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Flavio G. Rocha, MD
Flavio G. Rocha, MD
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

45 Patient Ratings

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Pancreatic Cancer
Digestive Disease Institute
General Surgery
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-1904

General Surgery, Liver Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2011

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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April 2017
Caring and efficient!

March 2017
We drive over 500 to see him - Not because he´s the only dr. but because we like him.

January 2017
Dr. Rocha is my life-saver. He will always get 5´s!

January 2017
Better than NEW! Thanks.

November 2016
I continue to have the greatest respect for this man.

October 2016
Dr. Rocha is a very good surgeon.

July 2016
Dr. Rocha & others in his office - exceptional!

July 2016
Dr. Rocha & his staff have been absolutely wonderful!! They are the BEST!

June 2016
Dr. Rocha was very pleasant! And skilled.

March 2016
Overall, I am very impressed = Professional, care, tentative. VERY organized.

February 2016
Very caring & excellent care. Gives me emotional support also.

January 2016
I feel like I am being taken care of- I like the team aspect. Everyone is very caring.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Rocha has advanced training in surgical oncology and specializes in liver, biliary tract and pancreatic cancer. His medical interests include liver, pancreatic and biliary tract disease, gastrointestinal cancer and minimally invasive surgery.

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 2001

General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2009

Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011

Personal Information
Dr. Rocha's interests outside of medicine include soccer, photography and traveling with his wife and daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

On Patients
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to treat disease, relieve symptoms and provide comfort for patients who entrust me with their care.”

On Specialty
“Even though surgery can provide a definitive and curative treatment, it can also be a demanding endeavor for both patients and their families. Along with my colleagues in medicine, I strive to provide exceptional clinical care in a compassionate manner.”

On Virginia Mason
“I am dedicated to the multidisciplinary and collaborative environment championed by Virginia Mason.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Rocha is the director of Digestive Disease Institute Research at Virginia Mason, and an active clinical researcher in the Digestive Disease Institute and Cancer Institute.

Curriculum Vitae
Flavio G. Rocha, MD - Curriculum Vitae