Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Dennis Mess, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2923 N California Ave Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60618

Contact Information

(773) 777-9900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mess performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

75  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • 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)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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42  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • 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

1.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mess to family and friends
12 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Mess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    POOR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    POOR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

This is by far the worst doctor I have ever had. Doctors in Maine told me I had a fractured radial head and would require a cast when I came back home. Mess was not only over an hour late with no apologies, but his lab coat was covered in stains. He looked at ONE of the FIVE x-rays for...more
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Dr mess is a miracle worker always knows before I get finished explaining what is wrong. He's awesome best Dr.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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