Kenneth Hood

Spine Services

Phone: 623-242-1231
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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings
8 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

4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.9
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.8
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.8
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.8
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.9
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language

Patient Comments

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.