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

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 208 reviews

5 Stars
82.6923076923077%
(172)
4 Stars
4.326923076923077%
(9)
3 Stars
0.9615384615384616%
(2)
2 Stars
0.4807692307692308%
(1)
1 Star
11.538461538461538%
(24)

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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...Read More
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In and out very fast Dr. Knows his stuff.
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Insurance accepted

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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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