Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 69

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Hockessin, DE and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF VA SCH OF MED HLTH SYS in 1981. He is affiliated with Wilmington Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD

Casscells Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

5936 Limestone Rd Ste 202 Hockessin, DE 19707
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Dr Casscells did a knee reconstruction for me in 1994, hurt while skiing at Park City. Since the operation I was able to play rugby for 10 more years. I continue to ski and I have never had a problem since. He did a great job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ron Mayers – Jul 03, 2021
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Dr Casscells has replaced both my hips: the first in 2015, the second in 2018. We just returned from an physically arduous vacation trekking over rough terrain and walking up steep slopes and stairs. My replacement hips held me in good stead! Many thanks to Dr. Cassells!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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DebD in NJ – Feb 19, 2019
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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 experience recently and years ago
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Wilmington, DE – Apr 10, 2017
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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 rushed when I go in to see him. Sitting in the waiting room I have heard other patients talk about how much time he takes with them too. I would and do recommend him to all my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Newark, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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2 Hip Replacements and Rotator Cuff - everything like KNEW ????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rich McClafferty in Wilmington, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Newark, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Newark, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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Unlike the bigger Orthopaedic practices which take FOREVER to get in, I was able to get a new patient appointment for the following week when I called. My paperwork and script for my ankle xray was mailed so I was able to have all that out of the way. My visit was better than expected, the doctor was so nice and my ankle issue is now resolved. If any other issues come up..I am going back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wilmington, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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I was a college athlete and saw Dr. Casscells for knee surgery, an ankle surgery, follow-up after a thumb fracture stabilized elsewhere, and another non-surgical injury. It has been several years since my most recent surgery with him, and I have been really pleased with my long-term results- I have been able to continue a high level of activity, including things like heavy hiking, trail running, and half marathons.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Catherine H. in Wilmington, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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I saw Dr. Cassells for a knee problem. I found him to be a caring doctor who thoroughly explained treatment options, both non-surgical and surgical. I decided to have the partial knee replacement, he explained in detail the procedure as well as the recovery. I am happy that I decided to have the procedure & that I chose him to do it. I have seem him since for other orthopedic issues and he is always informative and kind. I have recommended him, with the same experience for my family & friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie Carlson in Newark, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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I love that Dr. Casscells is a single physician practice. He has taken care of me for years. He takes his time explaining procedures and tests and listens to my concerns. His staff is exceptional. Getting an appointment is never an issue and his hours are convient. I wouldn't go to any other Orthopaedic doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Diana in Bear, De – Apr 07, 2017
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Based on a recommendation, I traveled to DE to visit Dr. Casscells for a sports-related shoulder injury. Dr. C talked me through multiple non-invasive recovery approaches prior to ultimately needing surgery. It's been 2.5 years since my surgery, and I am pain free with full mobility again! I cannot speak highly enough of his ability and the overall experience. Strongly recommended if you are looking for medical expertise, surgical skill, and patient dedication in a family-friendly environment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott in Baltimore MD – Apr 07, 2017
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BEST in the business!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 07, 2017
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Dr. Casscells has a great bedside manner, and his staff is very professional. He was very thorough in his analysis, and clearly walked me through all of my recovery options. Would recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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New Castle, DE – Apr 07, 2017
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I took my very senior mother to Dr Casscells for a "possibly" broken foot. He spent a generous amount of time with us to explain the condition she had and the possible treatments. No, it wasn't broken, but a condition from her diabetes which he was able to diagnose and help us with. A truly great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Wilmington, DE – Apr 05, 2017
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At 52 y/o I couldn't walk around the block without severe pain. Dr Casscells gave me a new hip and immediately the pain was gone. His True anterior approach allows me complete movement. I can cross my legs and do all the exercising I was doing before. What a gift it has been to get my life back. I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Casscells and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Margaret McMurry in Chapel Hill, NC – Mar 06, 2017
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A doctor with a nice bedside manor. Competent and and excellent surgeon. I would recommend him to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Elkton Maryland – Feb 26, 2017
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I am 15 months post surgery with a total knee replacement. I could not be happier. I am back to biking, wind surfing, snow skiing, walking, tennis, and even jogging. I never thought I would relive the athletics of my younger years. Thank you Dr. Casscells. Coach Mac, age 60
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Harris in Chapel Hill, NC – Feb 13, 2017
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Only cares if you have a condition requiring surgery. Otherwise, doesn't help you.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chris in New Castle, DE – Dec 24, 2016
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Dr Cassells was very friendly and he took his time to explain my sons injuries so we all could understand them. His staff were very professional, polite and very helpful. I was very pleased and I recommend him to everyone whom is searching through the phone book randomly looking for an Doctor like I did. Mrs. Edwards
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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M. Edwards in Newark, DE – Jun 10, 2016
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

 Inspired by his godfather Dr.Alfred R. Stands, the father of Pediatric Orthopaedics and head of the AI DuPont Children's Institute, and his...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1982
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
UNIV OF VA SCH OF MED HLTH SYS
Medical School
1976
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French

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What conditions does Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD treat?

Dr. Casscells frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh. See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Casscells' office is located at 5936 Limestone Rd Ste 202, Hockessin, DE 19707. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Casscells is able to speak French and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD is affiliated with Wilmington Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD have?

Dr. Casscells has over 41 years of healthcare experience.

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There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Christopher Casscells, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Casscells' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Casscells treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Casscells treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Casscells treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Casscells treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Casscells treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Casscells treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Casscells' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Casscells Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Family Practice of Hockessin5936 Limestone Rd Ste 202 Hockessin, DE 19707
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Casscells Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Casscells Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine2600 Glasgow Ave Ste 104 Newark, DE 19702
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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    • Fri: 8:30am - 12:00pm
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