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Christopher D. Kager, MD, FACS

Christopher D. Kager, MD, FACS Physician

Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Lancaster General Hospital Co-Chair, Neuroscience CET Neuroscience Medical Leader Clinical Associate of Neurosurgery

Dr. Kager is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Lumbar Spine
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement of Spinal Fusion
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Revision Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Compression Fractures
  • Congenital Malformation of the Spine
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Lesion of Median Nerve
  • Lesion of Sciatic Nerve
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Fracture
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Injury
  • Lumbar Spinal Mass
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Tumor
  • Lumbar Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Tumors
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Occipito-Cervical Fusion
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Peroneal Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision of Spinal Surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Microsurgery
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Surgery for Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment of Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spinal Fracture
  • Thoracic Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Spinal Injury
  • Thoracic Spinal Mass
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spinal Tumor
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Fracture
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Recent Writings

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kager is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.