Dr. Christopher Happ, DO

Dr. Christopher Happ, DO

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
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Dr. Christopher Happ, DO is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Fort Worth, TX. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Read his story

6900 Harris Pkwy Ste 310

Fort Worth, TX 76132

Contact Information

(817) 916-4685

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hip Sprain
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Degenerative Disc Disease
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Happ's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Happ "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Happ "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."


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

Board Certifications

Dr. Happ does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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  • 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
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Tex Back Inst-Presby Hosp of Plano
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Happ has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Happ's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Happ to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Happ's Performance
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  • 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 (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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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth
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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
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Fort Worth, TX 76104
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Usmd Hospital at Fort Worth
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Fort Worth, TX 76132
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