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Dr. Christopher Vara, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Vara

Shriners Hospitals For Children

2025 E River Pkwy Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Dr. Christopher Vara, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 2000 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatrics physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.


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Dr. Vara's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vara treats Scoliosis more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Vara treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vara treats Spine Disorders more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Vara treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vara treats Spine Deformities more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Vara treats this condition more than 36% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Vara's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Achondroplasia
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genu Valgum, St Helena Familial
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hemangioma
  • Hernia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Infantile Brachial Plexus
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Leukodystrophy
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rickets
  • Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Vara, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 2000 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatrics physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

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