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Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. MacKay

Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Wausau, WI and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurological spine surgery.

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Dr. MacKay's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacKay treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 82% of his peers

Dr. MacKay treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Spine Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacKay treats Spine Disorders more than 78% of his peers

Dr. MacKay treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacKay treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 77% of his peers

Dr. MacKay treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. MacKay's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dropfoot
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.


  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


Barrow Neurological Institute
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Saskatchewan / College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School


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

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What People Say About Dr. Christopher MacKay, MD
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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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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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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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