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Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Hipp

Novant Health Total Spine Specialists (Randolph)

2801 Randolph Rd Ste 100 Charlotte, NC 28211

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Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Hipp accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Hipp's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hipp treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Hipp treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hipp treats Spine Disorders more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Hipp treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hipp treats Herniated Disc more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Hipp treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Hipp's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Hipp's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hipp

3.0

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
43.58974358974359%
(17)
4 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(3)
1 Star
43.58974358974359%
(17)

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I am a retired career naval officer, not given to exaggeration or hyperbole. Dr. Hipp performed an anterior cervical corpectomy for an issue causing great pain. Great results. On subsequent visits for other issues he was extremely rude and dismissive. Last time seen he even accused me of lying about pain and walked out. I was shocked, and now treated by pain clinic. Couple years ago he had staff send me a letter saying he'd quit the practice. Not true. I question his mental stability.
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Dr. Hipp did my surgery in late 2012. I would highly recommend him. He is a great Dr. Office staff were nice. Only had 1 issue, but it was just human error.
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Dr. Hipp operated on my back in 2009. He is clearly a brilliant man and did a phenomenal job alleviating my nerve pain. I will forever be grateful to him for his honesty and direct approach.
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Strange that my review of Dr. Hipp has disappeared. I will now just say that at first when he though he was going to cut on me he was very nice, asking if I wanted pain pills. When I saw him on a subsequent visit and described how my symptoms had SOMETIMES but not usually been intermittent he accused me of changing my story "every time you comer here" as he typed into the computer, said "we're done here" and walked out leaving me sitting there with mouth open. Excellent surgeon. Lousy person.
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Dr Hipp changed my life. After twenty years of severe lower back pain and the beginning of foot drop I surrendered to the need for surgery. It was a last resort. Since the day of the surgery, nineteen years ago, I have not had one episode of back pain. NOT ONE. I am an active, healthy, happy, painfree 59 year old. Thank you Dr hIpp is much for changing my life. Dr. Kristin Day
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Al Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Nc Hosps
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average