9445 Calumet Ave
I first saw Dr. Knesek in 2019 to discuss removal of a 9 year titanium plate in my left ankle and to examine my knees. I was having pain issues down into the peroneous longus of the left calf where the titanium plate was placed.Show more I decided to focus on my knees as it seemed to be the better choice. I thought I would be back to have the plate removed shortly thereafter. Further health restraints prevented that.... I then saw him in Dec. 2022 to get what was now 13 year titanium plate removed as it was causing more pain and issues into the knee on that side. My surgery would not have taken place if it hadn't been for Dr. Knesek's clerical and nursing assistant staff. There were time constraints and they did everything to make it go smoothly in transition. Thank you again. The day of the surgery the staff were kind, caring, and did wverything to make sure things went close to schedule as tgey could. They followed every surgical and nonsurgical protocols for keeping me surgically sterile and safe during the procedure as well as themselves. Dr. Knesek came in to see me preop., and everything was explained re surgery. The one thing I really appreciated was the professionalism and caring attitude and skill of the anesthesiologist. I was told I had to have two nerve blocks. I had never had nerve blocks before surgery. One took and the other didn't because I couldn't tolerate it. The procedure was not pushed because they had to get 20 shots into my adductor grp. On the inside of my thigh...It just meant they had to put more pain meds. Into i.v.; and that was ok. The nurses were very compassionate as well during this procedure. I was very lucky and fortunate to have Dr. Knesek agree to take out this plate and the screws after 13 years from when the original surgery had been done by another surgeon out of country. There are not too many surgeons who are confident enough and skilled enough to touch someone else's surgery. I would be happy to reccommend Dr. Knesek and his staff again... Be warned, it is a busy practice and sometimes you are on hold for a long time but it is worth the wait.. Be patient and you can feel safe and secure that you will get the best care he can offer you..
From the moment I walked into the hospital and to the moment I walked out, the nursing staff, all the doctors, the joint therapy staff, the recovery personnel did a top notch operation. Dr. Knesek is a great surgeon who is straighShow moret up and won’t steer you wrong. He will try new medicine techniques and PT before he has to decide to using surgery. He replaced my left knee replacement last year. November 18 this year he replaced the right knee. I let it go too long on taking care of my knees. One of the reasons because there are a lot of other great surgeons out there to choose from the input you get from other patients. I wasn’t sure about Dr. Knesek at first. My sister-in-law had Dr. Knesek operate on her shoulder. She was pleased with the results. The rest is history with me. I’ve been around a long time and I know a lot of people, they trust me. People have asked me about my surgeries with Dr. Knesek and I gave a couple of referrals, some called him, some didn’t. Some people question this new technique, we are not educated about this out here, just so you know. Time will get better. I would like to give kudos to Dr. Knesek’s office staff, that are at the same time professional and personal. I usually don’t blow a lot of smoke. Not all hospital visits and surgeries go as plan. I was very fortunate that mine did.
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Dr. David Harris?
David Harris, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at North Point Orthopaedics in Munster and Crown Point, Indiana. Specializing in minimally invasive techniques in sports medicine, Dr. Harris is versed in arthroscopic shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow surgery, and complex shoulder and knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Harris graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. He pursued his orthopedic surgical training through the same university’s Orthopedic Surgical Residency Program. His specialty called him to California, where he enrolled in a subspecialty training on shoulder and sports medicine surgery at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. Here, he provided care for elite athletes from Major League Soccer, United States Men’s and Women’s Soccer, professional cyclists during the Tour of California, Division I College Football, and the National Football League.
Dr. Harris is a master instructor for shoulder and hip arthroscopy at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) joint educational laboratory. His practice includes arthroscopic surgery for shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. He focuses on knee ligament reconstruction (ACL/PCL), patellofemoral instability and realignment, cartilage restoration, elbow and hip arthroscopy, proximal hamstring tendon repairs, and fracture repair.
For Dr. Harris, patients come first. He has a patient care philosophy that focuses on communication and accessibility. He understands that trust and understanding are imperative in the patient-doctor relationship and that clinical problem solving begins with careful listening, observation, and examination. Ultimately, the concept is to return patients and athletes to the highest activity levels, comfort, and function through specialized treatments or surgery.
In college, Dr. Harris competed in Notre Dame’s Bengal Bouts Boxing. He also participated in Bookstore Basketball, the world’s largest annual outdoor basketball tournament. Dr. Harris’ athletic interests guided him toward orthopaedic surgery, and he believes his field is gratifying. Currently, he is a passionate rock climber and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two sons.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Diabetic Foot Care
Rotator Cuff Tears
Hand, Wrist, Elbow
Hip and Knee Reconstruction
Sports Medicine and Shoulder
Podiatry, Foot and Ankle
Spine, Neck and Back
North Point Orthopaedics
9445 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN, 46321
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Everyone at northpoint is excellent. Dr. Harris and Melissa the best !!!!
Everyone was so sweet and kind when I arrived. The waiting space was so clean and inviting. I was called in very quickly. Everyone I dealt with was an absolute joy. I feel so blessed to have Dr. Harris as my doctor. He is the kindest and most knowledgeable doctor I feel comfortable putting my trust in. A very professional experience. Thank you for making me feel so important.❤️
The office was extremely busy, it was the first time I waited about 2 hours, my only negative comment. North pointe staff and doctors are still the best in the area, my opinion only
Dr Harris and staff are absolutely awesome! He is very informative, caring, and takes the time to listen. My family and I appreciate and value his expertise and wouldn't go anywhere else!
I have been with Dr. Harris for 12 years and would never change. His Physician Assistant, Melissa Cooper, is the best!
Very caring and pleasant. Dr. Harris and his ASSISTANT Melissa are the best. Takes time to explain everything
Dr. Harris is wonderful. He listens and guides you to make good choices for your body.
Dr Harris does listen but I wish there was a way of getting a better result on how to treat my knee.
Dr Harris was very professional and explained my injection
Everyone was very friendly and helpful
My second time with Dr Harris. He explains things well and takes time to answer your questions. Both surgeries went well and recovery was as expected. The only downside is the time spent waiting for your appointment, but it is worth it.
Dr. Harris, is friendly and takes the time to listen to you and answer your questions.
I FEEL LIKE DR. HARRIS ALWAYS TAKES TIME WITH ME AND VERY FRIENDLY . IM SURE HE DOES WITH OTHER PATIENT'S. SO IF HAVING TO WAIT IS NOT A INCONVENIENCE AS I KNOW THAT HE WILL SPEND TIME WITH ME. A GREAT DOCTOR.
Dr. Harris was very pleasant and concerned about my left knee pain, gave me a shot for mobility and ordered an mri for further understanding
My visit is always a good experience. Staff is so friendly and helpful.
Dr Harris and Melissa are TOP NOTCH! Their professionalism, compassion, and expertise are the best in the area! Grateful to have them!
Had to wait quite awhile after getting to the exam room. However, I can see that the Dr is patient and thorough when he does come in. Very calm demeanor and seems to care. Showed genuine concern.
Dr. Harris and Melissa always keep you informed of your problem, and are always cheerful.
Careful Evaluation and excellent communication skills!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Harris for several years. I’ve never had a doctor quite like him. His “bedside manner” is second to none. He actually listens to what I say and gives complete and easy to understand responses. He makes me feel like a valued patient and not just another person he sees. Other doctors should take a page out of Doctor Harris’ book, because not only is he approachable, he makes me feel like he truly cares about my aches and pains. He could teach his peers a lot on how to treat patients as people. Best doctor I’ve ever had the pleasure of lee!
Very helpful. If Dr Harris didn’t know he asked another doc in the office!!!!
Dr. Harris and his staff are absolutely wonderful. From check in to check out the staff are knowledgeable, courteous, and kind. Thank you for always making my experience comfortable. Dr. Harris is so personable and kind. He makes me feel like family.
Dr. Harris and his staff are absolutely wonderful. From check in to check out, they are all courteous, friendly, and kind.
You're the best!!!
Dr Harris is wonderful. Takes his time with you and addresses any and all concerns you may have with patience and a smile. I highly recommend Dr. Harris.
They listen to All my concerns always. Very nice and caring❤️❤️❤️❤️
Excellent experience - from check in to the nurses to the x-ray tech. Dr Harris has a very welcoming style and made a complex anatomy description simple enough for me to understand! Highly recommend!
Doctor and staff are top notch!