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Seth Christensen

Seth A. Christensen, DO

Orthopedics: Joint Replacement, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 214 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"Seeing how happy people can be when they can live like they want to, without pain, is the reason behind my career in orthopedics."

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About Me

Dr. Seth Christensen brings expert surgical skill and deep orthopedic knowledge to Avera Orthopedics – Aberdeen 8th Avenue, where surgical knee and hip replacements are the primary focus of his sub-specialization.

As a board-certified orthopedic medicine specialist, Dr. Christensen understands how the pain that goes with arthritic joint conditions can limit quality of life and lead to a lifestyle with less activity – and less joy.

That’s why his focus is on patients who want to spend time with children and grandchildren, continue a career or travel without the impediments that come with joint pain. He is fellowship-trained in the use of robotic surgical techniques which can help ensure your joint-replacement surgery is a success and that recovery time can be reduced.

No matter what orthopedic issues or injuries might bother you, Dr. Christensen can provide the quality, patient-focused care that can help you make your move toward a happier, more-active life.

Active Lifestyle

While not seeing patients, Dr. Christensen enjoys time with family, riding bicycles, taking hikes and walks and exploring. He’s also an avid reader and a gourmet in the kitchen.



Kansas City University, Kansas City, MO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


Case Western/University Hospitals Regional Cleveland, OH, Orthopedic Surgery Residency


The CORE Institute Phoenix, AZ, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship with Emphasis in Robotics

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

  • Certified in Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee Arthroplasty with Mako Robotics


June 02, 2022
I've already recommended Dr. Christensen to several friends, including my husband.
May 27, 2022
May 08, 2022
Not Good
May 07, 2022
I would strongly recommend this provider
February 25, 2022
Dr was great
February 13, 2022
January 15, 2022
Everything was explained completely.
September 21, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and helpful
September 21, 2021
Met with dr Seth's assistant. She was very helpful. Answered my questions and explained the procedures.
September 14, 2021
Great service. Made sure I was well taken care of
September 14, 2021
They were all very nice. Taking the time to explain all my options. I look forward to getting my knee surgery
September 07, 2021
I felt well cared for
September 07, 2021
September 07, 2021
very happy with the sucess of the surgery! excellent job!!
September 07, 2021
Prednisolone was prescribed which is already making a difference and I will begin therapy tomorrow. Hopefully, my issue will be resolved with this treatment.
September 07, 2021
we were waiting for a longer period of time than the provided spent with us. he didnt really go in depth on what imaging was showing and didnt show and explain the anatomy in the imaging
August 31, 2021
Dr. Christensen was amazing. Great great doctor!!!
August 10, 2021
Once the PT person was very late to get to me for PT
July 27, 2021
They are very nice to me and very helpfull
July 20, 2021
My appointment was with Dr Christensen but only saw a CNP at this appointment. She was very knowledgeable and helpful but was expecting to see the Dr.
July 06, 2021
Dr. Didn't actually see me, just his nurse. I'm concerned we won't any progress or breakthroughs with my condition.
July 06, 2021
Everything went well
July 06, 2021
In every respect, this visit was exceptional.
July 06, 2021
I didn't see Dr. Christensen. I saw the nurse/PA who gave me the shot in my shoulder.
June 29, 2021
I appreciated limiting patients to "plus one".
June 08, 2021
I like the clinic and feel very well cared for
June 08, 2021
Information provide was useful in making decision to have procedure done.
May 25, 2021
the people are always nice and caring the place is clean
May 18, 2021
Dr. made me feel like he really cared about his patients, and he did his best to put me at ease. Appreciated the care and treatment.
April 27, 2021
You have a very good clinic there
April 20, 2021
they are all so helpful and very courteous
April 13, 2021
They were very respectful of what I was telling them about my condition and explained things to me that I could understand.
April 06, 2021
Loved PA and Doc
March 30, 2021
I'm thankful to have Dr Christensen doing my upcoming surgery.
March 23, 2021
I had a very positive experience at this appointment. Everyone who assisted me that day was very professional and caring towards my needs. Thank you for the great care close to home!
March 16, 2021
Waste of time. Waited 30 minutes, did not look at my injury or perform any examination. Cancelling my next appointment with him.
March 02, 2021
Patient was seen for pain in the right shoulder. When the doctor wrote up an order for physical therapy on the paperwork from Towne Square, he indicated the therapy was for the left shoulder.
March 02, 2021
February 23, 2021
very good
February 16, 2021
Good experience well organized
February 09, 2021
I called for appt and got it the next day and am receiving relief already for the care I seeked
February 09, 2021
Very helpful full.
February 09, 2021
Everything was top notch
February 09, 2021
The nurse and NP were great explained everything very well did not see the doctor so can't comment on him but the NP was very good along with all the other staff
February 09, 2021
Dr. Christensen and team were great.

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