Dr. Eric Gessner, DPM

Dr. Eric Gessner, DPM

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Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
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41 y/o
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Dr. Eric Gessner, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, podiatry, and more.

Colorado Foot and Ankle

455 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 220

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gessner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessner treats Foot Conditions more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gessner treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Foot Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessner treats Foot Sprain more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Gessner treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessner treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Gessner treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain

Dr. Gessner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Repair
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wound Care and Management
  • X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Foot and Ankle specialist my goal is to keep my patients moving. Restoring normal function while decreasing pain associated with the deformity or injury is paramount to a successful recovery. This is accomplished with compassionate patient care and top notch training including the highest level of board certification.

Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Education

2009
Temple University
Internship Hospital
2007
Community Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Temple University
Medical School
2000
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School
2009
2007
2004
2000

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Dr. Gessner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gessner

2.9

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I would not recommend Dr. Gessner to anyone. It's been 8yrs since my initial experience with this "doctor", and I've have dealt with a ton of complications from his initial surgeries over the last 8yrs. Surgery in left foot resulted in massive infection and 6wks of IV antibiotic injections. Due to the infection, I was convinced by this "doctor" that my right big toe was the cause, and it would need to be removed. Biopsy indicated no bone infection in the toe, so it did not need to be removed.
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Would never recommend... After 2 surgeries in 6 months on the same ankle I went to a new doctor. Gessner told me both ankle tendons were damaged. Brevis on 1st surgery and longus on 2nd surgery. MRI said it was the brevis on both. I went to a second Doctor that had to cut out all the junk Gessner put in on the brevis tendon. Nothing was wrong with the Longus. But Gessner's surgical reports say different. He is trying to cover some tracks without knowing another doctor might look at the ankle.
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I got in to see the Dr in less than a week. I was able to have my needed surgery the very next day. dr Gessner explains and listens in a very caring manner. I have had uneventful follow up visits and would, absolutely, recommend him.
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I went to a long period of time without insurance. I am a senior and when I did get insurance many providers would not treat older patients with medicare supplemental etc. and the micro managing of my care really limited my access. Dr. Gessner has been fair with me, he has got me moving again and is giving me the care I need which has resulted in me getting more active again. I have problems with neuropothy and anthritis in my feet. His staff are always very helpful and positive.
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Dr Gessner nor staff advised me I would need a follow up visit to my procedure. I was given a patient handout with two items underlined. No follow up was suggested. When trying to inquire about an issue I was sternly told I should have scheduled the follow up visit. This was new info as it was not on the hand out. The address on the hand is wrong. Dr. Gessner was fine but his support front desk is indifferent to rude. The poorest front office experience I have ever had and I am 7
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Dr. Gessner was great! He was professional but at the same time spoke to my 4 year old in a way that she understood what was going on. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Excellent care all around. Very Knowledgable and friendly. Got me in the same day I sprained my ankle and started treatment immediately.
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I was so grateful that his staff immediately verified my insurance information to ensure I was accepted there and got me an appointment needed the very same morning. Dr. Gessner's professionalism along with his staff was impressive. Personally, I was happy he was a former runner and knows the positive effects of running and the value it brings to life so I didn't have to hear 'stop running'. Instead, he listened very attentively and tended to my specific needs. So very grateful!
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poor diagnosis, still having problems with no resolution. Avoid
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
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PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Tricare
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