Kenneth Hood

Spine Services

Phone: 623-242-1231
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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

Specialty: Spine Services

Dr. Hood completed his surgical training within the University of California system including Riverside and San Diego. His special skills include spinal microsurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is dedicated to the treatment of degenerative, traumatic and pathological spine conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Hood has published several book chapters and journal articles. Dr. Hood emphasizes the importance of non-surgical management prior to considering surgery for most patients. For patients who require surgery, he is able to offer highly-advanced and compassionate care.



Peer Reviewed Articles

1. Kemppainen JW, Hood KA, Roocfroft JH, Schlechter JA, Edmonds EW. Incomplete Follow-up after Growth Modulation Surgery: Incidence and Associated Complications. J Peds Orthop. 2016;36(5):516-520

2. Basho R, Hood KA. Cervical Total Disc Arthroplasty. Global Spine J. 2012;2(2):105-108.

3. Shridharani S, Munroe BA, Hood KA. Complications of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. Sem in Spine Surg 2017;29(2):118-122.

Book Chapters

1. Hood KA, Shridharani S. Chapter 19 – Thoracic Spine Surgical Approaches. In: Rothman-Simeone and Herkowitz’s The Spine, 7th Edition. Steven R. Garfin, MD, Frank Eismont, MD, Gordon Bell, MD, Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, and Chris Bono, M.D, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017.

Professional Affiliations / Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • AO Spine of North America
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Candidate Member (2014)
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery


Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Riverside University Health System Medical Center,Moreno Valley, CA
Spine Fellowship: University Of California San Diego

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Patient Comments

Jun 25, 2020
I really enjoyed my conversations with Dr Hood. Professional, up front & courteous.
Apr 18, 2020
Well the discussions about my surgery options we're good, I walked away with a lot more questions then I will need to have answered. At the time of my appointment, it was just too much to take in at one time, through no fault of the provider.
Apr 17, 2020
All good.
Apr 17, 2020
They were all great!
Apr 10, 2020
*Dr. Hood was great.
Apr 10, 2020
Apr 10, 2020
*Dr. Hood is the man!
Dec 16, 2019
dr. Hood was outstanding. Took all the time that I needed to explain everything. Sat down and discussed everything at I level and show great concern for my condition
Dec 11, 2019
excellent. Dr. Hood laid out a plan and explained it very completely.
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 2, 2019
Would highly recommend *Dr. HOod.