Professional Summary


  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine - Salt Lake City, in Doctor of Medicine, 1984


  • Exempla St. Joseph Hospital - Denver, in General Surgery, 1989

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Utah Medical Association
  • Salt Lake Surgical Society
  • Salt Lake County Medical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons


  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Practice Focus

Minimally invasive general surgery

Verified Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all patient responses to physician related questions in the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey. Patients receive a survey to complete within 1-2 days of their physician visit. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Satisfaction

(4.8) 527 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

Comments also are gathered from the medical practice survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Jan 4, 2023
Dr. Christensen is very caring.
Dec 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Dec 17, 2022
Dr Christiansen has an Immense knowledge base, especially specific to hernias, with the experience I have learned from him with every encounter.
Dec 5, 2022
Dr. Christiansen provided detailed options to solve a long standing problem. It also involved another doctor. Explained the treatment very clearly.
Dec 5, 2022
The solution to my issue was thoughtful, specific and demonstrated care for my issue. I recommend dr. Christiansen for any.complex situation that requires thoughtful care
Oct 11, 2022
I was very impressed with the doctor. I felt the visit went as well as possible and all questions and concerns were addressed and I never felt rushed or like he didn't have time to thoroughly make sure all avenues of options were addressed with me. A excellent experience!
Aug 22, 2022
Dr Christensen is excellent and I liked him very much
Aug 19, 2022
Dr. Christensen took the time to listen, explain my situation, and describe the options. He was excellent!
Aug 10, 2022
Excellent thanks
Aug 10, 2022
The surgeon spent at the very most 10 minutes with me. I've always had him spend at least 30-40 minutes and usually he is very thorough. For this appointment he was brief, only gave me one option for treatment, and didn't acknowledge my concerns.
Aug 10, 2022
Very thorough; great explanation, including pictures. Pleasant and open demeanor.
Aug 2, 2022
I'm pretty hard to please but honestly I cannot say a single bad thing about any of them they have all been just wonderful to me.
Aug 2, 2022
I would recommend Dr Christensen and his staff to anyone who needed their expertise
Jun 15, 2022
Dr Christensen was very caring and patient. He made sure I knew what was going to happen and what to expect
May 18, 2022
Dr Christensen is the best. Kind and explains himself
May 14, 2022
Doctor spend time on all aspects of my care
Apr 14, 2022
Dr Christensen was very knowledgeable and great listening skills, I am extremely comfortable with him .
Apr 6, 2022
Dr Christensen has continually been a consummate professional and excellent health care provider
Mar 24, 2022
Very good attention
Mar 24, 2022
Very good everything.
Mar 16, 2022
Dr. Christensen is absolutely amazing! I was overwhelmed with his compassion, kindness, expertise, and professionalism. He was understanding of my situation and very helpful in explaining diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options. Is insights were invaluable. He was efficient in his care. I am ever so grateful that I was referred to him. I plan to return for any surgical needs as well as refer my friends to him as well. He is a model physician and I think other surgeons in his field should model her bedside manner after his. He took excellent care of me before, during surgery, and after surgery. It was very informative and made me feel comfortable throughout the surgery. Overall, he is excellent - Truly an outlier of excellence.
Mar 9, 2022
Dr. Christensen is a great and knowledgeable doctor. I appreciate his knowledge and skill.
Feb 18, 2022
Very good experience
Feb 18, 2022
Very good experience
Feb 10, 2022
I appreciated Dr. Christensen's thorough explanation of the tests I had earlier had for the condition I am experiencing and his sympathy with the fact that I have not been able to pinpoint the problem.
Feb 2, 2022
An excellent Dr in ever way
Jan 28, 2022
All good
Jan 28, 2022
All good
Jan 14, 2022
First Initial visit with this practice. Happy with them and what was done
Jan 14, 2022
A good experience with this Dr. Explaining the different reasons for this issue and the different options for a solution
Jan 10, 2022
Dr. Christensen was very patient, informative, and pleasant to be with. I felt very comfortable.
Jan 5, 2022
First time for me to see Dr. Christensen. He took time to explainThe CT scan and answer all my questions. I really liked him a lot and the overall experience was very positive.
Dec 30, 2021
Overall one of best experiences
Dec 29, 2021
Great experience!
Dec 16, 2021
The most competent and skilled Dr I've ever been to in my life.
Dec 14, 2021
Dec 14, 2021
Dec 9, 2021
Would definitely recommend Dr Christensen and clinic to family and friends.
Dec 9, 2021
Dr Christensen was well informed about my test results and we discussed future treatment plans.
Nov 21, 2021
Excellent experience, very much appreciated their care.
Nov 12, 2021
Dr Christensen is exceptional if every way! Very knowledgeable, caring and responsive.
Nov 9, 2021
Dr. Christensen is very knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. Every time I meet with him I feel very calm and know that the decisions are made with my best interest in mind. I wish I would've come to him sooner!
Nov 7, 2021
I was incredibly sick at my visit, and the staff was so sweet with me and helped take care of me! I was so embarrassed! I hate being away from home when I'm so sick, but they did everything they could to help make me feel better! I was so impressed with e
Nov 5, 2021
The experience so far has been very comfortable and encouraging after my surgery hopefully it continues the same way
Oct 26, 2021
I am led that the Doctor is very well skilled, I'm grateful to be treated by such, however I'd appreciate more time & individual attention & details etc, concerning recovery/possibilities & even more specifics etc.
Oct 25, 2021
Doctor Christensen has excellent bed side manners, customer service.
Oct 13, 2021
Doctor Christensen and his staff have been very helpful and informative through my entire process, every question and concern I've had has been answered and looked after diligently by him and his team.
Oct 13, 2021
Great experience. Professional dedicated caring
Oct 13, 2021
Dr Christensen is amazing, kind, professional, felt like he really cares
Oct 9, 2021
Good& very helpful
Sep 30, 2021
Sep 30, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Dr Christensen is an excellent, caring surgeon. I felt that I was in good hands.
Sep 28, 2021
I had to be in the hospital for 5 1/2 weeks and was in a lot of pain and scared to death. Dr. Christensen was wonderful and the nurses were the best. They took very good care of me. I am very grateful to them all!
Sep 8, 2021
Very good!
Sep 4, 2021
Dr.Christensen is an awesome n amazing person.He's a Great Doctor with everything.
Aug 25, 2021
Dr Christensen is an excellent surgeon. He gave options for treatment and listened to my concerns. Bedside manner is calming and thorough.
Aug 25, 2021
Excellent treatment and concern for my health.
Aug 9, 2021
Aug 9, 2021
I'll tell everyone how good my experience was
Jul 29, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Brent Christensen off and on for well over 20 years. If I didn't like him, or felt that he was not a caring physician I would not have gone back to him 20 years ago! .
Jul 28, 2021
Dr. Christensen very professional. Had access to all my previous medical records, which helped to make a decision about my diagnosis.
Jul 28, 2021
Everyone was so helpful, cheerful and kind.
Jul 28, 2021
Dr. Christensen and I have been friends for many years in the medical profession. He is an excellent physician, very kind and compassionate.
Jul 22, 2021
Great Doc!
Jul 14, 2021
Dr Christensen is amazing! Will forever refer him to anyone needing a surgeon!
Jul 8, 2021
Didn't offer up a lot of information initially, but answered my questions and addressed my concerns thoroughly
Jun 28, 2021
Dr. B. Christensen is a very caring person besides very knowledgeable
Jun 23, 2021
Dr. Christensen showed empathy towards my issues, took the time to educate me and answer my questions and provided the type of care you would want from a doctor. I would recommend him 100%.
Jun 11, 2021
Great experience in a nervous situation talking about surgery
Jun 9, 2021
The doctor was good at explaining everything and asked a couple of times if I had any questions and then told me to call if I thought of any later.