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Dr. Christopher Howe, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Howe

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton WA

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300 Renton, WA 98055

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Dr. Christopher Howe, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Renton, WA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of North Dakota / Main Campus in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Howe performed my ACDF C5/6 after 6 months of failed conservative treatment. Muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory meds, neck injections all helped for a little while, but the pain came back. I was hesitant about surgery but Dr. Howe’s confidence and reassurance helped put my mind at ease. The surgery was textbook and went flawlessly. My recovery went better than I anticipated. I had very minimal pain and was back to work on 2.5 weeks. I am so grateful to this man for giving me my life back.
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I cannot express how much my life has changed so shortly after back fusion. The care I got from Dr. Howe and his assistant Dr. Chad made me want to move even more. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Debbie P.
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Dr.Howe is the epitome of professionalism. He radiates a quiet confidence, and his bedside manner is top notch. He helped me deal with the emotional fears about my surgery. He never pushed me, and gave me as many options as he could. He also gave attention to my husband on surgery day, helping my husband deal with his fear and concern.
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Dr Howe is one doctor that I highly recommend. He performed a laminectomy on me and got rid of all the pain in my hips and legs. He was honest and not exaggerated in what I might expect after the surgery. I actually recovered much better than he indicated I might. He always had time to sit down, explain my surgery and answer all my questions. After my surgery, he was there to advise how things went. All in all, he was a Godsend to me!
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Feb 2016 I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. met with Dr Howe tried shots, acupuncture and finally physical therapy. Scheduled surgery in December and because of pre-surgery therapy I had amazing core strength but couldn’t walk more than 100 feet or stand 3-4 minutes at a time. The surgery, laminectomy, fusion and disc replacement was extremely successful, outstanding support and care in post op, back to work part time in 3 weeks, full time in 5 and 10 months later I have no pre-surgery pain
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I had my back surgery 5 years ago I was in so much pain I could hardly walk. Dr. Howe did a surgery where he but rods and bolts in my back it took about a year to recover. I can now do everything I did before except skiing. Thank you Dr. Howe you gave me my life back. You were real prompt on appointments, you also would check my grandsons Dylan's back just to make him feel you cared about his back. I have recommended you to my friends with back problems. Doug Scott
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Dr Howe is very professional and personable with your care. I have referred many family and friends and will continue to do so.
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Biography

Dr. Howe is a board certified and a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in a wide array of spine care ranging from degenerative conditions to spine trauma and metastatic disease. Dr. Howe's goal is to educate patients and allow them to m...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Harborview Hosp/U Wash
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of Washington
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Washington
Internship Hospital
2003
University of North Dakota / Main Campus
Medical School
1999
University of North Dakota
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2004
2003
1999

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Dr. Howe accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna Aexcel
Traditional PPO
Ambetter
Asuris Northwest Health
Cigna
First Choice Health
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Options PPO
Options Select
Humana
Medicare Advantage
LifeWise
Moda Health
Molina Healthcare
PHCS
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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Dr. Howe's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howe treats Spondylolisthesis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Howe treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howe treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Howe treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howe treats Spinal Stenosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Howe treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Howe's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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