Dr. Christopher Lyons, MD

Dr. Christopher Lyons, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 51

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Christopher Lyons, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in North Chesterfield, VA. Dr. Lyons has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Johnston-Willis Hospital and Chippenham Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lyons to book an appointment.


Locations

Richmond Gastroenterology Associates

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(804) 560-9863
Richmond Gastroenterology Associates223 Wadsworth Dr North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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West Creek Office1630 Wilkes Ridge Pkwy Ste 202 Richmond, VA 23233
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      Dr Lyons have been wonderful. I suffer from ulcerative colitis which is very difficult to treat since no two patients respond the same. I know many people who suffer from UC and their GI treats it like a minor inconvenience. Dr Lyons understands how much this disease affects patients, how life changing it is and how frustrating it can be to find the right treatment. Anytime I have a setback he's there to find another treatment or remind me that I have to be patient with myself.
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      SFowler in Midlothiam, VA – Feb 15, 2019
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      Dr. Lyons is a great doctor. He always takes time to have a conversation about my life and overall health, not just the medical condition. I have read several reviews from other patients who say that Dr. Lyons has saved their lives. Dr. Lyons has definitely improved my quality of life. Highly recommended!
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      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Robert Sowers in Midlothian – May 22, 2018
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      Dr. Lyons was very helpful. Even though my first few tests did not show what was causing my pain, he continued to order tests to find an answer. This persistence helped us find a serious problem, but because we found it so early, it is able to be treated. Between office visits and tests, he kept in communication through the portal. This was very helpful and a great time saver. I appreciate that he took the time to communicate via the portal and phone and that he continued to look for answers.
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      Jan 12, 2018
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      Horrible Doctor. Worst bedside manner I have ever encountered. Something is just not quite right about him. Too many very odd things happened while under his care. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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      Jan 08, 2018
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      I have a rare autoimmune condition that puts me at high risk for a variety of cancers. It is very unlikely that he would ever have had another patient with this condition. Dr Lyons was a good listener who took my concerns seriously, read up on my problem, & did appropriate testing. When my insurance company (which was also not familiar with the condition) declined the recommended CT, he appealed the denial, thereby allowing me to get the CT. He went the extra mile and provided excellent care.
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      Anne W in Richmond, VA – Jun 04, 2016
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      Did not meet my expectations for a physician.
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      Disappointed in Midlothian, VA – Apr 29, 2016
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      Dr. Lyons performed a successful biliary stint procedure on my elderly 89 year old Dad. Dr Lyons educated me to get my Dad discharged from a miserable nursing facility and return back to the comforts of his own home. Dr. Lyons took the time to call me (true professionalism) and give me instruction, adding to time with my Dad. Dad was surrounded by the family,friends and caregivers making him have the most compassionate setting possible. Thank you,Thank you. Dr. Lyons. Highly recommend.
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      Kathy Morris for Jim Daniero in Richmond,Va – Mar 08, 2016
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      I suffered for four months until I finally saw Dr. Lyons. He had me diagnosed and on the road to recovery in less than a week.
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      Richmond, VA – Feb 19, 2016
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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Virginia
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Esophageal Disorders

      Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Dysphagia
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Lyons treats Dysphagia more than 96% of their peers

      Dr. Lyons treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

      Esophageal Diseases
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Lyons treats Esophageal Diseases more than 91% of their peers

      Dr. Lyons treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

      Esophagitis
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Lyons treats Esophagitis more than 86% of their peers

      Dr. Lyons treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

      Gastrointestinal Disorders

      Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Gastrointestinal Diseases
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Lyons treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Lyons treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Stomach Diseases
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Lyons treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Lyons treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Lyons treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Lyons treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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      Dr. Lyons' conditions and procedures:

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • Acid Reflux
      • Anal or Rectal Pain
      • Anal Prolapse
      • Anemia
      • Anoscopy
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Barrett's Esophagus
      • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
      • Benign Tumor
      • Bile Duct Procedure
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Biliary Disorders
      • Blood Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Celiac Disease
      • Cholangitis
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Cholelithiasis
      • Chronic Hepatitis B
      • Chronic Hepatitis C
      • Chronic Liver Diseases
      • Chronic Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia
      • Cirrhosis
      • Colon Cancer
      • Colonoscopy
      • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Colorectal Cancer Screening
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Cryptogenic Cirrhosis
      • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
      • Dehydration
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diarrhea
      • Digestive Disorders
      • Diverticular Diseases
      • Diverticulitis
      • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
      • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
      • Duodenal Disorders
      • Duodenal Ulcer
      • Duodenitis
      • Dysentery
      • Dysphagia
      • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
      • Endoscopic Polypectomy
      • Endoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Enteritis
      • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
      • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Dilation
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophageal Motility Disorders
      • Esophageal pH Monitoring
      • Esophageal Stenting
      • Esophageal Stricture
      • Esophageal Ulcer
      • Esophageal Varices
      • Esophagitis
      • Esophagogastroscopy
      • Esophagoscopy
      • Fecal Impaction Removal
      • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
      • Functional Dyspepsia
      • Gallstones
      • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
      • Gastric Tube Insertion
      • Gastric Ulcer
      • Gastritis
      • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
      • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
      • Gastroparesis
      • Gastroparesis Therapy
      • Heartburn
      • Hemochromatosis
      • Hepatitis A
      • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
      • Hepatitis C
      • Hernia
      • Hiatal Hernia
      • Ileus
      • Indigestion
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Ischemia
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Characterized by Constipation
      • Lactose Intolerance
      • Liver Biopsy
      • Liver Damage from Alcohol
      • Liver Diseases and Disorders
      • Malnutrition
      • Manometry
      • Megacolon
      • Nausea
      • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
      • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
      • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
      • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
      • Pancreatic Disease
      • Pancreatitis
      • Paracentesis
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
      • pH Probe
      • Polypectomy
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Reflux Esophagitis
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Stomal Ulcer
      • Therapeutic Endoscopy
      • Therapeutic ERCP
      • Tube Feeding
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Unexplained Weight Loss
      • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
      • Viral Enteritis
      • Viral Hepatitis
      • Vomiting Disorders

      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      Our mission is to maintain and improve the health of people in our community through the highest quality care for all. RGA is committed to service excellence as it offers gastroenterological care across our community. We work collaboratively with our referring partners, staff and vendors to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care.

      Specialties

      • Gastroenterology

      Education

      2005
      Med College Of Virginia
      Fellowship Hospital
      2002
      Med College Of Virginia
      Residency Hospital
      1999
      Medical College Virginia Hospitals
      Internship Hospital

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Johnston-Willis Hospital

      North Chesterfield, VA

      Chippenham Hospital

      Richmond, VA

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

      Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

      Midlothian, VA

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)