Dr. Steven Dennis, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. Dennis
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Steven Dennis, MD

1501 Westcliff Dr Ste 325 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Dr. Steven Dennis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dennis to book an appointment.

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4.6

Based on 41 ratings

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Dr. Dennis performed a surgery on me over 20 + years ago. I’m still in good shape! He SAVED my life. I was in so much pain I didn’t know what to do my quality of life was so bad. He was such a cool guy, his amazing surgery performed still makes me grateful to this day!!! He told me I was just the ideal patient but I think it was the magic of his skill that fixed me! I can’t say enough good things. I hope you eventually read this Dr. Dennis, Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Justin watts – Jun 16, 2021
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Doctor Dennis gave me hope today for what I thought was a hopeless condition.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Monique M Lapensee – May 09, 2020
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Dr. Dennis did a laminectomy and fusion on my spine> I had the most excruciating pain in my left leg a root nerve problem. After the surgery the pain was gone. I have RA and do have some arthritis in my back but I am able to function pretty well. surgery was done in March 2016.
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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Elizabeth Molenkamp – Dec 03, 2019
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Dr. Dennis has been my back doctor for over 20 years. I can still play tennis today, thanks to him. I have had to have multiple surgeries and Dr. Dennis always provided the best of care and always only did the surgery when absolutely necessary and as long as he felt I would be much better off afterwards. He is open to alternative forms of treatment including but not limited to acupuncture, pilates and physical therapy. I can honestly say I would not be enjoying the life I have today if it wasn't for him.
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May 15, 2019
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Successful, little to no anxiety.So confident with Dr Dennis and expertise! Thanks for your skills! 18 years and counting.
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May 03, 2019
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Dr. Dennis is the best! He is an excellent surgeon. I will always be grateful for his kind, compassionate and extraordinary surgical abilities. I would not be walking today if it were not for his medical proficiency to diagnosis and carry out necessary surgical procedures immediately! I trust him as a Dr. and surgeon and wholeheartedly would highly recommend Dr. Stephen Dennis. It saddens my heart that he is no longer affiliated with Hoag. This great Dr. will be missed!
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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May 02, 2018
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I recently had Anterior Cervical Disectomy & Fusion surgery by Dr Dennis and my excruciating nerve pain from neck to my arm/hand is completely gone. I am so grateful to Dr Dennis and I highly recommend him if you have similar pain. He is caring and kind doctor.
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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Irvine, CA – Jun 23, 2017
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L3,4,5 Laminectomy, with a prosthetic insert and fusion. Third surgery in 20 years. From my first meeting in his office to the post-surgical follow-up appointment, Dr Dennis has provided expert care. As a Surgeon, he takes time to explain all steps of the procedure, answering all my questions, which is rare to find today. His staff, especially his PA, carefully monitored my post surgery progress, in the hospital and out, explaining what to expect. I highly recommend Dr Dennis.
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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Mark Hub in Costa Mesa, CA – Jul 14, 2016
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It's been 30 years since Dr. Dennis performed surgery on my neck. I had a herniated disc between cervical vertebras number 5 and 6. He removed the herniated disc and fused the two vertebra. I woke up from the surgical procedure and the pain was gone for the first time in over a year. The pain has never come back. At the age of 70, my only complaint is that he didn't fix my golf swing. This guy is really good !!
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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James D. Harris in Walnut, CA – Mar 15, 2016
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Dr Dennis is one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I have ever met. He takes the time to listen and truly cares about your situation and outcome.
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
7 people found this helpful
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elizabeth ford in Costa Mesa, CA – Jan 07, 2016
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Almost a year post surgery and I am very happy with the results. Although I was nervous about back surgery, I am so glad I had the procedure done. Down time was minimal and I have regained almost all of my ability and strength. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I had surgery and not to do something crazy that would put even a perfect back at risk. I am now 100% pain free and can walk like a normal person again. Highly recommend Dr Dennis and his staff and the outpatient surgery center.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Bonnie B in Victorville, CA – Jan 05, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Dennis's current practice focuses on the evaluation of all spinal symptoms, including new consultations and non-operative care and management options....Read more

Biography

Dr. Dennis is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in disorders and surgery of the spine. He has been in private practice in Orange...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Kerlan-Jobe Orth Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
1983
Vanderbilt University
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Steven Dennis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dennis frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Coccygeal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dennis treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Dennis, MD's office located?

Dr. Dennis' office is located at 1501 Westcliff Dr Ste 325, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Steven Dennis, MD offer telehealth services?

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dennis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dennis treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dennis treats Coccygeal Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dennis treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dennis' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Locations

Steven Dennis, MD

Steven C Dennis1501 Westcliff Dr Ste 325 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dennis is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, CA

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)