Dr. Charles A. Hartjen, MD

Dr. Charles A. Hartjen, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 67 years old

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To provide my patients with the utmost respect and time spent while at my office. I want them to feel comfortable discussing their medical concerns with me. I hope to provide them with an adaquent and thorough examination.Read more

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in Parkton, MD |
Dr. Hartjen is an artist of a surgeon. Had a double decompression and a disectomy and am pain free in a weeks time. He is good!
in Bel Air, MD |
Thankfully my primary doctor found Dr. Hartjen during my disabling back pain experience. I had a herienated disk, was unable to work, constant throbbing pain and a miserable person. Dr. Hartjen and his assistant Kim, from the beginning until the end were on top of my insurance issues, explaining the process of my procedure with the most compassion and professional service I could ask for. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Hartjen.
in Upperco, MD |
I have a congenital condition that causes bulging and/or ruptured discs to apply pressure to the nerves in my spine, resulting in severe pain. Twice in the last seven years Dr. Hartjen has succesfully performed surgery on my spine, allowing me to continue my life normally. I just scheduled similar surgery for next month. Dr. Hartjen and his staff have been extremely helpful in diagnosing my condition, explaining it to me, managing my pain and executing the needed paperwork for my insurance.
in Bel Air, MD |
On October 26, 2016, I was seen by Dr. Hartjen as a new patient seeking a diagnosis for back pain I have been experiencing since July 30, 2016. His time and attention to detail were extremely impressive and important to me. With his expertise, he was able to review my MRI films and determine the root cause and he took extra care time explaining. Most important, I was able to be seen within one day's notice. His assistant, Kim, is excellent. I thank Dr. Ishak for the referral.
in Jarrettsville, MD |
Dr. Hartjen has performed three operations on my lumbar spine over twenty-one years. Each condition was essentially unrelated to the others and each procedure resulted in complete relief of pain and associated symptoms, which included, in separate cases, a condition called spondylolisthesis, muscle spasms, pinched nerves and leg numbness and weakness resulting in frequent falls. Patients will find Dr. Hartjen to be very self-confident, thoughtful, thorough, talented and surgically conservative.
in Parkton, MD |
Dr Hartjen just finished a discectomy and I am pain free and back to work in 4 days.
in Baltimore, md |
I had a 3 level fusion in my back and I am now, able to walk without a walker. So happy to have my life back as I am young.
in Towson, Md |
He saved my life. I needed a spinal decompression surgery plus fusions and I am now better. Thank you Dr.Hartjen for helping me.
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Dr. Hartjen's Care Philosophy

To provide my patients with the utmost respect and time spent while at my office. I want them to feel comfortable discussing their medical concerns with me. I hope to provide them with an adaquent and thorough examination.

Dr. Hartjen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Toledo College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Wake Forest U/Bowman Gray

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Wake Forest U/Bowman Gray

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kosair/Norton Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Georgia Institute Of Technology

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
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