Dr. Steven Theiss, MD

Dr. Steven Theiss, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Theiss, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

1201 11th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

(205) 930-8339

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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


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  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Emory University-Research Fellow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Minnesota Spine Center, Minneapolis, Mn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Theiss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Theiss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Theiss to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Theiss' 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 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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Dr. Theiss accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Theiss has admitting privileges

UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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