Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 66

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Esses, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and US Pain and Spine Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Esses to book an appointment.


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Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP

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(713) 333-4110
Houston - Stephen Esses6560 Fannin St Houston, TX 77030
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Dr. Esses' Reviews

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4.5

Based on 240 reviews

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I needed to consult with Dr Esses since I had some pinched nerves and wanted to rule out scar tissue from the previous tailbone removal surgery I had with him 11 years ago. He was very attentive and gave me his valuable opinion. I trust him and think he's an expert in his field.
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Natalie Moore – Jun 05, 2020
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Dr Esses did surgery on my back a few years ago; last week and continuing forward I have had sharp pains in my left leg. He checked out my back and did xrays to try to find the source of my pain. He had pulled my previous file and was ready to answer any of my questions. I feel very confident in his abilities.
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May 19, 2020
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Dr Esses has been great, to the point and clear.
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Ed Granger – May 07, 2020
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Follow up appointment with Dr Esses. Very thorough and easy to talk with about my situation.
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Charlotte M – May 06, 2020
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He's a great doctor he gets right to the point and if you need a referral he'll recommend you to the best doctors for care
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Franchetta Pines. – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr Esses and his staff have been amazing! Thank you so much!
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Apr 17, 2020
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Always satisfied with my visit to Dr. Esses office.
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FPerez – Apr 15, 2020
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My life has changed thanks to Dr Esses !
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Feb 05, 2020
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Dr. Esses is a wonderful Dr. he has took care of all my medical needs. He explained my procedure in full detail I would recommend him to anyone that needs help.
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Jan 31, 2020
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The Dr and clinical staff are very knowledgeable. Dr. Esses too the time to clearly explain procedure and excellent aftercare instructions. appointment time and follow up appointments are super convenient, definitely worth the 5 hr drive to see Dr. Esses.
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Jan 02, 2020
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Dr. Esses is now a good friend, he is a great surgeon, he has has performed 4 back surgeries, I feel so much better. I would highly recommend Dr.Esses to friends and family, the staff is top notch .
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Nov 01, 2019
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My husband is a patient of Dr. Esses. He is an excellent doctor. He truly cares about his patients. Dr. Esses is the only doctor I would entrust with my husbands care. Very thorough and the staff is great!
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Debbie munoz – Oct 29, 2019
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Dr. Esses and staff are great ! All are so friendly they get you in promptly I have never had to wait for my apt they get you right in. Dr. Esses is very attentive and detailed during my visits. I would highly recommend Dr. Esses .
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Oct 27, 2019
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Dr. Esses did a wonderful job with my surgery I am very satisfied.
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Oct 25, 2019
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Dr. Esses and staff are amazing! They all took such good care of me. I recommend them to everyone!
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Oct 24, 2019
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Dr Esses provided consultation when I was told that spinal fusion surgery was needed. After ordering an EMG test, he said that surgery was definitely not needed. Very much appreciated his expertise, depth of knowledge and efficiency. His appointments run on time.
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Sep 28, 2019
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the surgery I feel went really good, the surgical staff was great and accommodating. The staff at the Pearland location was nice and informative. I am doing what Dr. Esses asked me to perform and I will see him back in the end of August.
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Aug 10, 2019
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Dr. Esses is a wonderful doctor , I love the staffs.
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Aug 01, 2019
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I want to say I appreciate how fast I was scheduled for my appointment. Dr. Esses answered all questions thoroughly that I had.
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Jul 30, 2019
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Dr.Esses did a great job on my back. I have never been to a doctor like that. Dr. Esses is the best Doctor I have ever seen. I had back issues for over nine years. I will always love Dr.Esses thank you for fixing my back issue.
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Dr. Esses accepts the following insurance:

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
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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
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
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UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Esses' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esses treats Herniated Disc more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Esses treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esses treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Esses treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esses treats Spine Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Esses treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Esses' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease

About Me

Biography

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 in...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Houston, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

US Pain and Spine Hospital

Houston, TX