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Dr. Marc J Kornmesser has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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Dr Kornmesser gets all five stars. He gave me back the use of my right hand after another surgeon performed Carpal Tunnel surgery (10 years ago) and left me with a claw hand. I am so grateful to him and his staff of friendly, caring, professional people. I believe in miracles. Dr Kornmesser is skillful and compassionate.
Dr. Kornmesser is great surgeon. I approached him with a very complex wrist issue several years ago and was in a tough situation as my livelihood depends on the use of my wrists. He actually cared about my issue. He listened. His bedside manner is second to none which is rare in the healthcare industry. I have seen many Orthopedists regarding my Orthopedics issue and Dr. Kornmesser is outstanding and the best I have seen. He stood by me when others gave up or simply would not listen. I am doing better now because of this. Thanks Dr. Kornmesser.
I needed to have carpal tunnel surgery and was referred to Dr. Kornmesser. He offered me a couple other choices and look at the results from my test and said we could give them a try, however I knew how bad it was decided to go straight for surgery. He scheduled the surgery it was within 10 days of my visit after the surgery I was in minimal pain I had both hands done the same day and I can barely see the scares sometimes I have to really look to find them. I highly recommend this doctor.
I waited over a month for my appointment with Dr Kornmesser for torn ligaments in my wrist. The office did call to confirm my appointment the night before, I drove 3 hours to his office, got all the way into a room to see the doctor, and nobody in that office mentioned that Dr. Kornmesser wasn't there, he was out of town. A physicians assistant came in (introduced himself as a doctor), and said he would be seeing me instead. He "checked my injury", moved my wrist all over, pulled on it etc. then decided to put me in a cast. After 2 weeks in the cast he put me in and intense pain (I was not in pain before my visit with him) I FINALLY got a call from Dr Kornmesser after I had left messages with the office. He said that I shouldn't be in any pain, something was wrong, get the cast off. I got the cast removed, and got an appointment to actually see Dr Kornmesser the next week. He "checked out the injury", put me in another cast for 8 weeks, said that's all he wanted to do with it, he didn't feel like doing the simple surgery to completely take care of the problem. Well after 5 months in a cast he told me (without evaluating again) just see how it feels in 2 weeks, and if it doesn't feel better we can try something else. He didn't look at it at all, barely gave me any information about it, and no guidelines about what I should do now. I was sent to physical therapy, it is now 4 weeks after my cast removal, and there are more problems than when I started. I am in the process of finding a doctor to find what this office did. My physical therapist says there's more damage than I started with because of the poor treatment from Dr Kornmesser and the PA that first "helped". I have been 6 months without the use of my arm and hand, and it's much worse than my initial injury now. I would have been way better off not going to the doctor at all. Even after all that the office still charged me for all the visits, even the one I didn't see any actual doctor. After I was referred by an orthopedic surgeon who said it was a much worse injury than he was comfortable dealing with, they should NOT have sent in a PA, and he shouldn't have lied about his credentials. I am not at all happy with this office, I should have made a full recovery in 7 weeks, and now it's 6 months later, and I have far more extensive injuries than I began with.
19 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
Dr. Marc J Kornmesser accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera LifeWise Connect
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Locations & DirectionsOrthopedic Physicians Anchorage Inc, 3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300, Anchorage, AK
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