Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD
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Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD


Neurosurgery | Male


Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Charlotte, NC. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Hipp is affiliated with Novant Health - Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Hipp's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Kings Mountain, NC |
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME, my surgery was 4/18/17 and I have never felt better, I will recommend Dr Hipp to family and friends. Veterans Choice did a good job referring me to Dr Hipp.
in Kannapolis, NC |
In my opinion, Dr. Hipp and his P.A. are either incompetent or negligent. I was sent here through the Veteran's HealthChoice program after my V.A. neurologist was very concerned about my constant headaches stemming from MRI results showing moderate to severe disc degeneration in my cervical vertebrae. They took x-rays then claimed nothing was wrong with my neck. My neurologist wonders if Dr. Hipp is blind. Not enough room left for a detailed review but enough to warn you to steer clear.
Charlotte, NC |
Dr. Hipp is possibly well known for his dry sarcasm, however, as a surgeon, he is extremely competent. Even the hospital nurses will tell you that you definitely want to listen to his instructions, however, if they were having an ACDF, he is "the doctor" that they would use. I had no issues with swallowing or talking. He did a great job on my incision - should be minimal scarring. Yes, he can be blunt, but he is good at what he does.
in Charlotte, NC |
So I will admit I was nervous going into this appointment because of the reviews on here, however, he is simply amazing. He is a firm doctor who wants to take care of you, so if you aren't letting him or aren't getting your way then that's why you left a bad review. He was so kind and helpful. He asked me if I had enough of the pain and I am 100% sure I am done with the pain. He explained everything perfectly and told me he would take good care of me. He went to med school we didn't! I trust him
in Charlotte, NC |
Staff were not friendly. We were told we needed in interpreter at our visit. We got there and there was no interpreter. Which was fine since I was able to interpret. But when there was a single word that I was not able to translate they took it to another level saying that's why we needed someone. Even though I knew that with most interpreters they would not have been able to translate some things right. We were not at fault when they requested for someone and they never showed.
Charlotte, NC |
I am in SHOCK from my visit. He was hostile towards me from the moment I shook his hand. He said there was nothing wrong with me and that I needed to get off all pain meds. He said I should use advil. I have an MRI that shows two tears in my L4:L5 & L5:S1. I have been out of work for two weeks and I'm really worried about my family! STAY AWAY FROM THIS DOCTOR!
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Nc Chapel Hill Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Al Hospital
    University Of Nc Hosps

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities