Dr. Richard G Fessler MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Richard Fessler is a neurosurgeon in Chicago, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Fessler accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and one of 7 at Northwestern Medical Center who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Chicago
Residency, General Surgery, 1983 - 1985

University of Chicago
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1985 - 1989

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 22 years in Neurological Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Minimally Invasive Tubular Microdiscectomy - A 3-D Operative Video.
Smith, Z. A.,Dahdaleh, N. S.,Wong, A. P.,Aoun, S. G.,El Ahmadieh, T. Y.,Nixon, A. T.,Bendok, B. R.,Fessler, R. G.

Assessment of Paraspinal Muscle Cross-Sectional Area Following Lumbar Decompression: Minimally Invasive versus Open Approaches.
Bresnahan, L. E.,Smith, J. S.,Ogden, A. T.,Quinn, S.,Cybulski, G. R.,Simonian, N.,Natarajan, R. N.,Fessler, R. D.,Fessler, R. G.

Risk factors and long-term survival in adult patients with primary malignant spinal cord astrocytomas.
Wong, A. P.,Dahdaleh, N. S.,Fessler, R. G.,Melkonian, S. C.,Lin, Y.,Smith, Z. A.,Lam, S. K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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