Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD

Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD

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Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

909 Walnut St Fl 2

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross

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Dr. Farrell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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
very high
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 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Farrell's Reviews

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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...Read More
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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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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Aetna Test POS
Aetna Test PPO
Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
Coventry Health America HMO
Coventry Health America PPO
Devon Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Gold Plus
Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross HMO
Independence Blue Cross POS
Keystone 65 Complete HMO
Personal Choice
Personal Choice PPO
Intergroup
Intergroup PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
One Net
One Net PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
QualCare
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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