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

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Messer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 93% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Messer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Messer "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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

51  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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27  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • 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
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.

Education

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Dalhouse Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Dalhouse Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Oxford University, Psychology/Physiology
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Messer's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messer to family and friends
43 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (16)

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 Comments (4)

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...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...more
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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...more
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