Christopher R. Balint, D.O.Dr Christopher Balint, south bend orthopedics

Dr. Balint Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend

Undergraduate

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Medical School

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Residency

4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

4.7 out of 5
394 Patient Ratings
109 Patient Comments
Updated 2/17

 

Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI

Fellowship in Sports Medicine

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Medical Society Memberships

Diplomate of American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Academy of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Indiana Orthopedic Society
Indiana State Medical Association
St. Joseph County Medical Society
Arthroscopic Association of North America
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
Chairman, Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Team Experience

Boston Celtics
Harvard University
Northeastern University

University of Notre Dame

Team Physician – Football

Team Physician – All Olympic Sports

 

 

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Friendliness/courtesy of care provider
4.7  
4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s explanation of problem/condition
4.7  4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s concern for questions/worries
4.7  4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s efforts to include me in decisions
4.6  4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s information about medications
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s instructions for follow-up care
4.6  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7  4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Time care provider spent with me
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


My confidence in care provider
4.8  4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7  4.7 Star Rating: Recommended

 


 

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Balint took the time to answer all of our questions.  He also is concerned with my overall well being.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Balint has earned my trust. I was very grateful for the time he took with me. And when I left I had a clear understanding of dx.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr Balint has a wonderful bedside manner.  He makes you feel very secure and well-taken care of.  Answers all questions in a very professional manner, yet friendly.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Doctor Balint is wonderful and compassionate, I will refer him always.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Chris Balint takes time with me always. I have the highest respect for him and he shows that he cares about me and thoroughly explains things both pros and cons.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Balint was great. Very friendly and had great advice for my condition.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

I like the way I am treated with Chris Balint.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

In spite of having to wait an inordinate amount of time waiting for the surgeon to come into the exam room, I do find him to be an excellent and he has the capacity to explain things well.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr. Balint is so caring, but tells you how it is. His assistant is wonderful too.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr. Balint was very courteous and attentive. I immediately felt he knew my problem as he reviewed the MRI. He didn't immediately recommend surgery as another ortho physician I had seen had done. He was open and honest about my condition and helpful as to how I could deal with it. I was VERY PLEASED.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

I'm in pain, but trust Dr. Balint.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

I have nothing bad to comment on my visit except the wait time.  The Dr. did explain that he was in surgery and that the surgery took a little longer than anticipated.  He seemed sincere and I accepted what he told me.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

I have complete confidence in Dr. Balint that he will help me know when the time is right for surgery.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Doctor Balint is an excellent Doctor as well as very personable and caring. Would definitely recommend him to everyone.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Doctor Balint was very professional, attentive, and friendly, but friendliness seemed a little forced, and he seemed very brisk. But he paid attention to my concerns, and is willing to ask questions about my situation. Very impressed. I like him a lot.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

I have already referred Dr. Balint.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Balint is a rock star!

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Balint is a very caring doctor, he made me feel at ease from the very beginning when I was having problem with my shoulder, explaining what needed to be done with the surgery, and the care I got from him after surgery and after each visit was wonderful, he answered my questions, and he was always friendly, always concerned about me and how I was feeling.  I would recommend him highly to anyone, and I have done that already.  I wish more doctors were as caring and thoughtful as Dr. Balint is.  He is No. 1 in my book, and if I need him again for anything, I will call him.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Balint was AWESOME!!!

 

SBO Patient 9/16

I would and have recommended!

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr. Balint was very explicit in explaining the solution for the problem.

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr Balint is a very friendly and caring.

SBO Patient 8/16

I will recommend Dr.Balint.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Bailnt was recommended by a friend, that being said we would recommend him to anyone that would need work done.  He was responsive and thorough!

SBO Patient 7/16

Good.

SBO Patient 7/16

I saw Chris Balint and I like him very much. My husband and I have seen him many times and will continue to. I have had positive experiences with nearly all of the physicians at SBO and have been going there for at least 20 years with first my children, then my husband and I.

SBO Patient 6/16

I was very satisfied with everything I have never been taken care of like that.

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr Balint is amazing. I always get excellent care.

SBO Patient 4/16

Love Dr. Balint!

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr. Balint told me exactly what was wrong with my shoulder and that I needed therapy.  Upon researching it at home, I found it that my problem could last up to 3 years but go away on its own.  He told me I had to have therapy.  He also seemed to disregard the spur.  I didn't think to ask him about it, because Drs. seem to have a way of controlling the conversation to where they want it to go.

SBO Patient 2/16

I have already recommended the doctor.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

Everyone was very nice and I had a good experience.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

As I mention my Dr. was great friendly and best at what he does. I have recommended him to other people I know that need knee surgeries.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I have recommended Dr. Balint to anyone I have talked to who has expressed an interest in having a procedure done at SBO.

SBO Patient 9/15
Very pleased with my Dr.

SBO Patient 9/15
Written care instructions for after surgery care should be given- not just spoken. info overload

SBO Patient 9/15
Dr. Balint is just about the best doctor I have ever had. Doesn't beat around the bush trying to explain things. Just comes out and says what he thinks. Like him very much.

SBO Patient 9/15
The wait to see Dr. B. wasn't a big deal. I have known Chris for several years and I would not want to be treated by anyone other than him. I have highly recommended him to MANY friends and family members.

SBO Patient 9/15
Dr. Balint was the greatest during the entire care time.

SBO Patient 8/15
Very good

SBO Patient 8/15
Dr. Balint was very nice and answered all my questions well.

SBO Patient 8/15
Dr Balint is terrific. He has operated on my son twice. I will be next. I'm so thankful for south bend orthopedics.

SBO Patient 7/15
Dr Balint put me at ease right away and I had a good rapport with him.

SBO Patient 7/15
I believe Dr. Balint to be a very good doctor from both what I have seen and also what I have heard from other people

SBO Patient 6/15

I am very disappointed in the lack of information as to what to expect after surgery. Via the internet, I learned that I will need to rent a recliner to sleep in... I still am not sure if my husband needs to take a couple days off work to care for me. No mention during the visit of what limitations and for how long and/or therapy needed. I feel in the dark on many issues.

SBO Patient 6/15
I already have recommended Dr. Balint to whomever has asked (and even a few that didn't!) He's the bomb!

SBO Patient 6/15
Dr. Balint always makes you feel like you are his only patient, very comforting.

SBO Patient 6/15
All good. Nothing bad

SBO Patient 5/15

The only thing I would add to this survey would be the option for excellence, this would be my choice.

SBO Patient 4/15

I would recommend the care provider but not the facility. Maybe I hit it on a bad day!!

SBO Patient 3/15

Dr. Chris Bailint was fantastic, very informative and even though i am dissapointed with my injury, he has been great.  Honest and he has kept,my expectations realistic

SBO Patient 3/15

Dr. Baliant is the best ever.

SBO Patient 3/15

I have already recommended Dr. Balint to others and, to some extent the clinic.

SBO Patient 2/15

I have had 2 surgeries in the past with Dr. Balint and he will be the only Orthopedic doctor I will have.

SBO Patient 2/15

My family has recommended SBO to many friends and family.

SBO Patient 2/15

Dr. Balint was AWESOME.  Would definitely recommend him to anyone.

SBO Patient 2/15

I explicitly trust Dr. Balint and have referred several friends to him already.

SBO Patient 2/15

Already have recommended the doctors to others.

SBO Patient 1/15

Great experience.

SBO Patient 1/15

Dr. Balint is top notch.

SBO Patient 1/15

I've used Dr Balint for 2 previous surgeries. In my opinion he's one of the best.

SBO Patient 1/15

I have seen many, many doctors over the years.  Dr. Balint is without a doubt the nicest of the lot!  He really takes the time to explain everything.

SBO Patient 1/15

I would recommend Dr. Balint to anyone.  He has now treated both my mom and I and we could not have received better treatment.

SBO Patient 11/14

Dr Balint is an excellent doctor. I recommend him often.

SBO Patient 11/14

This was to repair my second rotator cuff . . . back to same Doctor because he IS THAT good!

SBO Patient 11/14

Have had an excellent experience throughout the entire process.

SBO Patient 10/14

Dr B was great listened to my concerns and answered my questions. Did not make me feel like he was in a hurry to see me and move on to the next patient.

SBO Patient 10/14

Dr. Balint is fantastic! He is down to Earth and speaks at a level that you can understand. He also, makes sure that you understand what the options are.

SBO Patient 10/14

Really like Dr. Balint. He is kind, friendly, and understanding.  The cortisone injections helped me enormously.  I am not in constant pain and I am much more mobile.  I thank him for his help and expertise.  Have had injections done by other doctors, but he was the best.

SBO Patient 10/14

During the course of the past year having been met with multiple traumas and many doctors and visits, Dr. Balint stands out among them both I terms of compassions and skill in his profession. I am extremely pleased with all of my communications the service he has given.

SBO Patient 9/14
Dr. Balint is a wonderful Dr. and really cares! I trust him!

SBO Patient 09/2014
While Dr. Balint himself is excellent with his easy-going, likable manner, the wait time diminished the experience.

SBO Patient 09/2014
I had a very good experience with Dr. Balint. Even if I was the very last patient he never seemed like he was in a hurry to be done with me and always answered all of my questions thoroughly.

SBO Patient 08/2014
Dr. Balint thorough in explanations and takes whatever time the patient requires without making them feeling rushed.

SBO Patient 08/2014
I liked Dr. Balint immediately and have complete confidence in his ability.

SBO Patient 07/2014
I absolutely adore Dr. Christopher Balint.

SBO Patient 07/2014
LOVE DR. BALINT!

SBO Patient 5/2014
Dr. Balint is amazing. He is careful to explain in words I can understand. He is friendly and compassionate. He also has a wonderful sense of humor which helps a LOT!

SBO Patient 5/2014
Dr. Balint is the best doctor at SBO!

SBO Patient 5/2014
Excellent care -- Dr Balint was very clear on surgery details -- and what would be involved in the recovery process. He did the exam and did not rush through the explanations. I felt he would have spent as much time as I needed to be sure I understood his details.

SBO Patient 4/2014
I recommend Dr. Balint to everyone that I know that has a bone problem!

SBO Patient 4/2014
Dr. Balint, who performed my surgery, was accommodating, informative, correct in his assessment, and extremely pleasant to work with. Very happy with the results of the medical procedure and any dialog during my experience.

SBO Patient 3/2014
Have recommended Dr Balint to many friends and family.

SBO Patient 01/2014
Dr. Balint is always nice he takes time to hear what is going on with you.

SBO Patient 01/2014
Dr. Balint always shows a great amount of care and information about my problems, along with taking all the time I need to understand completely his instructions.

SBO Patient 01/2014
Dr. Balint adds humor and compassion to his treatment which helps to put me as ease.

SBO Patient 01/2014
My Doctor was very good on information regarding your needs and care afterward.

SBO Patient 01/2014
Dr. Balint has been outstanding to be associated with, his performance on my shoulder is outstanding. Every visit is professional, educational, and he has a very positive attitude. I am better today because of him. I confidently would recommend him to everyone!!! Outstanding.

SBO Patient 12/2013
Dr. Balint is wonderful!!!

SBO Patient 12/2013
I thought Dr. Balint was precise and friendly. I just wish I would have been able to spend more time with him discussing the procedure and post-care after waiting so long.

SBO Patient 12/2013
Waited 2 hours and saw him for 10 minutes. I'll be more than happy to recommend Dr. Balint but I will be warning and providing caution to those I recommend SBO to about how long it takes to be seen.

SBO Patient 10/2013
Dr. Balint is top notch! I would wait all day for him to take care of me! I have and will continue to refer my friends and family to Dr. B! He takes care of all his patients as he sees fit and if he needs time to help heal someone else, he will do the same for me. So I only whine a little when I have to wait! But he is worth all the waiting in the world.

SBO Patient 09/2013
All Good!

SBO Patient 09/2013
Dr. Balint is a wonderful doctor and I will wait as long as it takes to see him.

SBO Patient 08/2013
Dr. Balint is a great doctor and is very easy to talk to. He doesn't talk down to you but isn't afraid to tell you you’re wearing improper shoes. Haa haa

SBO Patient 08/2013
Dr. Balint has been instrumental in helping me prepare for a 500 mile hike/pilgrimage. He has offered suggestions and helped in problem-solving. He is intuitive and empathetic. I wouldn't consider seeing any other health care provider for these concerns.

SBO Patient 08/2013
Good

SBO Patient 08/2013
Dr Balint is amazing! I've already highly recommended him to others. His bedside manner is wonderful and professional but you feel warm - treated well.

SBO Patient 08/2013
Dr. Balint is amazing. He seemed to really care about my situation. X-Ray technician was also very nice. Overall the nurse wasn't very personable, but I was very impressed with how much time Dr. Balint took with me and how he carefully answered my questions.

SBO Patient 07/2013
Dr. Balint was fantastic from start to finish, would highly recommend him and have.

SBO Patient 07/2013
Dr. Balint was Great!

SBO Patient 07/2013
Dr. Balint does a great job explaining things in terms that a non-clinical person can understand. The issue is he never runs on time.

SBO Patient 07/2013
I would refer a family member or friend.

SBO Patient 06/2013
This is my second interaction with Dr. Balint. I trust him completely and feel he is an excellent person in addition to being an excellent doctor. He takes his time with me and demonstrates a caring attitude and made me feel as if I was his only patient.

SBO Patient 05/2013
Dr. Balint was very good at what he did for me. I would recommend him very highly.

SBO Patient 05/2013
Love Dr. Balint.

SBO Patient 03/2013
I always recommend SBO.

SBO Patient 03/2013
I have highly recommended Dr. Balint to many!

SBO Patient 03/2013
Because the doctor was running late I felt like he was in a rush however he did spend ample amount of time with me.