Dr. Brian Christensen, MD

Dr. Brian Christensen, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Brian Christensen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rexburg, ID and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Utah in 1993 and specializes in general surgery.

20 Madison Professional Park

Rexburg, ID 83440

Contact Information

(208) 656-9008

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
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more than 93% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 92% of peers
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more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christensen "I hate waiting and I do my best to keep you from waiting as well. You will find I have extremely short wait times in my office. Sometimes delays are unavoidable and I will spend the amount of time needed to deal with the problem but I schedule my day accordingly allowing for great care without the waits that doctors are notorious for. I"

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

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38  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Ricks College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Utah State Hlth Dept
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Brian Christensen, MD
Dr. Christensen was excellent to work with! I had been sick for a while and I was getting very discouraged. He listened to my concerns, he was thorough in his assessing my problem, and he was clear and honest about the treatment and possible outcomes. I was very grateful for a practitioner who...Read More
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Sara in Rexburg, ID – Mar 10, 2018
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Went in to the ER at Madison Hospital eight months pregnant with an appendix that was ready to rupture. He took so much care in my case and gave me the peace of mind I needed to go into an appendectomy knowing that I may or may not come out with a baby. He did a fabulous job and was able to perform...Read More
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Nov 22, 2017
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Dr. Christensen removed my gallbladder. Everything went exactly as he explained and I was well prepared for the surgery. He scheduled it right away after the consult so I didn't have to spend a lot of time worrying about it. I chose Dr. Christensen because he performed an emergency surgery on my...Read More
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Irwin, ID – Aug 08, 2017
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Dr. Christensen was great! My gallbladder was full of stones and he gave me a few options, told me what he thought was best and I had my gallbladder removed. He is super professional and laid back, which for me was great. When doctors seem stressed, then I feel stressed. He put me at ease and...Read More
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St. Anthony, ID – May 12, 2017
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Great experience we had with Dr. Christensen. In and out service. He answered all our questions and was super to work with. 5 stars all the way!!
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Rexburg, ID – Apr 04, 2017
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