the medical profession

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October 27, 2018

loved Dr. Brayton...

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October 26, 2018

Dr Brayton saw cysts in my spinal canal that nobody else saw, he has the best eyes to look at scans and find stuff that isn't normal, I'm very thankful!! Very detail oriented, I thank him big time!!

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October 21, 2018

Best Neurosurgeon Ever

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October 04, 2018

all favorable

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September 27, 2018

Great Doctor. Have utmost respect and confidence in him.

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September 20, 2018

Dr. Brayton was very honest and thorough in helping us understand my husband's severespinal stenosis condition. He explored every option to explore with us to help avoid surgery. He was very humble and honest about this type of surgery being out of his expertise and personally called another neurosurgeon in Chicago to help us get in to his very busy practice. We recommend this Dr to any one who wants a doctor who approaches treatment conservatively and seeks options to avoid surgery if at all possible. Pretty commendable for a Neurosurgeon!

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September 20, 2018

*Dr. Brayton & staff are excellent.

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September 18, 2018

Dr. Brayton is the most knowledgeable trustworthy Neurosurgeon of ALL!

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September 08, 2018

Dr Brayton explained my condition very clearly and took a great amount of time to answer all of my worries and questions.

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July 25, 2018

Dr. Brayton is an exceptional physician!! I recently had my third spinal surgery with him. I have the utmost confidence in his skills as a surgeon! He is very thorough in his explanations pre and post op and makes you feel like you are the only patient he is concerned about at your visit. I will continue to see Dr. Brayton and highly recommend him to anyone I talk to who needs help with spinal issues.

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July 23, 2018

doctor Brayton represents the Excellence Northwestern Medicine strives 4

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July 19, 2018

very good

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June 11, 2018

Dr. Brayton spend a good amount of time with me explaining my condition and procedue he recomended. I felt he was very thorough.

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April 20, 2018

Dr Brayton has been my neurosurgeon for 4 years. He is an excellent surgeon as well as a compassionate doctor. He is excellent at explaining all options regarding the treatment plan he is recommending.

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April 20, 2018

Dr. Brayton is a men above men. Very classy and professional person. I can count on one hand of all of the medical doctors I have seen over the years, Dr. Brayton by far is NUMBER 1 !!!!! He is genuine, I cannot stress this enough, He is one of the most GENUINE people I have met. I was hoping to go back to work, and when he examined me, unfortunately my body is not 20 anymore, and he wanted to make sure things were healing properly before sending me back. He is concerned with my well being, I respect that in him, he does not want to see me get injured at work. Dr. Brayton, he CARES. If you could clone him..... do it.

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April 19, 2018

All thumbs up.

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April 14, 2018

I was a patient of Dr. Brayton's in his Naperville practice. He is a wonderful, extremely knowledgeable, caring physician who I have complete trust in. Dr. Brayton takes sincere concern for every patient as if they are the only one. He knew everything on my chart from the most recent to years back. I would highly recommend Dr. Brayton to everyone. Your are so fortunate to have him on your staff and he continues the Northwestern philosophy and is a credit to your health organization.

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March 19, 2018

All of the above quality indicators are "VERY GOOD" only because there are none higher.

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March 13, 2018

I was extremely nervous at my first appointment with Dr Brayton, thatvis, BEFORE he entered the exam room. When Dr Brayton came into the exam room, I can't explain why, but I felt completely at ease immediately. Knowing that he relies on his own eyes to look at your diagnostic scans, rather than blindly trusting a radiologist's interpretation, is just one way of showing that he is 100% invested in your care. Dr Brayton did not rush through our time together. I would only trust Dr Brayton with my care.

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