Kenneth Hood

Spine Services

Phone: 623-242-1231
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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings
18 Comments

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.

Publications

 

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

Education

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

Patient Ratings

4.8
Provider showed concern
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Provider explained things clearly
4.8
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments

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
They were all great!
Apr 17, 2020
All good.
Apr 10, 2020
*Dr. Hood is the man!
Apr 10, 2020
Excellent.
Apr 10, 2020
*Dr. Hood was great.
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
great
Dec 2, 2019
Would highly recommend *Dr. HOod.
Aug 5, 2019
Dr.Hood took me through step by step what to expect at my surgery.He answered. all my questions and was very professional.
Aug 2, 2019
it was a very good experience
Aug 2, 2019
extremely happy with Dr. HOOD.
Aug 2, 2019
good experience
Aug 1, 2019
I was very impressed with the time *Dr. Hood took to answer my many questions. He made the diagnosis and future expectations/treatment very clear.
Jun 27, 2019
Good.
Jun 21, 2019
Dr. Hood was awesome, answered all my questions, including those totally unrelated specifically, but were generic questions I had about some medical concerns I had. Awesome doctor.
Jun 20, 2019
very pleasant.
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