Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

Dr. Stephen Esses, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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64 y/o
(198)

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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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Esses performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Esses's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Esses' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Esses "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."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

51  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
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10  Procedures

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

Dr. Esses does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Esses and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Esses' Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Esses to family and friends
198 total reviews (102 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (198)

  • 5
    (162)
  • 4
    (9)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (24)

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 (102)

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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Great staff very courteous and wonderful doctor.
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