Dr. Christopher Lechner, MD

Dr. Christopher Lechner, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(33)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Lechner, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Asheville, NC. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

18 Medical Park Dr

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 253-7521

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 13 More

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Trigger Finger
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
46

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mt Carmel Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Nc Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lechner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lechner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lechner to family and friends
4.0
based on 33 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Lechner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Black Mountain, NC |
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.
in Asheville, NC |
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!
in Leicester, NC |
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.
in Brevard, NC |
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.
in Horse Shoe, NC |
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.
in Asheville, NC |
Outstanding knowledge, care and results.
in Canton, NC |
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.
in Rutherfordton nc |
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!
Banner Elk, NC |
Dr was very professional and knowledgeable..I don't understand any negative feedback because my husband was treated excellent by md and staff!!
in Weaverville, NC |
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.
in Asheville, NC |
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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Dr. Lechner accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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