Dr. Steven Theiss, MD

Dr. Steven Theiss, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Steven Theiss, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1201 11th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35205

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Theiss' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theiss treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Theiss treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theiss treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Theiss treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theiss treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Theiss treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Theiss' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Theiss, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Theiss' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Theiss

3.8

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
60%
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4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
23.333333333333332%
(7)

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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.
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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.
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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!!!!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Theiss is caring and very professional.
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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.
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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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