Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD
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Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male


Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Drinkwater is affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital.

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Dr. Drinkwater's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Spencerport, NY |
He is extremely arrogant and rude. He is not patient-centered and merely interested in his liability interests and bottom line. He is less concerned with the best interest of the patient than he is for himself.
in Lyons, NY |
I cannot remember the last time a doctor sat with me and answered all my questions, and explained my options. Anytime you consider surgery, it's a big step, and you want to know what your options are. I'm happy to say that after talking with Dr. Drinkwater, I have a great outlook on the future. He did not try to push surgery, he gave me my options and explained what the pros and cons of each were. You may have to wait a while to get into see him, but it will definitely be worth it.
in Rochester NY |
Dr. Drinkwater is a wonderful doctor. Even though I had some complications, he was very compassionate and helpful in my recovery. It has almost been a year since my surgery but this past weekend I was able to do some hiking in New Hampshire. I am so much better then I was. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing hip replacement.
in Pittsford, NY |
When considering THR for my two very arthritic hips, I saw Dr. Drinkwater because of recommendations as an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He was the one to suggest the anterior approach. I had my first THR in November 2014 and the second April 2015. I experienced all of the benefits of anterior vs traditional, and wholeheartedly recommend both it as a procedure and Dr. Drinkwater as a surgeon.
in Honeoye Falls, NY |
I would highly recommend Dr Drinkwater for hip replacement surgery. He is exceptional for using the Anterior Approach which reduces the healing time by 2/3's. There are also no hip precautions afterward. His choice of Anesthesiologist was superior this second time. The spinal block worked so well that less anesthesia was necessary, and it lasted for at least 2 days afterward, making the use of narcotics and the consequences of those less of a factor. I am extremely pleased with Dr. D.'s work
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Dr. Drinkwater's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee


  • Medical School
    University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    St. Vincent`S Medical Center-Australia

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Institute For Bone & Joint Disorders

    Completed in 1995

    Washington Orthopaedic Services

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone