Dr. Christian Athanassious, MD

Dr. Christian Athanassious, MD

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Dr. Christian Athanassious, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Rosa, CA and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1405 Montgomery Dr

Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Contact Information

(707) 546-1922

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Western Health Advantage

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Low Back Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Athanassious' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Athanassious "Dr. Christian Athanassious is a board eligible spine surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery from Stanford University. Dr. Athanassious co-directs The Total Spine Health Program alongside veteran back and neck care specialist Dr. Michael J. Star. An advocate of the whole-body medical approach to treating patients, Dr. Athanassious completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from UC Davis with the intention of pursuing his medical doctorate. With a thorough background in psychology, Dr. Athanassious never loses sight of the mind and body connection when considering the best treatment for his patients. In the time between graduating from UC Davis and applying to medical school, Dr. Athanassious was a Howard Hughes Scholar working as a research manager, researcher, and anatomy lecturer at UC Davis for premed and medical students while he was studying for the MCAT. He went on to complete a post baccalaureate in Medical Science at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Athanassious was the only graduate invited to continue on at the same school to complete his Doctorate of Medicine. He then completed his orthopaedic residency at Monmouth Medical Center, and was selected to serve as the Chief Resident in his final year. Throughout his undergraduate studies, graduate studies, and residency, Dr. Athanassious published many award-winning studies on a variety of medical subjects. Dr. Athanassious' outstanding achievements earned him a spot in the prestigious Stanford University Spine Fellowship, which he completed in 2014. After training alongside some of the world's finest spine surgeons, Dr. Athanassious brings invaluable expertise and knowledge about the latest advancements in orthopaedic spine operative and nonoperative care to individuals of all ages in the greater Santa Rosa area. Dr. Athanassious was born in Scotland, raised in the U.S., and has been a longtime resident of California. He is married and enjoys many physical activities including mountain biking, skiing, martial arts, and running. For a consultation, please call 707-546-1922 (option #1) and request an appointment with Dr. Athanassious."

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7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis

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25  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University of California Davis Medical Center
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Monmouth Medical Center Orthopaedic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Stanford University Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Athanassious has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Athanassious' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Athanassious to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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  • 4
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Dr. Athanassious' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I had surgery last year, everything turned out fine, except the medical staff working around him failed to send appropriate documents to my insurance company. I felt I needed to be involved in things that they are responsible for. The staff there really dropped the ball, especially his medical...more
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The staff there is competent and helpful. Dr. Athanassious is knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
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Very considerate with my concerns and time.
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