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Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Sanborn

Erlanger Health System

979 E 3rd St Ste C620 Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1997 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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(423) 771-9191

Dr. Sanborn accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Sanborn's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanborn treats Obesity more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Sanborn treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanborn performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Sanborn performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanborn performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Sanborn performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Sanborn's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

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Biography

Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1997 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Sanborn's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanborn

4.6

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3.4482758620689653%
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Greatest surgeon ever. My whole experience with him and his team was flawless and was amazing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Personality is wonderful. Professional yet down to earth. Easy to talk to.
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