Dr. Harold A. Hess, MD

Dr. Harold A. Hess, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 61 years old

Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spineRead more

Johnson County Spine
Accepting new patients

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spineRead more

Dr. Hess' Experience

94Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Hess' experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

27
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

36
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Hess

Dr. Hess accepts 35 insurance carriers

View all insurance carriers

35 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

/* /.overlay-container */}

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 4 hospitals where Dr. Hess has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Reviewing Dr. Hess

Dr. Hess' Review Details
3.3 based on 10 responses
Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (10)
  • Helpfulness
     (10)
  • Staff
     (9)
  • Scheduling
     (9)
Experience with Dr. Hess
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (10)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (10)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (10)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (10)
Dr. Hess' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (9)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (9)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (9)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (8)
Open Full Survey+
in Bronson, KS |
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 stimulator in it. I had my surgery on march 18th 2016. I can now feel my legs again, I have no pain, haven't taken a pain pill since i ran out after the ones hess gave me after surgery, loving life.
in Kansas City, KS |
lower than one star for this guy. Went to get a consult with him a few years back, for cervical fusion for bone spur on spinal cord. I was in waiting room 30 minutes, no one else, him staring at me from inside recep area off and on for about 15 minutes of it, couldn't figure out why. Finally called me back, was very rude, said I did not bring him correct mri, he couldn't read a disc, needed film, gave me 30 mins to get to hospital and get back and would agree to see me. Screw him never went back
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 surgery went. I choose Dr Hess after my doctor recommended him. I have very good health insurance and could have went to any doctor but I trusted my other doctor. Please think twice before you choose him.
Have you seen Dr. Harold A. Hess, MD?
Are you Dr. Harold A. Hess, MD? Post a response on your personalized profile.
×

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Hess' Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Neurosurgery

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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Spondylolisthesis

Procedures Performed

  • 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

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Hess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Hess does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hess and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

×

Dr. Hess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
×

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

×

Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Hess

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Hess' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Hess

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
×

Dr. Hess' Care Philosophy

Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spine