Dr. Gary Bessette, MD

Dr. Gary Bessette, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Gary Bessette, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

20 Hagen Dr Ste 110

Rochester, NY 14625

Contact Information

(585) 218-4337

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Bessette's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

94  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bessette has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bessette's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bessette to family and friends
16 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Bessette's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I went to Dr Bessette for a second opinion on a recommendation for meniscus surgery on my knee. Dr Bessette took X-rays and recommended a cortisone injection instead of surgery as I had bone on bone arthritis . He felt the meniscus surgery would not work. He was very kind and took time explaining...more
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