Christopher Ernst Attinger, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (342 reviews)

Specialities: Limb Lengthening And Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Surgical Wound Care

Languages: Spanish, German, English

202-444-0300

About me

Christopher E. Attinger, MD, is board certified plastic surgeon, located at our MedStar Georgetown University Hospital location. Dr. Attinger is Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Professor for our MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department.

His experience during his two tours of duty in the Vietnam War led Dr. Attinger to his career in medicine. The complexity and challenges of healing wounds while preserving function is the key to his continued focus within reconstructive surgery and wound care.

As a wound care specialist and surgeon, he focuses on using limb-saving techniques and amputation to give patients the ability to take full advantage of their physical capabilities.

He leads a team that specializes in preventing and treating lower extremity complications caused by Diabetes. The team includes Vascular, Plastic, Podiatric and Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as Prosthetitists, Hyperbarists, Hospitalists and Infectious Disease specialists, who provide seamless care and expertise that is tailored to return patients to their optimal function.

Read details about Dr. Attinger's background and accomplishments.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Lymphedema
  • Mammoplasty
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Transgender Care
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Debridement
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathies
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Joint Infection
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Lymphedema
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hip
  • Phantom Limb
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Hip
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Knee
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Amputation Above The Knee Surgery
  • Amputation Below The Knee Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Foot Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Leg Surgery
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Flap Surgery
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Limb Prosthetics
  • Mammoplasty
  • Musculocutaneous Flap
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Graft
  • Transgender Care
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation Tma Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Debridement
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-9686

Fax 202-444-0300

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Residency Program: New York Downtown Hospital (1989)

Fellowship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1987)

Residency Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1986)

Internship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1982)

Medical School: Yale University (1981)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 23, 2021

    Excillent

  • Aug 18, 2021

    Great overall experience in Dr Attinger's office

  • Aug 11, 2021

    I feel. Wry well cared for with Dr Attinger and staff.