Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD

Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

10131 S Yale Ave Fl 2

Tulsa, OK 74137

Contact Information

(918) 701-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GlobalHealth, Inc.
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Oklahoma
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sacrum Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Anagnost's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Anagnost "Dr. Steven Anagnost has dedicated his career to bringing the advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and procedures to Oklahoma, pioneering new laparoscopic spine surgery techniques and bringing these techniques to patients and spine surgeons throughout the world. As a founding member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Less Exposure Surgery Society, Dr. Steven C. Anagnost is a world renowned orthopedic spine surgeon and pioneer in the minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery community. Dr. Anagnost graduated from Emory University and performed his Spine Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Leatherman Spine Institute. Dr. Anagnost is a friendly, compassionate, and easy-to-talk-to person who is focused on helping his patients make educated decisions. Thousands of happy patients have trusted their spinal care to Dr. Anagnost Dr. Anagnost came to Tulsa in 1999, to bring the benefits of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery to Oklahoma. Prior to his arrival, there was no Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery being performed in Tulsa. He has patented and pioneered multiple spine surgery techniques and developed new tools and instruments used throughout the world, to improve MIS surgery outcomes, procedures and spinal surgery recovery times. Dr. Anagnost has been recognized as one of the leading innovators in United States for MIS techniques for spine surgery and procedures. There has been extensive statistical analysis of Dr. Anagnost's superior quality of care for his patients. This data was compiled from thousands of patient surgeries performed by Dr. Anagnost, and is found in the now famous LaPolla Report. The report shows that Dr. Anagnost provides superior outcomes when compared to other surgeons in the field of spinal surgery, both in Oklahoma as well as national comparisons. These superior outcomes include shorter length of hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, and lower cost per case. Dr. Anagnost has taught the benefits of "band aid spinal procedures", using Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, all over the world. He has pioneered minimally invasive back procedures and technology. He is one of the founding members of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeons (SMISS), which is the largest Minimally Invasive Spine Society in the World. Dr. Anagnost also founded the Less Exposure Spine Society (LESS), which also promotes technologically advanced spinal procedures and training for surgeons and patients to understand and utilize the tremendous benefits of outpatient spinal surgery. Many surgeons in Oklahoma do not perform Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, because the surgeon will make less money. Dr. Anagnost does not believe that money should direct a patient's care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anagnost "The vast majority of patients can be treated successfully without surgery. Conservative treatments often include physical therapy, medication, traction, injections, and chiropractic care.

When these measure fail, surgery is sometimes the final step. Patients are understandably scared of the prospect of surgery. Many are worried about painful and prolonged recovery, as well as permanent scarring. 

It is because of these valid concerns of patients, that many surgeons have intensely investigated less invasive ways of treating back pain surgically. This was the advent of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. The basic concept is simple. Surgeons wish to treat the conditions of the spine, like disc herniations and bone spurs, with as small an incision and as little tissue and muscle damage as possible. God gave us the muscle and the bone for a reason, because we need it. There is nothing manmade that we can put in the spine, that functions as well as what God originally designed for us."

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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Torticollis

18  Procedures

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

2 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/15/2014)
    Action Taken: License Restricted
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Kentucky
  • Other (9/12/2013)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Dr. Steven Constantine Anagnost; License # 21194; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Voluntary submittal to jurisdiction. ACTION TAKEN: The physician shall appear before the Oklahome Medical Board documenting successful completion of continuing medical education in the area of billing and medical recordkeeping and completion of an ACGME-affiliated spine visiting fellowship prior to resuming surgical practice in Oklahoma. The physician shall also pay a $10,000 fine plus costs before resuming surgical practice in Oklahoma.
    State: Oklahoma
2 Board Actions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (11/17/2017)
    Action Taken: Termination of an Agreed Order without restrictions, terms, and/or conditions
    Summary: Anagnost, Steven C MD: License # 30470: NOVEMBER 17, 2017 - LICENSE REINSTATEMENT: The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued an Order Terminating Agreed Order.
    State: Kentucky
  • Other (1/16/2014)
    Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    Summary: Dr. Steven Constantine Anagnost; License # 21194; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician completed all requirements ordered by the Oklahoma Medical Board 09-12-2013 Consent Order & Agreement. ACTION TAKEN: No Board limitation on the physician's surgical practice in Oklahoma.
    State: Oklahoma


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Louisville School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Louisville School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Leatherman Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Anagnost's Reviews

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519 total reviews (327 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (519)

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (327)

For more than a year I had so much back pain I couldn’t walk around the block. Dr Anagnost did my surgery a month ago and I felt good the minute I woke up from the anesthesia. I’m still in a back brace and will be for awhile but have no pain. He had to do a lot of work on me but with minimal...more
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Dr Anagnost did a minimally invasive spinal operation on me. I felt immediately better. I was suffering for years before my surgery. It is amazing how much better he made me feel. I appreciate Dr Amagnost for all he has done for me.
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I had back surgery by another surgeon. It did not work. I had heard great things about Dr Anagnost so I went to see him. He was very kind, and diagnosed my problem quickly. He performed his minimal invasive surgery on me, and I feel GREAT. Thank you so much Dr Anagnost for giving me my life back.
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I have been suffering with back pain for years I finally met Dr Anagnost and he quickly saw my problem and started a plan for my recovery. He explains rhings well and is honest and very helpful.
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I love doctor A and all his staff awesome. My back first went out in 2003. I suffered for a long time with my back out of all of the surgeons I seen in 15 years Dr. A is the only one I have ever let do surgery on my back he is kind and understanding and has been a great deal of help to me, thank...more
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