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Dr. Shay Bess, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery*
4.6 (55)
Map Pin Small Denver, CO
Accepting new patients
25 years of experience

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. Shay Bess, MD

Dr. Shay Bess, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Denver, CO. They specialize in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, has 25 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is affiliated with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Bess, completed a residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Bess an average 4.6 star rating.

Dr. Bess works at Denver International Spine Center (DISC) in Denver, CO. They frequently treat conditions like Spine Deformities, Scoliosis and Lumbar Spine Fracture along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Bess' Office Locations

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    Denver International Spine Center (DISC)
    1721 E 19th Ave Ste 500, Denver, CO 80218 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Spine Deformities
Scoliosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Cervical Stenosis
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spinal Stenosis
Low Back Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Spondylolisthesis
Thoracic Stenosis
Back Pain
Broken Neck
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Myelopathy
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Radiculopathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
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Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spondylitis
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Upper Back Pain
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Spinal Cord Decompression
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spine Fracture Treatment
Achilles Tendinitis
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adult Scoliosis
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
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Autoimmune Diseases
Back Disorders
Back Injuries
Back Tumor
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Arm
Bursitis
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Cancer
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Chiari's Deformity
Chondrocalcinosis
Chordoma
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Chronic Pelvic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femur Fracture
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Fracture
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Gait Abnormality
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
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Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Hip Sprain
Hip Tendinitis
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Ligament Tears
Kyphosis
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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Pain
Marfan Syndrome
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Morton's Neuroma
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Sprain
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Osteosarcoma of the Spine
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Spine Deformities
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pinched Nerve in Back
Piriformis Syndrome
Plantar Fasciitis
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Sacral Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Occulta
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Instability
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Osteophyte
Spine Disorders
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracolumbar Radiculopathy
TMJ
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Torticollis
Vertebral Column Tumors
Whiplash
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Adult Scoliosis Correction
Anterior Disc Decompression and Fusion
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Facet Blocks
Failed Back Surgery Revision
Fracture Care
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee Surgery
Kyphosis Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoforaminotomy
Laminoplasty
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Periacetabular Osteotomy
Scoliosis Surgery
Scoliosis Treatment
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Steroid Injection
Sympathetic Nerve Block
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Aetna
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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.6
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    Based on 55 ratings
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 25 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1841380474
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Washington University School of Medicine
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Residency
    Internship
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

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    Dr. Shay Bess, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Bess is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Bess has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Bess works at Denver International Spine Center (DISC) in Denver, CO. View the full address on Dr. Bess’s profile.

    Dr. Bess has seen patients for Spine Deformities, Scoliosis and Lumbar Spine Fracture, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Bess on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    55 patients have reviewed Dr. Bess. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bess.

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