Dr. Christopher Vara, MD

Dr. Christopher Vara, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Christopher Vara, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 2000 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatrics physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

2025 E River Pkwy

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact Information

(612) 596-6100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • HealthPartners
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Fracture Care
normal
more than 64% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
more than 47% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
normal
more than 39% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

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

96  Conditions Treated

  • Achondroplasia
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthrogryposis - Severe Scoliosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Birthmark
  • Blount's Disease
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brachydactyly Preaxial - Hallux Varus - Thumb Abduction
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 1
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 4E
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Congenital Vertical Talus
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genu Valgum, St Helena Familial
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hemangioma
  • Hernia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Infantile Brachial Plexus
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Length
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Macrodactyly of Hand
  • Macrodactyly of the Foot
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Dermatologic Disorders
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Polydactyly
  • Rickets
  • Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Slipped Epiphysis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Syndactyly
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Syndactyly, Telecanthus - Anogenital and Renal Malformations
  • Torticollis
  • Wrist Fracture
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28  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Us Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Primary Children's Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vara

3.7

Based on 7 reviews

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