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Dr. Christopher Evanson

General surgery
Carmel, IN
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Carmel, IN

Address

St.Vincent Carmel Hospital, 13430 North Meridian, Suite 168, Carmel, IN
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Arnett Health Plans

CIGNA Health Care

Hoosier Healthwise

UnitedHealthcare

No Value

Meridian Surgical Group

Carmel, IN

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Office

Carmel, IN

St Vincent Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Carmel, IN

About

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Specialties
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General surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatrics

Gastroenterology

General Surgery

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery

Surgery

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Liquids/softer foods: The first week post-op typically is liquids and "full liquids". Full liquids are the consistency of pudding. This usually lasts for about 4 weeks post... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Pregnancy is ok. : Pregnancy is quite appropriate after roux-en-y gastric bypass. Most programs ask patients to wait 12-18 months post-op to be one pregnant. Regarding "... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
70-70% EWL: The average pt loses 70-75% of the weight that they are overweight in 12-18 months. -dr c evanson md fasc fasmbs carmel, in.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Yes. The metal (staples) used in roux-en-y gastric bypass is safe for MRI procedures.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Many factors.: Many factors go in to determining the success of a surgical weight loss procedure. The percent of excess body weight lost is important, however improv... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Very rare: Approx 1-2% overall. Higher in patients that take "blood thinners", Aspirin products, and anti-inflammatory meds close to surgery.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Can be concerning: Severe pain after bariatric surgery needs to be evaluated with physical exam, and likely abdominal ct scan as well as possibly endoscopy. Conditions s... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Hydration: The most important thing in patients with the "flu", moreover gastric bypass patients is hydration. Also if your doctor thinks appropriate, anti-nause... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Evanson
General surgery 25 years experience
Depends: The answer is typically yes. This depends on the severity of the underlying condition if the liver disease as well as presence of cirrhosis. A surgeon... Read More

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dr. Jessica Saberman
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. As a Family Physician in his area, I have referred many patients to Dr. Evanson over the years for bariatric surgery as well as general surgery. My patients and I are always h...Read More
Dr. Jessica Saberman
Jan 8, 2013
I endorse this doctor. As a Family Physician in his area, I have referred many patients to Dr. Evanson over the years for bariatric surgery as well as general surgery. My patients and I are always h...Read More
Dr. Margaret Inman
Nov 27, 2012
Cristopher Evanson is a very well respected colleague of mine. He is a passionate and compassionate general and bariatric surgeon. He excels in the technical challenges of advanced laparoscopic bariat...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Purdue University
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Indiana University, 2002

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH

Residency

Indiana University Hospital

Awards

Voted Indy’s “Top Docs” Bariatric Surgery 2012 J.K. Berman Program Award Winning Research 2001, 2002 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 1996 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors 1993 Golden Key Honor Society (Academic) Phi Eta Sigma (Engineering Honor Society) Alpha Lambda Delta (Engineering Honor Society) H&H Steinmetz Scholarship (Academic) 1995-96 Dr. E.B. Rinker Medical Scholarship (Academic) 1994-95 The Geneva Wise Endowed Scholarship (Academic) 1994-95 Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research Grant, 1994 International Biomedical Engineering Fellowship & Research Grant, 1991 The Thomas C. Murray Scholarship 1989-90
Bariatric Center of Excellence Surgeon, SRC
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors, Indiana University School of Medicine

Affiliations

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), 2002 International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), 2012 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), 2002 Indianapolis Medical Society (IMS), 2002 American College of Surgery (ACS), 2002
IU Health North Hospital
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

Publications

Physical activity patterns and perceived barriers among bariatric surgery candidates
Does tighter hemoglobin A1cregulation predict shorter length of stay and lower rates of re-operation and readmission after bariatric surgery?
The impact of exercise counseling on physical activity among bariatric surgery patients
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