Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD

Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Wausau, WI and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurological spine surgery.

2800 Westhill Dr Ste 200

Wausau, WI 54401

Contact Information

(715) 843-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Aspirus Network, Inc.
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
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Subdural Hemorrhage
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more than 97% of peers
Broken Neck
very high
more than 96% of peers
more than 88% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. MacKay "Individualized care. We understand that no two patients are alike-that's why we take the time to listen and to treat patients with respect, compassion, and the dignity they deserve. We are committed to providing patient-centered care."

1  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

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  • University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Saskatchewan / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Vertex epidural hematoma manifesting with monoplegia: case report, 2002
  • Cervical Foraminotomy, 2002
  • Epidermoid Cysts of the Pineal Region, 04/15/1999
  • Pituitary Adenoma: A Radiotherapeutic, 08/14/2009
  • Recurrence of a veterbral artery dissecting pseudoaneurysm after successful stent-supported coil embolization: case report, 09/2003
  • Percutaneous intracranial stent placement for aneurysms., 07/1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD
Dr. Mackay performed major back surgery on me June 1, 2017. Several lumbar fusions and two laminectomies. I was walking the day after surgery, and accomplished 3 stairs the following day. He successfully corrected all of my painful back issues. This gifted surgeon's skills have allowed me to...Read More
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James Linowski in Phelps, Wisconsin – Sep 27, 2017
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I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. He is not a doctor for the right reasons in fact he drops patients like there garbage.
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Atlanta, GA – Jul 19, 2016
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Dr. Mackay assessed my condition, engaged specialists to validate the severe nature of my pain, communicated treatment options. He was focused 100% on my well-being during the process. Dr. Mackay performed spinal surgery that immediately eliminated my severe pain and recurring back issues. Dr....Read More
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Rob in Wausau, WI – Apr 06, 2016
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