Dr. Andrew C. Messer, MD

Dr. Andrew C. Messer, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Messer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messer to family and friends
3.4
based on 42 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Messer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Tarpon Springs, FL |
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 with amazing success. The pain was gone instantly, I was walking the next morning and was able to go up stairs with absolutely no pain. Three years later I am doing great. Thank You, Dr. Messer!!
in Palm Harbor, FL |
I called Dr Messer's office on 10/19/16 and dropped off my MRI on a CD with the written reports on 10/20/16. Since then no one has gotten back to me to schedule an appointment. I have called and left messages. On 11/03/16 I called and spoke with Dorinda. she was to call me back and has not. I am a former patient of Dr Messer when he was with a different group and can not believe how this group he is with now operates.
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Messer is the only doctor I will ever allow to touch my back again. He cured me 100% and I have no pain what-so-ever! Yes I recommend him to anyone who who is afraid to have back surgery. He makes it very easy and you'll be walking around the nest day feeling better than ever..
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Dr. Messer's 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.

Dr. Messer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Messer has no awards or honors listed.

  • 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

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Messer has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (8/27/2014)
    • Amount or Range: $400,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: Location not reported. Reported by Florida Department of Health.
    • State: Florida
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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Dalhouse Medical School

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Dalhouse Medical School

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Carolinas Medical Center
    Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University
  • Other Education
    Oxford University, Psychology/Physiology

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection