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Consultant, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, The London Spine Clinic, London (United Kingdom)
Spinal surgeon • Internationally renowned expert on minimal-invasive spine surgery and interventional pain therapy who has lectured worldwide. Medical director at EuroPainClinics, European chairman of the Spine Intervention Society, Master Instructor for the Spine Intervention Society in the US and Europe.
"Mr Hess has provided me with expert advice and he has helped me understand my spinal condition and which direction I should be heading. I much appreciated his expert knowledge as a world class surgeon and therefore to provide assurance to me of my health situation. Many thanks John"(11 reviews)
I am board certified for orthopedic surgery and pain therapy. My medical education includes University of Dusseldorf, St. Moritz, Switzerland, the Spine Center at the Orthopädische Klinik München-Harlaching, and University Hospital in Quebec City, Canada.
I am experiences with performing a variety of injection procedures in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. For more than 10 years my main interest are endoscopic procedures, where I have broad experience in several techniques and approaches. I have been a lecturer of more than 100 scientific presentations and perform surgeries worldwide as guest surgeon.
I am also the Master Instructor for the Spine Intervention Society (SIS, formerly ISIS) in the US and Europe since 2003. I was the co-organizer of the European SIS workshops in Amsterdam, Netherlands. From 2006 to 2015, I served as the president of the German Interventional Spine Society (GIW e.V.) and am a member of the German Spine Society (DWG e.V.). Furthermore, I am a member of the British Pain Society’s (BPS) Interventional Pain Medicine Research Group and serve as a reviewer for the spine section of “Pain Medicine”.
Mr. Hess provided us with very personalized and valuable feedback. Even though he has not seen the patient because this is an online service, he evaluated MRI documents seriously and in sufficient detail. His opinion is much more beneficial than any other personal meeting with the local doctor in our home country (Slovakia). He provides us with the correct diagnosis as my mother suffered a lot of pain for several years and corrected the previously missed interpretation of the MRI provided by Slovak doctors.
His feedback is professionally addressed based on the medical documents we uploaded. His approach benefits us, as we need to figure out if Mum needs surgery and how we handle it as a family. We are very thankful for that.
Very professional service, and willingness to wait for additional tests before completing report.
I would definitely use this service again if required.
As a tip I would suggest you ensure you get all tests done before submitting, so they have all the information up front.
Dr Hess's report was very concise and fully answered my questions along with a quick turnaround. I would highly recommend him.
The service works very well, the specialist answered quickly and in my opinion very professionally.
Very direct, punctual and clear.
Mr Hess has provided me with expert advice and he has helped me understand my spinal condition and which direction I should be heading. I much appreciated his expert knowledge as a world class surgeon and therefore to provide assurance to me of my health situation.
Georg Michael Hess, MD, PhD has published 25+ publications: