Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. Dennis Mess, MD
Dr. Dennis Mess, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Mess is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

2923 N California Ave Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60618

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Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Mess' Experience

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Dr. Mess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • 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, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (1/29/2015)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Mess, Dennis MD: License # 036060018: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat a broken ankle. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND and must complete Continued Medical EDUCATION.
    State: Illinois

Education

  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • U Ill Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • U Ill Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Mess has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Mess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mess to family and friends
1.4
based on 10 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Mess' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    POOR
  • Answers Questions
    POOR
  • Time well spent
    POOR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Chicago, IL |
This man should be in jail and have his license revoked. He was unable to read an X-ray although a report was provided. He said I was fine but in actuality had a severe fracture that now requires surgery. And best case I will have about 60% use of my arm. Stay away from this "doctor". I gave him one star because that is the lowest rating. He deserves 0.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Mess diagnosed me with a dislocated kneecap and after months of still being in pain, told me that was just how it was going to be - my knee would always hurt. I begged for a MRI & went to a different Doctor, who told me that I never dislocated my knee and instead had cartilage damage. Not only was he dismissive, but his office is unorganized. I once was left in the waiting room for an hour and a half only to be found when they were closing because they forgot I was there.
in Chicago, IL |
After having surgery performed by Dr. Mess for a broken femur, I spent weeks in extreme pain and my leg was no longer straight. When I asked him about this at a follow up session, he told me that was normal and to just wear a long dress. I immediately switched doctors and within the first two minutes of the new orthopedic surgeon seeing me, was told I needed the entire surgery again. I had acute nerve damage, two hairline fractures no one had previously diagnosed, and screws coming undone.
in Chicago, IL |
This guy is a joke. He was dismissive and condescending. He told me there is nothing wrong with me (despite the fact that I am an consistent knee pain everyday all day at 25 years old). Then proceeded to tell me that anyone would kill for legs like mine. He refused to recommend any testing/X-rays/MRIs. I asked a nurse to look at my knees afterward and she immediately saw the swelling above my knees and the deformation of my left knee compared to my right. I will be filing a complaint.
in Chicago, IL |
Was rude, belittling and unconcerned for my well being. My leg is now twice as swollen from his rough handling and all he told me was that I should work through the pain and come back and see him again in three weeks. $300 for ten minutes of his time. This poor experience literally sent me home crying.
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Dr. Mess accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • 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
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mess has admitting privileges

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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