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Dr. Shay Bess, MD

Dr. Shay Bess, MD

Age 53 Orthopedic Spine Surgery M
(50) 50 reviews

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Dr. Shay Bess, MD is a orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Denver, CO. Dr. Bess completed a residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He currently practices at Denver International Spine Center and is affiliated with Sky Ridge Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Bess is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.


  • Washington University School Of Medicine, Fellowship Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Residency Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Internship Hospital
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Medical School

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  1. Denver International Spine Center

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      Denver International Spine Center
      1601 E 19th Ave Ste 6250, Denver, CO 80218 Existing Patients: (720) 764-6345

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Before i went to see Dr Bess i was told by a doctor i had a serious case of stenosis, was in risk of paralysis and had to cancel an around the world trip. I was devastated. Dr Bess confirmed i needed surgery but it could wait. A year later i had the surgery. My life is hiking, cycling, being active. It's been almost three years and thanks to him im still living my dreams. I just had a checkup, the cervical fusion is perfect, he did a wonderful job. Within 4 months of my surgery i was backpacking overnight, hiking, traveling, doing everything i wanted to. But it's not just his surgical skils which excel. He truely cared about me. He showed interest in me as a patient and a person, reassured my concerns,m gave me confidence, very important, that i would recover. He helped me with an insurance concern, set me up with outstanding therapists at Atlas Physical Therapy and he and his staff have always been supportive and professional. See Dr Bess, have faith and think positive. Thank you!
ivan gorodess — Dec 30, 2020
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Dr. Bess frequently treats Scoliosis, Spine Deformities, and Spine Fractures, Traumatic.  

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital