Treatments

Operative Treatments

Although surgery of the spine can be very effective for a number of conditions, it should be reserved for patients who have failed nonoperative management. Dr. Esses believes that surgery should be undertaken in the most meticulous manner possible. His vast experience in more than thousands of surgical cases has enabled him to reduce operating time and blood loss for most procedures. Surgery can often be undertaken as an outpatient with the patient being discharged the same day as the surgical procedure. Most inpatient procedures require only a one night stay in the hospital.

In cases where non-operative approaches fail to provide relief, patients may require surgical treatments. Dr. Esses is an expert in field of Spine Surgery. He is an innovator of modern surgical techniques and remains at the forefront of spinal surgery. Dr. Esses is experienced in a full range of procedures to treat all spinal problems; from minimally invasive surgeries to more complex spinal reconstruction. He routinely performs several different surgical procedures on the spine. It is his expertise which enables him to tailor a procedure to fit patient’s specific needs. He will use the best technology and techniques to restore you back to an active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries (for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine)
Microdiscectomy
Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
XLIF
Trans1
ACDF
Facet Screws
Surgical Treatments (for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine)
Laminectomy
Artificial disc replacement
Spinal fusion
Scoliosis correction
Reconstructive spinal surgery
Salvage spinal surgery
Coccygectomy

Non – operative Treatment

Most patients with spinal disorders do not require surgery. Using the correct combination of medications, physical therapy, injections and spine management, many patients can avoid a trip to the operating room. Dr. Esses believes that surgery should be reserved for patients who have exhausted all other avenues of treatment.

Contact Info

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(713)333-4110

Stephen Esses, MD
4.6
Based on 221 reviews
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Dolores torres
Dolores torres
22:25 30 Apr 21
I had Lumbar Fusion surgery a months weeks ago with Dr. Esses and he is an excellent doctor! He has been available to... answer any questions I had regarding my surgery before and after the surgery. He is kind, caring, and patient. He explains thoroughly the procedures before the surgery and provides proper instruction for after the surgery (for recovery). I am really satisfied with Dr. Esses and I highly recommend him. Very professional service and care.read more
Jeron German
Jeron German
09:20 26 Mar 21
Dr. Esses already had a solution for me to have a corrective procedure on my back by my second visit. He relayed very... detailed information on a scale that I understood what he was talking about. Haven't had the surgery yet but am confident in him.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘read more
Melissa G
Melissa G
16:25 17 Mar 21
Last year Dr Stephen Esses helped me with a former break in my T11 vertebrae. His staff worked me in so that I could... get his next available appointment, and I followed him around town. (He rotates locations) His PA and entire staff are so friendly and compassionate. He's a doctor that will get you back to what you loving doing in life! His PA helped me with several good ideas on extra core exercises. Just a note: any hockey players should highly consider him. It's an unspoken bond and understanding that ya'll can speak about with love and passion while he's examining you.read more
Carole Fox
Carole Fox
16:54 25 Feb 21
I am so thankful to Dr Esses for fixing my back. I was in pain for years. He is thorough and professional. He even... called me after surgery to check on me. I saw him at the Baytown office and I appreciate that they are great at getting you in at your appointment time without waiting.read more
Trisha T.
Trisha T.
00:43 26 Jan 21
I had Lumbar Fusion surgery a few weeks ago with Dr. Esses and he is an excellent doctor! He has been available to... answer any questions I had regarding my surgery before and after the surgery. He is kind, caring, and patient. He explains thoroughly the procedures before the surgery and provides proper instruction for after the surgery (for recovery). I am really satisfied with Dr. Esses and I highly recommend him.read more
Danielle Banks
Danielle Banks
18:22 19 Jan 21
He did an amazing job I have no complaints on the surgery and office staff is very professional
Angela Griffith
Angela Griffith
20:08 13 Jan 21
Dr. Esses and his staff are absolutely wonderful. I've seen many Dr's in the past for my lower back with no luck. Dr.... Esses performed surgery on my lower back and now I'm no longer in pain. I am so thankful πŸ™read more
Dean Daffron
Dean Daffron
21:20 01 Jan 21
Dr. Stephen Esses is one of the best spine surgeons in the world. I was rear ended by a van doing 67 mph while I was... sitting still. I had cracked disc in my lower back and was almost paralyzed. Thanks to Dr. Esses the surgery he performed allowed me to walk again. This was a very dangerous surgery and Dr. Esses did an outstanding job. I moved to Las Vegas several years ago and I am still so thankful to this day that you performed my surgery. You are the BEST! God Bless. Deanread more
Elisa Rodriguez
Elisa Rodriguez
18:31 30 Dec 20
Worst doctor ever does not spend any time with you but a couple minutes, is it even is a couple minutes? I have a... broken disc and gave me medication only for 7 seven day and requested therapy. I have been going to therapy and after 3 months I have requested a refill obviously I am not misusing my medication and can not even give me a refill without being seen. This is the worst ever just a waste of money. I do not see the point of being seen, I have a broken disc and there will always be pain. All they want to do is take your money.read more
Katy Girl
Katy Girl
17:27 15 Dec 20
He is very knowledgeable and caring. I have not gotten my surgery yet but would trust Dr. Stephen Esses. India J.
Katy Girl
Katy Girl
21:01 19 Oct 20
I mean he's a world renowned surgeon and I can see why! Dr. Esses is a BLESSING to this planet!!! I highly recommend... Dr. Esses! His staff is super intelligent and nice! He is the best Orthopedic Doctor in Texas! He truly cares about his patients. Dr. Esses is the best! Again, what a blessing Dr. Esses is to his patients! Written by India J.read more
Franky Lobo
Franky Lobo
17:03 02 Oct 20
There are no words to express how much Dr. Esses and his team have done for me. They provide the best care, honest and... caring. Would recommend them to anyone. The only issue is the people who answer the phones in his office always seem to have an attitude and rude even if your pleasant with them. Aside from that the best Doctor and staff.read more
R Duke
R Duke
16:30 30 Sep 20
Doctor Esses is an exceptional surgeon. He spent the time with me and was extremely knowledgeable of the condition I... have and gave several options to go with. My surgery was a godsend. He called to check up on me after the surgery and if I needed anything to let him know. His staff was the best. I never had to wait long to be seen and all my questions were answered when asked. I would recommend Doctor Esses to all if you are looking for an excellent surgeon. He'll get the job done . Thank you for all you've done .read more
Lisa
Lisa
18:59 25 Sep 20
If I could give you 5000 stars, I would!!!!! I’ve been seeing Dr. Esses for several years and he always goes out of... his way to make sure I am listened to and all my questions are answered. He makes me feel like I’m the only patient there. I felt my entire career depended on his ability to perform the surgery on my neck. However, I was not worried the least bit. He is such a renowned surgeon, I knew I was in good hands. It has been 2 months post-op and I am back at work, doing and feeling excellent! Thank you, Dr. Esses, for being the best surgeon in the world!!read more
Rose Devlin
Rose Devlin
19:23 10 Sep 20
Dr. Esses is an answer to prayer. I had a back condition since the age of 17 (am 36 now). I started seeing Dr. Esses... since 2017 and expressed my refusal to have surgery. I told him that I wanted to exhaust all other forms of therapy and he listened to my concerns. I tried everything and then I started noticing that I began to get worse. After trying multiple therapies, it was decided that a microdiscectomy at L4- L5 would really help me. I can honestly say that after almost 4 weeks of surgery, I am pain free. I can't believe it! Dr. Esses is wonderful.read more
Vanessa Daniels
Vanessa Daniels
16:35 04 Sep 20
Dr. Esses was very compassionate to my extreme neck pain. His staff was very nice and helped me get an MRI really fast!... He sent me to physical therapy that helped so much!read more
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