Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, MD

Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Charlottesville, VA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

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

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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

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
57

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffrey to family and friends
4.1
based on 14 total reviews (5 with 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)

Blacksburg, VA |
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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in Mount Juliet, TN |
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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Harrisonburg, Va |
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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in Philadelphia, PA |
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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in Luray, VA |
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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Dr. Shaffrey accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Shaffrey has admitting privileges

University of Virginia Hospital
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908
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