Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 63
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Dr. Stephen Esses, MD
Dr. Esses is an internationally recognized expert in the field of spinal disorders who has developed several new surgical techniques and implants for the treatment of spinal problems. Dr. Esses maintains a special interest in workers' compensation injuries. Dr. Esses is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has lectured throughout the world and published numerous articles and book chapters on spine-related problems. Dr. Esses is author of Textbook of Spinal Disorders which is a standard reference for spinal medical personnel. He has been a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery for over fifteen years and has trained many orthopedic surgeons in the subspecialty of spine surgery. Although Dr. Esses has been actively involved in research, publishing and teaching for over twenty years his main area of interest is patient care.

Houston - Stephen Esses

6560 Fannin St Ste 1016

Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • 19 More

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Dr. Esses' Experience

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Dr. Esses' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Esses has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Esses' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Esses to family and friends
4.4
based on 180 total reviews (86 with comments)
Dr. Esses' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (86)
in Houston, TX |
very efficient and professional.
in Houston, TX |
after being stabilized at an out of town hospital, Dr Esses team was the only office from a list of about 10 who not only could get me in timely but who was willing to work with unique circumstances. his team worked quickly to the care needed.
in Houston, TX |
Fast , friendly. thank you very comforting.
in Houston, TX |
DR. Esses is a great friendly doctor who understands my issues and responds accordingly.
in Houston, TX |
My experience at this office has been great from my first visit after surgery. I recommend Esses to everyone.
in Houston, TX |
Very good attention excellent service, really nice people.
in Houston, TX |
The office staff was very professional and caring . the x-ray techs were nice and made me feel comfortable in the x-ray room. I love the the doctors bedside manner and concern about my health concerns. he fully explained my condition and his staff advised me as to how I can improve my condition. they all get A's in my book.
in Houston, TX |
Doc is very direct and honest. I trust his opinion!
in Houston, TX |
Got in and out fast . Dr. really listens to you!
in Houston, TX |
Swift ! Courteous! Efficient !
in Houston, TX |
this office is wonderful. Everyone is professional and polite.
in Houston, TX |
Everything was good !!
in Houston, TX |
Everything is very good and efficient in all aspects .
in Houston, TX |
Very good doctor.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Esses di a great job , fast and friendly staff.
in Houston, TX |
Doctor Esses is great doctor !!!
in Houston, TX |
I have received great care and will recommend to others.
in Houston, TX |
The staff is nice. Does not take all day. Employees seem to care about patients.
in Houston, TX |
I love this office Very courteous and professional staff who really listen.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Esses is awesome! Would not go to anyone else.
in Houston, TX |
enjoyed the courtesy and professionalism of doctor and staff.
in Houston, TX |
Great visit, fast and to the point I was very pleased with this visit.
in Houston, TX |
Service was great and Dr. Esses was extremely knowlegable.
in Houston, TX |
Best Doctor I have ever seen. I come in and out of my appointment in 30 min. My back feel so good.
in Houston, TX |
my visit was excellent.
in Houston, TX |
Great doctor fast appointment.
in Houston, TX |
Impressed with prompt and through doctor Esses took his time to listen Great office!!!
in Houston, TX |
Fast and to the point.
in Houston, TX |
very happy with all this doctor would recommend to friends and family.
in Houston, TX |
I have been a loyal patient since 2005.
in Houston, TX |
could not have been a better experience.
in Houston, TX |
It was good I trust Dr. Esses.
in Houston, TX |
Staff very friendly, good experence.
in Houston, TX |
Everyone was professional, nice no complaints. Look forward to working with Dr. Esses.
in Houston, TX |
Everyone is extremely nice and patient.
in Houston, TX |
Good Experience waiting in waiting room goes fast. Staff is super friendly.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Esses and staff know what they are doing. Thanks to all who helped my pain.
in Houston, TX |
Everything was great. The doctor and nurses were very kind. I was confident that the surgery was going to go great.
Houston, TX |
For my visit due to back pain, Dr. Esses' office performed a drug test on me without my knowledge. The charge of the drug test was over $10,000 each time when the test was performed. Nobody in the office felt the necessity to inform me about the drug test or the cost of the drug test prior to being performed. I wasn't aware about the drug test until it showed up on my insurance claim. The office didn't only performed the drug test on me once but they did the same thing on my follow up visit too.
in Houston, TX |
Receptionist are great wonderful job.
in Houston, TX |
Friendly staff!! fast and efficent.
in Houston, TX |
Timely appointments great staff.
in Houston, TX |
My overall experience was great. Doctor and staff great !!1.
in Houston, TX |
wonderful front desk and staff.
in Houston, TX |
very good experience and friendly people.
in Houston, TX |
Fast , friendly , and Dr. Understood me !!!
Terrible experience! Very condecending. Was in the room about 1-2 minutes, did not disclose or explain what was on my MRI. Got very aggravated when I attempted to ask questions and still did not answer. It was basically "you don't need surgery, see ya later" kind of visit. I'm glad I sought a 2nd opinion and am getting the treatment I need. On a good note, the office staff were great
in Houston, TX |
Surgery was performed previously on my wife successfully by Dr. Esses.
in Houston, TX |
Overall visit was great!!! Dr.Esses very professional!!
in Houston, TX |
Everyone is great Always there to help always listen Always with a smile.
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Dr. Esses accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Principal Life
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Esses has admitting privileges

Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004
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