Dr. Christopher DeMassi, MD

Dr. Christopher DeMassi, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  

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Dr. Christopher DeMassi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hollywood, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and more.Read his story

Memorial Division of Neurosurgery

1150 N 35th Ave Ste 300

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. DeMassi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herniated Disc
more than 86% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 84% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. DeMassi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. DeMassi "Chief, Adult Neurosurgery and Medical Director, Spine Center at Memorial Neuroscience Institute Christopher R. DeMassi, MD, FACS, FAANS is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he earned both a master of science degree in physiology and biophysics, as well as his medical degree. He completed his internship in general surgery, a residency in neurological surgery, and a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Spine Center at the Memorial Neuroscience Institute. Dr. DeMassi also has expertise and strong interest in epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the surgical treatment of movement disorders, and in the diagnosis and surgical management of brain tumors. He currently serves as the Chief of Adult Neurosurgery and Medical Director of the Spine Center at Memorial Neuroscience Institute."
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5  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neurological Movement Disorders
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

157  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Boston Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Georgetown University
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DeMassi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeMassi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeMassi to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. DeMassi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I saw Dr. DeMassi for issues related to my cervical spine. He was fantastic. He explained to me in detail what he saw on the MRI. He answered all my questions, and put together a plan for me to get better. His staff helped with the appointments and prescriptions. He was excellent. The bedside...more
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Doctor DeMassi was my surgeon for my Neuropace procedure. He is very comforting and the three incisions on my head have healed AMAZINGLY! I went back to work one week after my surgery! I was extremely upset about having to have half of my hair shaved off, but after having my surgery and knowing the...more
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Very bad bedside manners. Would not recommend Dr. DeMassi at all. Does not explain anything to you, especially after surgery.
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Very sorry you had a bad experience. I would love to know the specifics so we can correct the problem. Anonymous comments may be from unreliable sources, competitors or bots. This comment is very much way outside the other comments and overall ratings, suggesting a possible additional motive. If there is something I can do to make things better, please let me know. Again, I'm very sorry you had a negative experience and I hope you are feeling better.

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I recently had a spinal stimulator placed in my spine. God bless Dr De Massi. I couldn't stand for 60 seconds severe lower back pain and right leg sciatic nerve. I was a mess! I am on the road to recovery Thank God for Dr DeMassi I highly recommend him. Amazing Doctor!
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I had a seizure, multiple mini strokes, lupus flare all attacking my brain & convulsions which lead to a seizure that broke my spine almost in two. Dr DeMassi is WONDERFUL!! He explains everything, puts his patients at ease & when the time comes for surgery, he has checked on you so many times, he...more
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