Dr. Christopher Good, MD

Dr. Christopher Good, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Good is nationally recognized as a Top Doctor who specializes in the treatment of complex spinal conditions. Dr. Good's expertise extends to all types of spine care including degenerative conditions, athletic injuries, complex scoliosis surgery and revision surgery to correct failed previous surgery. Dr. Good has dedicated his life to treating people with spinal problems. His path to becoming a spine surgeon started when he was just 10 days old as his father fell from a chairlift and sustained a major spinal injury. Dr. Good truly understands the pain and limitations that patients and families with spinal disease may suffer and he has worked tirelessly to improve the treatments available to his patients. Dr. Good has pioneered the use of robotics and navigation in spine surgery, establishing himself as one of the world experts in the field. Dr. Good has performed the first and the most advanced robotic spine surgery in the region, including the use of robotics for minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis surgery and Dr. Good also performed the first open robotic sacroiliac joint fusion surgery in North America. Dr. Good serves as the principal investigator and oversees multiple studies advancing the science of robot-guided spine surgery. As the Director of Research at Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. Good has also pioneered the use of regenerative stem cell therapy for lumbar disc disease, helping many patients with low back pain to improve their quality of life and avoid surgery and he has performed the most intra-discal injections of stem cells in the region. Dr. Good is currently studying the outcomes of his patients and using these outcome studies to improve access to these revolutionary treatments for more people's who suffer from back pain. Through his leadership and vast experience, Dr. Good is reshaping the future of spine surgery and his research has helped develop surgical techniques that are proven to improve patient safety, decrease radiation during surgery and reduce recovery time. Dr. Good is the principal investigator of an FDA trial investigating a revolutionary new cervical disc replacement surgery and he has participated in multiple FDA studies evaluation the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered bone graft to promote fusion. Dr. Good participates in multiple scientific advisory boards working to improve patient safety and spinal balance; he routinely presents his findings, both nationally and internationally.

Virginia Spine Institute

11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Fl 8

Reston, VA 20191
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Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Herniated Disc
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Good "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 lumbar spine care ranging from acute conditions to degenerative conditions and complex revisions to unsuccessful prior surgeries. His dedication to returning his patients back to their lifestyles safely and effectively has him using the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction as well advanced skills in minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgery. 

His most recent breakthrough in spinal health care was the first robot-guided surgery in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition to the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction, Dr. Good is also advanced in minimally-invasive and motion-preserving surgery."


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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Good has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Reston Hospital Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Spine Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Good's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Good to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Good's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in VA |
Beginning with my very first visit in 2011 with Dr. Good for consultation regarding my spinal problems, he and the entire staff at VSI have always been very professional while also indicating a genuine personal concern for my well-being. My spinal fusion surgery in 2011 was very successful & I have had no spinal problems since that date. A more recent situation was addressed very timely & treatment thus far is providing good results.
in chatham, NJ |
Drove from New Jersey to find a surgeon I could trust. A friend who is a nurse at his hospital put me on to him. Best in the business, speaks in simple english and he fixed my neck with a disk replacement. One night in the hospital and I am doing great.
in Reston, VA |
After having seen Dr. Good a few years ago, I had low back fusion with another surgeon (mistake). After surgery, I had foot slap and the fusions didn't take. Luckily, Dr. Good took me back and he fixed the first mistake. I should have gotten it right the first time around, Dr. Good is the best and now Im on the road to recovery!
I saw Dr. Good for 1 year post-op today. After years of pain and 3 failed surgeries, Dr. good did a re-do fusion on my back and I am back to work as a firefighter! I trust him over all others, everyone else kept telling me fusion was "just fine" when in reality it had never properly mended!! Thank you Dr. Good and Virginia Spine!
Fairfax, VA |
Uses scare tactics to recommend expensive operations. Get second opinion before you commit to this doctor.
Note from Dr. Good: As a doctor and a surgeon, I work very hard to review my patient's medical conditions and their options with them, both non-operative and operative. When I recommend surgery, it is because I feel it is in the patient's best interest. I treat the vast majority of my patients successfully without surgery and any recommendation I make is based simply on what I think will help to improve the patient's quality of life now and in the future. -Dr, Good
in Fredericksburg, VA |
Dr Good performed my extensive surgery 2 1/2 yrs ago reconstructing my spine from L4 up to T10. My family and I can't say enough about his abilities, professionalism, compassion and ability to connect to his patient. Every step of the way we were fully informed and he patiently listened to and answered dozens of our questions. His staff is as amazing as he is and it is clear that being one of the best in his field he surrounds himself with extremely compentant professionals.
in Harrisonburg, VA |
Excellent Staff, thorough exam and evaluation, and Dr. Good spent over a hour explaining my options, what he would do if he was in my shoes, and how the process would work. Listened and answered every question I had and has a excellent bed side manner. I have recommended him to several co-workers, friends and family members, I had back issues over 10 years, and was 4 yrs out from a micro laminectomy, with little relief, within a week of 2 level ALIF I was feeling minimal pain . Highly Recommend.
in Reston, va |
Had one level lumbar fusion with robotics used. Excellent , improved almost immediately. Pain lessened dramatically within days. Therapy continues under his care. Had complicated compression issues which affected ability to use legs and he was able to handle. Have recommended him to friends who are in constant pain,
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Dr. Good accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • 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)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Good has admitting privileges

Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA 20190
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