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Christian Heywood, MDSports Medicine & Total Joint Orthopedic Surgery

Christian Heywood, MD
“I enjoy working in partnerships with my patients towards reaching their goals.”

As an orthopedic surgeon, I am a able to blend my interests in medicine, physics, and engineering with my passion for helping people. I am focused on the prevention and treatment of sports medicine injuries, and I enjoy working in partnership with my patients to help them recover and reach their goals. I believe in a whole-body approach to treatment and am dedicated to helping my patients not only achieve a full recovery, but also improve their overall body function and performance. Through my specialty training in shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine injuries and conditions, I provide patients wth experienced, individualized non-surgical and surgical orthopedic care. Additionally, I specialize in total joint replacement procedures and the care and management of fractures.

When I’m not treating patients, I enjoy participating in medical missionary work, good food, good music, and good surf.

Please let me know if there is anything my staff and I can do to improve your experience at OrthoNorCal. I look forward to meeting you!

  • 2003
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Kerlan – Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Professional Memberships & Recognitions
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • California Orthopaedic Association
Team Affiliations
  • Aptos High School
  • Soquel High School
  • Dr. Heywood is straight forward, honest and a good surgeon. His staff is sincere and helpful.
  • Dr. Heywood fixed my hip and it was like a night and day difference he's a good doctor I enjoy going to him
  • Doctor Heywood is a very caring, and capable doctor. Will definitely recommend him!
  • He was really great with me,and took the time to talk and explain everything to me.
  • DR Heywood is a very nice person
  • Dr. Heywood was amazing. I've seen another practitioner there who, though seemed smart enough, was always hurried, busy, dismissive, and inattentive. Heywood was the opposite--a true delight.
  • Excellent doctor - knowledgeable, explained fracture and treatment clearly, plus he took the time to listen and answer all my questions! He's very thorough and I highly recommend him.
  • Excellent work taking care of two Meniscus tears and smoothing rough surface of cartilage. Minimal post op pain, 10 days after remarkable relief from pain.
  • He did a great job answering my questions and took his time.
  • Dr Heywood is patient and caring. His approach is conservative and he proposed a plan for treating my husband’s pain before he would consider surgery for him.
  • Dr Heywood is amazing!
Coming soon
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Pediatrics
  • North American Spine Society
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