Darin M. Friess M.D.

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (222 Ratings, 56 Comments)


  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Fracture Care
  • Trauma (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation)


  • M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, 0 1999
  • M.P.H., Tulane University School of Medicine, 0 1999
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic surgery, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • Fellowship:

    • Orthopaedic trauma, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009.


Dr. Friess specializes in treating arm, leg and pelvic fractures. He has a special interest in treating fractures that have not healed correctly after treatment. He also does surgery for patients with bone infections and infected fractures, which can mean working with several specialists. He does research on the healing of broken bones and weight bearing after fractures. Dr. Friess enjoys developing relationships with his patients as they are healing and returning to regular activities.

During his spare time, Dr. Friess enjoys spending time with family, reading and gardening. He enjoys bicycling to work, but does not find the time as often as he would like.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (222 Ratings, 56 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Quality and skill of care and profession

  • Dec 21, 2018

    My experience with Darin Friess was nothing but perfect. He was very, very professional, very helpful, and just an all-around great individual. Answered all of my questions, gave me the best care possible, and went over every possible scenario with me. So I am very thankful and very happy with Darin Friess. Thank you.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Dr. Friess is a great surgeon and I can't recommend him enough. The scars are healing great and he was thoughtful enough to avoid my tattoos. He's been great with the follow ups as well.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Dr. Friess is an amazing doctor. We couldn't ask for any one better and he's a fantastic human. We really appreciate all the care and how kind he has been to our whole family.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    My meeting with Dr. Friess was handled in a timely manner. I was well cared for. The X-ray was done very efficiently. They didn't hurt me at all. They allowed me to take my time because I use a walker. I was very satisfied with this meeting.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    I was very impressed with how Dr. Friess talked to me about my leg breaking experience and what was to come. He was patient, very kind, did not rush me or think that I was trying to keep him from leaving. It was a very good experience.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Well, this is the way that works. They were really good to me and they really helped me a lot and that's all I can say, you know. All the way through it and I'm glad that I had them. Okay, I don't know what to press.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Friendly courteous and professional.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    I had surgery on my leg on the 12th. The doctor spoke with me briefly before surgery, but after surgery never came back, I don't know what happened during surgery. I didn't get any details from anyone or any follow up, and was a little upsetting.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Friess was wonderful. The only problem I have is I am now back to the amount of pain I was in 5 months ago from him adjusting my leg. Other than that he was fabulous.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Friess is a wonderful doctor. He helped put my husband back together from a car accident and that's why we continue to take him back to see Dr. Friess because he who knows what he's doing and he doesn't take any unnecessary risks with my husband's home.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Friess was a great surgeon. He did a wonderful job on my elbow, was very great at explaining all the options, the details, what he was going to do, expectations for recovery and so forth, and it was great working with them. Thank you.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Everyone is very nice and respectful.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Great doctor, great bedside manner. 10's all around. Bye.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Super! When I broke my kneecap, he repaired it quickly and has followed my recovery. At every encounter he has been great.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    I received excellent care in each of the areas that I experienced: admitting,prop,anesthesia,surgery,surgeon,recovery,and in my room through and including discharge home.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Dr. Friess and the orthopedic team did a wonderful job! The surgery went well, their follow ups were were easy to schedule, and they were very accommodating with completing forms required for my work and auto insurance.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    All the staff was very polite and attentive to any questions and my level of comfort during my visit

  • Sep 16, 2018

    My Sept 11 visit was a follow-up with X-rays to assess healing progress of fractured right acetabulum. My care with this physician and the provider institution has been excellent, and I am grateful to have had a successful recovery. Physicians and staff have been attentive and professional throughout the six months that have passed.

  • Sep 16, 2018

    He's a kind and caring person, very intelligent with advanced techniques and information. Explains things well and is open to anything.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    I've been very impressed with Dr. Friess. Clearly an expert in his field, Dr. Friess is practical in his approach, kind in his delivery and patient answering the questions I'm sure he routinely gets many times over.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    This doctor is the best for me. He took very good care of us, and I am very pleased. God bless you.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    courteous and professional

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Dr. Friess has showing his profession, caring and kindness through out the visit.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    The doctor has a great bedside manor. He listens and responds to your concerns. He wants to make sure that you are getting the attention and help that you need.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Dr. Friess is a good listener and takes the time to answer all of my questions

  • Sep 04, 2018

    Extremely responsive and helpful. He's happy to take the time explain the benefits and disadvantages of a particular treatment. I always feel very well informed about my health decisions afterward

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Dr. Fries makes me feel like I am his only patient. He is very kind and answers all my questions. I am so thankful for him and wish we were not so far away. Thank you Dr. Fries for your efforts. I really appreciate you.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    Dr. Darrin Friess is wonderful but the system, the bureaucracy and the ways I have been put off by staff is truly dreadful. I can't get a call from Dr. Friess nor can I get appointment in a timely manner. Any direct contact with my doctor is stoped at every turn by bureaucrats who won't answer questions or return my calls without repeated requests.The system is drowning in a maze of insurance payoffs. When I asked for the procedure to have the pins and plates removed I had to request the information over and over again for weeks!

  • Aug 26, 2018

    Yes, my appointment with Dr. Frieze was very beneficial. He was very timely, as far as seeing us right on time, and he spends a lot of time with us as a patient, and explaining details and explaining details in a way that, you know, the average person could understand. I think those are the things I appreciate the most, his timeliness, his ability to explain details and really any questions, if not a stupid question - he's really quick to answer any question that you have and everything.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dr. Friess did an excellent job fixing me up, so I'm very happy with him. That's about it. I recommend him to anybody. Thank you Dr. Freeze.

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Always a great visit

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Smart, easy to talk to. And......he fixed my broken kneecap well and quickly after my injury.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Dr. Freis is top notch!

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Very positive results every one was on time and we were all on the same page the exray tech did a exstreamly good job. Thanks

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Dr Friess was very informative and answered all my questions concerning my health issues

  • Aug 12, 2018

    I will sound like an echo machine, since I said the same about my previous provider, but I guess it happens when you choose your faculty members wisely... :)Excellent bedside manners, great communication, patiently listened to all of our questions, explained everything clearly, no rush in completing the visit and a very, very knowledgeable physician. Good sense of humor. Very pleased with the the provider.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Dr. Friess has been excellent in every respect. He's answered my questions both before and after surgery with openness, patience, and clarity. He's also clearly a good leader, as everyone I met on his team seemed to share a high esprit de corps.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Dr. Frieze is absolutely wonderful. First of all, he's kind and compassionate and takes time to explain everything and second, he is a fantastic surgeon and I had a very serious break in my femur and he really worked and worked and had a very successful surgery and he's been with me every step of the way and am so grateful for Dr. Frieze.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    I was very upset due to the prognosis of my injury and the likelihood of successfully returning to my chosen profession. Dr Friess took the time to realistically explain what I might expect from the next course of action. He also was very understanding and comforting to me. His compassion and willingness to spend the extra time is rare in these settings and he deserves full credit for this. I would most definitely recommend him and have already spoken highly of him despite the prognosis.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Hey there? Dr. Frees was great I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Frees.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Dr. Friess listens and works together with the patient to achieve realistic goals for recovery

  • Aug 05, 2018

    I think Dr. Fries is an excellent doctor. This is the second time he has worked on me. I liked the way he went over and above when he found something inside and took care of it while he was there, which happened to be part of my ligament was growing into a point, and instead of just leaving that, he took care of that. That's a very smart doctor. Knows what he's doing, knowing how painful that could be if left...Dr. Fries....you're an awesome doctor. I recommend you to everybody. Appreciate everything you have done for me.

  • Jul 16, 2018

    He was professional, patient, and understanding. He listened well and explained everything extremely well. I liked him a lot.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    So caring and helpful to our entire family, not just the patient. Innovative care, excellent communication with other medical teams involved and brilliant medical work. The entire place is like a well oiled machine.

  • Jul 12, 2018

    Yeah. I just believe that he did excellent, excellent job on putting in 6 pins and a plate in my (INAUDIBLE) area, and follow-up was absolutely great, you know, he made sure I could walk without looking like a duck. And yeah, he followed up very well. I only shook his hand, but I should have said thank you doctor, I think you did a fantastic job.

  • Jul 12, 2018

    The doctor is very professional. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    I found my surgery to be very satisfactory and I was very pleased with the way he explained things to me and talked to me afterwards and gave me a full explanation of everything I needed. Would definitely recommend him. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Dr. Friess is a wonderful health care provider and has a great bedside manner.I would highly recommend him to others.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Thanks a lot to the doctors for being so kind, for the service they gave us, we're very grateful (INAUDIBLE). Thanks so much, thanks to the doctor. Very kind.

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