Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 51
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Dr. Christopher Ames, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 24 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)
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Foot Conditions
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hip Sprain
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Pain
Meningiomas
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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 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 Tumor
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
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 24 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

4.2

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
77.27272727272727%
(17)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(4)

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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Basic PPO
Brown & Toland Physicians
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare