Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD

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Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD
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.

8005 E 106th St

Tulsa, OK 74133

Contact Information

(918) 701-2000

Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD

Dr. Steven Anagnost, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Hernia
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more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hernia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Torticollis

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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
1 Board Action
  • 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

Education

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Anagnost's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anagnost to family and friends
4.6
based on 449 total reviews (286 with comments)
Dr. Anagnost's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (286)
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost helped my back and leg pain with injections. He encouraged me not to have surgery on my back. The injections have helped a lot. He is a good doctor.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost is kind and compassionate. He always explains things to me. He found my disc herniation in my neck when no one else could. I trust him.
in Grand Lake, OK |
PLEASE READ! My husband had back surgery in Jan but pain got worse. We went back to Dr A. several times asking for another MRI & he finally did one 8 weeks later! He stated my husband has cancer. We got the MRI, & reports from Jan (prior to surgery:. #1 on radiology report - run a bone scan/biopsy due to a 3 mm tumor, no surgery (should have been caught!!) 2nd MRI (Apr) now 8mm-it had TRIPLED! 10 months later; severe pain, uses cane/walker from large hole in pelvic bone from large tumor.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost reviewed my MRI and x rays with me and explained it to me so I could understand. He is treating with non operative treatment.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had neck surgery by another surgeon. I was still in pain and no one would see me. Dr Anagnost agreed to see me and I appreciate him. He is very kind and professional. He explained things to me.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost did minimally invasive back surgery on me. My back pain and leg pain are much better already. The surgery has really helped. Dr Anagnost did a great job. No one else would help me. I am very happy I met Dr Anagnost. I recommend him highly.
in Tulsa, OK |
Extremely professional, compassionate, and very thorough. Have had previous surgery with him and was perfectly satisfied, would not hesitate to use him again!
in Tulsa, OK |
I had neck surgery with Dr Anagnost. It helped a lot. He listened to me and explained my MRI so I could understand.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had back surgery with Dr Anagnost. My leg pain and back pain are much better. He has really helped me. He did a great job.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr. Anagnost has treated my back and leg pain successfully without surgery. The injections have helped. He has done a good job.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had previous back surgery by another surgeon. I met Dr Anagnost and he quickly found what was wrong. He showed me my MRI and X rays and explained everything to me. I trust him.
in Tulsa, OK |
I needed a second opinion so my Dr recommended Dr Anagnost. He was very polite and professional. He explained things so I could understand. I appreciate his time he spent with me and hos honesty.
in Tulsa, OK |
I am 84 years old. Dr Anagnost has taken good care of me and helped me to avoid surgery. The shots he does for me have really helped.
in Tulsa, OK |
Excellent care. Highly recommend.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost explained things really well. He recommended the minimally invasive surgery. I am very pleased.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost did minimally invasive back surgery on me over a year ago . It really helped. He listens to my problems. I trust him.
in Pensacola, Florida |
I soon will be traveling from Florida to have Dr Anagnost see my husband .. I was a patient of Dr Anagnost in 2004-2005 and was so pleased with the outcome .. I recommend him highly and as I said will be bringing my husband to see him as I don't trust anyone else with my husband.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost performed neck surgery on me. It really helped. I was up walking right away. I am very happy I had the operation done with Dr Anagnost.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have had major problems with my back for years. I could not get anyone to help me until I met Dr Anagnost. He did the tiny band aid surgery that really helped. I am glad I did it. Dr Anagnost takes really good care of me.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have no more pain. I had back surgery with Dr Anagnost and I am glad I did. Dr Anagnost has helped me get my life back.
in Tulsa, OK |
I was in terrible pain before my surgery with Dr Anagnost. Now my pain level is so much better. My incision was smaller than an inch. I am very glad I had the surgery done.
in Tulsa, OK |
My neck pain before surgery was running into my hands making them weak. Dr Anagnost did neck surgery and as soon as I woke up, my arm pain and neck pain were better.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost did a great job with my back surgery.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost has treated me and my husband with back injections. Dr A helped us both to avoid surgery.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had back surgery with Dr Anagnost and I feel great. I felt better immediately after surgery. I am very happy with all that Dr Anagnost has done for me.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had back fusion with Dr Anagnost and I am doing great. He has really taken away the horrible pain I used to have. I recommend him highly.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost really helped me with my back. I had two previous surgeries before I met Dr Anagnost. I was in real pain. Now I am much better after surgery with Dr Anagnost.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had minimally invasive back fusion with Dr A. I was better immediately. My incision was tiny. He did a great job.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have had awful pain in my back and leg for years. It got so bad I could not even left my L foot. I saw another doctor who refused to help me. I heard about Dr Anagnost from a nurse at the hospital. He saw me right away and set me up for surgery to help me.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have had back and tailbone pain for years. I am a diabetic also. My doctor recommended that I see Dr Anagnost. I am glad I did. He found my problem quickly and I am getting my life back again.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had a fracture of my spine. I am a musician and play keyboard. Dr Anagnost was able to treat me without surgery. I was pleased to hear that Dr Anagnost is a violinist as well.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had neck surgery with Dr Anagnost back in 2005. He did a great job and I had no pain for years. Now I have developed disc problems at other spots in my neck I went straight back to Dr Anagnost for help. I wont trust anyone else.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had terrible back pain that was running into my legs and feet. Dr Anagnost did surgery on me. I feel so much better, He did a wonderful job. Since then, Dr Anagnost has fixed my son and saved him from being paralyzed. We all trust and believe in Dr Anagnost are thankful for all he has done.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had back surgery with Dr Anagnost. I went home the same day. I am doing fantastic. My pain is gone. I am back to work on the farm and happy. Dr Anagnost did great job.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have had back pain for years. Dr Anagnost has been doing injections for me and helping me to avoid surgery. They are helping my pain.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost has done injections on my back and I have been able to avoid surgery because of him.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had minimally invasivre back surgery with Dr Anagnost. I feel so much better. I am very happy with Dr Anagnost. He explained my diagnosis and treatment. I am getting Thanks giving dinner ready for the family again this year even after recent back surgery. Dr A helped me get my life back again.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost has helped with shots for my back and leg pain. He has helped me to avoid surgery which I greatly appreciate.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had surgery with Dr Anagnost. I am glad I had the operation done. He did a great job.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost did back surgery for me. I was in terrible pain before the surgery. After surgery, I could tsll improvement right away. He did a great job. He is the only doctor I will see for my back.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have had severe back and leg pain for years. I have had hose accidents and motorcycle accidents. My back was beat up. Dr Anagnost found my problem and made a plan to fix it. He is a great doctor who really cares.
in Tulsa, OK |
I am a Chiropractor and I have had pain for years. I was able to treat and help myself for years. Eventually the pain got too bad. I have sent patients to Dr Anagnost for years, and now I was his patient. He did band aid back surgery on me and I was better immediately. Dr Anagnost did great.
in Tulsa, OK |
My doctor referred me to Dr Anagnost. He saw me quickly and told me what my diagnosis was right away. He got an MRI and made a treatment plan for me. He was very professional and a good bedside manner.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had severe back and leg pain. I couldn't even lift my left foot the pain was so bad. Dr Anagnost did band aid back surgery and my pain went away immediately. I am back to working on the farm already.
in Tulsa, OK |
I have had back pain for for several months after I fell off my kids skateboard. I was in pain. I met Dr Anagnost and he explained the MRI to me right away. He encouraged me to avoid surgery which I appreciate.
in Tulsa, OK |
I was hurting for years with my back and leg pain. I finally knew I had to do something about it. Dr Anagnost did back surgery and I left the hospital the next day. I was doing great until I fell. Dr A did a great job.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr Anagnost did band aid surgery on my back almost 5 years ago i am doing great. I felt better right away and my incision was very tiny. He did a great job helping me. I am back playing with my 8 great grandchildren.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr A fixed my back 2 years ago. I am glad I did the surgery with him. He did a great job and explained things to me.
in Tulsa, OK |
I had neck surgery with Dr Anagnost. I feel much better. He did a great job. He listened to me and explained everything to me.
in Owasso, OK |
This is my 2nd surgery in 10 years and I am extremely pleased with the results, just as before and would highly recommend to any one. Dr Anagnost, very professional and informative, thanks to his complete staff for excellence care
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  • Aetna
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
    Life and Health Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • GlobalHealth, Inc.
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
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  • Medicaid of Oklahoma
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Pryor, OK 74361
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