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 34 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 i...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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
1985
1984
1979
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Esses' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Esses

4.5

Based on 216 reviews

5 Stars
82.87037037037037%
(179)
4 Stars
4.62962962962963%
(10)
3 Stars
0.9259259259259259%
(2)
2 Stars
0.46296296296296297%
(1)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(24)

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  • Staff friendliness
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fast and efficient staff.
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Awesome plus a wonderful staff.
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I was in such bad shape 51 years old and could not walk without a cane. 12 days post-op my life is returning to normal. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Esses and his staff.
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Dr. Esses is doing great at diagnosis great staff and front desk.
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Dr Esses is excellent and I feel very safe with him.
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I had a great visit with Dr. Esses there was no waiting and great bedside manner.
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wonderful Doctor very through, love the patient Doctor level.
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great experience !
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Very insightful pleased with attention to detail highly recommend
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The only surgeon who had the heart to take me seriously... I suffered for 5 years before him He is super knowledgeable and is a straight shooting, ni nonsense guy. He did a spinal fusion and decompression on me in 16'. He's the reason I'm longer in a wheelchair! He took out my hardware in Aug. Don't let me forget his staff whether it nurses and everyone in between are so friendly make even the most nervous person relaxed! Don't gamble with another surgeon. U only have 1 spine...
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In and out very fast Dr. Knows his stuff.
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Finally some answers explained in a way I can understand.
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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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Dr. Esses did a great job and would use him again if needed. I would recommend Dr. Esses to friends and family.
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Prior to the procedure I was able to just was a 1/4 mile. After surgery I am walking without pain a mile a day. Each day I feel better and stronger.
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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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