Dr. Jon Weingart

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Gender:M
Specialty:Neurosurgeon
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Hospital: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Phone:410-550-0465
Med. School:Duke University School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1987

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Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 3.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 23 reviews. Dr. Jon Weingart has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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RID: 1574407
30/10/11 4 4 5 5 Excellent physician who did brain surgery on me for a vestibular schwannoma tumor. Good communication with me and my family - in-person, by phone & emails. He also just recently performed spine disc surgery on my brother-in-law with great results. Again great communications. I highly recommend Dr. Weingart. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1457687
05/06/11 5 4 5 5 I have been reading the comments and I to be honest I am not sure if we are taking about the same person. My husband and I just came back home from his craniotomy that took place last Friday, and which turned out to be a complete success. Two nights later we are safely and happily at home. Dr. Weingart was AWESOME. He met with us a week before the procedure and talked with us for a very long time (same right before the surgery). No sense of rushing whatsoever. He answered all our questions and was very comforting. He is knowledgeable, kind, and very accommodating (e.g. not only he personally escorted me all over the hospital, but also since I could not stay with my husband at the NCCU overnight, he sent me an email at 6am to keep me updated. Naturally, I appreciated both very much.) I found him very modest, gentle and refreshingly down to earth, as neurosurgeons go. Strongly recommended. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1268324
09/10/10 4 2 1 2 I went with an MRI in hand hoping he could give me some answers. I've suffered from chronic fatigue, neurally mediated hypotension, light-headedness and strabismus in both eyes - he barely spent 5 minutes with me! It was insulting - he had just been on a tv program talking about these symptoms having something to do with a Chiari Malformation. Even if I didn't have this he should have looked at my MRI results- he barely glanced at them! I just found him to be very cold and arrogant not unlike many Hopkins Docs whose heads are overblown. I've gotten some answers but I wont go back to this group. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 954604
04/08/09 2 3 1 2 Dr. Weingart was the worst thing to ever happen too me. During my initial consultation for a Craniopharyngioma he made it seem as it was not a difficult surgery at all. Even telling me I would be home in 5-7 days. Well it was 33 days later that I left Hopkins in a wheelchair, after I walked in. It took me six months to walk, talk, and swallow again. He told my family and I that he removed all the tumor, and I would be brain tumor free. When I asked for a perscription for a follow up MRI, he told me I did not need one. I went to another Dr. and got one. I had the MRI 2 weeks after being discharged from hell, and the tumor was still their but my pituitary gland was not. He removed that but not the tumor. He told me it must have grown back, and that we could just do radiation, which I knew does not work on this tumor because it is cystic. He had me already scheduled for radiation before I spoke too him. Please get as many opinions as you can, even if you have to fly there. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 953273
03/08/09 5 5 5 5 What an excellent doc - he did my pituitary surgery and made me feel like I wasn't nuts. When I saw him at the brain tumor walk he was just so sweet to a former patient.  Respond
RID: 774795
27/01/09 5 5 5 5 This Dr. has a great reputation! Anyone unhappy with this man probably drives a VOLVO and probably mentally challenged to begin with! My personal opinion.  Respond
RID: 772000
24/01/09 1 1 1 3 I have a brain tumor, glioma, deep in my brain in the insular region and was told multiple times by various docs it was inoperable and diffuse. I went to Dr. W in early 2003 or so; and he came off as a neuro-god to me. Said many times he would just monitor my tumor & did so for 5 yrs. Then in Nov 07, he had me get another MRI & told me it'd grown by 1/3rd in size, which was large; so he insisted I had to get a biopsy. I was terrified and agreed to a needle biopsy; which he described to me 'you'll go in on Friday and be home on MOnday" - but something he did went very wrong & my brain began o massively hemmorage& I coded '[died] twice. He was noncommunicative with my husband and family; then I got sent to the NCCU for 2 weeks where I got bad y care but eventually their efforts to keep me alive & conscious worked. I'm disabled now with a major brain injury & must be cared for by my husband 24/7 or else I'd likely do something silly and end up dead . I have Central Pain Syndrome 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 656036
04/08/08 4 5 5 5 I had Decompression Surgery In June of 03. I had had the same surgery at Thomas Jefferson in September of 02 and was a mess. My bovine patch was leaking cerebral spinal fluid and I haad terrible headaches and intractable nausea and vomiting. Dr Weingart saved me. He redid my surgery when the doctor at Thomas Jefferson wouldn't see me. I have been symptom free ever since. I found him very easy to deal with and very knowledgable. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 650965
29/07/08 3 4 4 5 Not very talkative, but he'll answer your questions and he knows what he's talking about. He gives you answers straight and to the point. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 550944
28/03/08 5 5 5 5 I had the surgery performed in Dec and have had a TERRIFIC results. Dr. Weingart was provided excellent service and I was extremely confident in his hands. The most important part of this surgery is REST! Do nothing for the first 6 weeks to make sure the bone and muscles have healed properly, even if you feel ok.... I was nervous to have such a complicated surgery performed, but it was worth it. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 537075
12/03/08 5 5 5 5 This doctor is a skilled neurosurgeon - and that's the most important requirement. His bedside manner is patient and compassionate, but not chatty. He was available via email/phone whenever needed and took time to personally answer questions and offer assurances. One month post op-100% improvement of ACM1 symptoms! Very positive experience with both Dr. Weingart and Johns Hopkins Hospital. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $17000
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RID: 512375
12/02/08 2 1 1 1 I highly DO NOT recommend this doctor. I was diagnosed with CM1 and was referred to him. AFTER the surgery when my symptoms GOT WORSE, he told me "give it 3 more months & see him again" which has turned into a year. He continued to say everything looks great when other drs seem to disagree w/ him & on my final visit w/ him today he told me "he did all he can and would be glad to refer me elsewhere". It seems when the surgery didn't have the "success" he promised me, all he could do was make excuses and make me feel as all of this is in my head. I am glad to know now w/ other posts, it is not just me. He has horrible bedside manners and if the results aren't perfect, he doesn't want anything else to do with you. It got so ridiculous at one point he referred me to a pain management dr instead of addressing the issue and a possible second surgery. He told me on the eval "he never had to do a second surgery" and after this disaster, now I know why. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 336819
04/06/07 3 1 1 Not knowledgeable. Blows you off. He is horrible. Not recommended at all. Says you have something and then he changes your mind. Has been in the field to long. Doesn't know what works and what doesn't. Doesn't spend time with his patients. Horrible beside manners.  Respond
RID: 325536
22/05/07 2 2 2 I also have ACM I, and feel this Dr is not current in his knowledge in this field. He also removed too much bone, and I am now dealing with cerebral slumping. At first I found him very helpful and knowledgeable, but when I got a 2nd opinion from TCI he disagreed with everything they said, and those are the drs who have the most up-to-date information in this field. I would strongly caution anyone considering this doctor to get a second opinion, as you should before making any serious medical decision.  Respond
RID: 114139
26/01/07 1 1 1 Horrible doctor. I have Chiari Malformation 1 and I was referred to him and I found him to be horrible. According to him I did not have Chiari 1 and yet I got a second opinion and I did have it. If he doesn't believe that you have something by his standards he is going to blow you off. He had no suggestions as to what I should do for the pain. I ended up having surgery a month later because I got so bad. Please be careful if you are considering him. He may be a good NSG but not in the area of Chairi. 
Paid (or co-pay): $20
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RID: 58458
24/11/06 5 5 5 I had decompression surgery and what not in the summer of 1999 for Chiari 1 Malformation. When the ER sent me home with pain meds for neck spasms after reviewing X-rays. Not long after, I saw Dr. Weingart at JH, where he diagnosed me, and even sooner had successful surgery that has corrected/treated my condition thus far.  Respond
RID: 56179
14/11/06 5 5 5 I could not have had a better experience with this gentleman. He was a second opinion for a brain growth and let me say that he is a very understanding and patient man. He communicates very well and makes you feel as if the situation is always under control. My first opinion/first diagnosis was unreasonable and incorrect. Dr. Weingart took an approach of clarity instead of the simple cut and run approach used by a few surgeons. Thank you so much Dr. Weingart...ANGEL! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 52720
26/10/06 5 5 5 I found Dr. Weingart very knowledgeable in diagnosis of my back problem and then getting it repaired. I have had no pain sence he operated and fixed my back.  Respond
RID: 27514
06/04/06 4 2 3 Hi I am a patient of Dr. Weingart and I am not happy with him at the moment. My syrinx has come back but Dr. Weingart says do not worry we will check it again in a year but i have to suffer with the stmptoms if it gets bigger so I am going to another nsg for a second opinion. My pain dr recomended that I do this so I am. I recomend that you go to anohter4 dr at hopkins weimgart may be a good nsg but in my opinion he is just to busy to giove the kind of time you need with a dr.  Respond
RID: 20427
06/01/06 3 2 2 I agree with the other posts - I do not believe he is current on Chiari I malformation. I do not doubt that he is a good neurosurgeon (to be at JHU), but there is no doubt in my mind that The Chiari Institute is THE place to go, as they are on top of this condition & the latest findings as well as how to best help each person individually. I was very disappointed in going to Dr. Weingart - taking the day off to drive out-of-state plus a long wait just to be in and out in what seemed like 10 minutes or less and given no help or anwers. He was friendly upon meeting, but I felt as though once he quickly realized I didn't meet HIS criteria for Chiari, I wasn't given the time of day. VERY brief consult & exam, and even quicker 'goodbye - can't help you'. Just the opposite at TCI - Dr. B is the best. Left w/a diagnosis other missed, answers & feeling understood, as well as some real help/therapy to bring some relief. 
Insurance: HealthPartners
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RID: 10299
06/08/05 4 3 2 He's a very nice guy, and has one of the best bedside manners of an surgeon I've encountered. HOWEVER, he did my first Chiari 1 Malformation decompression surgery in 1999 when I was 14, and did see improvement...for a while. But it turns out his technique is seriously flawed. He provides way too much room for the cerebellum without giving enough support, so within a year, my condition worsened, and had to undergo another surgery to repair Dr. Weingart's original surgery. He needs to re-education himself on techniques and diagnostics. Bottom line: there are other docs out there specializing in Chiari that can do a better job!  Respond
RID: 5030
31/01/05 2 1 1 He did hardly any neurological exams and when he did some it was while I was sitting. I have vertigo and balance problems and did not check that. Then I felt really brushed off. It took him 3 or so weeks to even look at my MRI. I had to keep calling him to remind him. I faxed him a letter and emailed him with no avail. And when I eventually got a call which was from a nurse she said that my problems were related to my condition, Chiari 1 Malformation. I then took matters into my own hands and sent my MRI's up to NY, The Chiari Institute. They looked at them and advised that the trip would be worth and that they could not help. I can't go due to my insurance, however I will be seeing another neurosurgeon tomorrow. I would not go to Dr. Weingart for Chiari 1 Malformation until he has re-educated himself on the disorder. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 5029
31/01/05 4 3 2 Dr. Weingart specializes in a rare condition called Chiari Malformation I. Although he is a specialist, he could not (or would not) diagnose my case. I was forced to go out-of-network (an pay LOTS more money) to the Chiari Institute in NY. My case is considered borderline by out-dated standards of diagnosing the condition. Today, there are more advanced methods of diagnosis which, unfortunately, Dr. Weingart is not practicing. The point: don't necessarily believe it if he tells you that you do not have Chiari Malformation.  Respond
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