Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD

Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

979 E 3rd St Ste C620

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact Information

(423) 771-9191

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 88% of peers

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Conditions Treated

  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Madigan Army Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Madigan Army Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanborn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanborn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanborn to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Sanborn'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 (8)
in Soddy Daisy TN |
Doctor Sanborn is a great doctor. Very nice and knowledgeable. He did my gastric bypass surgery and did a great job. Aimee and Rachel are also great. The front office staff needs work. It took forever to get my records straight. They would say they had everything and then they didn't. But they finally got it straightened out.
in Signal Mountain, TN |
If cost is your concern, it's $12,500. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of TN will not cover it for any reason. Crazy right! Once in the process call them regularly to check on the process. If you don't, you might not hear from them for a while but the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Dr Sanborn has a good bedside manner and is respectful of his patients. He's an excellent surgeon & if you follow instructions, will likely do great. Do it. It's worth it. I'm 1 week post & doing great.
in Rossville, GA |
If the rating was just on Dr Sanborn or Aimee, it would be a 5. They are the only reason it's not a 1. I am sick to death of the lack of follow through, disconnectedness, and overall lack of efficient organization of office staff. Worst I've ever dealt with anywhere in Chattanooga. I will run out of space before I could get all the details of their ineptitude down here. They can contact me and I will give specifics. Basically, they made an jalready stressful life event much more frustrating.
in Soddy Daisy, TN |
Dr. Sanborn is a wonderful surgeon who cares about his patients. I am so thankful for the tool have gave me to get my life back. His team is amazing and so very supportive!
Smyrna, TN |
Dr Sanborn is an amazing and caring physician. His nurses are knowledgeable and kind. However , I have not had positive experiences with his FRONT OFFICE staff. They are in desperate need of some sensitivity training as well as attit ideal awarness.my attempts to reach the nurse were met with "I need to take a message and have her call you" . After 3 phone calls and no response I knew something was wrong and felt my messages weren't reaching the nurse. I was correct.
in Rossville, GA |
I love Dr. Sanborn and he did an excellent job with my Surgery. I wish I could say the same for his staff. I called 7 times over a 2 week time to speak with one staff member and never got a call back. I questioned his office manager as to whether this would still be a problem postop and she insured me that somebody else would be handling the nursing calls. I almost cancelled my Surgery due to this but I'm happy that I went forward with it.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Have had a few consults with Dr. Sanborn . He is very kind and listens to your issues. I have not had the actual surgery yet as I am having second thoughts due to the office staff. His nurse does not call you back without calling multiple times if at all. I am still considering having surgery with this doctor because it concerns me if I have any issues after surgery I will continue to get the same lack of service not from him but the staff.
in Hixson, TN |
Personality is wonderful. Professional yet down to earth. Easy to talk to.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sanborn accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sanborn has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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