Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Edwards
Accepting new patients

Mercy Clinic-facial Plastic Surgery

1965 S Fremont Ave Springfield, MO 65804

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(417) 820-3800

Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Springfield, MO and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Springfield. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Edwards to book an appointment.

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Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Springfield Springfield, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Edwards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Edwards performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards performs Gallbladder Removal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Edwards performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards performs Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Edwards performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Dr. Edwards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Edwards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Edwards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Edwards

4.7

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Fantastic surgeon! Had bypass surgery and he was a gem!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Absolute worst doctor ever! He performed what was supposed to be a very simple routine surgery. He made a mistake leaving me unable to eat. He did a second surgery to correct the first mistake resulted in a bigger mess than the first surgery. Had to travel to teaching hospitals to attempt to correct - still dealing with complications 5 years later. If you want problems the rest of your life - he is your guy - otherwise run as fast as you can to someone else!
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Hendersonville, NC – Aug 21, 2016
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Dr. Edward is simply the best gastric surgeon in the United States in my opinion. Almost zero scars and a piece of cake (LOL) with my gastric sleeve. A 40 minute procedure. Aftercare was perfect. He is caring and always available and appointments can be made with only a short wait time and immediately if there is an emergency. Great bedside manner and immense experience in minimally invasive surgery. See him without hesitation and as a first choice Mission Hospital surgical weight loss surgeon.
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Springfield, MO and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Edwards frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Edwards treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD's office located?

Dr. Edwards' office is located at 1965 S Fremont Ave, Springfield, MO 65804. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Christopher Edwards, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Practice

Mercy Clinic-facial Plastic Surgery1965 S Fremont Ave Springfield, MO 65804
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Mercy Clinic-springfield Communities1229 E Seminole St Springfield, MO 65804
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Mercy Children's Hospital Springfield1235 E Cherokee St Springfield, MO 65804
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Hospital Springfield

Springfield, MO

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)