Dr. Christopher Uggen, MD

Dr. Christopher Uggen, MD

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Dr. Christopher Uggen, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in sports medicine.Read his story

2490 S 11th St Ste 201

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Contact Information

(269) 343-1535

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Uggen's Experience

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  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Uggen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Uggen "Dr. Christopher Uggen is an orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery, and Trauma. He specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries; minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery; and shoulder and knee replacements. Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Dr. Uggen completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and studied abroad with Semester At Sea. Dr. Uggen earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the LIJ/North Shore Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY. He went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. He also completed an additional fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Basel in Switzerland. While in Los Angeles, Dr. Uggen participated in the care and treatment of athletes and patients from the high school to professional level, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Galaxy, Sparks, and Anaheim Ducks. In addition to providing excellent clinical care, Dr. Uggen instructs advanced knee and shoulder surgery at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Learning Center in Chicago, IL and educates orthopaedic surgery residents and medical students at the Western Michigan Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI. His teaching awards include the Arthroscopy Association of North America Snyder Award and the WMed Orthopaedic Educator of the Year. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Uggen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Uggen "My philosophy is to provide each and every patient/athlete with the highest quality, compassionate care to relieve pain and restore function. Specifically, my goal is to use the latest, evidence-based, nonoperative and surgical techniques to return patients/athletes to full activity as quickly as possible."

1  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

103  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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54  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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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 Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Basel
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOAOS Research Award First Place, 2004
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Finalist, 2006
  • Jody Fisher Memorial Research Award, 2005
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Finalist, 2005
  • Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Finalist, 2005
  • Smith and Nephew Resident Research Award Finalist, 2005
  • Smith and Nephew Resident Research Award Finalist, 2006
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Uggen's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Uggen to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Uggen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I shoulder replacement surgery in October and could not be more pleased with the results. Surgery went well with minimal pain. Felt I was given excellent instructions both before and after surgery. Was referred to PT after 6 weeks and with the dedicated staff there was restored to better function...more
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I had right knee replacement Feb. 13, 2017 and left knee replacement on March 19, 2018.
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I would recommend Dr. Uggen to anyone needing joint repair.
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I have had both shoulders done in the last two years , Dr Uggen did an excellent job. I had no pain, and a quick recovery. Most important his bed side manner was out standing. as was his staff. their attention to every detail was the best I have seen. I have shoulder worked to shoulder with...more
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Dr. Uggen performed ulnar nerve decompression on my left elbow in October 2017. My outpatient surgery went very well and post care was excellent. I highly and truly recommend this fine surgeon with his soft spoken approach which eased my fears that created a calming effect from my initial visit...more
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