Dr. Christopher D. Summa, MD, Soquel, CA, 95073

Our goal is to provide the very best care of patients with spinal disorders through the judicious use of emerging technologies and concepts as well as well-established methods. I focus on the entire spine with an emphasis on surgical treatments, but I also have close working relationships with high-quality, non-operative specialists for patients who wish to wait on surgery.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty


  • Board certified, July 2003

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship trained - Harborview Medical Center - University of Washington
  • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Board of Sports Medicine
  • California Medical Society