Dr. Stephen Reintjes, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Reintjes
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2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 410 North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Dr. Stephen Reintjes, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Reintjes has more experience with Spine and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Liberty Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Reintjes to book an appointment.


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Dr. Reintjes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Reintjes

3.7

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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.
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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.
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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!
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Charles – Jan 18, 2020
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Phenomenal surgeon
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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CFP in Kansas City, MO – Jun 20, 2018
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Great doctor
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Deanna Lavery in kansas – Dec 22, 2015
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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

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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

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(816) 471-8114

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes treats Spine Disorders more than 95% of their peers

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

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes treats Herniated Disc more than 95% of their peers

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

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Reintjes treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Brain Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes treats Brain Aneurysm more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Reintjes treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reintjes treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Reintjes treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Reintjes' 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
  • 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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Meritas Health Neurosurgery2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 410 North Kansas City, MO 64116
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