Mr G. Michael Hess is a highly skilled consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon based at the London Spine Clinic and the KIMS Hospital (Kent). He specialises in minimally invasive and endoscopic spinal surgery, treating conditions such as sciatica, slipped discs, and osteoporosis of the spine. He founded InsightSpine in 2016, offering an in-depth spinal disc pain service in London and Maidstone (with Dr A. Hammond), Munich and Lisbon (with Dr A. Barbosa) respectively.
Mr Hess, who possesses a PhD in orthopaedics, qualified from the Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf in 1995, before undertaking training in trauma surgery in St. Moritz, Switzerland and at the Spine Center at Orthopaedische Klinik Muenchen-Harlaching. He also undertook a fellowship in spine surgery and interventional radiology at the University Hospital in Quebec City. Following this, he was made lead of the Back Pain Center at Orthopaedische Klinik Muenchen-Harlaching.
Mr Hess's years of experience have given him expertise in a wide range of endoscopic techniques and thanks to this, he has gained an excellent, world-renowned reputation in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery and interventional pain therapy. Impressively, he helped to perform the world's first successful fully endoscopic nucleus replacement surgery in 2009 and is currently the principal clinical investigator of an international multicenter study for a novel nucleus implant. To add to what is an already-stand-out medical cirriculum, he is also the former president of the German Interventional Spine Society.
To-date, the exceptional Mr Hess has presented over 200 scientific papers, and since 2003, has held the position of Master Instructor for Spine Intervention Society (SIS) in the US and Europe. He has recently been offered to be a proctor for spinal endoscopy at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore