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As a fellowship-trained sports medicine physiatrist, Dr. Trevor Gessel specializes in providing nonoperative and minimally invasive orthopedic sports medicine care for a variety of musculoskeletal and peripheral neurological disorders. He enjoys working with athletes, weekend warriors, and patients who are trying to improve themselves and feels it is an honor to help them overcome any obstacles they are facing and get back to an active, healthy lifestyle.
After graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Dr. Gessel earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed a transitional internship at Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus before receiving residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle. Following his residency, Dr. Gessel stayed at the University of Washington to complete a fellowship in sports medicine.
Dedicated to offering his patients the latest in evidence-based treatment options, Dr. Gessel has undergone additional training in interventional procedures of the lumbar spine as well as in using electromyography (EMG) and ultrasound to diagnose a wide range of disorders. He is an expert in concussion management as well as in performing radiofrequency ablations, blocks, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and a variety of injections, including peripheral joint steroid injections.
Dr. Gessel believes the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership where both sides have their own responsibilities. His include providing his patients with a thorough evaluation, expert care, and education on their available treatment options as well as being committed to meeting their individual needs and goals. He also expects his patients to hold him to a high standard, understanding that it is part of their responsibility to follow their treatment plan to the best of their ability and communicate with him if they encounter any barrier so that he can help them overcome it or work with them to find an alternative solution.
When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Gessel enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies and sports, beekeeping, gardening, and traveling. He also likes to keep active by cycling, cross-country skiing, ballroom dancing, and playing racquetball as well as soccer.
Education & Training
- Bachelor of Science: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
- Doctor of Medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Transitional Internship: Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus, Milwaukee, WI
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- Association of Academic Physiatrists