Dr. Christopher Katcherian, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Christopher Katcherian, MD
Dr. Katcherian was born in Irvine, CA. He spent his youth in Orange County before relocating to New York for Medical School, Residency, and Fellowship. Upon completing his medical training he returned to his hometown. Dr. Katcherian lives and works in Orange County with his wife and two children.

Christopher Katcherian, MD Surgery of the Hand & Wrist

4902 Irvine Center Dr Ste 107

Irvine, CA 92604

Contact Information

(949) 536-5110

Dr. Christopher Katcherian, MD

Dr. Christopher Katcherian, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Katcherian strives to provide exceptional care in all he does.  He believes his patients should be well educated on their conditions and feel empowered when making decisions.  Dr. Katcherian takes his time with each of his patients and creates an environment where his patients are able to express themselves and ask questions.  In addition, while surgery can often be the best method of care, Dr. Katcherian explores all options on behalf of his patients.  Dr. Katcherian has a great fascination with hand surgery and he is a dedicated life long learner, keeping himself apprised of advances in technology and technique.   
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Dr. Katcherian's Experience

Dr. Katcherian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Cabrini Med Ctr-Mt Sinai Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Lenox Hill Hosp New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katcherian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katcherian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katcherian to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Katcherian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Ft Myers, FL |
Most awesome guy you will ever meet.
in Irvine, CA |
I felt very comfortable in the care of Dr. Katcherian, first because he trained at Columbia, but secondly because of his excellent bedside manner. I had gone to several orthopedic surgeons and most wanted to rush me to surgery without taking the time to explain my options. Dr. Katcherian took the time to really help me understand and I never felt rushed and always felt like he truly had my best interests at heart. I would recommend him to anyone needed a hand surgeon.
Santa Fe Springs, CA |
I was really impressed with Dr. Katcherian. Unlike the doctor I saw before him, Dr. Katcherian had incredible bedside manner. He took his time explaining to me my condition and let me ask all of my questions without feeling rushed. I would recommend him to anyone. I wish I could say the same for the staff at the Western Hand Center. They are nice but not that thorough.
Whittier, CA |
Dr. Katcherian is an amazing doctor.!!!!! Dr.Katcherian did surgery on my wrist, and I couldn't be happier with my recovery.
Lakewood, CA |
Dr. Katcherian is an extremely knowledgeable hand surgeon. He's always there to answer any of my questions with great patience and understanding. He explained my condition better than any other doctors I've been to. He has excellent bedside manners.I will certainly recommend him to any my family and friends.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Katcherian accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Chapman Global Medical Center
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Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Huntington Beach Hospital
17772 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Orange County Global Medical Center
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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South Coast Global Medical Center
2701 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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