“Dr. Athanassious is a wonderful man. He is a skilled surgeon with a wonderful sense of humor and he works with an incredible staff. Thank you Santa Rosa Orthopaedics. My life has changed 100 percent.” ~ Susie Sweet

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Immediately walking after surgery, I felt no pain, the pain and numbness was gone ...

“Immediately waking after surgery, I felt no pain, the pain and numbness was gone!” ~Rita Scardaci



“The quality of my life has improved because I can now do everyday things without the anxiety of the back pain.”   ~ Chris Okerstrom    Read more … 



“I can now pursue life with vigor and without pain or restrictions.” Dianne Maxwell

“I can now pursue life with vigor and without pain or restrictions.” ~Dianne Maxwell   Read more …


SRO Testimonial 11.3“I have not had any pain whatsoever in the surgery area. I’m just so happy. I can’t even describe how incredible the whole process was. It was an awesome experience.” ~ Scott Weaver      Read More …



At age 55, Brett Raven was experiencing chronic pain due to degenerating herniated disks causing vertebrae to rub against each other pinching nerves. Brett had decompression surgery in 1990, also called a “laminectomy,” to enlarge his spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Part of a protruding disk in the L4-5 lumbar region was removed giving relief for about a year. However, as he said, over time, additional disk degeneration caused the pain to return. Brett had an MRI and his new orthopaedic surgeon, Christian N. Athanassious, M.D. with Santa Rosa Orthopedics, recommended that spacers be inserted between his deteriorating disks and that pins and screws be used to fuse the three vertebrae and realign the spine. On February 4, 2015 Brett had the surgery and a couple of weeks later was comfortable enough to walk two to three miles a day. His pain level had been dramatically reduced. Today Brett goes on hikes, lifts weights, is back driving a tractor and working in the vineyard tending 15,000 vines producing Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir varietal wines under the “FrostWatch” label. “I hope to get back on my bicycle in a few more months to help me keep up with my wife and kids, ages 14, 15 and 18. “Every week I feel a little bit better.”

“Dr. Athanassious is a very competent orthopedic urgeon. He’s also a good listener and I have a lot of faith in him. He did an excellent job on my back.” ~ Brett Raven        Read More …


“Dr. Athanassious’ work was impeccable, and with my sciatica gone I am thrilled to be back on stage!”
~Robert Keys
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For a consultation, please call 707-546-1922 (option #1) and request an appointment with Dr. Athanassious.

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics
1405 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 546-1922

Mark West Springs
Santa Rosa Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
34 Mark West Springs Road, Suite 300
Santa Rosa, Ca 95403
(707) 546-1922