Dr. Christopher Howe, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Howe
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Proliance Surgeons Inc

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300 Renton, WA 98055

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(425) 226-2041

Dr. Christopher Howe, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Renton, WA. He is affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howe to book an appointment.


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Dr. Howe accepts the following insurance:

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Traditional PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Moda Health
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Personal Option EPO
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Dr. Howe's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • 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

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My visit and surgery with Dr. Howe was positive...I would recommend Dr. Howe to family and friends.
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Patricia Pattenaude – Mar 22, 2020
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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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Suzanne Vincent in Seattle, WA – Apr 11, 2018
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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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Mar 27, 2018
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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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Marlys Ralph – Jan 09, 2018
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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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Jack Dail in Meridian, ID – Dec 08, 2017
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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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Joe H in Newcastle , WA – Oct 02, 2017
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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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Enumclaw, WA – Sep 25, 2016
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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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Wayne in Seattle, WA – Jan 30, 2016
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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

1999
University of North Dakota
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Proliance Surgeons Inc

Valley Orthopedic Associates Asc4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300 Renton, WA 98055
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Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton WA

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton WA4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300 Renton, WA 98055
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Valley Medical Center

Renton, WA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)