Dr. Richard Fessler, MD

Dr. Richard Fessler, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o
(25)

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Dr. Richard Fessler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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. Fessler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fessler treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fessler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fessler treats Scoliosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Fessler treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fessler treats Herniated Disc more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fessler treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fessler's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cranial Trauma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

The evolution I've seen in spine surgery has been nothing short of spectacular. Our results, in general, have improved by using minimally invasive technique - compared to using our open surgical techniques that we used 20 years ago. For example, when...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University Chgo
Residency Hospital
University Chgo
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983

Awards

Dr. Fessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fessler

3.1

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
44%
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All of my encounters with Dr. Fessler and his staff have been professional and informative. I found that he was very reassuring when discussing my surgery, He has a great bedside manner. My surgery went well, and I can barely see my neck incision.
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Horrible Laminectomy L4/5 at Northwestern - 8.28.09 and I had the worst possible outcome. With spinal canal tear (blood patched in surgery ) I was sent to recovery without a catheter - offered a bedpan or to pee that bed due th need to lie flat due to the tear. Never had post-surgery CT for bad...Read More
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I didn't care for this Dr at all, he seems arrogant and talks down to his patients. My insurance made me see him & he tried to contradict the few Dr's I've seen previously, 1 Dr. who is a top 10 specialist in the US. Then he completed the papers for my insurance saying I was faking vertigo, kind of...Read More
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he save my life ,that's what I can say about this rite now ,I will never let any other docter do anything to my back or neck I just want to thank him so much
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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Fessler as a surgical rep. Spending time with him in the Operating Room is a complete honor. I have worked with many of the top Neurosurgeons in the country, cerebralvascular, skull based and spine. He is one of the best and I would trust him with my...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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