Consultant

Mr Michael Hess

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MD, PhD, FAorth (Ger)
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In 2016 G. Michael Hess founded InsightSpine, which is providing a comprehensive spinal disc pain service mainly in Munich, London (with Dr. Anthony Hammond) and Lisbon (with Dr. Armando Barbosa). For more than 15 years his main interest is in endoscopic procedures, where he has a broad experience in several techniques and approaches.

Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Pain Management
English, German, Portuguese
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Bio

After graduating in Germany in 1995, G. Michael Hess trained in trauma surgery in St. Moritz, Switzerland and at the Spine Centre at Orthopaedische Klinik Munich-Harlaching. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery and interventional radiology at the University Hospital in Quebec City, Cananda and was appointed Lead of the Back Pain Centre at Orthopaedische Klinik Munich-Harlaching in 2001.

In 2016 Michael Hess founded InsightSpineUK and is offering a comprehensive spinal disc pain service in London as member of The London Spine Clinic, and in Maidstone, Kent. 

For more than 17 years, Michael's main interest has been in endoscopic procedures, where he has broad experience in several techniques and approaches. Mr Hess was co-surgeon of the worldwide first successful full-endoscopic nucleus replacement surgery in 2009 and he is the principal investigator of international multicentre studies for a novel nucleus implant (CE-marked, not yet available in the UK). 

Mr Hess has a PhD in Orthopaedics, is the Past President of the German Interventional Spine Society (GIW, e.V.), and serves as Master Instructor for Spine Intervention Society (SIS, USA). Mr Hess is an internationally renowned expert in the field of minimal-invasive spine surgery and interventional pain therapy. He is a lecturer of more than 200 scientific presentations and is invited worldwide as a guest surgeon.

More information

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    The London Clinic
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
    Kent Institute for Medicine and Surgery, Maidstone, Kent

  • Endoscopic disc surgery (keyhole, no general anaesthesia)
  • Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures
  • RF-Denervation for osteoporotic fractures
  • Epidural injections
  • Second opinion regarding proposed treatments/surgical indications

  • Year qualified 1995
  • University of Ulm, Germany 1988 - 1994

  • Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany 1994 - 1995

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