Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Toledo, OH and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kristof has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. He graduated from University Of Toledo College of Medicine (Formerly McO) medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with McLaren St. Luke's, winner of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and others. He is also affiliated with ProMedica Flower Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD

Glass City Orthopaedic and Spine Center

4235 Secor Rd Toledo, OH 43623 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(419) 479-5424

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Dr. Kristof is affiliated with Mercy Saint Anne Hospital Toledo, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kristof

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kristof treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kristof treats other conditions, please contact the office at (419) 479-5424.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kristof is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Kristof's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kristof accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Frontpath Health Coalition
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Zurich
Cofinity

Dr. Kristof's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kristof

4.7

Based on 55 ratings

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sciatic never work. had surgery done, to relieve pain. Dr Kristof did great work. Just follow the after surgery recommendation, everything will be good. He also has good staff working for him. Good manners, ever any question, they get back to you asap!!! I don't understand when people say their doctor did not fix their back. Give Dr Kristof a try you'll be more than happy with his results, HE"S GOOD
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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Ray Barron – Apr 27, 2022
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The best board certified fellowship trained spinal orthopedic surgeon I have ever met. Dr. Kristof is the spine whisperer you are looking for. He has integrity, heart and soul for his patients. In a nut shell he used his magic to fix my lumbar spine after over 10 years of intractable pain. It’s been three months since my surgery and I am living my life without the pain. I’ve been able to do things I never thought I would again. Imagine waking up each day knowing it’s only going to get better! My sincerest thank you, Susan Wolfe
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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Susan Wolfe – Feb 16, 2022
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Excellent. He performed heavy-duty back surgery on me. He thought of everything and informed me before surgery. He wanted to prescribe a strong pain medication but I took one that was less strong. I wish I had listened to him. He was right.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Sheryl Jean Doggett – Oct 16, 2021
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Dr. Kristof is one Great Surgeon. I'm 70 years old and I can't say enough about him.
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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Jerry Kosch – May 12, 2021
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I have struggled with back pain/problems for 20 years. I am only 37 and Two years ago a surgeon told me I HAD to have surgery. I have degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and my nerves at L5/S1 were severely pinched. My feet were numb and I felt unstable every time I walked. I wasn’t ready so I had numerous blocks, ablations, injections and nothing worked. It progressed and I had some atrophy and nerve damage from waiting. I started vetting surgeons (3 to be exact) and was scared. Once I met Dr. Kristof I was immediately at ease. He has an amazing bedside manner and finally explained what was wrong more than any Dr. I have been to. I decided to have the surgery and am so glad I did. I wish I did it two years prior. I was walking the evening of surgery and didn’t need my walker after 5 days. I no longer have any nerve pain! He has changed my life. I can now be active with my 5 year old. He is AMAZING! I highly recommend him. You won’t regret it!
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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Jennifer Beavers – Dec 23, 2020
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Dr Kristof has performed surgery on my lumbar spine 5 years ago(2015) at Flower Hospital and a cervical spine fusion in September 2020. I am very happy with both surgeries, although I have had a longer recovery with my cervical spinal surgery as Dr. Kristof accessed the site through the front of my neck. Dr. Kristof told me what to expect and has a very kind , gentle, yet straight forward way to explain surgeries and the aftermath. Since it is has been 5 years since my lumbar surgery, I claim it as a great success. I even had to be more mobile sooner than recommended due to a family tragedy and still healed well. Dr. Kristof was very compassionate and understanding of my special needs during this difficult time. I highly recommend Dr. Kristof as very skilled surgeon who also had wonderful bedside manners.
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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Marlene Honeywell – Dec 10, 2020
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Let me start by saying Dr. Kristof and his staff are extraordinary. I was experiencing pain in both legs associated with a lower back issue. I first went to Dr. Kristof after researching other doctors and consultations. After a visit they recommended trying less evasive treatments to surgery. Unfortunately that did not work for me. Surgery was then scheduled and COVID hit. The response form his office explaining that the surgery would have to be delayed was more than I would have expected. Michelle was fabulous. I finally had surgery June 29 at St Anne’s and it went so well I was released the next day. It’s been almost three month since surgery and Im well on the way to an improved lifestyle. I highly recommend Dr Kristof.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Larry H – Sep 22, 2020
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Dr. Kristof has a very engaging personality which makes me feel at ease asking questions. He explains the problem and the best way to solve it very clear. He will give you as much time as you need to feel confident about your path forward before you leave. I had back surgery in February and I have had 2 more appointments with him that went very well. I am recovering well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Christine Burke – May 27, 2020
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Dr. Kristof made me feel relaxed right from the beginning, and answered every question I had. He did a great job and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Mr. Perry – May 15, 2020
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Dr Kristof did spinal surgery on me in October. It was surprisingly easy and I've recovered and am back to work. Thank you Dr and staff
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Regina McClung – Mar 25, 2020
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I recommend Dr. Kristof for Back issues to all my friends and family members. Dr. Kristof reviewed my case and scheduled my surgery quickly to repair my back problems. I was almost unable to walk upon my first visit and after surgery was able to walk without pain within 6 hours after surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Kristof for back problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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James Koralewski – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr Kristof performed an excellent spinal surgery on me... He was able to diagnose my spinal issue quickly and help me heal. He is very kind and professional... I am recommending him without hesitation to anyone who is in need of treatment for their spine. He is very wise and yet he remains Humble. Thank you Dr Kristof for giving me my life back without pain in it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Val Morris – Mar 04, 2020
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Wonderful experience with him & his office, they take care of all my questions & help you through the process & with all of the years of chronic pain & over a dozen rounds of physical therapy, finally, I see a light at the end of the tunnel & excited to get my life back!! Nobody in their early 40s should feel 90 & stiff, thank you for everything!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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TH – Feb 06, 2020
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Today's visit was for a post op check of left SI joint. Dr Kristof recommended this surgery as an permanent alternative to help with pain from my Si joint. In past I have had my nerves burnt to stop the pain coming from this area. Unfortunately , the nerve burning was only a temporary fix. Dr Kristof's surgery has helped tremendously and I would encourage anyone with this problem to discuss this with him. Dr Kristof and his staff are kind and understanding. I couldn't recommend a better spine doctor!
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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Jodi Sheets – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr Kristof has been the answer to our prayers. Dr Kristof was the only Spine Surgeon to discover the cause of my wife’s back pain. She has been in pain for 4 years and we have seen multiple back surgeons. They kept referring us to therapy or pain management. That crap gets old very fast. Dr Kristof examined her this summer and she is on the road to recovery. 3 back injections and 2 minor outpatient procedures, she is walking and standing better than ever. She has a few months of healing yet, but I can see improvement everyday. I recommend Dr Kristof to anyone who is struggling with failed back surgeries or nagging back problems. He has a great demeanor with people and he actually listens to you. I will recommend him to anyone that struggles with back issues of any kind. We are thrilled to have found this awesome Doc.
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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David, Delphos Ohio – Dec 28, 2019
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Dr Kristoff and his staff are all very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone with SI joint pain that does not respond to any treatment. He preformed surgery on me and so far I am so pleased with the results! Thank you, Thank you!!
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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Dec 19, 2019
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Very very very disgusted with this doctor and his staff. After going to his pre consult nurse to get approval for the MRI we had to go back to out Primary care doctor to get an approval that my husband was fit enough for surgery. We got that. Then got the MRI, then had a consult with the doctor to get the surgery date. At that time he told us he does not operate on anyone over 90 years old. REALLY???? Did no one notice his DOB on the referral, on the intake info, or anytime before we made 4 trips over 35 miles each to doctors and MRI? Not to mention it cost us $150.00 for MRI plus 2 specialist appointments at $40.00 each plus gasoline and not to mention getting our hopes up and dashing therm??? Totally incompetent staff all the way around. I complained to my PCP and the insurance company asked me to file a claim. Will do. Then doctor Kristof says we can get a second opinion. Wow, does no one care that senior citizens are on a FIXED income?
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Dr. Kristof has performed two surgeries on me Lumber and he also did my second Cervical Surgery. He is an amazing surgeon, whom I respect and strongly recommend. His work speaks for itself so pleased with both of my surgeries and had no complications. His staff is just as amazing as he is, they go over and above providing the best care anyone could ask for. My recovery had no complications. Truly Blessed to have Dr. Kristof as my Orthopedic Surgeon. Thank you Dr. Kristof and your staff for an amazing experience.
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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Katina Ortega in Toledo, OH – Jun 15, 2019
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Dr. Kristof is the total package.....intelligent, personable and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon or a more favorable outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Betsy in Bowling Green, OH – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Kristof is the best orthopedic doctor in Toledo Clinic.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
William Beaumont Hospital--Spine Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2008
The University Of Toledo Medical Center--Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
2004
The University of Toledo Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
University Of Toledo College of Medicine (Formerly McO)
Medical School
1999
Bowling Green State University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Kraig Kristof, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kristof frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Kristof specializes.

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Dr. Kristof's office is located at 4235 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43623. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Glass City Orthopaedic and Spine Center

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kristof is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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McLaren St. Luke's

Maumee, OH

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mercy Saint Anne Hospital

Toledo, OH

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

ProMedica Flower Hospital

Sylvania, OH

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Toledo, OH

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

University of Toledo Medical Center

Toledo, OH

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average