Dr. Dana Mears, MD

Dr. Dana Mears, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 77
(32)
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Dr. Dana Mears, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 77 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Mears is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian.

5820 Centre Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Contact Information

(412) 661-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Oxford U Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Presby-U Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Presby-U Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mears has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mears' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mears to family and friends
4.3
based on 32 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Mears' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in PA |
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!
in Clairton, PA |
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.
in Las Vegas, NV |
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.
in nnicktown, PA |
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
in Wintersville, OH |
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.
in Cadiz, OH |
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.
in Carmichaels, PA |
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
in Pittsburgh, PA |
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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Dr. Mears accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mears has admitting privileges

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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