Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD

Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Toledo, OH and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Ohio in 2003 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

4235 Secor Rd

Toledo, OH 43623

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

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Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Kristof's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kristof "Minimally invasive spine surgery is something I pride myself in to allow my patients to get back to a normal life faster than open procedures. These procedures are done through smaller incisions, have less blood loss, are less painful, and have a faster recovery all with the same goals of eliminating neck, back, and extremity pain. While I still do open procedures when needed, the majority of my patients are candidates for minimally invasive procedures. I believe this sets me apart from other spine surgeons in the area and I know I can help treat your neck or back problem. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kristof "As a Board Certifiied, Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon, I know I can help your spine condition. I grew up in the Toledo area and am now back home to serve the people of this wonderful community. I truly believe in treating my patients just as if they are one of my own family members. I will give you the time and expertise to resolve your problem. Patients with radiating arm or leg pain as a result of spinal disease will benefit the most from my treatment but I see all spinal disease."

3  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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52  Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Bowling Green State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Medical College Of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • The University Of Toledo Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • The University Of Toledo Medical Center--Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • William Beaumont Hospital--Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kristof has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kristof's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kristof to family and friends
22 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kristof'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 (13)

Dr.Kristof performed ACDF surgery for me 1/3/18. He listened to all of my concerns and thoroughly explained surgery and recovery. I was very hesitant due to a prior surgery but he's very calming and professional. My results are wonderful and I would go through it again.
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Dr. Kristof:I Vicki Ketchum want to "Thank You" your partners, an staff so much for all they've done for me and my family. When all of this {my back issues} came to a head. All I knew was that I was in a bad way. The only thing I could do was to pray to God{YAHSHUA} and I did. I prayed that HE...more
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surgery went great! one night stay at the hospital. I had 2 thru 5 done. I waited 2 months to write this review. I have no pain nowhere, I am able to do everything I did when I was younger now, with no pain! Thank You I referred a friend to dr Kristof, He called back to thank me for the referral,...more
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I went to see Dr. Kristof for a second opinion. I knew he'd be my choice within the first 10 minutes. Dr. Kristof has a great bedside manor. He's very down to earth yet very through and speaks in laymen's language. His staff is very friendly and warm. Most helpful and very professional. I couldn't...more
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Six months after my spine surgery, I say he can operate on me anytime. That's the highest recommendation I know to give. He has my back, and that's no joke. He's one of those rare individuals that are hard to find nowadays. I trust him.
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