Dr. Richard Fessler II, MD

Dr. Richard Fessler II, MD

Endovascular Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Richard Fessler II, MD is an endovascular neurosurgery doctor who practices in Detroit, MI. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.Read his story

22201 Moross Rd Ste 380

Detroit, MI 48236

Contact Information

(877) 784-3667

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Dimension Health
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
very high
more than 89% of peers
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Fessler II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fessler II "Dr. Richard Fessler specializes in complex vascular abnormalities of the brain, neck and spinal cord. He has been the leader in stroke and aneurysm care and established Michigan's first Stroke Network. In addition to being the Chair of surgery for St. John Hospital and Medical Centers, he is also the medical director of the St. John Providence Health System Stroke Network and Telemedicine program. He lead the effort to create a smart phone App called Consult Now which provides neuroscience physicians with a quick and easy way to reach colleagues when a consultation is needed for their patient. This App provides patients with access they might not have otherwise had to the experts to treat their specific need."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fessler II "Dr. Fessler's approach to patient care is compassionate and direct in explaining conditions or treatments to patients. Providing patients with the best information possible means constantly staying updated on the latest research and techniques, which he finds adds to his ability to treat patients. 

Many of his patients arrive due to an emergency situation. His approach is always gentle and educational and in an expeditious manner so the patient receives the proper treatment quickly.  His gentle nature is often commented on by previous patients"



  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • University of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Harper University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Nagoya School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fessler II has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fessler II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fessler II to family and friends
based on 62 total reviews (20 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fessler II's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Fessler II Says:

Your comments and feedback are always welcome. My preference is direct communication if you have a concern you would like me to address. If the care and treatment provided you is worthy of sharing with others, you have my appreciation. Thank you for your feedback.

Patient Comments (20)

in Lincoln Park, MI 48146 |
Dr. Fessler began treating me in April, 1996 and following me after an auto accident in September, 1996. I would and have recommended him to many people. He is highly recognized by his peers and is very knowledgeable in the different aspects of his specialty. He treats each of his patients with the...more
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in Detroit |
I went to see him. Very arrogant and rude. Told me my back problems were because of weight. That I should go back in therapy to loose the weight. Went to a different dr. Was diagnosed and going to have surgery because my back is bad.
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in Detroit, MI |
I had to see Dr. Fessler when I was in St. Johns Providence this past weekend. I found his mannerisms to be very offensive when he called me out of my name. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to any of my friends or family members. If this is how he speaks to patients who have not been given prior...more
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in Macomb, MI |
I suffered four years with severe migraines and Dr. Fessler diagnosed me with my first visit before he had me get a MRI. He was a wonderful doctor and was very patient listening to me explain what symptoms I had. I has been to many doctors and specialist doctors that never could diagnoses my health...more
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Grosse Pointe, MI |
Very professional, compassionate and competent. Wouldn't have anyone else work on me!
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Dr. Fessler II accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Dimension Health
    Worker's Compensation
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Senior Plus HMO
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Priority Health PPO
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • Zurich

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Hospitals where Dr. Fessler II has admitting privileges

Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills
28050 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Harper University Hospital
3990 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Hurley Medical Center
1 Hurley Plz
Flint, MI 48503
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Huron Valley - Sinai Hospital
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Township, MI 48382
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McLaren Macomb
1000 Harrington St
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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Saint John Hospital and Medical Center
22101 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI 48236
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Sinai - Grace Hospital
6071 W Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
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