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Dr. Christopher Heck, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery*
3.5 (57)
Map Pin Small Birmingham, AL
Accepting new patients
23 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Christopher Heck, MD

Dr. Christopher Heck, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Birmingham, AL. They specialize in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, has 23 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine and is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center and Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. Dr. Heck, completed a residency at University of Kentucky. Patients rated Dr. Heck an average 3.5 star rating.

Dr. Heck works at Southlake Orthopaedics in Birmingham, AL with other offices in Hoover, AL. They frequently treat conditions like Lumbar Radiculopathy and Spondylolisthesis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna 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. Heck's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Southlake Orthopaedics
    3686 Grandview Pkwy Ste 430, Birmingham, AL 35243 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (205) 985-4111
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
  2. 2
    Southlake Orthopaedics
    4517 Southlake Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (205) 985-4111
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Grandview Medical Center
  • Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Spondylolisthesis

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Spondylolisthesis
Scoliosis
Radiculopathy
Sciatica
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Herniated Disc Surgery
Back Pain
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Spinal Osteophyte
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Upper Back Pain
Anterior Disc Decompression and Fusion
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Disc Replacement
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Spinal Cord Decompression
Spinal Fusion
Spine Fracture Treatment
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Cancer
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Femur Fracture
Foot Conditions
Fracture
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Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gait Abnormality
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
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Hammer Toe
Hand Fracture
Hip Fracture
Hip Sprain
Hip Tendinitis
Humerus Fracture
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury
Lupus
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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Neck Muscle Strain
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteosarcoma
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Polyneuropathy
Pyogenic Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacral Fracture
Sacrum Disorders
Schmorl's Nodes
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracolumbar Radiculopathy
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Transverse Myelitis
Carpal Tunnel Injection
Carpal Tunnel Release
Closed Hip Fracture Treatment
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Fracture Repair
Hip Dislocation
Hip Replacement
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoforaminotomy
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulator Implantation
Partial Hip Replacement
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Periacetabular Osteotomy
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wound Repair
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    3.5
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    Based on 57 ratings
    Patient Ratings (57)
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    4 Star
    (1)
    3 Star
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    2 Star
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    1 Star
    (21)
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 23 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1245315308
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Duke University
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Kentucky
    Residency
    Internship
    • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Christopher Heck, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Heck is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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

    Dr. Heck has seen patients for Lumbar Radiculopathy and Spondylolisthesis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Heck on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    57 patients have reviewed Dr. Heck. The overall rating for this provider is 3.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Heck.

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