Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Dr. Dennis Mess, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dennis Mess, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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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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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • 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

Dr. Mess does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Mess and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Mess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mess to family and friends
1.7
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Mess' Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mess accepts 10 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
    LocalPlus
    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
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mess has admitting privileges

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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