Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Farrell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Farrell performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Hydrocephalus more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Meningiomas
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Meningiomas more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma

Dr. Farrell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Tennessee-Skull Base Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
Emory University
Residency Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
Emory University
Internship Hospital
2002
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School
Haverford College
Undergraduate School
2002

Awards

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Dr Christopher Farrell of Thomas Jefferson Hospital , downtown, is a wonderful Doctor . He performed 11 hour surgery on my head in June to remove an orange size benign tumor . The tumor was found as a result of an emergency room MRI to check for possible head injury from falling while jogging and breaking left wrist. Dr. Farrell worked with Dr Strohl of the Jeff Hand Center who operated on my wrist a few days before the cranial surgery. The team approach was so meaningful, rehab included.
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Dr. Farrell is an excellent neurosurgeon. He is kind & gracious. Listens and responds to your questions. It was well worth my time & miles to have him do surgery for a meningioma tumor behind my eye. I highly recommend him.
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Great doctor. Love his bed side manner. Answers all questions effectively.
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I came to Dr. Farrell in extreme crisis. I had cranial abcesses and had relapsed after previous surgery and antibiotic treatment. I was in really bad shape. Dr. Farrell saved my life. Today, less than a year later, I am almost 100% restored to my former self. I can not say enough about his skill as a surgeon or the excellent care I received in his hands. If you need a neurosurgeon, you could not be in better hands.
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Dr. Farrell is an excellent surgeon. Very caring and expert in his field. His nurse practitioner Lauren is the best. We can't say enough about what a positive experience we had.
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He has great bedside manner. He is concerned with his patient and their families. He contacted us right after the surgery. He was right by my sister when she woke up.
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I had a rare brain cyst and csf leaks. Dr Farrell was very skilled in it's removal and patching of the leaks. He answered every question without hesitation. His bedside manor is excellent.
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