Dr. Chad Kessler, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Georgia Bone and Joint 1755 Highway 34 E Ste 2200 Newnan, GA 30265 Get Directions

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Dr. Chad Kessler, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Newnan, GA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Kessler is affiliated with Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kessler to family and friends
3.9
based on 90 total surveys (24 with reviews)
Dr. Kessler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (24)
in Newnan, GA |
Dr. Kessler and his staff were excellent in all areas. I was very nervous when I visited him, another doctor had already given me a diagnosis and surgery option, and I was seeing Dr. Kessler to confirm the need for surgery, as well as educate myself further on my options. He understood my situation, and I felt he went over and above on explaining my cervical issues, as well as my surgery options, and expectations. He performed my surgery in January, and I am extremely pleased in all areas.
in Wedowee, Al |
Dr. Kessler diagnosed my back issue. Since the operation (2 weeks ago) I cannot believe how wonderful I feel. There has been little or no pain after the first several days. I am able to move around with little effort slowly but do not have the pain I had before the operation.
in SHARPSBURG, GA |
Dr. Kessler's confidence in his abilities and explaining the procedure was reassuring of a job to be well done. With my prayers and GOD'S guidance Dr. Kessler did an excellant job. I am now pain free.
Lagrange, GA |
Excellent doctor and caring staff! Had a great experience with the entire clinic.
in Greenville, GA |
He done an awesome job on my back! Before surgery I felt like cutting my leg off due to constant numbing, surging, and stabbing pain! Now after surgery I feel amazing! I can finally sit down without feeling like and imp is constantly stabbing me in my leg! And the incision has healed so well ; you wouldn't think the whole thing even happend! I'de refer him to anyone!
in Newnan, GA |
After waiting for over an hour after the appointment time he comes in to the room without reading his charts and rushes through everything. He asked my mom how she hurt her back, and he has seen her multiple times in the last few months. Then he proceeded to tell her that her back doesn't need surgery but he doesn't know of anything he can do to help. He referred her to a pain management doctor and tried to make a quick escape out of the office. He is unprofessional and has to many patients
in Sharpsburg, GA |
was having pain and numbness in my arm. Dr. K essler took one glance at my MRI image and told me exactly what was causing my problem. He told me he could correct it with surgery. he explained to me what he would have to do to my neck to help me. I was given a surgery date within 3 weeks, had the surgery and was back home the day after my surgery. he kept my wife informed while I was in surgery as to how I was doing. that was greatly appreciated by both of us. back home now and doing well..
in Palmetto Ga |
Dr. Kessler seemed genuinely concerned about my condition each time I was in his office. I felt very comfortable with him and staff when I had my surgery and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. A big thank you to all involved.
SHARPSBURG, GA |
Dr. Kessler was very knowledgeable with my problem. He made me feel very comfortable. He always listened to concerns that I had, and answered all my questions. The back surgery I had was very successful, and I experience almost no pain after about 6 month. I would recommend him to everyone.
in Fayetteville, GA |
Dr. Kessler is a wonderful surgeon. He truly cares for his patients and is very professional. All of his staff members are kind and courteous. I would definitely refer his practice to family and friends.
in Brooks, GA |
From my first office visit through cervical surgery and post-operative examinations, I have had nothing but the best care possible by Dr. Kessler and his office and medical staff. Scheduling for MRIs, X-Rays and the surgery itself was accomplished efficiently with minimum wait times for all events. My results with the surgery have been excellent. I am very pleased with the professionalism of Dr. Kessler and his team and everyone associated with his office. Many thanks!
Newnan, GA |
This guy may be a great surgeon, but he is condescending and not thorough at all. In and out, asked hardly any question. Was trying to get out of the room as fast as he could while we were asking questions. No confidence in him wanting to know the full story of medical information when there were some serious medical complications involved. This is way beyond poor bedside manner.
in Fairburn, Ga |
I have been a patient of Dr Kessler for 15 years he taken excellent care of me . And also his staff in office has been very professional .
in Farburn, Ga |
I had surgery 3 months ago and Dr Kessler preformed it. He has taken great care of me, my wife and other friends as well . He did such a wonderful job I am very pleased with his services . As a surgery especially as a Orthopedics Spine Surgeon you have to know what you are doing at every moment . I have a job where I have to stand on my feet all day . I was getting numbness down my leg . Dr. Kessler did surgery on my back he did a laminectomy 4/5 and discectomy .I am doing well now.
in Newnan, GA |
Great doctor and staff ! I have seen Dr Kessler and his PA . They both have great bedside manner and were very attentive to my issue. I am now feeling much better thanks to their help. I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone!
in Newnan, GA |
Dr. Kessler is always very thorough, kind and knowledgeable with me. I would recommend him to all my family and friends. His PA Beth is also great!
in Newnan, GA |
Every appointment I had, I was in the office for at minimum 3 hours waiting to see the doctor. I never saw Dr. Kessler, just the PA. Very dissatisfied with the whole experience. I would not recommend Dr. Kessler to anyone I know. On top of that, they would not release my MRI results so I could go see someone else without a follow up appointment. As far as I am concerned, I don't care what kind of MD Dr. Kessler is with such disrespect and the whole MRI thing is just money hungry in my opinion.
in Riverdale, GA |
very friendly caring and helpful
in Newnan, GA |
Over the last 15 years, Dr. Kessler has saved my life three times. I could not live without his help and also help from his assistant Beth Fleming. To those who know, sometimes certain pain can be more than one can bare.
in Senoia, GA |
First & foremost, he's a straight-shooter. I sincerely think if he had not thought he could help me, he would have stated it. He encouraged me to get 2nd (& 3rd) opinions. He made me feel comfortable when I discussed those other opinions with him in later visits. He encouraged me to do my research on the type surgery he was going to perform on me. He is busy and sees a large caseload, but he always STAYED SEATED in the exam room until I had asked every question I had written down.
in Newnan, GA |
I've been to Dr. Kessler multiple times over the last few years. He always appears genuinely concerned for my condition and pain levels. He listens attentively, and does a thorough exam each visit. I respect that he continues to recommend that we wait as long as possible to operate due to my age and condition. Thus far he has been able to mitigate my pain and retain more mobility through medications, rehab and changing my eating habits to consume less inflammatory foods. I'm grateful!
in Lagrange, GA |
I hurt my back over the weekend about 3 weeks ago and called on a Monday morning for an appt. I was able to be seen on Tuesday afternoon. I was very impressed with the wait time during check-in, x-ray and the wait in the exam room. My appt was at 1:30 and I was walking out the door by 2:30 with prescriptions in hand. I followed up a week later and had the same experience again. Thankfully my symptoms cleared up after rest and meds. I will definitely use this practice again if I need them.
in Newnan, GA |
I had a great experience with Dr. Kessler and the staff at Georgia Bone and Joint. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. Kessler was very attentive to my concerns and explained my problem with great detail. He even gave me a website sheet to where I could go home and further understand my diagnosis and symptoms. I will continue to see him for this problem and will not hesitate to refer my family and friends as well.
in Fayetteville , Ga |
The absolute worst experience ! He is the most uncaring Doctor ! He has no bedside manner, feels like he does not care, he has better things to do! He was to Order an MRI that hour because of an emergency Situation- at 10 am. He did not order it - instead went to a basketball game- left the patient in the emergency room 9 hours waiting for the MRI order. 2 days later he called it in!! He does not return phone calls, refused to refer to another dr when requested repeatedly!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical College Of Georgia Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College Of Georgia Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Louisville Hospitals

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Georgia

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure