Dr. Christopher Happ, DO

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Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

DFW Center For Spinal Disorders 6900 Harris Pkwy Ste 310 Fort Worth, TX 76132 Get Directions
Dr. Christopher Happ, DO
Dr. Happ graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with degrees in Chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis and Philosophy. He then attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Afterwards he completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Midwestern University in the Chicagoland area. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at The Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. In addition to his title as a spine surgeon at the DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Happ belongs to numerous medical societies including; North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He was a speaker at the AOAO Mid year conference in the past. Dr. Happ specializes in spine surgery, including spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgery, cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement, and microdiscectomy.

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Dr. Happ's Care Philosophy

I try to make every effort to understand each of my patients' pain, discomfort, problems and concerns. Patients should be comfortable with their doctor and confident in the care he or she provides. It is important to me that my patients fully understand their diagnosis and the various treatment options so that together, we can decide the best treatment plan specific to them.

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DFW Center For Spinal Disorders6900 Harris Pkwy Ste 310
Fort Worth, TX 76132
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(817) 916-4685Get Directions

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Dr. Happ's Reviews

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based on 23 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Happ's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Happ seemed to be very attentive
in Joshua, TX |
June 7, 2017 Dr. Happ performed extensive back surgery on me. Dr. Happ is not only an excellent surgeon, he's personable, professional and very thorough. Since surgery, I've had some problems, mostly self-inflicted. But he has always been there for me even after hours. My wife actually sent him a message on Facebook because I was having difficulties. He responded in minutes at around 7 p.m. That dear friends says lot about the character of this guy! I pray for God to bless him and his family.
in Ft Worth, TX |
The best phone call I ever made was to this office and making an appointment with Dr. Happ. After many years of suffering, he listened to me and provided a thorough exam and diagnosed my problem immediately. Thank you Dr. Happ. Life is good again.
Hurst, TX |
Really fixed my neck. Tried other things prior to surgery. Once I decided to go for it and got the surgery, I am now thankful. They were all really nice at Baylor Surgical too. I'm no longer in pain, and no tingling etc.
in Weatherford, tx |
Dr Chris Happ is a very skilled as well as caring Dr. He takes the time to really listen before evaluation. Great guy!
in Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Happ is WONDERFUL! He took time showing me my MRI and explaining everything to me. I have seen several doctors for my back pain and he is the first one to get to the root of the problem. THANK YOU Dr. Happ!
in Burleson, Tx |
One of the worst bedside manners I've witnessed. A total company Doctor not a patient oriented Doctor
in Corpus Christi, Texas |
On May 6, 2015 Dr. Happ did surgery on my back. Placed a spinal cord stimulator implant w battery on my right hip. I'm extremely sorry to say that he did not place it correctly but he kept saying that it was just swelling. I WISH HE WOULD HAVE TOLD ME THE TRUTH!!! I had to have it removed and a new one placed. Thanks be to God, I am now doing better but, it was a terrible experience!! VERY DISAPPOINTED!!
We are very sorry to read that you are not happy with your experience. Dr. Happ strives to provide the best treatment possible to each and every patient and would like to reiterate that the proper follow up care is imperative to a successful recovery. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please feel free to contact our clinic management at 817-916-4685.
in Weatherford tx 76087 |
My experience with dr happ was great. As far as customer service it was asanied, being I tried getting my physical theropy set up for almost 3 weeks and my calling 12 times to try and get it set up ast dr happy request. Final cenero his phone staff talked with me each time I called back and assured me it was taken carte of , but of course wasn't. I then requested to speak privately with dr happ. This same person said at that point (!) give her 5 min to finally used wrong fax number (more)
in Joshua, TX |
Dr. Happ is warm caring and works hard to get his patients better and then follows up post op. To make sure you're getting better.
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Dr. Happ says...

Dr. Happ graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with degrees in Chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis and Philosophy. He then attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Afterwards he completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Midwestern University in the Chicagoland area. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at The Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas.

In addition to his title as a spine surgeon at the DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Happ belongs to numerous medical societies including; North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He was a speaker at the AOAO Mid year conference in the past. Dr. Happ specializes in spine surgery, including spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgery, cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement, and microdiscectomy.

Dr. Happ's Care Philosophy

I try to make every effort to understand each of my patients' pain, discomfort, problems and concerns. Patients should be comfortable with their doctor and confident in the care he or she provides. It is important to me that my patients fully understand their diagnosis and the various treatment options so that together, we can decide the best treatment plan specific to them.

Dr. Happ's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med

    Graduated in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tex Back Inst-Presby Hosp Of Plano

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Loyola University Chicago

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure