Dr. Andrew Messer, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(43)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Andrew Messer, MD
Dr. Andrew Messer, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus and Largo Medical Center.

5411 Beaumont Center Blvd Ste 700

Tampa, FL 33634

Contact Information
Dr. Andrew Messer, MD

Dr. Andrew Messer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Messer

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

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.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

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."

More

Read More
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
  • 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
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

More

Read More
27

Procedures

  • 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, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • 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

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.
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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Messer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Messer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Messer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messer to family and friends
3.4
based on 43 total reviews (4 with comments)
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)
in Tampa, FL |
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 discs were normal that everyone has them". Also was told by him that there was "nothing they could do but he wanted to recommend numbing shots and see what happens, but the shots were my choice".
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..
Have you seen Dr. Andrew Messer, MD?
Are you Dr. Messer?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

See our Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist at Tampa Community Hospital

Visit Dr. Messer

Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Messer accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
    NetworkBlue
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
    Tricare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Messer has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
View Hospital Profile
Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
View Hospital Profile