Kenneth Hood

Spine Services

Phone: 623-242-1231
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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
75 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.

In addition to the core procedures offered at Abrazo Spine Institute, Dr. Hood also offers the below procedures:


Abrazo Spine Institute at Arrowhead Campus
6320 W Union Hills Drive
Building B, Suite 1800
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: 888-594-1978
Fax: (623) 242-1232

Abrazo Spine Institute - Chauncey Lane
6950 East Chauncey Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 888-594-1978
Fax: (623) 242-1232

Abrazo Spine Institute at West Campus
1325 N Litchfield Rd.
Suite 125
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 888-594-1978
Fax: (623) 242-1232


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

May 7, 2022
Dr Hood was a 'complete' provider. He listened, asked questions, answered my questions, explained options and procedures. Liked him a lot.
May 7, 2022
I did a lot of the registration on-line, which is very convenient for me and speedy for both Abrazo and myself.
May 4, 2022
Very professional...everyone!
May 4, 2022
Dr. Hood was extremely easy to talk. Explained my back problems in terms I could understand! Both my husband and I were very impressed
May 4, 2022
Very impressed with entire staff. Great experience.
May 2, 2022
They were so helpful and responsive on the phone, the few times I had to call
May 2, 2022
Dr. Hood is excellent and I have felt very comfortable with him and confident in his abilities
May 1, 2022
My confidence in Dr. Hood and his staff are extremely high. This guy literally saved me from having to live in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. Although I am never going to be entirely healed of my injuries, I am confident that I will be able to function as a normal person to do most everyday tasks.
May 1, 2022
These folks are good...period
May 1, 2022
I pre-registered online which took a few minutes. But it was better than filling out those darned forms in the office using a clip board and having to fumble around for my license and insurance cards, etc.
May 1, 2022
The office staff know exactly what they are dong and do it well without any inconvenience to the patients, me
Apr 30, 2022
Dr. Hood listened and explained everything very well. Out of 26 doctors, he was the first and only doctor who ever expressed any hope for treating my condition.
Apr 30, 2022
Very congenial.
Apr 30, 2022
Very nice and knowledgeable
Apr 30, 2022
Everyone was well prepared and had all of my information (I.e., MRI's) available to discuss my my diagnosis and what they can do to help me.
Apr 15, 2022
All staff was attentive and kind
Apr 5, 2022
She to was very nice! Also very helpful.
Apr 5, 2022
Front and back staff both times were very courteous and polite. Dr. Hood , he sits and listens to all you have to say throughly. Dr. Hood also explains step by step MRI and X-ray's.He makes you feel comfortable at making decisions about what you need to do.
Jul 10, 2021
Dr Hood for all of my visits, surgeries, and follow-ups has been outstanding! He cares about patients, he makes sure they have everything they need, and his surgeries on me have been extremely rewarding, getting me pain-free after 20 years