Dr. Thomas Fessler, MD

Dr. Thomas Fessler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. Thomas Fessler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

100 Peach St Ste 400

Erie, PA 16507

Contact Information

(814) 454-8287

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fessler "When I was trained at Georgetown University, completed my internship at Washington Hospital Center and my residency at the University of Massachusetts, I learned more than just about the anatomy of the human body.

My training focused on the bedside manner of the doctor.  How a patient feels about his or her ailment or how a patient handles the anticipation of a surgery impacts the healing process.  

My goal is to make sure each of my patients understands his or her options for care, and is most comfortable with the choices we make together.

If a patient needs surgery, I have operating privileges at Saint Vincent Health Center, Saint Vincent Surgery Center, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Surgery Center and the Village SurgiCenter.

To make an appointment to discuss your orthopaedic needs, call my office at 814-454-8287.  I look forward to seeing you.

Sincerely, Dr. Tom Fessler"

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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41  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • us navy
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fessler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fessler's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fessler to family and friends
40 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Fessler'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

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Fessler Says:
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

If you are a satisfied patient, please refer me to your family and friends by calling my office at 814-454-8287.  New patients are always welcome.  If you are displeased with your care, please let me or my staff know.  

My goal is make sure that each patient receives the best care possible and is on the road to recovery

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Patient Comments (12)

Amazing and talented surgeon. He has done major work/repair on me and other family members with outstanding outcomes. Would always seek out his expertise in the event I need orthopaedic work in the future.
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This doctor spent very little time with me and let his nurse take care of everything.. There was no review of my xrays, discussion or explanation of possible treatment options down the road and was in and out in 10 minutes..!Not impressed at all, poor bedside skills and entire visit was like an...more
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Dr. Fessler did both of my total knee replacements. One was 7 years ago and the other was 3 years ago. I have been eternally grateful that he did them and I have not had one problem with them. My meetings with Dr. Fessler were always great and he took as much time with me as I needed. I would...more
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Dr Fessler is experienced, knowledgeable, professional and kind.
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Excellent. Very professional
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