Patient Reviews: Dr. Christiansen
“He tried other alternatives prior to surgery, was very thorough in treatments and in explaining procedures or alternative treatments, if any. He is very knowledgeable, attentive, and understanding and has great bedside manners. I would definitely ask for him for any future needs I have and highly recommend his expertise to anyone who has need or asks my opinion.”
– Joan W.
“Dr. Christiansen is an excellent doctor! He is a gifted surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner. He took the time to answer all of my questions and never seemed in a rush to get to his next patient during office visits.”
– Valerie O.
“My wife and I were very pleased with the care that was given me!”
– Dwaine T.
“Dr. Christiansen is a positive person and very professional. He is always polite, informative, and reassuring. His nursing staff and he, himself, is very prompt with visits and calls returned. His followup after surgery and the months after surgery were efficient and also made me feel like they were making absolutely sure my healing process was progressing and I could trust them to keep up on my completed surgery. They all made me feel confident that they were proficient and would perform their tasks in a manner that was trustworthy.”
– Janet W.
“I think what I missed saying in my earlier Provider Experience note on Dr. Christiansen about his competence, thoroughness and kindness, is that he allowed me to be, made me, part of the health equation. It wasn't all about him and the surgery being done to me, it was about restoring me to a normal life. His approach takes a person from terrifying no control in that major surgery situation, to cooperation, and especially responsibility, meaning total control, in decisions before and after. It's a tremendous medical skill. I applaud Dr. Christiansen.”
– Catherine B.
“Dr. Christiansen is knowledgeable. articulate, and appreciative of my concerns and goals for dealing shoulder pain/ restriction I was having. The clinic as a whole was very efficient and respectful of my time. While most appointments would take 1 - 1 1/2 hours this included check in, x-rays & consultation / treatment and check out from the entire staff. Dr. Christiansen listened, enterpreted all the information available about my situation and advised me on how to proceed with my recovery taking into consideration my goals and the best medical cautions to proceed with.”
– Mark C.
“The doctor explained my condition clearly and recommended a course of action that worked very well.”
– Marvin S.
“It started with an accurate diagnosis two years prior to the surgery. I understood from the doctor's diagnosis that I would not further injury the ball joint but would not get any pain relief until the ball and socket were replaced. He was correct and the pain was gone as soon as the pain from the surgery left. The pain was gone on the second day of recovery at home. No pain medications were needed during recovery at home. Dr. Christianson's bed side manner was always kind and encouraging.”
– Ken F.
“Dr. Cory Christiansen, MD has always been a very personable, skilled and very professional doctor. We have not needed his services for a while, but when it becomes necessary, we will be sure to call on Dr. Christiansen again. We highly recommend Dr. Christiansen to anyone seeking services in his wide variety of skilled care.”
– Carolyn T.
“Dr. Christiansen replaced my hip. I found him to be competent, clear, informative, pleasant, personable, and willing and able to explain details. It can be hard for people to give in to such a major surgery, as it was for me; Dr. Christiansen was very very good at taking me through the decision process, with clear answers and explanations of need and procedures, talking me through the x-rays so it was crystal clear in x-ray black-and-white exactly why replacement was called for. Surgery was straightforward, very successful, not painful, and I was given plenty of instruction ahead to know how to negotiate the details of life post-surgery and beyond, what to expect physically, why, and what to do about it. I very much appreciate his conservative approach to recovery, including encouragement to walk and be active (I did). From the start, he inspired total confidence. Life is great now: I walk, bike, swim, take yoga classes (with care), active at will. I could not be happier. I am very grateful to Dr. Christiansen. A tremendous asset to Steindler Clinic.”
– Catherine B.
“From start to finish, Dr. Christiansen was professional, courteous, and truly interested in my welfare of evaluation, pre/post surgical rotator cuff repair, healing, and restoration of motion. He explained things in terms I could understand, took time to answer my questions and reassure me, and never gave me sense that he needed to rush onto another patient.”
– David B.
“Excellent surgeon. Miscommunication regarding MRI results that should not have occurred. My surgically repaired knee feels much stronger than my non-surgically repairs knee.”
– James G.
“On every criteria important to me Dr. Christiansen exceeded my expectation. His client orientation was great, his surgical skill outstanding, and his after procedure guidance and support very helpful. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Christiansen to anyone seeking a surgical solution for rotator cuff repair.”
– Don C.