Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD

Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 57

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center|Suny Downstate Medical Center in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center and Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics - Harding Place

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics - Harding Place394 Harding Pl Ste 200 Nashville, TN 37211
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Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics - Centennial

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics - Centennial2400 Patterson St Ste 300 Nashville, TN 37203
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Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics - Hendersonville

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics - Hendersonville353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 141C Hendersonville, TN 37075
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Kauffman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kauffman

4.2

Based on 67 ratings

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4 Star
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3 Star
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Great place
Had a mri and then dr follow up, very fast and efficient, dr explained everything I needed to know, and was very helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott – Dec 13, 2022
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Thorough and Thoughtful
I appreciated the time Dr. Kaufman took time to listen to my symptoms; shared what was found on the X-rays; discussed a game plan for recovery and jumped right in to get the program started. Dr. Kaufman answered my questions and I never felt ‘rushed’ like I have felt at other offices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Cheryl Kent – Oct 21, 2022
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Great Meet-Up
Educated and experienced. A great combination for a Doctor. Personable and easy to understand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Well informed and comforting. – Sep 02, 2022
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Wonderful 1st impression !
Had a friend recommend Dr Kauffman and I’m So pleased ! I decided to see him for a second opinion & was very happy I decided to do so ! It is a bit of a drive for me to the office but I’m glad I made the drive and got his very honest outlook on my current circumstances .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brandi – Aug 26, 2022
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Professional
Recently had spine surgery. I was very apprehensive. Dr. Kauffman answered all my questions. I felt confident going forward. His expertise and bedside manner were quite appreciated. Shout out also to Connie, in Xray, and his assistant Nicole.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P. Hicks – Aug 22, 2022
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Patients Needs is his #1 priority
I hurt my back on the job and I expressed my concerns to him and the insurance companies want to pay as less as possible when it comes to a patient’s treatment. Dr Kauffman is the voice for the patients and he speaks on the patients behalf and his primary concern is getting his patients healthy again. He loves what he does, he’s not in it for the money. He cares about the patients
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kenya Casey – Aug 16, 2022
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Very attentive, no rush. Great office
First exam, very thorough, patient, engaging!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JimG – Aug 13, 2022
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Excellent Doctor
Dr Kauffman is a doctor that listens to what you have to say. He has come up with a plan for my orthopedic issues that I have complete confidence in. His office and nursing staff are very professional and the most caring people in a office setting environment that I have ever been to. Thanks again for such a fast and excellent visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris – Jul 01, 2022
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Good experience
First time I’ve seen Dr Kauffman. He was very thorough, asked lots of questions about my problem. Very considerate, knowledgeable and quick with results and treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Victoria Miller – Apr 26, 2022
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Wonderful Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 24, 2022
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Dr. Kauffman explains things to the patient. He listens to the patient's concerns. He never appears to be in a hurry to get finished with you & move on to the next patient. He is very kind and compassionate and doesn't immediately tell you that you need surgery. He gives you choices in managing your health care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lucye Durham – Feb 11, 2022
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I like doctor Kauffman and his staff. Very professional and answered all my questions .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 18, 2022
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Dr Kauffman performed a spinal fusion surgery on me and it was a total success. A lower lumbar laminectomy that changed my life and immediately solved many issues including completely eliminating any and all pain I had experienced. I was discharged from the hospital two days post op and felt completely fixed. After 14 months of pain medication to function, the last pain med was taken 5 days after surgery with the exception of ibuprofen. Dr Kauffman and his staff were extremely kind and professional through the entire experience. I have referred others to Dr Kauffman who have now had similar experiences. I highly recommend Dr Kauffman and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ashley S – Dec 01, 2021
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Very nice staff and Dr. Kauffman knows his stuff. He is not anxious to cut but when the time comes he is terrific at explaining and doing what needs done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2021
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Good
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Nov 09, 2021
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Dr and staff were great to work with easy to talk to the staff were very helpful and friendly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 19, 2021
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Dr. Kauffman and is staff have taken great care of me for several years. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca Marglin – Oct 08, 2021
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Didn't address my pain issues
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Shawn L Wilson – Sep 25, 2021
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Very pleased with doctor Kauffman and the decision he make for our Orthopaedic needs they work for us
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Calvin and Pamela Foxx – Sep 23, 2021
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Staff made me very comfortable, and the intake process was very easy. Dr. Kauffman was very direct, answered all of my questions, and designed an appropriate plan of care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gene Cheatham – Sep 21, 2021
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kauffman's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I understand the anxiety and worry that comes with having spinal problems The mere mention of I m sending you to a back surgeon creates concern for both...Read more

Biography

Dr. Christopher P. Kauffman is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Tennessee,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

University Of California
Fellowship Hospital
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency Hospital
1994
UMDNJ|University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Internship Hospital
1993
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center|Suny Downstate Medical Center
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD?

New patients may call (629) 219-7410 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD treat?

Dr. Kauffman frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD's office address?

Dr. Kauffman's office is located at 394 Harding Pl Ste 200, Nashville, TN 37211. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD is affiliated with Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center and Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD have?

Dr. Kauffman has over 29 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.2/5 for Dr. Christopher Kauffman, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kauffman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

Nashville, TN

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center

Hendersonville, TN

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)