Dr. Christopher Cannova, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Christopher Cannova, MD
Dr. Christopher Cannova, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Cannova is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital.

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Dr. Cannova's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
in Gaithersburg, MD |
Last year (2016), Dr. Cannova made a total knee replacement on me (Custom made, ConforMIS knee). From what I have read about him and watched some online videos of his surgeries, I new that he was my Best Choice! Dr. Cannova is a fantastic surgeon, informative, and caring during pre- and post-surgery periods. His office is neatly organize with caring and attentive staff. I am very pleased with the surgery and the end results. I am very grateful to Dr. Cannova and highly recommend him.
Scottsdale, AZ |
Great result in hip replacement surgery. Recovery was easier than projected. Fairly responsive office staff.
in Rockville, MD |
Dr. Cannova and his team are all very professional, courteous and caring. You feel like you are a person, not just a patient. They will take excellent care of you before, during, and after your procedure.
Rockville, MD |
Dr. Cannova and his entire staff are highly professional, personable and patient. I had total knee replacement. It went very smoothly from first consult through recovery. Pain was well managed and through on-line monitoring, in home PT and well timed follow ups I never felt left on my own.
in Bethesda, MD |
Excellent surgical result as well as a positive pre and post op experience.
Gaithersburg, MD |
My wife broke her ankle couple of years ago and it was pretty bad fracture Fortunately Dr. Cannova was on duty that time at Subarbun hospital and performed the surgery. After a brief rehabilitation she could walk like a normal person. Throughput the whole period ( pre and post surgery) Dr. Cannova took great care so that she could walk again. He is a great surgeon no doubt about it and we will be always grateful to him
in Kensington, MD |
Very attentive and thorough. Excellent office staff, Physicians Assistants and automated computer systems to keep track of appointments, medical conditions and recovery.
in Potomac, MD |
Dr Cannova is an excellent surgeon. His kind manner is not typical of an orthopedic surgeon. He listens to my concerns and addressed each one. I was impressed with his Health loop app emails because it kept me on top of being prepared for pre and post operative conditions
in Sandy Spring, md 20860 |
Efficient staff, minimal,waiting times. Dr. Cannova is personable, clear in explanations and instructions, exudes confidence in successful procedure and the daily office follow-up is instructive and comforting.
in Bethesda, MD |
It couldn't have been better. I had knee replacement surgery. Dr Cannova and his entire team were extremely supportive, knowledgeable and helpful. They really have the whole process figured out, from the smallest detail to the surgery itself.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Trustworthy in profession, experienced, patient friendly, concerned , fast response to needs.
in Potomac, MD |
Dr. Cannova just performed a complete replacement of my left knee; he replaced my right knee 6 months ago. The first one healed beautifully, giving me 135 degrees of flex. There was minimal pain, a straight scar and at all times he was available to answer questions. The second surgery was 13 days ago, and my staples are out, and all is well. His bedside manner is wonderful. He is very knowledgeable. I have sent my wife to him for evaluation of her left knee, and she was as pleased as I.
in Bethesda MD |
I would recommend Dr. Canova very highly because he runs a highly efficient modern organization, practices the latest surgical techniques and guides you through the process from beginning to end
in Wash, DC |
I've already referred 3 people to Dr. C.
in Fairfax, VA |
After seeing the results of my husband's knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Cannova, I knew I wanted him to do my hip replacement. Two weeks out from that surgery I could not be more pleased. He does excellent work and is so well respected among his peers as I found out during my hospital stay. He is easy to talk to and takes time to hear you out and answer your questions. I look forward to having him replace my other hip in a few months.
in Washington, DC |
It is rare to find a doctor specializing in any area where after just two minutes, one has such total confidence as I have had with Dr. Cannova. And every visit, I am more and more impressed by his knowledge, decision-making ability and his ability to communicate all to the patient while still being efficient. The staff are all professional as well. Now, if they could only find a way to have less of a wait in the waiting room.... :-)
in Bethesda, MD |
He is not responsive to phone calls and does not properly review the risks prior to surgery. His office demeanor is friendly. Results of surgery he performed have not been good. The likely reason is that placement of the device during total knee replacement surgery was not done precisely correctly.
in Broadway, VA |
Great doctor! I was totally satisfied with my total hip replacement. Recovery has been uneventful and much faster than I'd anticipated. Partners seamlessly with hospital staff at Suburban for an overall excellent result.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate