Houston
Stephen Esses, M.D.
Board-Certified Surgeon
Medical Training

Medical School
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

Internship
Mt. Sinai Hospital

Residency
University Toronto

Fellowship
Harvard University

Licensures:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Board of Spine Surgeons
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

Dr. Esses is an orthopedic surgeon whose clinical interests are minimally invasive surgery, coccygeal pain, biomechanics and surgery of the spine. He graduated Cum Laude with his B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1974 and received his M.D in 1978 and M.Sc. in 1980.

After completing his residency, Dr. Esses completed two years of fellowship training in spinal surgery. His fellowship training included spending one year at Harvard University in Boston, Mass., six months at Chiba University in Japan, and six months as a McLaughlin fellow in Europe. He has also lectured throughout the world and published numerous articles and book chapters on spine-related problems.

Dr. Stephen Esses is a member of over 13 professional organizations. He has received 17 awards, namely, “Compassionate Doctor Award,” “Houston Top Docs,” “Doctor’s Choice Award by Health and Fitness Magazine,” and many more.

Dr. Esses is author of “TEXTBOOK OF SPINAL DISORDERS,” which is a standard reference for spinal medical personnel. He also serves as the associate editor of a number of publications, including Spine, The Spine Journal, Orthopedic and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.

“Having done surgery for over 25 years, I am very much aware that the results of surgery depend on more than simply what is done in the operating room. An accurate diagnosis, an informed patient, and a multidisciplinary approach are all part of the ingredients to a successful outcome” – Dr. Esses