Dr. Addisu Mesfin, MD

Dr. Addisu Mesfin, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Dr. Addisu Mesfin, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Drexel University College Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery.

601 ELMWOOD AVE Box 665

Rochester, NY 14642

Contact Information

(585) 275-5321

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independent Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 92% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 90% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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13  Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mesfin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mesfin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mesfin to family and friends
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Mesfin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Extremely disappointed and frustrated from the overall experience with both Dr. Mesfin and Strong Ortho. I am not someone who goes to doctors often but unfortunately I became injured due to a situation out of my control. The lack of empathy and bedside manner I experienced only reinstated in my...more
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I have constant back/shoulder blade pain and discomfort that has been progressively worse over the past couple of years, which I suspected may be related to scoliosis. He gave me about 10 minutes and rushed me out, did not treat me like I was there for a valid reason, did not answer my questions,...more
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I've seen Dr. Mesfin since 2012 for sudden worsening of my scoliosis,which I had since youth due to newly found osteopenia/osteoporosis. I experienced nerve pain on my left side and was listing to the left after being on my feet for 8 to 12 hours working as a nurse..Dr. Mesfin allowed for workup/...more
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Dr. Mesfin takes his time to explain test results in layman's terms. He reviews the actual x-ray images with you, pointing out the problem areas. He never makes you feel rushed and gives you whatever time you need to make sure that your questions are fully answered. I have already recommended...more
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