Christopher Betz, DOContact Info
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PAResidency
Orthopedic Surgery: Hofstra University, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Plainview, NYFellowship
Orthopedic Sports Medicine: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified Physician
A skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Betz has served the communities of Bristol, Southington, and New Britain, CT. He brings extensive experience to Starling Physicians in our Glastonbury location where he delivers quality care and service to all visiting patients.
Dr. Betz is an alumnus of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he completed his degree in osteopathic medicine. He then went on to complete a residency in orthopedic surgery at Hofstra University, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Peninsula Hospital Consortium. He is also fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Betz has a keen interest in research and has authored numerous journal publications in his field of specialty and has given many presentations at professional society meetings.
Dr. Betz serves on the medical staff for local Connecticut baseball teams including the Bristol Blues and New Britain Bees. Prior to joining Bristol Hospital, Dr. Betz served on the medical staff for the Red Sox organization, and the athletic departments of Worcester State University, Becker College, Central Massachusetts Public and Prep Schools, and Long Island Public High Schools.
Dr. Betz is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Osteopathic Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Osteopathic Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Betz enjoys weight lifting, running, martial arts, playing basketball and volleyball, drawing, painting, playing the guitar, and cooking.
He sees patients in Starling’s Glastonbury location at 289 Western Blvd. He accepts pediatric patients ages 13 and above. Call (860) 832-4666.
Dr. Betz specializes in the treatment of many orthopedic conditions including treatment and surgery for many conditions and injuries affecting the shoulders. Click the following links for more information regarding commonly treated shoulder conditions and injuries.
Dr. Betz specializes in the treatment of many orthopedic conditions including treatment and surgery for many conditions and injuries affecting the knees. Click the following links for more information regarding commonly treated knee conditions and injuries.
Dr. Betz specializes in the treatment of many orthopedic conditions including treatment and surgery for many conditions and injuries affecting the hips. Click the following links for more information regarding commonly treated hip conditions and injuries.
Using Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that allows orthopedic surgeons to diagnose & treat orthopedic conditions within a joint. During arthroscopic surgery, 2 to 3 small incisions, called portals, are made. These incisions are used to introduce the arthroscopic instruments:
- Arthroscope: a long, flexible instrument with a camera on the end that is used to diagnose the condition and guide the repair.
- Irrigation Cannula: a hollow instrument used to fill the joint with water.
- Shaver: used to trim away damaged tissue or to re-anchor torn cartilage.
Advantages to Arthroscopic Surgery:
- Faster recovery
- Smaller incisions
- Decreased risk of infection
- Less painful than traditional surgery
- Less invasive than traditional surgery
- Outpatient procedure
- Decreased scarring
To learn more about the wide variety of injuries and conditions that Dr. Betz treats, click here.
Connecticut State Medical Society
American Academy of Osteopathic Sports Medicine
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Osteopathic Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association