Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Neurosurgeon at The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute

Meet Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Dr. John Hamilton is a board certified, fellowship trained, neurosurgeon at Inova Spine Institute. He also is the Director of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the Inova Medical Group Neurosurgery Clinic, and the director of the physician assistant program.

Meet Dr. Hamilton:

  • Dr. Hamilton treats patients with spine and neurological disorders, as well as patients who have suffered from a stroke or brain aneurysm
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Inova Campus
  • Completed fellowship at National Institutes of Health Neurological Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport Peripheral Nerve Microsurgical, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spine
  • Goal is to ease pain and restore function while saving lives
  • Work is influenced by a variety of factors including his PHD, which allows him to think like a scientist
  • Dr. Hamilton is a neurosurgeon with The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.

The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute has several physician specialties to offer a comprehensive medical approach to help every patient return to the activities they enjoy most.

Directions to our primary location in

Falls Church, VA

How Dr. John Hamilton, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Fracture
  • Head Injury
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • TMJ
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral subluxation
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Carpal tunnel traction therapy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Discography
  • Intersegmental spinal traction
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

What Patients are Saying About Dr. John Hamilton, MD

  • "Dr. Hamilton is intelligent, professional, & sympathetic. He was responsive to the concerns of my wife and me, spending all the time necessary to do so. His treatment of me while I was in the hospital was equally impressive. I would certainly recommend him to others in my situation."
    — Inova Patient
  • "You are very lucky to have Dr. Hamilton at Inova Fairfax! He restored my future work and family life through careful surgery to remove a meningioma that had begun to infiltrate my brain, after diagnosing the problem from an incidental discovery in the ED. He took care to discuss the medical situation and probable outcomes with me before the surgery, as well as talking with me ahead of time to understand what I would need to regain to return to work after the surgery."
    — Inova Patient
  • "I am very happy with the results of Dr. Hamilton's surgery on my back; his office and bed-side manners are impeccable. His staff is absolutely professional, helpful and respectful. I would recommend Dr. Hamilton and his staff to everyone."
    — Inova Patient
  • Dr Hamilton took the time to explain the medical language in simple terms to me so I would understand what was going to happen during surgery."
  • Dr. Hamilton is a marvelous doctor and surgeon. He is easy to communicate with & very personable. I would recommend him to anyone.

Accolades for Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, National Institutes of Health - 2000
  • Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - 2005

Office Information for Dr. John Hamilton, MD

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Primary Location:

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042


Monday 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Inova Spine Institute

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Virginia Health
  • Workers' Compensation

Additional Locations

Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Profile last updated: March 27, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.