Christopher Jamyn You, MD| General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery | MedStar Health

Christopher Jamyn You, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (503 reviews)

Specialties: General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Languages: English

(443) 777-6577

About me

Christopher You, MD, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon in Baltimore, MD. In addition to a busy bariatric surgery practice, Dr. You's clinical interests include foregut & reflux surgery, hernia surgery, and colon surgery. By utilizing minimally invasive techniques, including the use of the da Vinci surgical robot, Dr. You aims to minimize complications, enhance recovery, and get you back to work sooner.  

With almost 2000 robotic surgical cases, Dr. You is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the region. Dr. You is co-medical director of the comprehensive Robotic Surgery Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. You was named a 2016 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for bariatrics. He was previously named for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Apron
  • Bariatric Revision
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch
  • Da Vinci Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastroplasty
  • Insertion Of Gastric Balloon
  • Laparoscopic Band Adjustments
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement
  • Laparoscopic Removal Of Gastric Restrictive Devices
  • Laparoscopic Revision Of Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Overweight
  • Post Bariatric And Weight Loss Surgery
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Stomach Stapling
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Apron
  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • Adult Onset Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Bariatric Surgery Complications
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Trauma
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Epiploic Appendagitis
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gastric Mass
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Intractable Abdominal Pain
  • Intussusception
  • Laceration
  • Lap Band Complication
  • Lipomas
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Post Bariatric And Weight Loss Surgery
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Richter Hernia
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Injury
  • Spleen Pain
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Infection
  • Splenic Mass
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomach Masses
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Revision
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch
  • Blood Conservation
  • Change Of Gastrotomy Tube
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Closure Of Enterostomy
  • Complex Hernia Repair
  • Components Separation
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Adrenalectomy
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Da Vinci Colon Resection
  • Da Vinci Gastrectomy
  • Da Vinci Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Da Vinci Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Duodenoduodenostomy
  • Endoscopic Division Of Adhesions Of Peritoneum
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Enterectomy
  • Enterolysis
  • Enterorrhaphy
  • Excision Of Tumor
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Feeding Tube Removal
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Pouch Reduction Surgery
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastroplasty
  • Gastrostomy Closure Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Insertion Of Gastric Balloon
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Band Adjustments
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cecectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Jejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Parastomal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Removal Of Gastric Restrictive Devices
  • Laparoscopic Revision Of Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Single Anastomosis Duodeno Ileal Switch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Overstitch Endoscopic Suturing
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Reduction Of Volvulus
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Robotic Adrenalectomy
  • Robotic Gastrostomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Robotic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Robotic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Splenectomy
  • Robotic Surgery For Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Robotic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Robotic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Single Anastomosis Duodeno Ileal Switch Surgery
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Surgery
  • Single Site Robotic Surgery
  • Single Site Surgery
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Staple Removal Obesity
  • Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery
  • Stomach Stapling
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stomach Tumor Surgery
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Suture Removal
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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9105 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 305
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-1158

Fax 855-304-5289

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Fax 855-304-5289

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 170
Bel Air, MD, 21015

410-877-8088

Fax 410-877-8081

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miles away

Fax 410-877-8081

Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Northwest Hospital Center (2008)

Fellowship Program: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (2008)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2007)

Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2002)

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia (2001)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

News and publications

Sharbaugh ME and You CJ. Robotic Bariatric Surgery. Robotic Surgery: Clinical Perceptions, Approaches and Challenges. January 2019.

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Nov 17, 2023

    This was a good experience !

  • Sep 1, 2023

    Very professional and calming. Very personable and relatable.

  • Aug 2, 2023

    Very impressed with Dr. You.