Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Christopher Ames, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

400 Parnassus Ave

San Francisco, CA 94143

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ames' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames performs Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ames performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Scoliosis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ames treats Spine Deformities more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ames treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Ames' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Ames, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Barrow Neurol Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ames' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ames

4.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
(18)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
17.391304347826086%
(4)

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I had surgery 1 month ago. I had a lumbar/sacrum fusion. Mine was a 2 day procedure: 3/13/19 -Anterior fusion from L2-S1; 3/15/19 -Posterior fusion L2-L6 (It may have been L4 or L5, I will clarify @ my 6 wk. post op. appt. next month). I am already feeling great (w/expected post op pain). Dr. Ames did not disappoint - PHENOMENAL skill & SUPERB bedside manner. My 8 days @ UCSF Hospital, also phenomenal. A++++ post op. w/great nurses & quite/private room!!! Tracy L. Nardiello
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This man thoroughly reviewed my records on a spinal tumor and immediately referred me to a brain neurosurgeon because of the complexity of this "bloody" procedure. I am so grateful. My surgery at UCSF was 100% successful. Dec. 2015.
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Simply the best. I was unable to walk more then 20 steps and I am now back to full activity.
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