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Dr. Christopher Kager, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Kager

Dr. Christopher Kager, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lancaster, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(717) 569-5331

Dr. Kager accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kager's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kager treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kager treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kager treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kager treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kager treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kager's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

About Me

Care Philosophy

The greatest satisfaction I receive comes from my experiences with patients. The ability to transform and improve patients lives through surgery is the most rewarding aspect. Sometimes the high tech of modern medicine is intimidating to patients. I a...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kager's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kager

3.6

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
30.952380952380953%
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What a gifted surgeon! I would highly recommend him and his team for your needs. I questioned going to him do to some reviews saying how he has no bed side manor but the final line is He’s the best, and if you want someone working on your spine, you want the best, and Dr Kager is the best. To those who complain all I can say is that He’s a surgeon, not your caregiver, he’s not there to hold your hands and promise you rainbows & lollipops. Don’t make a mistake and see anyone else!!!!! Blessings
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I was having serious upper leg pain and surgery was recommended by Dr. Kager. I had the surgery on a Tuesday afternoon and was discharged Tuesday Evening. If you follow the doctors and staff directions for recovery you should do well. It was a lifestyle change on some daily functions but I got through it and I am currently walking without pain in my legs. Sure it may take some time to get back to a normal routine like biking and hiking but all good things take time!
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Dr Kager is always pleasant and on time. He gets right to the problem. No unnecessary chit chat. The results of both my cervical fusion and lumbar fusions are terrific. The pain was gone immediately in both cases. We are blessed to have surgeons of this caliber in Lancaster County. Thanks, Doc!
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Amazing Results! Thanks Dr. Kager! My burning leg pain was gone immediately! It took 2 months for most of my leg numbness to subside, and I am pain free!!!
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My experience with Dr. Kager and his staff was fantastic.
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LIKE TALKING TO A BRICK WALL. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED
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Dr. Kager performed my cervical spine surgery 10 years ago. I was back in his office 3 months post-op with pain. A year later X-ray's showed one of the screws coming out. This past year I have had X-ray's, 3 mris, & a CT scan. The screw is now in my throat and it appears the bones never fused. I called his office to schedule a consultation and they refused because I have state insurance (that they accept) but live in Chester County, in Honey Brook (about 45 mins away).
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I loved Dr. Kager! His personality is professional and kind. He took the perfect amount of time to explain his decision and why, was so sweet to my little girl (who came with me.) He seemed appreciative of all the work I had done prior to seeing him, and I respect him as a neurosurgeon! This man is a good doctor! :)
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Spinal fusion went well ! Dr Kager was wonderful and LGH was best hospital experience I've ever had !
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I would scarcely recommend Kager to my worst enemy, never mind to a family member or friend. You are a number, not a person at Lancaster NeuroScience. You are shuttled thru the process like so much chattel, but at least you get a T-shirt. (Yeah, really.) If this is what surgeons have become in this country, then I am very disheartened. I saw this guy for all of 8 minutes for pre-surgical consult BUT DID NOT see or talk to him afterward. My next app't w/ him is in about a month. Yay. Do not use!!
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I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT DR. KAGER. BOTH MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF HAVE HAD BACK SURGERY AND WE ARE BOTH PAIN FREE AND DOING WELL. HE IS EASY TO TALK WITH, CARING AND KIND. WE WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE. HE IS A FINE SURGEON WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT YOU. HE IS THE BEST GOD BLESS YOU DR.KAGER FOR HELPING US TO BE PAIN FREE
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Dr. Kager is confident and compassionate. Some people have called him arrogant, but I think that is off the mark. He obviously stays on top of developments in his field. I cannot imagine the pressure of rearranging someone's nervous system and playing legos with their spinal cord. Dr. Kager clearly knows the significance of what he is doing, and he stays on top of his game so that he can do it.
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