Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr, MD

Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Meritas Health Neurosurgery

2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 410

North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Reintjes Sr' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes Sr performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes Sr treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes Sr treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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)
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Reintjes Sr. has special interest in the treatment of spine, peripheral nerve and intracranial tumors.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

St Luke's Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Ks Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
1983

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • University Of Missouri Kansas CityGuest Lecturer - University of Health Sciences, Assistant Professor

Dr. Reintjes Sr' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Reintjes Sr

3.5

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I had a low back surgery about 10years ago with Dr. REINTJES. The surgery went well and I wouldnt go to anyone else for any future surgeries involving the spine. I can overlook bedside manor issues that many other reviews complain about on this site. I want someone who is direct, serious, and to the point which can be perceived as pompous by some people. Results are what matters!
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Referred by another surgeon who said, "If I had the back injury you have there is only one surgeon in town I would allow to do my surgery." That was all I needed to hear. 17 years later, I ended up with another back injury, another surgery, another excellent outcome thanks to Dr. Reintjes. Today, I live without back pain thanks to the skills and knowledge of this amazingly talented surgeon. Pompous? No! Arrogant? No! Confident? Yes! He definitely improved my quality of life! Forever grateful!
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I am so thankful we found Dr. Reintjes. He performed surgery on my husband's spine, and it was a miracle. My husband was in pain and walking with a cane, but the surgery removed the pain and he is walking and feeling wonderful. We have our life back, even going to the fitness center. Dr. Reintjes is a miracle worker and I pray that God continues to guide his hands and he can heal other patients. God Bless Dr. Reintjes. Oh, and his staff is fabulous.
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Dr. Reintjes has operated on me 3 times and I highly recommend him. He is professional, thorough and listens to you your concerns. I overlook his bedside manner, because I know his skill is excellent. The nurses I have talked with at North Kansas Hospital all concur with me.
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This is very professional office. I was seen right away with no wait time. Dr. Reintjes is direct and to the point. He reviewed my MRI with me, and ordered a CT Myelogram. On my follow-up visit he reviewed the CT and explained the surgery I needed. Some people may not appreciate his bed side manner, as he is direct and to the point. But I feel he is focusing on your care, not ideal chitchat. I respect that.
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Great doctor
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Terrible experience.having to go back under knife again same surgery but definetly a different surgeon n hospital .he omits complaints out of his notes n records to cover his butt .i told him morning after surgery that my left foot was totally numb n that something was not right .he assured be that it would go away in a year well it did not only got worse ..i would never recommend him ..in my opinion he needs to take his arrogant attitude and his knives and hang them up .and retire immediately.
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As with many other reviews here, I found him to be pompous and condescending. I left there confused and upset at how he treated me. I cancelled all tests and the surgery. No one that treats me like that is going to cut on me, and he was going on about a different surgery I hadn't even heard of. I tried to ask questions and he was unbelievably rude. Four other doctors and years of tests but he said my spine is fine. It was surreal. I'm now getting the correct surgery with another doctor.
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gave me the results and recommended what was necessary for my situation- I had weak and numbness in my leg- I had surgery on Tuesday march21 2017- yes 2 days ago- I am now at home up and walking around- from the moment I woke up in the recovery room I could feel the difference- no numbness and a little strength in my leg- I personally love his straight to the point , and his confidence was very reassuring- I would certainly recommend Dr Reintjes to everyone- Thank you I feel truly blessed Andy
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I like Dr. Reintjes because he is direct and to the point. He has no problem answering your questions directly without all the hesitation and doctor talk you get from other physicians. He was able to diagnose my problem without alot of unneccasary tests or making me wait another month to fix the problem. Some people may not like is bed side manner, as he is direct and to the point, for me that is a bonus. I will be returning anytime I have a problem with my back.
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This doctor did not care to listen to a word I said, was pompous and rude, very uncaring. He acted as though I were wasting his time. Told me I did not need surgery and there was nothing wrong with my spine even though my neurologist thought the complete opposite. My MRI report stated that I have the very problems that he couldn't seem to see that two other doctors saw.
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shocking rude terrible 1 1\2 hr late for appointment, less than 60 seconds in room stated 3 times that there was nothing wrong with my back, unlike 4 other doctors who stated i needed surgery
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Knew within 30 seconds, it wasn't going to work out. I had a list of questions to ask-did not get a chance to ask any of them. He is very condescending and pompous. He asked a question and I asked him to repeat- He acted like i was asking him to sacrifice his first born! Some say he is a good surgeon-don't know don't care. He may be a good mechanic, but he detests the person he is working on! Better to find a good surgeon and someone that actually cares about your body.
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He is a provider for Farmer's Ins, Workman's Comp. He is in this for the money, I feel. He gave my fiancee' a note to retrun to work, without examining him. He did not ask him if he was capable of working. The first office visit he recommended surgery, and the next time he saw him, he told him he would not do surgery because of his ITP, when he told him on the first visit it would not be a problem. If you are sent to him for a Work Comp claim, I would fight it. He is unethical.
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