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

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

4.8 out of 5 (550 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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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
    • United Navigate
    • United Golden Rule
    • D-SNP)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United Student Resources
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • I-SNP
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Virginia Premier
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Kaiser Signature
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Choice
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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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

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 29, 2024

    Doctor was very good at explaining the proceudre and answered all our questions

  • May 13, 2024

    Dr. You is a wonderful, kind, caring, funny provider. He is compassionate and non judgmental. Love, love, love, him!

  • May 10, 2024

    Awesome