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Dr. Christian Zimmerman, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Zimmerman

Dr. Christian Zimmerman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boise, ID. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(208) 367-4000

Dr. Zimmerman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Trinity Health Plan
Altius Health Plans
Altius Health Plans HMO
Altius Health Plans POS
Altius Health Plans PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho HMO
Blue Cross of Idaho POS
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Corizon Health
First Choice Health
First Choice Health HMO
First Choice Health POS
First Choice Health PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net POS
Health Net PPO
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
LifeWise
Medicaid of Idaho
Medicaid of Oregon
DMAP
Moda Health
Gold
Silver
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PacificSource
PHCS
PHCS EPO
PHCS POS
PHCS PPO
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon PPO
Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance
Wise Provider Networks
Wise Provider Networks PPO

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Dr. Zimmerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Herniated Disc more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

As physicians, both recent and remotely trained, the inherent premise of our "medical oath and contract to provide safe and meaningful care to the best of our judgments and training." And "...upholding the sanctity of life in a pure and resolute form...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Barrow Neurological Institute Of St Joseph's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
The University Of Texas Med Branch At Galveston Division Of Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
Prince George's Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zimmerman

3.8

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
68.08510638297872%
(32)
4 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
3 Stars
2.127659574468085%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
27.659574468085108%
(13)

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Dr Zimmerman is an awesome Doctor & a stand up person. I trust him His staff is great too.
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I highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman and staff ... Very considerate of patient questions and fears of surgery... I have had two surgeries in past seven years with quick recoveries and great results compared to other competing surgeons in Boise area....
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I had my c5/6 fused with hardware and never received Physical Therapy and now my hands and shoulders are weaker and more numb than ever before and the pain is as bad as it has ever been. I am seeing a new doctor now. Dr. Zimmerman also did my L4/5 microdiskectomy, diskectomy, laminectomy, foramenotomy. This latest surgery was so bad that I never went back to his office and when I decided to give them another crack at learning how to treat a patient with respect they filed a false police report
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Had a good visit. I was given a neuro exam and spent time with Dr.Zimmerman explaining my diagnosis and ordering a new scan.
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I went in for advise on surgery based on my MRI. My back has been debilitating at times when I lift or sit too long. Lately the pain in less than mild or none at all. I almost canceled my appointment because I feel fine. When I went in I was going to have to be really convinced to have any surgery. Dr Zimmermann came in and asked about my pain and after hearing he said I would not be a candidate for surgery. He said when my pain is unbearable to come back for a reassessment.??????
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Because of Dr. Zimmerman I have no pain for the first time in over 40 years! I will forever be grateful for his care, concern, skill, and willingness to help me find relief in the least invasive manner.
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Dr. Zimmerman operated on me 2 years ago. He fixed the pain I had 4 the last 10 years do to another surgeons mistake. Dr. Zimmerman is a carrying & compassionate doctor. I recommend him highly.
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Dr Zimmerman explained my condition very well. I trust him for my care.
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After a 15 yr battle with severe back pain thanks to Dr. Z and staff I am nearly pain free. Thanks to you all..you were amazing and so kind
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He was great. He listened to my concerns and provided recommendations. Yes I would recommend him!
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Best Doctor we could ask for. Helped my mother better than anyone I could want or think of. Thank you!
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I found Dr. Zimmerman to be a very pleasant man. He's very good at what he does and is great at communicating with patients. I'd recommend him in a heart beat.
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