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Dr. Christopher Ninh, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Irvine, CA

About Dr. Christopher Ninh

Dr. Ninh is a board-certified, sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon in Southern California. Dr. Ninh specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries and total joint replacements including Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. Working with an elite team of multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary specialists, he strives to provide comprehensive orthopaedic care. Dr. Ninh is a native of Orange County, having graduated from Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. Dr. Ninh's vision was to establish an orthopaedic surgery practice focusing in Sports Medicine, treating the community that he grew up in. His vision of becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon was inspired from his own personal experience as a young athlete and patient. These experiences were highly influential in his decision to pursue medicine and further provided the inspiration to pursue excellence throughout his training. From these past experiences, it has allowed him as an orthopaedic surgeon, to better empathize and care for his patients. Dr. Ninh is a board certified Sports Medicine Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He received both his undergraduate and medical degree at University of California, Irvine. After finishing his general orthopaedics residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, he went on to complete his Sports Medicine Fellowship training at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Dr. Ninh's family heritage is Vietnamese. He is fluent in Vietnamese.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
  • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
  • Chapman Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Irvine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Cum Laude - University of California Irvine
  • Dean’s Honors List - University of California Irvine
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1700096393

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4.6
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Good doctor—wasn’t able to tell me much more about my leg without an MRI, which was too expensive for me, butI expected as much.
Good doctor—wasn’t able to tell me much more about my leg without an MRI, which was too expensive for me, but I expected as much.
Shuey M. · April 29, 2019
Dr. Ninh was really great. I felt like he really listened to me and provided a pathway to my recovery ??
Dr. Ninh was really great. I felt like he really listened to me and provided a pathway to my recovery ??
Shane G. · February 28, 2019

Dr. Christopher Ninh's office locations

Pacific Coast Orthopaedic Institute

4980 Barranca Parkway, Suite 195

Irvine, CA 92604

Pacific Coast Orthopaedic Institute

11190 Warner Ave, Suite 306

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Good doctor—wasn’t able to tell me much more about my leg without an MRI, which was too expensive for me, but I expected as much.

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Dr. Ninh was really great. I felt like he really listened to me and provided a pathway to my recovery ??

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Dr Ninh is very pleasant to talk to. He addressed my concerns and get to the point.

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he was very quick and thorough. got me right in on the same day and got me what i needed to relieve my wrist pain and set me up with therapy to get me on my way to recovery

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This is probably the worst I have been treated by an office in my life. I can not tell much about the doctor since he did not even talk to me that much, but the fact that I was in a lot of pain nor could not walk did not seem to matter for the front office when they schedule appoiments. Looks like I have to wait morre than 3 weeks before my first visit and when the doctor can actually see me. Even before seeing me they scheduled me for an X-ray exam and after that I was told that I need an MRI. That I should go home and they will call me back with the refferal for my insurance. I was in a ski accident previosly so I had a lot of exams done, so I know that my insurance is not blocking anything. I had to call back again and again few days after, more times to have them also forward my file to the Image Center to take the MRI ( which they have not done by default). Now they tell me I have to wait another 2 weeks after having taken the MRI to see the doctor for the results while Im in pain.

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They sent a confirmation email after the visit was done! The front desk was kinda rude and looked like dr was in a hurry, He didn't spend enogh time.

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PA did a great job.

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Been with the Doctor since his first X-ray machine. Great doctor and staff.

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Dr.Chris very professional and I definitely would recommend him.

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I came to Christopher with sport trauma. My leg was hurting. I had bruising and swelling. I asked him for an ointment, to get rid of bruises and swelling. He told me that he will send it to me by mail. I got PAIN RELIEF lidocaine patches only in TWO WEEKS. Did he helped me?- No. Do I need PAIN RELIEF lidocaine?-No. Do my leg still hurt? - Yes.

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The wait time was the only thing that was not excellent at Dr. Ninh's office and I am sure that is because so many people are referred to him! Highly recommend Dr. Ninh to anyone looking for a great orthopedic surgeon!

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The doctor was very knowledgeable and able to provide a solution that day, including a future plan of action to ensure my joint issues would be resolved. He spent the right amount of time with me, reviewing my condition and treatment options.

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I found Dr. Ninh's staff to be very professional, considerate, and helpful. Dr. Ninh is down-to-earth, skilled, and caring. The entire office seems to have a genuine concern for their patients and are quick to assist with referrals, follow-up appointments, and other doctor's orders.

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good doctor and srvice

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He conveys confidence and expertise in his profession, and understands the ramifications of his decisions on my lifestyle and work.

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Although the exam seemed rushed Dr Ninh would address any second thought questions inbetween patients to make sure you completely understood the process. Staff also was very thorough in communicating processes and timelines needed in prep for surgery.

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Made an appt on zoc doc and got a call from office needing more information. When I called back I got an earlier appt. for the next day. Office was very organized, comfortable wait area, pleasant, efficient staff Dr Ninh is very passionate about his work,is on the cutting edge, listens well, and is very easy to talk to.

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I thought he was very professional as well as down to earth. There was virtually no wait time, and he had all my information pulled up on the computer to review when I went in the back.

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I thought he was very a professional person with really good people skills. I would highly recommend him.

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I was very happy with dr. Ninh. He took the time to explain my condition and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him.

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This was an initial consult visit. I was content with the staff, xray technician and the doctor himself. i feel i will be in good hands.

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He was fast, got my issue diagnosed and dealt with immediately.

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I liked the Dr a lot !

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