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About Dr. Richard G Fessler

Dr. Richard G Fessler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Fessler is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Fessler has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard G Fessler is Great. Dr. Richard G Fessler has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard G Fessler is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855
Chicago, IL 60612
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Specialties

Dr. Richard G Fessler has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Glioblastoma
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Craniotomy
  • Stroke
  • Laminectomy
  • Infection
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Brain Tumor
  • Pain

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Reviews

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Ed.D.

The minute I came out of surgery, the pain was gone. Soreness was there, but over about three months, I returned to nearly normal physical condition

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Five Stars

Excellence from admission to discharge as well as any follow-up inquiries

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A true gift

Dr Fessler diagnosed a serious spinal cord issue within minutes of our first visit. He performed a c3 to c7 laminectomy and 12 weeks later I an a 5k. He is gifted and I am very thankful he was my surgeon

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Three Stars

I was asked to have an updated MRI done for my first visit, after Dr Fessler viewed a previous MRI prior to that appointment. After spending all this money for new MRI's his nurse said he decided not to take my case. She said he that he had the right to make this decision. This was a very costly decision for me. I'm very disappointed in Rush and the staff!! The staff that I spoke with was very uncaring and this was such a disappointment when you're looking for help!

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Five Stars

Dr. Fessler is the best doctor/ person I have ever met. he saved my life when no other surgeon thought it was possible. and has followed my case for 17 years to make sure I remain stable.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2009, 2016, 2011, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2011, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2008)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Fessler is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • University Of Chicago Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard G Fessler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University Neurosurgery, 1725 W Harrison St Ste 855, Chicago, IL
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