Christopher E. Wolfla, MD

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Dr. Wolfla attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduation from Medical School with Honors, he completed a residency in Neurological Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center and a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. From 1998 through 2005, he was on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he held the Esther and Ted Greenberg Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.

Dr. Wolfla currently serves on the Executive Committees of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

Dr. Wolfla is a Board-Certified, fellowship trained, neurosurgical spine specialist with particular interest and expertise in complex spinal disorders. He specializes in the comprehensive management of all spinal disorders, emphasizing an individual approach to patient care.


Diseases & Conditions

Back Pain
Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Disc Herniations
Neck Pain
Spinal Degenerative Disease
Spinal Disorders
Spinal Stenosis and Instability
Spinal Tumors, Fractures, and Infections

Treatment & Services

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
Spine Surgery

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Pleasant Valley Health Center
3200 Pleasant Valley Rd.
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 836-7300
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Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center
N91 W15750 Falls Parkway
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 532-1100
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Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 518-1900
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Education & Training

Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis - IN - Doctor of Medicine - (1991)

Indiana University School of Medicine - Indianapolis - IN - Residency in Neurological Surgery - (1991-1997)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Spinal Neurosurgery - (1997-1998)

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Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 47 ratings, 11 reviews
Dec. 18, 2019
When I have seen Dr. Wolfla, he has taken as much time as I needed to help me understand my options. I am very confident about the outcome for my procedure after talking with him.
Dec. 3, 2019
I have great confidence in Dr Wolfla With already having a prior successful surgery
Nov. 11, 2019
Dr. Wolfla didn't like that I had seen another doctor before him and he questioned my reasons to have a less invasive surgery before having a third spine fusion.
June 26, 2019
Eye contact, smiling, friendly and didn't try to hurry.
June 21, 2019
Everyone was willing to assist me in my time if need and Dr. Wolfla's bedside manner and sense of humor really calmed me down and told me I was in a safe place.
June 9, 2019
no complaints
April 23, 2019
Everyone did a great job thanks.
March 27, 2019
I always have good service at Froedtert. Dr Wolfla has been an excellent doctor & has really helped me.
March 26, 2019
Nobody is "perfect"
March 22, 2019
Very good suggestions and advise to avoid surgery based on the moderate pain and moderate walking abilities and to wait until my back condition become much worse and his good advise and suggestion for managing pain dealing with my back condition every day.
Feb. 25, 2019
Dr. Wolfla was cordial, knowledgeable and careful in assessing my condition, explaining alternative courses of treatment, and in giving the rationale for his recommendations.