Dr. Steven Theiss, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Steven Theiss, MD

Dr. Steven Theiss, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Theiss is affiliated with UAB Hospital.

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Prattville, Alabama |
I saw Dr. Theiss for a multi-level spinal fusion. He is a consummate professional with the ability to explain a complicated medical procedure in language my husband and I could understand. He takes the time we need at every appointment. I am now six months post-op, and I am doing well. I highly recommend him and his team for anyone who needs an excellent surgeon for a complicated spinal surgery.
Birmingham, Al |
Dr. Thesis is a wonderful and caring doctor. He has performed a very successful surgery on my lower back. He also operated successfully on my father-in-law's back. I would recommend him to anyone who is suffering with back pain.
Monroe, NC |
I had a spinal injury and many people told me not to go with an ortho but it was the best decision ever made! Dr. Theiss dad a fantastic job and I feel better than ever before!!!!
Atlanta, GA |
Brookwood AL |
I had severe scoliosis and was in alot of pain. Dr. Thesis was my second opinion and my first choice to do my surgery. He explained everything so well and was very easy to talk to, he showed he actually cared. My surgery was 1/20/16 and still today I'm just amazed at the results. I feel better(I can actually breath) and I look better. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Thesis.
in Birmingham, AL |
I am so grateful for Dr. Theiss! I am able to walk and am not in pain because Dr. Theiss did extensive successful back surgery on me. He has given me my life back and a future as well. I can't express my appreciation for his skill and care!
Auburn, AL |
I was referred to him by my neurosurgeon that had already done one surgery on me and moved. i live 3 hrs from him, he wasted three appts and it felt like he was milking my insurance company for visits, and things he knew I didn't need. Therapy, injections, etc. I did everything he asked and he kept giving me the run around. Horrible experience. Left the last time in tears.
Opelika, AL |
Very Very Good
in Jasper, AL |
I really liked him from the first time I met him. Straight to the point, told me what was going to happen. Even went through it step by step. And he had visual aid pointed out on it what the problem was and how he was going to fix it. Over all I would give him and his staff 100%. Every one at his office are super friendly and caring. I have referred him to my mom, cousin, and sister.
in Prattville al |
Dr. Theiss is caring and very professional.
in Pensacola, FL |
Scheduling my appointment with Dr Theiss was painful. I had called numerous time attempting to get an appt. and consistently receive partial information from the reception leading to taking over two weeks to make an appt. My appointment with Dr Theiss went well.
in Bessemer, AL |
Back surgery 8/11/15 went well but was painful..just starting to get better when started severe pain in left leg that was from surgery..L4-L5 w/fusion..this known as TFLsyndrome...was given one cortisone injection in hip which did help for few days but was told Dr Theiss does not usually do this..took until 12/23/15 to get MRI which verified condition..was under assumption this was to be used to refer me to either hip Dr., pain management or phys therapy..still in bad pain..have rec no help yet
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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University - Research Fellow

    Completed in 1998

    Minnesota Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection