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Dr. Dana Mears, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 78

Dr. Mears

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

5820 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Dr. Dana Mears, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Oxford U Med Sch in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Mears' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mears treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mears treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mears treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mears treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mears treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mears treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Mears' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Mears' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mears

4.3

Based on 33 reviews

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4 Stars
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1 Star
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(5)

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I have been a patient since 1989. Reconstructed hip and pelvis, (abduction/reduction) total hip replacement, revision. I couldn't have been more fortunate being life flighted to UPMC Presby and landing Dr. Mears. It took his skill and expertise to treat me. He had me walking in a couple of months; eventhough my injuries were very dire. He is the greatest. Mark Cimini, New Castle PA
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Dr. Mears is amazing! He did my right knee replacement in 2014 and now the left 2017. I highly recommend Dr. Mears. He’s outstanding!
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2 hips .... first 2004 and second 2011. I can't believe the results. No pain and going strong 13 years later. I don't think you could find a better team. For someone who was very apprehensive in the beginning I am grateful that I picked the right surgical team.
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Because of Dr. Mears, I've been able to live a normal life. He saved my foot! He's done several operations on me and I trust him with my life. I just flew from Vegas to Pittsburgh 2/24/2017 for HIM to do my hip surgery. I could NEVER trust anyone but HIM. He's direct, detailed, specific with outcome and he's honest. Our hard one was fusing my foot. I was 22, and no heels wasn't what I wanted to hear. But he supported me, wiped my tears and we made it through. But I HAVE MY FOOT. I LOVE HIM.
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I had leech total knnneee mmiiniiimal invasive. 2010 did fantastic with him. Excellent staff excellent meticulous surgeon no complaints only praise. Going for right knee this year. I am rn for 22 Years only go to the best surgeons. Dr Mears is that excellentt. Nicktown pa Heidi rn
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I had MIS-2 performed by Dr.Mears in May of 2012 and close to 4 years later I can barely walk due to him severely stretching my Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve. This surgery is nothing more than a marketing tool used by him and other surgeons. They don't tell you it's not a surgery for very muscular patients. I later found this out by research when I realized he did something to me out of the ordinary. I told him about it and his response was everyone has a little numbness.
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Good surgeon and tells you exactly what he is going to do. Total hip replacement in 2004 and still going strong in 2016. :) Trying to get in to see him in 2016 cause i need my other hip done. Great doctor and yes he is very professional.
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I was so excited to get a new hip. He actually said yes. That was the only good part, and getting home same day of operation. Getting to his office was horrible, wait time was horrible, trying to get someone to answer his phone and returning calls horrible. A year later I do have very little hip pain (I'm 41), however my leg itself feels like someone just hit it will a ballbat 24/7 I went back to see him 4Mo later he tells me it is what it is. Seeing a new guy tomorrow
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He is the MOST EFFICIENT, FANTASTIC SURGEON who has EVER worked on me. The anesthesia team was also FANTASTIC. He is an excellent, skilled surgeon who surrounds himself with people who are also the best! There are no words I know to express my gratitude to him for my left hip replacement. He is a miracle-maker!
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Biography

Dr. Dana Mears, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Oxford U Med Sch in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1975
Presby-U Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
1971
Presby-U Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
1969
Oxford U Med Sch
Medical School
1975
1971
1969

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UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

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