Dr. Christian Gaffney goes Inside Sports Medicine on the Nate Brown Show to discuss the restart of professional sports and how to stay healthy when increasing physical activity. - May 2020
Christian Gaffney, MD, MSc
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2201 South Douglas Hwy, Suite 120
Gillette, WY 82718
4141 5th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Back, Neck, & Spine
Devoted to helping patients with back and neck problems return to their active, healthy lifestyles, Dr. Christian Gaffney offers the highest level of specialized spine care. As a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Gaffney has extensive experience in treating spine conditions in adults, adolescents, and children.
Dr. Gaffney recognizes that spine disorders are best managed with a team approach. As such, he works with other spine specialists to ensure that his patients have every possible treatment option available to them. Dr. Gaffney pursues nonsurgical methods whenever possible to ease pain and improve function. When surgery is needed, he strives to perform minimally invasive, motion-preserving procedures so his patients can achieve the best possible results and enjoy the fastest recovery.
Dr. Gaffney graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was then awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with highest honors with a Master of Science degree in Medical Anthropology. Dr. Gaffney subsequently attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree.
After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gaffney went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to complete the University of Utah’s orthopedic surgery residency program—one of the most rigorous programs in the country. He subsequently completed a spine surgery fellowship, with an additional year of intensive surgical training, at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twin Cities Spine Center holds one of the most historic and highly selective fellowships in the world. It is a renowned institution for education, research, and the treatment of spinal disorders.
Dr. Gaffney is board-certifed with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is available to see patients in Rapid City, South Dakota at The Spine Center, and Gillette, Wyoming.
Education & Training
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2005
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2011
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2017
Spine Surgery, Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
- Black Hills Surgical Hospital
- Regional Health Rapid City Hospital
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Artificial disc replacement
- Spinal decompression
- Spinal fusion
- Pediatric, adolescent, and adult scoliosis treatment
- Spinal fracture treatment
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Fellowship-trained spine specialist Dr. Christian Gaffney appears as a guest on the Nate Brown Radio Show and discusses herniated discs, his background in spine care, and joining our expert team at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center. - January 2019Audio file