Dr. Christopher Pohlman, MD

Dr. Christopher Pohlman, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Pohlman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Boulder, CO and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and more.

Boulder Medical Center

2750 Broadway St

Boulder, CO 80304
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Pohlman

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pohlman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vascular Disease
more than 5% of peers
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
more than 5% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Pohlman'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pohlman "I focus on minimally invasive surgical treatment of a number of conditions. This approach minimizes discomfort and recovery time, allowing return to normal activity as soon as possible. Advances such as robotic surgery and puncture incision laparoscopy (PILS) allow even smaller incisions and improved safety."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated


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66  Procedures

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Lesion Removal
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • North Shore University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pohlman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pohlman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Pohlman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Avista Adventist Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Pohlman is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Pohlman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pohlman to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pohlman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I would not recommend Pohlman as he did not follow up which never happened to me after surgery. He seems to be an assembly line surgeon. Not personal, never even came while I was in recovery.
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Intelligent and compassionate man. His demeanor was confidence inspiring and professional. I would recommend him to anyone in the Boulder, CO area who needs a surgeon.
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He's very educated and knows his field of work. He's done two of my surgeries and without using radiation to find the cause of the problem, he found the problem with symptoms explained. It's very evident that he has experience in the medical field and I would trust only this surgeon with any...more
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