Dr. Christian Guier, MDCM

Dr. Christian Guier, MDCM

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Christian Guier, MDCM is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

45 Castro St Ste 337

San Francisco, CA 94114

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
more than 5% of peers
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
more than 5% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Guier's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Guier "I was born in Montreal, Canada and completed Medical School at Mc Gill University in 1982. I then came to the USA to complete a General Surgical Internship and Orthopaedic Residency at the University of California at San Diego. My training continued with a Fellowship in Sports Traumatology in Lyon, France, sub-specializing in Knee and Shoulder Surgery. I was appointed to and cared for the French Ski Federation's Men and Women Downhill ski teams. With my eyes focussed on how a life might be living at the foot of the Grand Tetons, I returned to the USA in 1990 and practiced rural medicine in Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas of western Wyoming, Driggs, Idaho and Ennis, Montana, where I cared for adult and children's orthopaedic conditions for 25 years. While there, I co-founded Orthopaedics of Jackson Hole/Teton Orthopaedics and Teton Outpatient Services, providing care to those communities and tourists to the Greater Yellowstone area for more than 15 yrs. I am still working with the French National Downhill and Freestyle Ski teams on World Cup, X-Games and Olympic venues. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began my new practice in 2014. Some ask why I would ever leave Jackson Hole? Yes, I miss Wyoming, but I am very happy to be caring for my immediate family who live here with me now, in the Bay Area. I have always loved this State and like many of you, am very happy to be living in Northern California. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Guier "I am an orthopaedic specialist with over 25 yrs experience in treating general adult and pediatric orthopedic conditions. I have a subspecialty training in knee and shoulder surgery and Sports Traumatology.

I am an empathic listener and offer all treatment options without bias because surgery may not always be the right option. I inform patients of the non-surgical and surgical remedies and help make referrals as needed. I believe in assisting patients gain a better understanding of their condition and involve them, along with their other care providers, in returning to their maximum level of performance.

I love what I do and enjoy each working day."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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27  Procedures

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.


  • McGill University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Vanier College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Clinique Emilie De Vialar/ Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Guier has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Guier's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Guier to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Guier's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Guier Says:

Medicine never ceases to keep you humble.  If I or my staff have rendered someone a disservice, I would want to know about it and do my best to remedy it. So please let me know if there is anything that I or my staff could improve on, anonymously or otherwise.

If on the other hand, my Staff or I have provided you service that is commendable, we welcome those comments as well. We too thrive on positive


Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Guier spends time with me as his patient, carefully listening to my concerns. He is thorough, as well as warm and kind, and explains medical procedures in terms I can understand. I'm sorry he is no longer in Wyoming, and I must now find someone to replace him. That will be difficult to do. I...more
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Dr Guier, is an extremely knowledgable and professional physician. I visited his clinic in regards to a knee injury sustained skiing. He asked me questions about the injury to clearly understand the circumstances in which it happened and did a thorough exam. He then gave me his opinion on the...more
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