Dr. Charles Hightower, MD

Dr. Charles Hightower, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 42

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Charles Hightower, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Juneau, AK. He is affiliated with medical facilities Alaska Regional Hospital and Bartlett Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hightower to book an appointment.


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Enhance Orthopedic Surgery

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Enhance Orthopedic Surgery9309 Glacier Highway A102 Juneau, AK 99801
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Dr. Hightower is amazing! Tremendous bedside manner and a very knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Hightower to anyone in need of an orthopedic consult. His staff also went above and beyond and they are all fantastic.
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Gerald Nance – Jul 31, 2020
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I received the highest quality care from Dr. Hightower. He is the very best Orthopaedic surgeon in Alaska. I had a TKR in September, 2016 and recovered quickly and was extremely pleased with my outcome.
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Sharon – Jan 14, 2020
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Excellent experience, very professional as well as personable, I highly recommend Dr. Hightower. The office staff is very efficient, kind and accommodating.
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Louise Stutes – May 13, 2019
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After a bad pedicure my toe suffered from an infection, making it difficult to walk. Dr Hightower put me at ease and performed a brief procedure in the clinic and got me back on my feet. Dr Hightower was flawless and gentle-my baby slept on me the entire time! Dr Hightower was calm, kind and efficient. I highly recommend!
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Andrea Horazdovsky – Apr 25, 2019
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My husband went to Dr. Hightower for a knee injury. He was wonderful! He was kind and caring, gentle informative and very personable. His receptionist Lynne was super sweet. She offered us something to drink and a snack and made us feel so welcomed. We would recommend Dr. Hightower to anyone that needs an orthopedic surgeon. He is truly a blessing!!
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Michael Weitz in Eagle River, AK – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr. Hightower, did my Right Hip Replacement in 2016! I'm happy I got it done but the only thing that bothers me is the Screw he put in. I'd highly recommend Dr. Hightower! He's a very good doctor.
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Marie Redington in Nome, AK – Jan 19, 2019
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Superb surgeon with an amazing bedside manner. Office staff are accessible, friendly, and very efficient. You feel like family when being cared for by Dr. Hightower and Enhance Ortho.
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Tyler M in Anchorage, AK – Nov 21, 2018
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The best luck in the world...having Dr Hightower be in ER when I arrived with a broken arm...he was so reassuring, confident, and competent. His surgery was simple to recover from and followups were excellent. Anyone would be fortunate to choose this superb doctor.
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Jeannie in Anchorage, AK – Oct 23, 2018
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Perhaps the best experience I have aver had a doctors office, it literally is a family run business. Dr Hightower came out to the front desk to greet me, he took my weight and vitals asked me the questions and entered them in my records. In other words he spent the entire time with me, for both appointments. No ten minute visit and half and waiting, no nurse no medical assistant it was he and i talking and dealing with my issue. His mom who works the front desk and his dad is the office manager.
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Shawn O'Donnell in Anchorage, AK – Aug 27, 2018
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thank you so much, Dr Hightower, for your help with my hand injury! i'm back to my busy life as a working mom (& much sooner than I thought and without any pain - thank goodness!) your office staff was always kind, and i appreciated your excellent information - i felt so much less anxiety about my broken bone and healed faster and better than expected. much gratitude!
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SJ in Anchorage – Feb 12, 2018
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Enhanced Orthopedic is phenomenal. Highly recommend Dr. Hightower. He is the Best surgeon in the State of Alaska. Enhance Orthopedic has Super friendly,caring, amazing, thoughtful staff. They always do their best to make sure they go out of their way to do whatever it takes to make the patients and family comfortable, happy and safe. Dr. Hightower, Lynn, Ron, you guys are the BEST!!
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Melissa S in Seattle, WA – Nov 18, 2017
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I had a very painful problem with my foot. Dr. Hightower took his time and thoughtfully explained the problem as well as treatment options.. He was able to able to comfortably address the problem with an in office procedure. I've had complete resolution of the issue. Very pleased with my care and would recommend Dr. Hightower to family and friends.
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Anchorage, AK – Nov 16, 2017
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Our experience with Dr. Hightower has been positive in all aspects. He patiently explained my husband's foot injury and answered all of our questions. He has been extremely accessible throughout the surgery and healing process. We highly recommend him to anyone who's had the misfortune of needing an ortho surgeon.
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Juneau, AK – Aug 20, 2017
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I would strongly recommend Dr. Hightower, He was personable, very informative and took the time to explain what he was doing and why. Being told why something needs to be done to a family member made me feel a lot better about the care my husband was receiving. He was pleasant and took the time to discuss and explain the healing process and aftercare. I liked him alot. My husband was transported to the Emergency room and I felt extremely lucky and appreciative of Dr. Hightower
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Trudie Lacewell in Oak Harbor, WA – Jul 04, 2017
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I was worried about pain in my right knee. Dr Hightower did a very thorough examination, relieved my mind that surgery might be needed, and gave me ideas about how to minimize pain in my knee.
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Anchorage, AK – May 22, 2017
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dr. hightower gave me excellent care! the x-rays showed my knee was sprained. so no surgery was needed. he was very thorough and gentle. yet - pushed me hard to do the exercises and even do steps as well. i did not get stowed up. the knee is great! thanks dr. hightower!! you were terrific!!!
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Anchorage, AK – Apr 16, 2017
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Dr. Hightower did both my knees in 2016. He did a fantastic job. Minimal scarring. Quick recovery. Highly recommend Dr. Hightower.
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Mona Jones in Palmer, AK – Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Hightower's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Knee Disorders more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 50% of his peers

Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Fracture more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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Dr. Hightower's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

I believe excellence in care starts the minute you walk in the door. Our team is dedicated to making your care experience engaging and comfortable. Understanding your life and how your bone or joint injury effects the things you enjoy helps target th...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University Of Minnesota Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
2008
University Of Minnesota Medical Center General Surgery
Internship Hospital
2003
Columbia University
Undergraduate School
2000
Western Washington University
Undergraduate School

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Alaska Regional Hospital

Anchorage, AK

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Bartlett Regional Hospital

Juneau, AK

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average