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Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Esophageal Diseases, Gastrointestinal Cancer, General Surgery, Laparoscopic procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 1989, 1998, 2007
Joined Virginia Mason - January 1988
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Dr. Hunter is fantastic. Also Mr. French is wonderful. I have a surgical procedure coming up and have full confidence in him/them. I´m lucky to have found them.
Understood problem/showed concern and alleviated worries -
I´ve been looked after well every time I go to the hospital.
I wish I could find a general physician as caring and easy to talk with.
Careful to make me comfortable & informed Dr. Hunter is a special person/doctor.
Dr. Hunter was sensitive to the distance I travel to appts. He made a strong & successful effort to accommodate all the tests on the same day. Unheard of!
Areas(s) of Expertise
Laparoscopic, general surgery, colon and hiatal hernia surgery, and surgery for obesity.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery and surgery for obesity, breast cancer, hiatal hernia, endocrine disease and gastrointestinal disease
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1983
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1987; Chief Resident, General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1988
Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1988
Professional Activities and Awards
Section Head, Virginia Mason Federal Way
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine in 2009
Dr. Hunter is an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designee