Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD

Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD

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Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD is a Neurology Specialist in North Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities North Kansas City Hospital and Liberty Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Reintjes Sr. to book an appointment.

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Meritas Health Neurology

Meritas Health Neurology2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1235 North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Dr. Reintjes Sr.' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Reintjes Sr.

3.7

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
62.745098039215684%
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4 Stars
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Dr. Reintjes is an excellent surgeon. I had surgery Sept of 2019 and I have never had a more dedicated Doctor. Surgery went great along with my outcome. Highly recommend. I have only high remarks for him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Rhonda Bernal – Feb 01, 2020
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If you have selected Dr. Reintjas Sr. for your neurosurgery you've made the right decision. Dr. Reintjas Sr. has performed two lumbar surgeries for me with absolute success. I would highly recommend him for any type of spinal health conditions.
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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Steve – Jan 29, 2020
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I was pleased with how thorough Dr. Reintjes Sr was on my evaluation. He was friendly and courteous and took time to explain my condition and that surgery was not necessary. I was very relieved to hear him say "we're going to avoid surgery!" and it felt as if he was truly glad to be able to tell me that!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Charles – Jan 18, 2020
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Phenomenal surgeon
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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Jennifer Heisel – Oct 28, 2019
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This doctor is amazing. He was thorough, polite and most importantly confident in what needed to be done in order to get me back to restored health with minimal leg and foot weakness and numbness. Every employee of the hospital I spoke with that asked me who did my back surgery, also highly recommended him for any surgery themselves or any of their family members ever needed. I’m not sure that I understand patients not liking his bedside manner. He is straight to the point and does not “coddle” his patients which I respect. Thank you so much, Dr. Reintjes, Sr. You are helping me get my life back as a wife, mother and homemaker and I am forever grateful to God.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Courtney – Jul 22, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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John K. in MO – Jan 27, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • 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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Nila in Overland Park, KS – Dec 14, 2018
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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.
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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Mitzy Graybeal in Kansas City, MO – Dec 13, 2018
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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.
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
10 people found this helpful
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Tim Howell in Kansas City, MO – Sep 09, 2018
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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.
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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CFP in Kansas City, MO – Jun 20, 2018
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Great doctor
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
3 people found this helpful
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Alan Oakley in Leawood. Ks – Apr 30, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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GARRETT McCormick in Kansas City – Mar 26, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • 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
8 people found this helpful
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Parkville, MO – Jun 16, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Andy Bielby in Kansas City, MO – Mar 23, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Kansas City, MO – Dec 22, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
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
11 people found this helpful
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Liberty, MO – Jul 28, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Independence, MO – May 26, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
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
11 people found this helpful
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John D in Kansas City, MO – Mar 15, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Deanna Lavery in kansas – Dec 22, 2015
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Dr. Reintjes Sr.' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes Sr. treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr. treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes Sr. performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr. performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes Sr. treats Herniated Disc more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr. treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Reintjes Sr.' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

St Luke's Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Ks Med Center
Residency Hospital

Memberships & Affiliations

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Reintjes Sr. frequently treats Low Back Pain, Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Reintjes Sr. treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD's office located?

Dr. Reintjes Sr.' office is located at 2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1235, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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North Kansas City Hospital

North Kansas City, MO

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Liberty Hospital

Liberty, MO

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

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)