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Dr. Richard Fessler II, MD

Endovascular Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Fessler II

Dr. Richard Fessler II, MD is an endovascular neurosurgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University of Mi Med Sch in 1987 and specializes in endovascular neurosurgery, cerebrovascular disorders, and more.


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Dr. Fessler II accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Fessler II's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebrovascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fessler II treats Cerebrovascular Disease more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Fessler II treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Brain Aneurysm
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fessler II treats Brain Aneurysm more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Fessler II treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Aneurysm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fessler II treats Aneurysm more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Fessler II treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Fessler II's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fessler II's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fessler II

4.3

Based on 65 reviews

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
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4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.5384615384615385%
(1)
1 Star
13.846153846153847%
(9)

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Best surgeon PERIOD! I had a neck surgery by a very good neurosurgeon before but always had pain afterwards. However after I was told at one look from another neurologist there was nothing wrong on my MRI, Dr.Fessler found things wrong the other didnt. He did a disc replacement and theres hardly a scar! My next day I felt virtually no pain and it's been that way since. I can't thank him enough because he changed my life. Ive had neck pain since 1994. Been going to M.H.S.I. for years they r best!
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Dr Fessler has operated on my back twice. Complete trust and admiration for this man. First time he was just a baby, second time was 20 years later. I drove over two hours to go to Dr. Fessler I have referred a family to Dr Fessler for their 10 year old son with an aneurysm and has two procedures and is not doing well, I have urged them to contact Dr. Fessler and I pray that he can help this young man. His name is Scott Lake. Sincerely Vivian Houchins
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Where do I start? Dr. Fessler saved my life. Dr. Fessler is very understanding and listens to his patients. He is an excellent physician.
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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 utmost respect and compassion. He has improved my daily activities beyond anything I could have ever expected. There are no words to express how grateful I am for Dr. Fessler.
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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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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 knowledge to certain specialists or doctors,it is only a matter of time before his rude behavior gets him into a world of hurt literally and physically.
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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 situation. Thank you Dr. Fessler!
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Very professional, compassionate and competent. Wouldn't have anyone else work on me!
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Dr. Fessler is an excellent Dr. I would not be alive today without him
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Arrogant and rude!
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When you have an unusual condition, you want the best - that's Dr. Fessler. He's clearly one of the leaders in his field. I really liked his consultative, informative, pragmatic approach. I felt like I could ask any question and get a clear answer. He's in demand, so sometimes appointments are booked a bit out, but he's worth waiting for. I had a follow-up issue after surgery on Christmas Eve and he came by the hospital ER to check on me despite been over an hour away. Dr. Fessler is the best!
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I was referred to Dr. Fessler by my PCP and tried to get appointment. They have cancelled and rescheduled three times. I could be 6 feet under by the time I get in to see him. 3 months for an appointment and he is the only physician in the practice that does this kind of appointment.
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DR. Fessler is a very compassionate doctor. He easy to talk to and explains procedures in detail. He is a very experienced surgeon. Rod had an anterior cervical fusion and everything is going fine. He kept me informed and also called me after surgery to update me on his condition. I work in the medical field and it is very refreshing to have a Dr. that is so caring. I would recommend him to my friends and family. Thanks again, Denise Kennedy
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Very caring and his confidence inspired my confidence in a good outcome.
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Excellent.
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I am very satisfied with the results of my surgery. I am back to my normal life.
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Good doctor with pleasant attitude.
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He cares about each patients needs. Your not a number or an amount written on a deposit slip. He's honest with diagnoses & asks you what you think, what your ready for, & expresses what's needed to save your quality of life. He's been my neurologist since 2008, coiled aneurysm which should have taken my life in 2008, and surgically clipped 5 more in 2009, had strokes during surgery. But his knowledge and eloquent professionalism saved my life. I thank him........hugz R Hawkins
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Thoroughly explains conditions/procedures/treatments Excellent 'bedside' manners Does not rush the patient.
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I had been in a very bad car accident. I had horrible back pain and headaches and was getting no answers or relief with any of my doctors. I was referred to Dr. Fessler with little hope of finding any answers at this point. He took his time explaining my MRI's with me and finding alternatives and extra testing to get to the bottom of my issues. He was great at answering all and any questions I had. I left his office finally with answers I was looking for!! Thank you!
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Locations

Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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