Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD

Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Newark, DE and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2600 Glasgow Ave Ste 104

Newark, DE 19702

Contact Information

(302) 832-6220

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
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Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 89% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Casscells' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Casscells " Inspired by his godfather Dr.Alfred R. Stands, the father of Pediatric Orthopaedics and head of the AI DuPont Children's Institute, and his father Dr.S.Ward Casscells, the father of Arthroscopy, Dr. Christopher Casscells became a physician and surgeon. His life in Orthopaedics begins in high school repairing the only arthroscope in North America in 1968. He then began to do Orthopaedic research at the University of Virginia while an undergraduate at Yale University. That culminatied in Medical School at UVa, followed by a return to Yale for General Surgery and specialization in Orthopaedic Surgery. After a brief assistant professorship at Yale he joined his father in practice in his hometown Wilmington Delaware in 1986. In addition to his surgical practice, he has served as the President of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, the President of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Foundation, and is currently the Director of Health Policy sector of the Caesar Rodney Institute. He is a devout Christian and has served as the Senior Warden of Christ Church Christiana Hundred, the largest Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Delaware. He has been happily married to Susan for 36 years. They have three children and one grandchild, so far. While at Yale in the early 1980's he was extensively trained in the direct anterior surgical approach to hip replacement. This minimally invasive hip replacement is easier for the patient to rehab, is less painful and requires no restrictions on position and postop activity. While many surgeons are just learning this technique, Dr.Casscells has done thousands over 35 years."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Casscells "We strive to provide the best orthopaedic care today's technology can offer, taking care to treat you as a whole person. We focus on working closely with you to find solutions that will best meet your individual lifestyle and functional needs. In practice, this means evaluating the musculoskeletal system in the context of your general health and life circumstances to develop a course of treatment that's unique to you.

We approach each of our patients with care and dignity, and firmly believe that you deserve to fully participate in all decisions concerning your health. That's why we take the extra time to help you understand various treatment options, and provide a clear understanding of what to expect before, during and after treatment. We want to make sure that you can choose the treatment options that are right for you."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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37  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Casscells' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Casscells to family and friends
35 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. Casscells' Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

DR C is very knowledgeable and up to date on procedures. Does the hard to do but easy to recover from hip replacement...His medical experience makes him easy to discuss things with and he is able to help on reasons that the patient may be having issues....that do not require an operation. Excellent...more
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Dr Casscells has taken care of myself as well as many members of my family. The office staff is very efficient as well as cheerful and personable. I've never had to wait more then a week to see him when I call for an appointment. Dr Casscells is also very attentive and he listens. I never feel...more
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2 Hip Replacements and Rotator Cuff - everything like KNEW ????
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I was given his name by my primary care and was glad I did. My wrist pain was dealt with quickly due to being able to get in so easy. Very good visit...will recommend.
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I have only been to see Dr Cassells one time for my son but he is excellent. I would definitely go back to see him again and would recommend to family and friends. Great Dr.
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