Dr. Christopher Howe, MD

Dr. Christopher Howe, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. Christopher Howe, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Renton, WA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of North Dakota / Main Campus in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howe performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Howe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Howe "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 make an informed decision about their care and treatment options. Away from orthopedics he enjoys spending time with his family as well as backcountry skiing, cycling, running and international travel. He practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates in Renton and Covington. "

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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19  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.

Education

  • University Of North Dakota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of North Dakota / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Harborview Hosp/U Wash
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howe's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howe to family and friends
32 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Howe'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 (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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