Dr. Harold Hess, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Johnson County Spine 8575 W 110th St Ste 205 Overland Park, KS 66210 Get Directions
Dr. Harold Hess, MD

Dr. Harold Hess, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Overland Park, KS. He is 62 years old. Dr. Hess is affiliated with Allen County Regional Hospital, St. Luke's Cushing Hospital and MISH Hospital and Clinics.

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Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spine

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Johnson County Spine8575 W 110th St Ste 205
Overland Park, KS 66210
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(913) 491-3344Get Directions

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Patient Comments (5)
Kansas City, KS |
I had back surgery 7-8 years ago but I still highly recommend Dr Hess to family and friends
in Olathe, KS |
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 and uncaring about my situation. I was angry and left his office feeling like a non important person in pain. I e-mailed said I was sorry and begged for his help basically and he said no.
in Overland Park, KS |
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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Dr. Hess' Care Philosophy

Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spine

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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  • Neurosurgery

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