Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, MD

Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from UNIV OF VA SCH OF MED HLTH SYS in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery.

415 Ray C Hunt Dr

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Information

(434) 982-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shaffrey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Shaffrey's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • UNIV OF VA SCH OF MED HLTH SYS
    Medical School | Graduated 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shaffrey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaffrey's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffrey to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Shaffrey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Refused to see my mother simply because she is a smoker. I thought everyone deserved care? He needs to be knocked off of his high horse.
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Extremely knowledgeable and skilled. Answers all questions thoroughly and clearly. Doesn't operate until absolutely necessary and all other options tried. Absolutely the best spine surgeon anywhere
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Excellent information about pros and cons of surgery. Anesthesiologist highly praised him and noted his dual specialities-neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. Excellent surgical aftercare as well as follow-up for a long period. Shared and explained all x/ray and mri results. Brilliant surgeon...more
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Dr. Shaffery did emergency surgery on me May 4, 2011 after breaking my C1 and C2 bones in my neck after a car accident. I broke it in several places. I owe him and God my life. When I went for my follow-ups he answered my many questions in plain and simple terms. I am ever grateful to him and...more
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He excellently explains what has happened and what will need to be done to move forward. He is always willing to answer any question you may have about your condition and he will provide ways to help move you forward with your recovery.
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