Dr. Christopher Bates, MD Expanded Biography

Dr. Bates is married to his lovely wife Layla and they have a young daughter and 2 dogs. During their five years in Fort Worth, he and his wife found true friends in genuine, honest, caring people, and decided they had to raise their family here.

Dr. Bates grew up in in southern California until high school when he moved to a Washington town called Walla Walla. Transitioning from Orange County to a farming-based rural community in Washington State taught him the value of hard work, discipline, honesty, and being genuine. 

His educational journey has taken him all across the country, from undergraduate at Washington State University, obtaining degrees in both Physics and Biochemistry, to medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, to Orthopedic Surgery residency at John Peter Smith in Fort Worth, Texas, and finally to Hand Surgery fellowship in Cincinnati, Ohio with Dr Peter J. Stern. 

His surgical practice focuses on patients with ailments of the upper extremity, especially in treatment of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow.

The Hand to Shoulder Center

At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our team of fellowship-trained hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons treat any and all conditions from the shoulder to the fingertip. Our surgeons perform both elective and reconstructive procedures, including:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Traumatic Injury Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Wide Awake Local Anesthesia Only Surgery

Our physicians are associated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (817) 420-9238.

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5612 Edwards Ranch Rd.
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