Mr G. Michael Hess is a highly skilled orthopaedic 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).
Mr Hess qualified from the Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf in 1995, before 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. He has a PhD in Orthopaedics.
Mr Hess's years of experience have given him expertise in a wide range of endoscopic techniques and is world-renowned in the field of minimally-invasive spine surgery and interventional pain therapy. 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. He has presented over 200 scientific papers and since 2003 he has held the position of Master Instructor for Spine Intervention Society (SIS) in the US and Europe.