Dr. Steven J. Tresser, MD

Dr. Steven J. Tresser, MD

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Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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Care Philosophy

My patients well-being is very important to me. My aim is to eliminate their pain and restore them to normal function however I can.Read more

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Dr. Tresser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tresser to family and friends
3.2
based on 38 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Tresser's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Tampa, FL |
I was just looking up Dr. Tresser's info to refer him to a friend. I don't usually do surveys but was surprised to see anything less than 5 stars for Dr Tresser. He did a repair on a very painful ruptured disk in by back over 2 years ago. I don't know how it could have gone better. I've had no issues. I've had problems with that disk for 15 years. It's been great to live without pain again. The scar was minimal. I would definitely go back and refer him to friends and family.
Valrico, FL |
I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. He is too quick to get you out of his office and if he doesn't know how to treat you he says there's nothing wrong with you and just to live with your pain. I went to him for a second opinion on a possible tumor in my spine and he said just keep an eye on it and if it grows address it. He stated if we already had a plan on what to do why did we come to him. He is very inpersonable and didn't even do an examination . Find another doctor!
in Tampa, FL |
Need surgery on me that wasn't necessary. Would not recommend it trust him
Tampa, FL |
Update, Dr.Tresser didn't advise Steroid shots for my back as he said that they could elevate with my blood sugar level (I am diabetic). I got a second opinion, and had shots two weeks ago, that surgeon told me that the shots wouldn't interfere with my blood sugar levels since the quantity of steroid is so low. So, after shots and no blood sugar complication, I am pain free for the first time in over one year, no thanks to this doctor.
Tampa, FL |
Highly arrogant and did everything to possible to belittle me. From questioning my education to asking if the weight I put down on the form was real. Never once asked what his survey questions meant to me when I listed different daily issues; he just gave them a number. I wouldn't recommend him to perform a neutering on a dog.
Very quick to get you out. Doesn't take time with his patients. Not the happiest of Dr. Although he is very thorough when discussing outcome of surgeries
in Tampa Fl |
Dr Tresser might not smile with you but he's awesome with what he does. I couldn't walk without in pain and after having. L4 L5 with him thank God and Dr Tresser I am now able to live my life normal again.listen to someone who swears that she'll never ever do surgery and now I'm a totally new person because of him. He answered all my husband's and sister questions that they had about me regarding my surgery and during my Hospital stay his visit was very gratifying.
in Tampa FL |
100% satisfied with neck spinal fusion. Pain totally gone.
If he doesn't know how to treat your issue, he says nothing really wrong.
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Dr. Tresser's Care Philosophy

My patients well-being is very important to me. My aim is to eliminate their pain and restore them to normal function however I can.

Dr. Tresser's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Miami / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hosps Of Cleveland Case Western Res University

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hosps Of Cleveland Case Western Res University

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection