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Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Neurosurgery*
4.2 (25)
Map Pin Small San Francisco, CA
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

Dr. Christopher Ames, MD is a Neurosurgeon in San Francisco, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 30 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and is affiliated with Enloe Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Ames an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Ames works at Practice in San Francisco, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Spine Deformities, Scoliosis and Chronic Neck Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Ames' Office Locations

  1. 1
    Univ of California Home Care Serv
    400 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 353-2808
  2. 2
    University of California San Francisco
    505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 476-1000
  3. 3
    UCSF Palliative Care Clinic
    400 Parnassus Ave Fl 8, San Francisco, CA 94143 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 353-7500
  4. 4
    Office
    505 Parnassus Ave Rm M779, San Francisco, CA 94143 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 353-2348

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Enloe Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Spine Deformities
Scoliosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Cervical Stenosis
Ataxia
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Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Difficulty With Walking
Gait Abnormality
Joint Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Spinal Osteophyte
Spondylolisthesis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Upper Back Pain
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Baker’s Cyst
Brain Abscess
Bursitis
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Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Edema
Cervical Radiculopathy
Chondrosarcoma
Chordoma
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Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Compressed Spinal Cord
Dural Tear
Gout
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Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Fracture
Knee Ligament Tears
Limb Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lupus
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Meningiomas
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Muscle Cramping
Myelomalacia
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Osteosarcoma of the Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Pituitary Tumor
Polyneuropathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacral Spina Bifida
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Syringomyelia
Systemic Sclerosis
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Torticollis
Vertebral Column Tumors
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Hip Impingement Procedure
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Neurostimulator Implantation
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Periacetabular Osteotomy
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spine Fracture Treatment
Steroid Injection
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    4.2
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    Patient Ratings (25)
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    About Dr. Christopher Ames, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Specialties*
    Years of Experience
    • 30 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, French
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    NPI Number
    • 1265485155
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Barrow Neurol Inst
    Fellowship
    Medical Education
    • University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Christopher Ames, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Ames is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Ames has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Ames has seen patients for Spine Deformities, Scoliosis and Chronic Neck Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Ames on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    25 patients have reviewed Dr. Ames. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Ames.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Ames, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Ames appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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