Dr. Christopher Wolfla, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Wolfla
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Medical College of Wisconsin

9200 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53226

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Dr. Christopher Wolfla, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wolfla to book an appointment.

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The doctor and his staff care about the patient and keeping their patients pain under control so you can heal pain free
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Aug 18, 2021
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This process went very well. So far it looks like the procedure was a complete success.
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CHRIS MOREY – Aug 09, 2021
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Dr Wolfla was very friendly, explained everything what could happen during surgery what the surgery would fix. He also explained what side effects could happen and the positive of having the surgery.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Paul D Johnson – May 05, 2021
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Very very good , nice to talk to, understood my concerns, listen to what I said. came into room after surgery and explained to me what he did.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Douglas Parker – Apr 07, 2021
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12 years post a 5 level cervical fusion, I continue to be pain free and have full mobility. He was kind, caring and available. His staff was wonderful. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. He came highly recommended from another top physician from Froedert. I was blessed to be with a great doctor and hospital Thankful
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Ilene Jensen – Jan 26, 2021
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I had a spinal fusion by Dr. Wolfla. I had complications in the hospital & he came to my room & yelled at me. That was the only time he ever checked on me during my 4 day hospital stay. I was even sent home, from the hospital, w/out a back brace. He also told my employer & I that I would be back to work w/out restrictions in 1 month. The surgery did not help my pain & I couldn't return to work in several months. Which then lead to me losing my job & the surgery ended my career. I was left partially disabled. He told me "what's your problem? Get up & go!" He was so rude & unapologetic from surgery day & after. After a few months, he refused to even see me anymore. A friend of mine had the same exact experience w/ Dr. Wolfla. This guy should not be allowed to even practice medicine anymore, in my opinion!
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Amy – Sep 03, 2020
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I just had my third spine surgery with Dr. Wolfla. I recommend him to anyone I know is having back problems. He is very patient, kind, informative and I am 100% confident in his ability to correct whatever is wrong. He makes me feel very comfortable before and after the procedure.
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Annette B. – Jul 19, 2020
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Dr Wolfla and his staff are very responsive and kind. During appointments, Dr Wolfla answered all of my questions and listened carefully to my concerns and thoughts.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 06, 2020
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Dr. Wolfla has been a huge support to my whole family as he has preformed 3 back surgeries on my mom and 1 on myself. He is a great doctor, with so much knowledge and experience and has an amazing care team as well. I wouldn’t go to another doctor besides dr. Wolfla.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Wolfla and his team have been very amazing!! From the day I entered his office in the worse pain I have ever been in, Dr. Wolfla took the time and explained everything to me and my wife and gave me options. I am now 14 days out of surgery and recovering. The staff has followed up with me every day after surgery to make sure things are well and when I have had questions of things that are going on through my recovery they answer them very quickly! They have made me and my wife feel at home and treated us almost like we are family. I can not say enough on how lucky I am to have met Dr. Wolfla and his team. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone with spine issues to Dr. Wolfla. Even the staff at Froedtert Menomonee Falls were Exceptional. I stayed the night over and the staff there as well were very caring and professional. Absolutely Positively Satisfied with everything and everyone!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Fireman Dan – Mar 12, 2020
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I had a C5-6 ACDF + removing bone-spurs/spinal compression. I was very hesitant about surgery. I had done 6 weeks of PT prior and hoped there would be a non-surgical option. When I met with Dr. Wolfla, he took the time to explain everything, giving me all my options, and answering all my questions without once making me feel like I was taking up too much of his time (I had met briefly with another spine surgeon that was the complete opposite—rushing, short answers, balked when I questioned surgery). After this meeting, I spent very little (conscious) time with Dr. Wolfla. His team is just fantastic—friendly, helpful, patient, caring. There are so many steps before getting into surgery. I was overwhelmed. But I'm so glad I had this team helping me through the pre-op, day-of-surgery, and post-surgery recovery. (I had 1 night in the hospital for this procedure). Nobody wants to have spinal surgery. I'm so grateful I had Dr. Wolfla as my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Wolfla was honest, attentive and thorough. My pain was alleviated and my recovery was smooth.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Mar 08, 2020
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He took my back pain right out of my body !!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 29, 2020
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I would not hesitate to recommend. Dr. Wolfla has a great surrounding cast and technology has helped with the post-op recovery, especially with daily check-in. My concerns were addressed both before and after my spinal fusion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Wolfla has done a fantastic job on both of my spine surgeries. He is extremely knowledgeable & has a good bedside manner. His PA & nurse Kelly are so helpful to help me get through the surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Denise Folgert – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. Wolfla was extremely professional. He took all the time we needed to explain the procedure without making me feel like he had other patients to see. Great bedside manner.
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Dec 26, 2019
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I am so happy with him. I would be happy to tell others about how wonderful he is. He knows his stuff. Black or white. Very professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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BA Feistel in Slinger, HI – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr Wolfla is great. Gets right to the point and takes great care of you. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I was suffering with severe lower back pain and had been seeing another health care provider. They couldn’t figure out what the issue was. In just one visit Dr Wolfla identified the problem and took action.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 19, 2019
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I was hesitant and anxious about surgery but I tried everything else leading up to it with no success (chiropractor and steroid injections) My chiropractor recommended Dr. Wolfla and after doing research and meeting with him I felt confident with my decision. I had a laminectory,discectomy, facetectomy, formaminotomy L4L5 PLIF/Cages/ non-segmental instrumentation, O-arm/stealth. My biggest concern was that I did not want to have a 2nd surgery and as he explained that he is doing the complete job. He is not just relieving my compression (where some surgeons stop there) but he is adding rods and screws with a spinal fusion. I just completed 2 weeks post surgery and I am very happy to report that my pain from surgery is decreasing and the pain in my legs presurgery is gone. Can’t wait to fast forward a couple months to be back to “normal” something that I haven’t been in MONTHS
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debbie in Nashotah, WI – Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Wolfla explained in terms I could understand what my condition was and how he could repair my probllem. He is confident and reassuring which put me at ease. This is my second experience with Dr. Wolfla and I am already feeling the improvement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sue Misko – Oct 18, 2019
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Wolfla is a Board-Certified/ fellowship trained/ neurosurgical spine specialist with particular interest and expertise in complex spinal disorders....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
IN U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1991
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Christopher Wolfla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wolfla frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Myelopathy, and Spinal Stenosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wolfla treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Wolfla, MD's office located?

Dr. Wolfla's office is located at 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Wolfla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wolfla treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Wolfla treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wolfla treats Myelopathy more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Wolfla treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wolfla treats Spinal Stenosis more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Wolfla treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Wolfla's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(414) 805-5400

Dr. Wolfla accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
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Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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Locations

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin9200 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital

Community Memorial Hospital of Menomonee Falls IncW180N8085 Town Hall Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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Practice

Medical College of Wisconsin8701 Watertown Plank Rd Milwaukee, WI 53226
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