Dr. Christopher T. Stark, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 53

206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
Williamson Medical Center
4321 Carothers Pkwy
Franklin, TN 37067

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Vanderbilt Bone and Joint
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206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
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    Dr. Stark's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
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    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
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    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Stark

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Graduated in 1989

    Internship Hospital

    Southern Illinois University
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    Southern Illinois University
    Complete in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Stark & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Stark's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    • Williamson Medical Center

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    • 3 reviews

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    5 out of 5
    - in Brentwood, TN |

    There is a silver lining in breaking your collarbone: You will have the opportunity to allow someone as terrific as Dr. Stark to fix it. He is brilliant, compassionate, and highly skilled. He speaks to patients on their terms. I am naturally critical regarding physicians. But I can honestly say that I am beyond impressed with Dr. Stark and highly recommend him to anyone needing his services. Also, the entire team at Vandy Bone and Joint was terrific. Great working culture in this practice

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    Waited in waiting room for two hours and then when you saw him it was like 10 minutes. I had a hip replacement 3 years ago and have had issues ever since and now living on pain medication.. He pretty much said he did the surgery brushed me off to seek further treatment ..

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    5 out of 5
    - in Smyrna, TN |

    Very thorough. He spends a good amount of time with you and expects you to not understand the big medical words so he writes them down for you. He cares.

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    Vanderbilt Bone and Joint
    206 Bedford Way
    Franklin, TN 37064
    (615) 790-3290 (Office)
    (615) 794-8845 (Fax)
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