Patient Ratings and Reviews
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Dr. Hofstetter - outstanding!
*Dr. Hofstetter & [...] took great care in all aspects of my visit. I felt that they were both good listeners & communicated very well. I feel very confident in their expertise and skill concerning my spinal cap.
*Dr. Hofstetter and his team are the best.
Of course Dr. Hoffsetter!
[...] Thank you to [...] Dr. Hofstetter and his Fellow neurosurgeon. [...] They all made my experience a good and positive one.
[...] Your video appointments are great for those of us who don't live locally
I was a patient with *Dr. Hofstetter & U of W Hospital and followed him to Harborview. he has changed my life - he is the best. [...]
Both Dr. Hofstetter and his nurse practitioner were exceptionally helpful and impressive. I look forward to the experience ahead.
[...] Dr Hofstetter have been super helpful.
This was my first appointment/consultation with Dr. C. Hofstetter. I was very pleased with him and his team.
I arrived on time. I waited over an hour in an exam room for *Dr. Hofstetter to see me. My time is valuable and this is not acceptable.
[...] *Dr. Hofstetter and the neurosurgical resident were both also excellent providers of care.
I received excellent care from Dr. Hofstetter and his staff
Dr. Hofstetter was the best, easy to understand and listened.
[...] Dr. Hoffstetter is the best physicians that I have ever had. I have referred 3 others to him as well. Couldn't be happier unless he was closer.
About Christoph P. Hofstetter
Christoph Hofstetter, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon at UW Medicine and a UW associate professor of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Hofstetter specializes in complex spine surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques and a focus on degenerative spinal disorders and spinal oncology. He believes in creating active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Hofstetter earned his M.D. from University of Vienna, and Ph.D. at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Dr. Hofstetter’s research interests include minimally invasive motion preserving spinal procedures, endoscopic techniques to treat disc herniations and treatment strategies to enhance nerve fiber plasticity and regeneration following spinal cord injury.
Dr. Hofstter is married and has three children. His hobbies include hiking, biking, yard and house work, playing the violin and cooking.
Education and Training
University of MiamiFellowship, 2014, SpineWeill Medical College of Cornell UnivResidency, 2013, NeurosurgeryWeill Medical College of Cornell UnivInternship, 2007, General SurgeryMayo ClinicFellowship, 2006Medical University of ViennaMedical education, 2005Karolinska InstituteMedical education, 2005
- Neurological Surgery, 2017, American Board of Neurological Surgery