Dr. Harold Hess, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Harold Hess, MD
Dr. Harold Hess, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Lenexa, 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.

11227 Lakeview Ave

Lenexa, KS 66219

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Dr. Harold Hess, MD

Dr. Harold Hess, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • CompCare
  • CompPsych
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • 28 More

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Care Philosophy

Innovative, minimally invasive surgery of the spine
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Dr. Hess' Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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


  • 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

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • 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
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
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)
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 accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
    National Advantage
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Care HMO
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Comp Choice
    Comp Results
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
    Compassionate Care Network (CCN) PPO
  • CompCare
  • CompPsych
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
    Family Health Partners HMO
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network PPO
    Select PPO
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Health Exchange
    Health Exchange PPO
  • Healthcare USA
    Healthcare USA HMO
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
    Gold Plus Choice PPO
    Gold Plus HMO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • KanCare
  • Missouri Care
    Missouri Care HMO
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
    Preferred Health Professionals PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare
    Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • RockPort Health Care
  • Savility
    Savility POS
  • Today's Options
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Value Options
    Behavioral Health
  • Viant
    Viant PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Hess has admitting privileges

Allen County Regional Hospital
3066 N Kentucky St
Iola, KS 66749
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MISH Hospital and Clinics
11217 Lakeview Ave
Lenexa, KS 66219
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St. Luke's Cushing Hospital
711 Marshall St
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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