Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
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

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 95% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Barrow Neurol Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ames has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ames' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ames

4.2

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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(17)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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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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Franklin Jasko in Palm Springs, CA. – Mar 21, 2018
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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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Richard Gould – Feb 12, 2018
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