Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD

Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD

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Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Farrell has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jefferson Methodist Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Farrell to book an appointment.

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals909 Walnut St Fl 2 Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

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Jefferson Neurosurgery at King of Prussia950 Pulaski Dr King of Prussia, PA 19406
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Thomas Jefferson University Neurosurgery

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Jefferson at Voorhees443 Laurel Oak Rd Voorhees, NJ 8043
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Affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr Farrell is such an amazing caring doctor. He listens and takes his time to explain everything to u in full detail. He recently removed a 2.3cm acoustic neuroma from my brain and did a fantastic job!! No facial weakness whatsoever which was my worst fear and he checked on me every chance he could. If anyone has any kind of brand tumor especially an acoustic neuroma tumor I highly, highly suggest dr Christopher Farrell! Him and his team are literally the best!! You u wont be disappointed. Thanks again dr Farrell!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lea bressi – Feb 05, 2020
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Doctor Farrell is the best neuro surgeon! He is very calming and explains everything very well! I had a meningioma and knew I was in the right hands with him. It was April 2016. I only have to see him every 2 years now and am going to try and get an apt close to where I live because he is going to be seeing patients in King O Prussia. Hated going downtown! Love him! He is the best!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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paulette murray – Dec 10, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan kettell in Philadelphia, PA – Dec 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mrs. R in Scranton , PA – Aug 30, 2018
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Great doctor. Love his bed side manner. Answers all questions effectively.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Veronica in chalfont pa – Jul 06, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joseph in West Chester, PA – May 30, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New Jersey – Jul 28, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Philadelphia, PA – Oct 18, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
19 people found this helpful
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Dianne in Norristown, PA – May 10, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Farrell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Farrell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Farrell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (215) 955-7000.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Farrell is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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Dr. Farrell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Meningiomas
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Farrell has...Read more

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
Haverford College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Farrell has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Farrell frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Farrell specializes.

Where is Dr. Christopher Farrell, MD's office located?

Dr. Farrell's office is located at 909 Walnut St Fl 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Farrell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)