Practice contact
(303) 762-3472
1601 East 19th Avenue
Suite 6250
Denver Colorado 80218
US
Shay Bess MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Spine Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hospital
Primary Practice: Denver International Spine Center (DISC)
Primary Hospital: PRESBYTERIAN ST LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER

Practice Contact

Office Address
1601 East 19th Avenue
Suite 6250
Denver Colorado 80218
US
Phone
(303) 762-3472

Clinical Expertise

Degenerative Disc Disease Discectomy for Herniated Discs Failed Back Syndrome Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures Neuromodulation for Chronic Back and Neck Pain Sciatica Spinal Fusion Spondylolisthesis

Biography

Shay Bess, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and medical doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University before going on to a fellowship in pediatric and adult spinal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Bess is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society and North American Spine Society, and is the president of the International Spine Study Group Foundation, which is a non-profit, multi-center research foundation that studies scoliosis and spinal deformities in adults and children. Since 2009 the International Spine Study Group has more than 900 national and international abstract presentations, over 120 manuscript publications and is one of the most productive research study groups in the world. Dr. Bess performs charity surgery and is a surgeon for the Ethiopia Project and the Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine, which are charity organizations that travel to Africa to provide scoliosis and spine surgery for children in need. Dr. Bess devotes a large portion of his professional career to research efforts in hopes of improving treatment for patients with spine conditions and has more than 100 publications, 20 book chapters and travels nationally and internationally to lecture on research findings. With patient health, safety and patient outcomes as his highest priority, he strives to understand how and why people respond to different forms of treatment to better serve them. As a dedicated caregiver, Dr. Bess believes that understanding patient treatment needs and goals are the most important aspect of care. He strives to tailor his care to fit each individual's needs and continually works to return patients to a healthy, active lifestyle.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Denver International Spine Center (DISC)

Hospital Affiliations

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SKY RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
(720) 225-1000
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PRIMARY HOSPITAL
PRESBYTERIAN ST LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER
(303) 839-6100

Education & Training

FELLOWSHIP
Washington University School of Medicine
RESIDENCY
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
INTERNSHIP
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MEDICAL / PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Meeting Faculty