Dr. Christopher DeMassi, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

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Dr. Christopher DeMassi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hollywood, FL and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, oncology, and more.


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No words to explain how I feel about Dr. DeMassi and his team Yalonda and Lena. I can walk thanks to Dr. DeMassi.
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He is amazing and compassionate
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The service is excellent. He is very professional and feel very comfortable in his hands. The staff and nurses are great.
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Excellent surgeon, his nurse practitioner, Yalonda, his assistant Lena are all amazing. He is a great communicator. Highly recommend Dr. DeMassi that I come from Naples. Thank you Dr. DeMassi for your excellence.
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I came to Dr. DeMassi suffering from debilitating back pain, my daily activities had been limited due to the pain. I am now 6 weeks post surgery and I am finally able to live again! Dr. DeMassi are attentive and caring, I could not be happier!
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I highly recommend Dr. DeMassi. It has been approximately 6 weeks since my back surgery. During my first visit I could barely walk, my back pain was on the right side of my lumbar and extended to my pelvic, with a burning sensation. DeMassi suggested that I had a pinched nerve and recommended a minimally-invasive procedure known as Lumbar Microdiscectomy .His experience performing this procedure gave me back my ability to walk again. Many thanks and blessings to you and your team.
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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 manner was great, he was very polite, knowledgeable, and I must say very funny. I left feeling more relaxed and confident that I have in a long time.
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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 great work Dr. D performed I apologized to him for ever even worrying about something so small as hair!! His staff is BEYOND nice!
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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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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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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. DeMassi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeMassi performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. DeMassi performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Spondylosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeMassi treats Spondylosis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. DeMassi treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeMassi performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 84% of his peers

Dr. DeMassi performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. DeMassi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • von Willebrand Disease

About Me

Biography

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 Colle...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neurological Movement Disorders
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
Residency Hospital
2005
Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
Internship Hospital
2004
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Georgetown University
1999
Boston Univ
Undergraduate School
2011
2011
2005
2004
2000
1999

Awards

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

Memorial Hospital Pembroke

Pembroke Pines, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

Memorial Hospital West

Pembroke Pines, FL

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average