Dr. Stephen Reintjes, MD

Dr. Stephen Reintjes, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o
34 reviews

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Dr. Stephen Reintjes, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in North Kansas City, MO. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Reintjes is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Liberty Hospital....See Less

Meritas Health Neurosurgery

2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 410

North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

Spine Peripheral Nerve Intracranial Tumors
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Dr. Reintjes' Experience

Dr. Reintjes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Luke's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Ks Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Reintjes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Reintjes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Reintjes to family and friends
based on 34 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Reintjes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
Parkville, MO |
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.
in Kansas City, MO |
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
Kansas City, MO |
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.
Liberty, MO |
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.
Independence, MO |
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
in Kansas City, MO |
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.
in kansas |
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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Dr. Reintjes accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Reintjes has admitting privileges

North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Liberty Hospital
2525 Glenn Hendren Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
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Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
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