Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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65 y/o
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Dr. Stephen Esses, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

Southwest Orthopedic Group

6560 Fannin St Ste 1016

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esses treats Spinal Stenosis more than 81% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Esses' conditions and procedures:

Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
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)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
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
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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
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 i...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Esses' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Esses

4.4

Based on 201 reviews

5 Stars
82.08955223880596%
(165)
4 Stars
4.477611940298507%
(9)
3 Stars
0.9950248756218906%
(2)
2 Stars
0.4975124378109453%
(1)
1 Star
11.940298507462687%
(24)

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My overall experience with Dr. Esses and his team has been exceptional. I had L5-S1 back fusion through a minimally invasive technique called axillif and after 6 weeks we have good bone fusion an I am felling great. I am very happy with the results so far.
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Dr. Esses was very professional and on time and very serious about patient issues. He answered all questions with patience
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Thank you so much for seeing me and giving me so answers. No other doctor wanted to see me one I told them I was in a car accident.
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I have to say that Dr. Esse was great. I feel great . I have more mobility in my movements .
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Very please to have a doctor like this, no complaints. The staff is very attentive. .
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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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