Dr. Christopher Summa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(15)
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Dr. Christopher Summa, MD
Dr. Christopher Summa, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Cruz, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Summa is affiliated with Watsonville Community Hospital and Dominican Hospital.

1661 Soquel Dr Ste F

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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Dr. Christopher Summa, MD

Dr. Christopher Summa, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Dr. Summa's Experience

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Dr. Summa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
67

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Nm
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Nm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Summa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Summa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Summa to family and friends
3.9
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Summa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in San Jose, CA |
I got opinions from 3 different highly rated orthopedic surgeons for bad lower back pain. All recommended spinal fusion. I went to Dr Summa as my 4th opinion. He reviewed the other doctor's write-ups, my X-ray & MRI and said "I don't think the pain is coming from your back? I think it's your right hip!" Sure enough, I went to an ortho hip doctor & he confirmed I had a labral tear, bone spurs, and a compacted bursa. I'm now pain free. Dr Summa is an honest doctor - thank you Dr. Summa!
in Santa Cruz, CA |
I have have nine surgeries over the years, I have had multiple procedures done at Stanford and UCSF, I have seen many specialists not only at all of the above facilitys but, locally as well. The point being, Dr. Suma is definitely one of the most conscientious, kind, grounded and more importantly is a excellent surgeons I have ever seen. Ask any medical professional or patient for that matter, in town and they will tell you, we are lucky to have Dr. Suma in Santa Cruz county. Love the guy..
in Capitola, California |
I've had several surgeries w/ Dr Summa and I've no complaints. Always felt informed and comfortable after we both discuss the situation. Been through a lot w Dr and Surgeries and came out pleased given the circumstances.
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Dr. Summa accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Summa has admitting privileges

Watsonville Community Hospital
75 Neilson St
Watsonville, CA 95076
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Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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