Dr. Christopher Kager, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(37)
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Dr. Christopher Kager, MD
Dr. Christopher Kager, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Lancaster, PA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Kager is affiliated with Lancaster General Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital.

1671 Crooked Oak Dr

Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact Information

(717) 569-5331

Dr. Christopher Kager, MD

Dr. Christopher Kager, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kager "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 always try to put myself in the position of the patient, or consider how I would want myself or a family member to be treated. I also try to explain the science behind our specialty into something that most patients can understand."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kager's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kager to family and friends
3.5
based on 37 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kager's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
New Holland, PA |
LIKE TALKING TO A BRICK WALL. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED
Honey Brook, PA |
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).
in Lancaster, PA |
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! :)
in Red Lion , PA |
Spinal fusion went well ! Dr Kager was wonderful and LGH was best hospital experience I've ever had !
Lancaster, PA |
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!!
in LEBANON, PA |
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
in Strasburg, PA |
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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Dr. Kager accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kager has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital
252 S 4th St
Lebanon, PA 17042
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Lancaster General Hospital
555 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602
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