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Dr. Larry D Messer has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Surgery
A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Cerebral Palsy
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I am a professional in a service industry, therefore, I feel very comfortable posting this comment. We had a 3 week long standing appt. After driving 1 hr 15 min to get there, we waited 20 mins in the waiting room and another 45 mins in the exam room. My daughter had been on crutches 4 1/2 weeks thus far, he forgot he even told her to be on them WHILE looking at her chart and we had another appt later that day with a 1 1/2 hr drive back home first. I said "I don't want to sound rude or pushy, but do you have an idea of how much longer this will be?" He quickly raised his voice and said "ma'am, I am going just as fast as I can." I again said "That's why I don't want to come across as rude." Good grief! I am not selfish and understand there are other patients to be taken care of! He said "I really don't know HOW long you will be here." That is when I said we will reschedule. He stormed out of the room and made hateful comments to other office staff about me. Not only did he speak to me very inappropriately, he spoke to me like that in front of my children. Remember, he works for Cook Children's! Not to go into more detail, he had total disregard for our time. Ultimately I filed a formal complaint to the director of the dept which will also be sent to the credential board. Absolutely no parent and their children, regardless of any situation on both their, or the doctor's, side should ever experience this.
I took my 10 yr. old daughter to see Dr. Messer, after injuring her knee the night before. Total hands on my child's leg took less than 2 minutes. He was very dismissive in my concerns and complaints with her injury. At one point he said to me "Well she's going to live." After telling me there was no swelling in her knee, I told him to look again at both legs and you can clearly see the sweeling. He looked, but from afar. He said it would be hurt for 2-3 weeks. It's been well over a month and my child still can barely walk and is in so much pain still, that at night she can barely sleep. I asked him to please order an MRI to be sure of no ligament damage, but he refused. My other daughter had just torn her ACL ligament about 4 months before this, and I wanted to be certain my 10 yr. old was taken care of immediately. Bad experience with this Doctor.
Dr. Messer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
46 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
John Peter Smith Hospital
Dr. Larry D Messer accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
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Locations & DirectionsCook Childrens Dodson Specialty Clinics, 1500 Cooper St, Fort Worth, TX
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