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Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Drinkwater

Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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I highly recommend Dr. Drinkwater. He did my rt. Hip Resurface 7 years ago without any problems and my Quality of life is second to none. The same is for my lt. hip resurfacing. He's got a great bedside manner and his knowledge and confidence are unbeatable in my opinion.
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I couldn't thinking of higher praise for Dr. Drinkwater's work. He performed my wife's hip replacement 6 years ago, and because of his work and treatment of her, I went to him for my hip replacement two weeks ago. There was along waiting list, but it was well worth the wait. He was very professional, courteous. For a busy guy, he took time to see me just before the surgery and after the surgery, and answered all my questions. No hesitation in recommending him.
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The patient needs and concerns comes after the System's, Legal liability's, the Doctor's, the cleaning staff's, and maybe his dog.. he doesn't care despite claiming ICARE values--what a joke. I have never met a more arrogant person in my life. He dismisses people when he is done listening.
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I am 8 weeks post op from total knee replacement. I am very pleased with my outcome so far. Dr. Drinkwater thoroughly explained my options with pros and cons for each option so I could make the best informed decision for my treatment. My surgery went very well He is very caring, listens and fully answered my questions and concerns. I easily recommend him to everyone with orthopedic issues. I'm very happy I chose him for my surgery. His office is very well run and pleasant to go to.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Biography

Dr. Christopher Drinkwater, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Washington Orthopaedic Services
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Institute For Bone & Joint Disorders
Fellowship Hospital
1988
St. Vincent`S Medical Center-Australia
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
1995
1988
1986

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(585) 275-5321

Dr. Drinkwater accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
HealthSmart
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Drinkwater's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drinkwater performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Drinkwater performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drinkwater treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Drinkwater treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drinkwater treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Drinkwater treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Drinkwater's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY