Dr. Andrew Messer, MD

Dr. Andrew Messer, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Andrew Messer, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Largo, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

1345 W Bay Dr Ste 401

Largo, FL 33770

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim Found
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Messer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messer performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Messer performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messer performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Messer performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spinal Fusion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messer performs Spinal Fusion more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Messer performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Messer's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis of the Elbow
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Fracture Care
Ganglion Cyst
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Kyphoplasty
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Microdiscectomy
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Neck Surgery
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Messer is experienced in advanced spinal surgical techniques including, but not limited to the following procedures: Anterior Lumbar Fusions, Microscopic Disectomies and Kyphoplasty Vertebral Body Fractures. He specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine including trauma-related injuries.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1991
    Dalhouse Medical School
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1987
    Dalhouse Medical School
    Internship Hospital
    1987
  • 1986
    Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1986
  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Who is Who in Medicine, 2002, 2003
  • Voted as One of America’s Top Surgeons, 2003-2004
  • Nebraska’s Small Business of the Year Award (Presented by President, George W. Bush), 2004

Media & Publications

  • Posterior Stabilization of the Pelvis, 1994
  • Evaluation of 3-D, Coronal, Sagittal, and Axial CT Scans as a Method of Imaging Acetabular Fractures, 1994

Dr. Messer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Messer

3.8

Based on 57 reviews

5 Stars
64.91228070175438%
(37)
4 Stars
3.508771929824561%
(2)
3 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
(1)
2 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
(1)
1 Star
28.07017543859649%
(16)

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I gave my review of my favorite doctor. He was the epitome of any surgeon one could ever have. I would like to see him again soon.
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Other spine doctors wanted to do a 2 or even a 3 levels fusion of my spine. Dr. Messer uses new techniques and will do everything he can to save and rejuvenate your spine.Thankfully Dr. Andrew Messer did a disc replacement instead. He said my spine was too young and healthy to fuse and that I was a...Read More
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I felt that this doctor understood my problem more than any other spine doctor that I talked to. He did an excellent job and I am grateful that I was able to have him do my surgery. It was worth the 2 hour dive to see him. I highly recommend Dr. Andrew Messer
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ABSOLUTELY THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! I was refered to Dr. Messer from a chiropractor dr for help with a car accident that caused spinal damages and Dr. Messers assistant Daryl told me that "there is no damage and that chiropractors didn't know how to read MRI scans and that having bulges in my...Read More
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I can not give enough praise for Dr. Messer's surgical skills. 35 years of heavy lifting took its toll on my back till I was unable to walk and the pain and numbness were debilitating to anything but lying on my back. Dr. Messer performed an Anterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion of my L5, S1 vertebrae...Read More
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