Dr. Christopher Good, MD

Dr. Christopher Good, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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43 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Good, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

Virginia Spine Institute

11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 800

Reston, VA 20191
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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Good's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Good treats Thoracic Spine Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Good treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Good treats Myelopathy more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Good treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Good treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Good treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Good's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoporosis
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

Dr. Good specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of all spinal conditions with special expertise and training to include complex spine surgery and spinal deformities. His expertise extends to all types of cervical, thoracic and lumba...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Washington University School Of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Residency Hospital
2003
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Medical School
1998
University of Rochester
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2003
2002
1998

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Dr. Good's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Good

4.7

Based on 57 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I was determined to have the best surgeon I could find to do my fusion surgery. After meeting Dr. Good and doing some investigating on the use of robotics, I was convinced that I was making a good decision and it was. My hospitalization and recuperation proceeded exactly as expected and with minimal pain. I am now one year post op and as active as I want to be, even riding horses again. Best decision I could have ever made.
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Dr. Good and his team have provided me with exceptional care for my cervical spine issues leading to surgery and post-op. They truly went above and beyond to comfort me and make me feel confident about the decision to have surgery. My recovery has exceeded expectations and I honestly couldn't be happier with the results.
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Dr. Good is about as thorough of a doctor as you are going to find. He listens to all of the information you share with him, processes it, and then provides valuable feedback. He gives you straight forward explanations and tells you straight up when needed. The fusion surgery he did went very well and I was back to a fairly normal life quickly. Take it from the nurses that work with him at Reston Hospital (not affiliated with the spine institute), he is one of the great ones!
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I had three laminectomies through out the years and it finally came time again where I could not move or walk. I saw Dr. Good and also another surgeon that was in network. I chose Dr. Good as he spent a lot of time explaining the surgery and showing me the hardware for my 2 level fusion. He also had me do a procedure to make sure I didn't have to do a 3 level fusion. I feel that he is genuinely warm and caring and not just banging out surgeries for money. His office staff is more than helpful and called to follow up with the neurologist for test results. His PA's were also the same. Dr. Nuygen from the pain management side made sure this was the least painful surgery I ever had. I just finished my annual check up and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. It was worth the money spent to be pain free and walk again,
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Dr. Good did fusions in my neck and lower back caused by a car accident hit from behind. He took the appropriate amount of time to go over all of the possible solutions, and we ended up having to do surgery to alleviate the pain. The surgeries went fine and I have never been more happy! Kudos to Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. "Great", and his entire office. Steven Zeamer
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I had back problems over a decade, told at some point I would need surgery. But I remained relatively pain free for 9 years until an episode in March of 2018. New MRIs led Dr. Good to recommend a 2 stage surgery, over 2 days entering from the front for a fusion and the back for hardware and a laminectomy. I was shocked and terrified when he described the procedure but was in such pain I knew I had to consider it. I had had 2 spinal injections which did not solve the pain issue, consulted other surgeons about treatment. I felt most comfortable with Dr. Good, in spite of my initial shock. He was very thorough with his explanations and I had confidence in him. All the same I was terrified going into the surgeries. But after much prayer, I knew I had to take a chance. I was operated on July 3 and 5, 2018. The post-op pain was manageable with meds and in fact less painful than before surgery. After 3 months I was cleared for normal activity and one year later completely pain free.
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Arrogant, insensitive,. The worst.
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I have been a patient of Dr Good's since 2013. At that time I came into the office in acute pain from a ruptured disc. We tried to take care of it non surgically to no avail. About a month after the incident - I had a successful disc replacement surgery. Fast forward 5 years - again in acute pain - I came back to the office. This time I had 2 herniations. I'm super happy to report that these were taken care of without the need for surgery. Some medication was required a...
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Dr. Good was kind, patient, clear, and most importantly accurate and helpful when it came to my spinal problems. He took the time to understand my pain, what the cause of it was, and present all of my different options for treatment. He seems to genuinely care for my well-being as well as the well-being of all of his patients.
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Wow! I have to say, Dr. Good may be the best doctor we've ever come across. My son has been going to specialists for 2 years after a weight lifting accident. We needed some reassurance that my son was going in the right direction with the surgery he has scheduled in two weeks. I was almost in tears when I left Dr. Good's office. He was so meticulous, professional, and compassionate. He spent a lot of time with us and truly cared about my son's situation and it was apparent he cared about us. And, the wonderful staff! I just can't express how fantastic they are. From the front desk to the nurses and Dr. Good's assistant. Top notch professionals. We trust in Dr. Good and I can't recommend him and the Virginia Spine Institute enough. I will never forget the experience we had today. I just wish all doctors could emulate Dr. Good's bedside manner. Perfection.
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I had back pain for about 10 years that got exponentially worse each year. We held off on surgery for as long as possible but eventually moved forward with an L5-S1 fusion. My pain level improved by about 30-40% within the first 3 months after surgery, and now I'm pain free after 1 year! Dr. Good is an amazing surgeon and wonderful doctor. I felt very comfortable leading up to my surgery because of how thorough he was in explaining everything beforehand. He answered every...
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after several back surgeries feeling better than I have in a long time thank you Dr. Good and staff you all are AMAZING!!!
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I came to Dr. Good with a degenerative spine problem that would ultimately require an extensive surgery. Throughout the entire process, Dr Good and his expert staff provided accurate analysis, clear communications and outstanding follow-up support . I am grateful for Dr Good's support, and counsel and 100% pleased with my decision and result from surgery.
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Dr Good performed a multi-level fusion of my spine. Although there were some complications, the improvement in my life and level of pain is considerable and I would definitely choose to have the operation again.
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Dr. Good and his team provided excellent service. They quickly and accurately diagnosed my problem. Their expertise has vastly improved my quality of life.
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Dr Good is an excellent surgeon & uses cutting edge technology. I would recommend him to anyone who needs back surgery. His staff is very attentive and explains the treatments and answers all my questions.
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Had severe pain from instability at L2/L3 in lower back and had fusion in October. By February, I was back on the golf course. Very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Good and the Spine Institute. Dr. Good accurately diagnosed my problem and resolved it with surgery and fusion. I'm very pleased with the outcome!
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Both my wife and I have seen Dr. Good and his staff. Without a doubt, it has been the best experience we could have hoped for. Very caring, and very good at explaining in terms we can understand. We have also sent our daughter to him for treatment. Our quality of life has improved greatly. Our thanks go out to Dr. Good and all the staff at the Virginia Spine Institute.
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I've been seeing Dr. Good for many years to address my spinal injury. About a year ago, we opted for a stem cell procedure. Dr. Good was very upfront about how the procedure would work (since he had it before), what the results would look like for me specifically, and listened to every concern that I or my family had. I am happy to report that I am basically pain free, and was able to participate in the "We've Got Your Back" 5k without triggering any pain!! I can't thank ...
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I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Good. After living with progressing scoliosis it came time for serious fusion surgery (L5-T1). I did my research, and decided he was the one. I am 2 years post surgery and doing great. I highly recommend him to anyone who has spinal issues. Not only is he great, his team is phenomenal!
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