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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Knee Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery
General Fracture Care
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
285 Patient
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Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

University of Massachusetts Medical Center,
Worcester, MA

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November 15, 2019

I had a wonderful experience. Dr. Fessler was compassionate, listened to what I had to say, and identified the problem right away!!!

November 15, 2019

I don't feel as though the provider hears me out or allows me to thoroughly express my problems and concerns. In addition, he does not take the time to explain his thoughts thoroughly.

November 13, 2019

My visit with Dr.Fessler was a very good experience. It reassured me that I had made the right choice.

November 13, 2019

I was taken care of and felt that full attention was paid to my concerns

November 13, 2019

Dr. Fessler listened intently, showed compassion, answered my questions and sought to accommodate my schedule as far as the scheduling of surgery.

November 01, 2019

It was nice to receive care from the doctor and also the nurses and staff in a very professional and pleasant manor.

October 30, 2019

My Wife and I were Both Extremely pleased with meeting Dr. Fessler ! He is a great human being and seems to be extremely knowledgable . I look forward to having Dr. Fessler care for me and anyone else i can recommend. Thank you Dr. Fessler !

October 30, 2019

Dr. Fessler was very professional. He answered all my questions and gave me the best possible care for my issues. What impressed me the most was his genuine care. I felt like he truly cared about myself and the pain that I was experiencing.

October 25, 2019

Terrific care from Dr. Fessler

October 23, 2019

excellent care