Dr. Christian L. Bonasso, MD

Dr. Christian L. Bonasso, MD


Neurosurgery | Male | 48 years old

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Dr. Christian L. Bonasso is a classically trained neurosurgeon specializing in a wide range of adult neurosurgery. Dr. Bonasso has...Read more

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in Columbus, OH |
Dr. Bonasso was very easy to understand and his staff is the best. There was no time wasted once seen by the doctor in getting into surgery and on the way to recovery. I was in a lot of pain and crying when he saw me the first time. The doctor and staff made me feel comfortable and understood everything I had to say. THANK YOU DR. BONASSO AND STAFF! I feel great again.
in Columbus, OH |
Dr. Bonasso and his staff have been wonderful throughout my treatment and continue to be. I have and will recommend his office to anyone who is considering spinal treatment.
in Columbus, OH |
I could not be happier about the whole experience. Dr. Bonasso and his staff are amazing. Would high recommend.
in Columbus, OH |
I felt totally comfortable with my doctor, the surgery ad my time in the hospital. I am recovering comfortably at home. I love the outcome.
in Columbus, OH |
Dr. Bonasso answers all questions in a language that patient can understand. Works with the patient and family and takes the time needed.
in Columbus, OH |
Doctor and staff are professional, friendly, and helpful. The treatment seems to be very effective and recovery is going well. There was a mix-up between the hospital and my insurance company and so I left the hospital earlier than I think I should have. However there was no harm done and I feel that I am doing very well.
in Columbus, OH |
I cannot say enough positive comments about Dr. Bonasso, Riverside, and his staff. Thank you for everything.
in Columbus, OH |
No problems with anything. No back pain. Feel great. Very happy with procedure.
in Columbus, OH |
I feel like a million dollars!
in Columbus, OH |
Great experience.
in Columbus, OH |
I had the best treatment ever. Thank you.
in Columbus, Oh |
Dr Bonasso performed a double disk removal and replacement with plates and screws. He did a fabulous job and is very caring.
in Columbus, OH |
Very professional, very nice staff. I would recommend this hospital to anyone. Very nice place. Dr. Bonasso is great.
in Columbus, OH |
Very good experience. Was very happy with my surgery and Dr. Bonasso. Thank you!!
in Columbus, OH |
I am thrilled with the results. The relief was immediate. I could not be happier with the care I have received.
in Columbus, OH |
Very pleased with results. No problems.
in Columbus, OH |
Excellent! Dr. Bonasso is a saint! Up walking in 3 weeks postop - doing great.
in Columbus, OH |
I can not thank Dr. Bonasso enough. I already (3 weeks postop) feel like you gave me my life back!
in Lansing, IL |
This place is awesome. Everything that was explained to me happened exactly that way. Top Notch. I would recommend Riverside and Dr. Bonasso to anyone looking for a neurosurgeon.
in Columbus, OH |
I received excellent treatment from my first appointment (diagnosis) to my most recent follow up. I feel great now after suffering for over 4 months. I am so glad I had the recommended fusion.
in Columbus, OH |
The doctor and staff are wonderful. The doctor did a wonderful job on my back. Thank you.
in Columbus, OH |
I am so glad I had surgery. Everybody was very good to me and I am very happy.
in Columbus, OH |
One word - Awesome!
in Columbus, OH |
It was the best thing I have done. The doctor and staff took a bad situation and made it into a life changing experience. Thanks.
in Lancaster, OH |
Dr. Bonasso has done five surgeries on my back and I couldn't be more pleased. His care, along with his incredible staff, have made all five a success story. I have soft bone which has complicated the healing and recovery of fusion surgery. He has done outstanding with his attention and care making me feel personally important to him as a surgeon. Great job! I can highly recommend a visit to see if your condition will qualify his services.
in Columbus, OH |
Excellent service - to the point. Best doctor ever!!! Staff wonderful.
in Columbus, OH |
Everyone was easy to talk to and Jill was a lot of help also. Jill called on her off time to make sure I got my x-ray done. They are all very friendly.
in Columbus, OH |
Very Satisfied in all respects. Highly recommend.
in Columbus, OH |
I was in unbearable pain when I first was seen. I was scheduled for surgery in just over a week. The timeliness of everything was excellent!!
in Columbus, OH |
My entire experience with this office and doctor have been excellent! Thank you for making me feel so comfortable.
in Columbus, OH |
Had a spinal fusion - complete recovery. Dr. and staff caring and professional.
in Columbus, OH |
Dr. Bonasso seems to be respected in his field, but BEWARE his follow up care is poor, his office staff is incompetent and have moved with him to his new location. If you want good follow up care and to have forms / letters completed/ phone calls returned this is not the physician for you. I called every other day for weeks to have a form completed for BWC that was never done. BWC denied my case because of this. This is peoples lives on the line not just a Simple surgery..
in Mansfield, Ohio |
He has done both of my craniotomies & I'm still amongst the living ?? had first one on Monday 1/13/14 & was up walking & Talking the next day , and was back home on Thursday the 16th. Dr Bonasso saved my life . I trust this man completely Richard Finnerty Mansfield, Ohio
in Westerville, OH |
I couldnt be more satisfied with this experience. Surgery was scheduled within 2 weeks of my initial consultati. The surgery was completed as scheduled, was completely successful and four hours later i was headed home.
in Westerville, OH |
The hospital staff was great. Dr Staff was great. Dr Bonasso did a very good job on me. Thank you.
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Dr. Bonasso says...

Dr. Christian L. Bonasso is a classically trained neurosurgeon specializing in a wide range of adult neurosurgery. Dr. Bonasso has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of all aspects of spinal disease, benign and malignant brain tumors, pituitary tumors, intracranial aneurysms, Chiari malformations and peripheral nerve disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy.

Dr. Bonasso is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati before earning his medical degree from their College of Medicine. His neurosurgery residency was completed at The Ohio State University.

Actively involved in the medical community, Dr. Bonasso is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Bonasso also continues to work in the development of a cerebral cooling system to be used in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stoke and brain injury after cardiac arrest.

Dr. Bonasso uses his experience inside and outside of the hospital setting to provide his patients with the best care possible. He will focus on educating his patients about their diagnosis and presenting all of their treatment options in a clear and understandable way. If surgical treatment options are best, he will utilize the most modern techniques available to provide expert surgical care. Dr. Bonasso believes that the key to providing excellent and compassionate care is to treat all patients as he would his own family.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Oh State University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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