Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 70

Dr. Hipp
Accepting new patients

Stephen W. Hipp M.d. P.A.

1718 E 4th St Ste 607 Charlotte, NC 28204

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(704) 377-1633

Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hipp to book an appointment.

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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
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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

Spinal Stenosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hipp treats Spinal Stenosis more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Hipp treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Hipp's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Torticollis

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Dr. Hipp accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Care PPO

Dr. Hipp's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hipp

3.0

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
45%
(18)
4 Stars
5%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
7.5%
(3)
1 Star
42.5%
(17)
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Helped when no one else could.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Liz – Jun 25, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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CWO USN (Ret) in Huntersville, NC – Mar 02, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DM in NC – Sep 14, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Katherine Nutter in Charlotte, NC – Mar 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Kevin in Huntersville – Jan 19, 2018
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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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Bradenton, FL – Nov 28, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Casanthia Childers in Kings Mountain, NC – May 15, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Robert Almeida in Kannapolis, NC – Apr 06, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Jan 05, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jamie S in Charlotte, NC – Jul 11, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Serena in Charlotte, NC – Apr 02, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Mar 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

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

Awards

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What are Dr. Stephen Hipp, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hipp frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Spinal Stenosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hipp treats.

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Dr. Hipp's office is located at 1718 E 4th St Ste 607, Charlotte, NC 28204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Stephen W. Hipp M.d. P.A.1718 E 4th St Ste 607 Charlotte, NC 28204
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Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average