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Richard Fessler, MD  
Richard Fessler, MD 

Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. At the University of Chicago, Fessler completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery, as well as post-doctoral research fellowships in neurological surgery and psychiatry.

Fessler is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. Fessler has been a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery. He has made significant contributions to endoscopic and microendoscopic surgical developments, including microendoscopic discectomy and microendoscopic compression of lumbar stenosis. Fessler is dedicated to finding innovative methods to repair spinal cord injuries. He has a special interest in spinal cord transplantation, and was the first physician in the United States to perform human embryonic spinal cord transplantation.

Because he is a thought leader in his field, industry will sometimes ask for Fessler’s input in development. Fessler currently has a consulting contract with Lanx, for whom he also serves on the scientific advisory board. He is co-owner of In Queue Innovations, through which he patents his own inventions. He receives royalty payments from previous inventions from Stryker, DePuy-Synthes and Medtronic. Your surgeon may or may not use products from one of these companies, and your surgeon receives no compensation for his clinical use of any products from these companies. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please ask your surgeon.

To make an appointment, please call (312) 942-6644.

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