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Michael Christopher Yonz M.D.

Michael Christopher Yonz, M.D.

Chief, Department of Surgery-Camden Campus

4.7 | 400 Ratings
Area of Practice:
Sports Medicine
Knee Replacement
Joint Replacement
Orthopaedic Surgery
ROSA Knee Replacement
Language Spoken: English
  • 1stPrimary Office

    Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery

    2060 Dan Proctor Drive
    Suite 1400
    St. Marys, GA 31558
    Maps & Directions

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine


Dr Yonz is a great surgeon! He also repaired my shoulder. He's one of the best.
I was seen quickly and well taken care of.
Dr. Yonz and his staff are very friendly and professional, he is outstanding as a physician and surgeon.
Everyone was kind, attentive, knowledgeable
Dr. Yonz is very thorough and seems very concerned. I have great confidence in him.
Dr. Yonz has been extremely helpful, thorough, and successful for myself, husband, and friends with our medical issues.
Dr. Yonz is great! He has wonderful eye contact. He is professional in his exam and diagnosis and recommends the best treatment possible. He spends time with me as a patient and I believe that he does that with all his patients. So a delay in the appointment is understandable and acceptable. It's worth waiting for knowing the quality of care I am going to receive.
Dr. Yonz is a great doctor. He really cares about his patients.
The doctor explained my choices to continue my care and treatment. We discussed the options and I made an informed decision.
I think the 2 hour plus wait to see Dr. Yonz is extremely unprofessional. Not only, it gives Dr. Yonz a bad reputation and he doesn't deserve that.
I have been to this doctor before a few years ago and had surgery. So since I was having the same problem with another finger I wanted to see the same doctor. I like him and his staff But my appointment was at 2:40 and I walked out the door at 4:45. Most of that time was waiting. I do understand that doctors get busy but the staff could have been better at letting me know! Me and another patient were called from the waiting room just to sit in chairs in the hallway not knowing what was happening until we asked.
Thoroughly explained my surgery and what to expect during recovery
Great provider, I thought I was looking at surgery but he had a non surgery option that I could try first.
Provider didn't give me enough time to recover from my injury wanted me to return to work immediately. Provider didn't provide me with any pain medication and wanted me to be on steroids.
Completely satisfied with service I received
Very well-orchestrated and productive
I found Dr Yonz to be kind and caring. This was my first visit with him. Waiting on follow-up to get some resolution to my problem.
I suffer from shin splints. Dr. Yonz worked me in quickly and prescribed me some medicine that will hopefully provide some relief.
Completely satisfied w/ Dr. Yonz & his entire staff.
Every visit was very quick, I had more time with the intake nurses than Dr. Yonz, I suffered a severe injury to my leg. I was nervous from the first visit to the surgery and after the surgery, his bedside manners are excellent, each time I went to my follow up appts. I felt they were very quick, never told me what he put in my leg just that it was healing well, I never saw x-rays until I asked the nurse.
Very proficient dr
Takes way to long every time to see the Doctor for less then 5m
He's the best surgeon I've ever been to
This was my first time seeing Dr. Yonz he's a very nice person.
Thanks for the painless shot
Dr. Yonz is very knowledgeable and the staff is very pleasant.
Exceptional and highly qualified surgeon.
Dr. Yonz was very professional and courteous during this visit.
Dr Yonz is a thorough provider and I am grateful he did a very minor and basic procedure on me he was so skilled at his injections techniques and now few days later I am without pain after 5 months of daily pain I no longer have any issues that affect my work and daily life. Thank you so much for the time care and commitment to your profession. I am grateful
I am pleased with the overall experience. The doctors and nurses where friendly and helpful.
He is always concern about my issues and very helpful to solve the problem
Been seeing the doctor about 10or 11 months and just received an mri that showed that I had a rotator cuff injury that the original X-ray suggested that I brought on the first appointment
Dr. Yonz & his staff provided me with everything I needed for recovery.
I have confidence in Dr. Yonz.
Dr. Yonz is very professional and courteous.
Dr Yonz was very concerned about everything to do with my leg. He listened and suggested some different workout thing that I could do to help strengthen my leg, he was clear it will take time,
This visit was good. Dr. Yonz referred for an MRI to further assist with an adequate treatment plan
Very attentive doctor. Very comfortable office.
Just great!
I love going to see Dr Yonz. His staff is so good kind and caring and professional. I've only had to wait one time to see Yonz, and that's because he had an emergency at the hospital.
Dr. Yonz is always professional, caring, and patient.
Great dr. He is the best
Provider had knowledge of condition and knew treatment to address condition.
Dr Yonz always answers my questions completely. I would highly recommend him to others.
Excellent health team. They took great care of me.
Received treatment for a problem the same day as the scheduled appointment for diagnosis which was very helpful.
It was my first time seeing Dr Yonz. He was very helpful in helping me to understand what is causing me to have hip pain. His staff was very nice and helpful.
Dr. Yonz is an excellent doctor.
I had the best information from my Dr and was pleased with the conversation
My visit went well as usual any concerns I had were addressed and He explained so I could understand I would like to see what was put in my leg or the xrays though
Appreciate the opportunity to speak with & obtain the advice of Dr. Yonz.
Very courteous and respectful
Dr Yonz is a very capable dr and the staff and front office are great.
Great, great, greatEveryone at this office is very pleasant.That office is one of the office I've been to.
It was a painful experience but it helped
I had a very positive experience, Dr. Yonz was very kind and helpful.
It was good and I was told a lot of stuff that was beneficial. He also did my surgery and my leg is doing better.
I was pleased with the service that was provided to me.
I was very pleased with the exceptional service I received from Dr Yonz. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to him.
Dr. Yonz is a caring, compassionate man. He makes sure that I understand every aspect of my care. He always takes time to answer my questions. I trust him completely. His staff is caring and always treats my husband and I with respect.
Great doctor and office
I would highly recommend Dr. Yonz.
Dr Yonz is a great dr
I Love Dr. Yonz and his staff. They are a great group of people. I would and have recommended people to him.
The best!
I was completely satisfied.
He is very patient, he listened, he is very knowledgeable, helpful and compassion
*Dr. Yonz is a very great orthopedic surgeon. He is the best!
*Dr. Yonz and staff was very good. They treated me very good! Each time I visited them.
Dr. Yonz is caring, knowledgeable. He always asks if I have questions and takes time to answer them. I never feel rushed.
Very good Doctor.
The doctor is a very nice, intelligent man. He answered my concerns and explained it to me in a kind way.
Excellent care. Very satisfied.
Thank you for being flexible and sweet as pie!
Dr Yonz is conservative In his approach. He is not rushing me Into a knee replacement but trying other options first. That is a good thing
It was a very pleasant experience
Appreciate staff and doctor
Follow up from surgery. Excellent!
Dr Yonz is very kind and compassionate. He takes the time to explain what's wrong and even draws pictures if you need it. His care is always A++. I have never felt rushed or irrelevant in his care.
Dr Yontz explained exactly what was wrong with my foot/ankle and refered me to an orthotist.
Dr. Yonz is a very good Doctor. I have nothing bad or negative to say.
Doc Yonz is a great doc. The best
Very good.
Dr Yonz was very helpful, explained everything and answered my questions.
Very Professional
Very good and caring
Dr is great. Just so hard to get an appt.
Great staff , very good doctor. I would recommend My doctor Dr. Yonz to family and friends. Thank you for your support.
The doctor was a very nice, reserved gentleman who provided me care & information about my injury. He also had a 'plan' for treatment - follow-up appointments/what's next.
ALL of the staff in the office was VERY NICE & VERY HELPFUL.
Dr Yonz is a great doctor. He discussed other options for pain relief for my knee replacement surgery. I have a little more weight to lose to have the surgery. We discussed my options and he said I was doing good.
Very satisfactory in all regards
He is awesome! Very knowledgeable and very caring.


Christopher M. Yonz, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, graduated with a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship at University of Kentucky in Lexington. Prior to medical school, Dr. Yonz graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Georgia. During his sports medicine fellowship, he had the unique opportunity to provide medical care to multiple, high level Division I athletes, who now play professionally, and an Olympian.

Dr. Yonz sees patients in St. Marys, Ga. He has a deep understanding of both surgical and nonsurgical treatments, managing injuries in-season, preventing injuries, and the intricate working relationship between trainers, coaches and doctors. Practicing patient-centered medicine, he takes the time to listen and understand his patient’s problems to ensure the best treatment plan.

When Dr. Yonz isn’t practicing medicine, he enjoys outside activities, especially golfing, walking, hiking and kayaking. Although Dr. Yonz had his pick of Health System’s to choose from throughout the country, he decided to return to his roots and family in Georgia following medical school and surgical training because family ties are as important to him as medicine.

Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, has three convenient locations. For more information, call 912-466-7340 in Brunswick, 912-466-5570 on St. Simons Island or 912-576-6355 in St. Marys.


University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Emory University, Atlanta, GA


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Camden Campus Injury Clinic

If your weekend plans were cut short from an unexpected injury, visit Christopher Yonz, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon with Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, on Monday morning for his Camden Campus Injury Clinic. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

  • When: Monday mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: 2060 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 1400, St. Marys

Patients should bring their insurance card, ID card, copay and radiology images (if available). If self-pay, a down payment will be required.


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Persistent knee pain can limit your ability to enjoy recreational and everyday activities, like golfing or gardening. As a result, you may also lose the ability to enjoy life to its fullest. If you’re considering joint replacement surgery, here’s some good news: Robotic knee surgery is now available at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus. Research shows that robotic surgery offers more precision and a faster recovery than standard knee replacement procedures. The orthopaedic surgeons at the Camden Campus use the ROSA® Knee System for patients who need total knee arthroplasty, also known as total knee replacement. This precise system of replacing knees can restore mobility to people struggling with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint disease or a traumatic injury.

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