Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD

Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Sanborn, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1997 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

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



  • 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 29 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sanborn's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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