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Dr. Christopher Lechner, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Lechner

Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

18 Medical Park Dr Asheville, NC 28803

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Dr. Christopher Lechner, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Asheville, NC. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.


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I saw Dr.Lechner in 2014 for a ganglion cyst removal on my right wrist. He chose a non traditional approach to the cyst's removal from the top of my wrist, rather than under my wrist, where the cyst was present. The cyst reappeared weeks after surgery, but Dr. Lechner insisted it was just "swelling." He completely denied that the cyst reappeared...as if it was a figment of my imagination. I need the surgery repeated now ( and have needed it repeated since the original surgery) but haven't had the PTO to take time off work for another surgery. Humility and honesty are not his strong points. I will be finding a different surgeon for the next operation.
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I did not have a good experience with Dr. Lechner. He operated on my hand and it turned out to be worse afterward. Then the tendon in my wrist became very tight and painful above the scar, from where I had the surgery on my right thumb. I had to have surgery again and it is still not right. Dr. Lechner is supposed to be a very good hand surgeon, but not in my book.
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I had an awful experience with Dr. Lechner and I would discourage anyone from going to him for any kind of medical help. I had scheduled surgery with him but changed my mind to pursue a non-surgical option (acupuncture for carpal tunnel). When acupuncture failed, I returned to Dr. Lechner who was rude and who told me my hand would never get better. He told me my other hand was at stage 4 (out of 4) arthritis. This turned out to be a lie. It was the worst Dr. experience of my life. Stay away.
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He was very professional and had a very good personality. He informed me on the operation of my arm to a point that I could understand. I would recommend him to anyone needing his/her arm, hand, or shoulder operated on.
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Would highly recommend Dr. Lechner to anyone! Very professional very courteous and just an outstanding person! The ease and speed of addressing my problem with my hand was just amazing!
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Was referred to Dr. Lechner by my primary care physician. His words were, "he is the best" you won't go wrong in using him as your surgeon". My doctor was correct. He did a stupendous job on my hand. I am very well pleased.
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I have found Dr. Lechner to be a Profession. He is very thorough in his diagnosis and explains what needs to be done to help or fix the problem. He wastes no time. I could not be more please with his and his staffs care.
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Very satisfied with Dr. Christopher Lechner. He explained everything to me before surgery. Surgery went well and healed in a timely manner. Would highly recommend Dr. Lechner.
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Outstanding knowledge, care and results.
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I needed bilateral carpometacarpal arthroplasty. I had my left hand done first. My incision is very small. I compared it to the same surgery with other people who had different surgeons and it was a huge difference. My pain is nothing compared to before. I am so thankful for Dr. Lechner skills. Planning to get my right hand as soon as possible. I am a RN and I would recommend him with the highest praise.
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Fantastic doctor and staff. Most efficient medical facility we've ever visited. Never have to wait. Great success with Carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. Highly recommended!
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Dr was very professional and knowledgeable..I don't understand any negative feedback because my husband was treated excellent by md and staff!!
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Improperly using a knife (being an idiot), I sliced through my index extensor tendon, a very important muscle if you are a musician and craftsman like me. I was referred to Dr. Lechner by the urgent care, saw him the next morning, and was in surgery the following day. I am very happy with how quickly he scheduled me in, his many periodic check ups have been more than I expected out of a busy man, and I'm very happy with the ongoing care from him, his team, and Jeff, my physical therapist.
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If you are looking for a surgeon who comes to your scheduled appointment late, diagnoses you before you completely explain your situation (completely wrong when I got a second opinion, thankfully BEFORE I let him perform surgery on me - only because he takes so much time off and it was impossible to schedule) and backs out of the room as you are still asking questions, then this is your guy.
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Lechner, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Asheville, NC. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Mt Carmel Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Nc Hosps
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(828) 253-7521

Dr. Lechner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
Planned Administration Inc
POMCO Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lechner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ganglion Cyst
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lechner treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lechner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lechner treats Trigger Finger more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lechner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lechner treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lechner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lechner's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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