Dr. Christopher Attinger, MD

Dr. Christopher Attinger, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Christopher Attinger, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1981 and specializes in plastic surgery.

3800 Reservoir Rd NW Fl 1

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Skin Grafts
very high
more than 97% of peers
Wound Repair
very high
more than 95% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Attinger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hidradenitis
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

7  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ny University Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Ny University Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Attinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Attinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Attinger to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Attinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Attinger is not only extremely capable, but is a caring and compassionate person. He was patient, kind, honest and gentle. My case was difficult, but he never gave in, and kept me encouraged as well. After two years of unsuccessful treatments in my home state of North Carolina, he took me...more
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dr attinger just recently amputated my left foot below knee.this man is a serious beast he explained everything to me in a thorough concise way as to why this needed to be done that they weren't doing this because they didn't have anything else better to do.it totally calmed me down when my...more
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Years ago I had a terrible surgery from another doctor that became infected as osteomyelitis. Dr. Attinger saved my foot and healed me. He was able to clear up the infection and salvage most of my bones in my foot and I have a completely normal life today. I was only 17 years old, and he took the...more
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Dr Attinget is the very best Easy to talk to and take time to explain your surgery to you in a way thst.you can understand
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