Dr. Harold Hess, MD

Dr. Harold Hess, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Harold Hess, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lenexa, KS. He graduated from State University Of New York Health Science Center and specializes in neurosurgery.

11227 Lakeview Ave

Lenexa, KS 66219

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Comp Choice
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 74% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hess "Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spine"

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

36  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Anterior Spinal Exposure
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Posterior Surgery
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • New York Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • State University Of New York Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • New York University Graduate School Of Arts and Science
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hess to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I had back surgery 7-8 years ago but I still highly recommend Dr Hess to family and friends
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Have had severe back pain for almost 6 years. Really bad the last year. Have had to take opoids for years to be able to function. I'm not perfect, and can be very irritable at times. This Dr. and I were not able to come to a working relationship. He seemed very aloof and totally uninterested...more
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I appreciate a dr. who will tell it like it is. In 3 weeks I went from severe pain, through testing and am now recovering from a very successful surgery and now have zero pain.
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Graham, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased that you have had such a great outcome! I wish you continued success in your recovery. Sincerely, Harold Hess, MD

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In 1995 i fell off the top of a semi truck and landed on the fuel tank, fuel cap went into my lower back. For years no one wanted to touch my back, my pain got so bad in 2015 i had to do something. So my doctor sent me to dr hess. He told me he wouldn't fuse my back, but he would put a spinal cord...more
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Rick, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. I am so pleased that we were able to help you after years of pain and frustration. It means so much to know you are "loving life" and that I was able to be a small part of that. I hope you have many years of pain-free living ahead! Sincerely, Harold Hess, MD

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Dr. Hess has absolutely no bed side manner! When you choose a doctor to of any kind expect them to make you feel comfortable and very educated. After my surgery was completed he didn't even talk with my family. My family was very upset that he gave them no update didn't even tell them how the...more
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I'm sorry that you felt my interaction, or lack thereof, was not comforting. After completing a surgery, I ALWAYS go to the waiting area to find any loved ones there. Typically they are given a pager by the surgery waiting area staff and I ask the staff to page the family to speak with them. If a family has gone out of range of the pager, I am not able to find them to give them a status update. I am very sorry that I didn't talk with them. My apologies. Sincerely, Harold Hess, MD

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