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Ravi Moonka, MD
Ravi Moonka, MD
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General Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Digestive Disease Institute
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

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


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-8880

Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Liver Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 1996

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1999

Areas(s) of Expertise
Colon and rectal cancer with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques
Inflammatory bowel disease
Rectal prolapse
Gastric cancer
Abdominal sarcomas
Diseases of the spleen
Pancreatic cancer
Abdominal wall hernias
Diseases of the gallbladder

University of Pennsylvania, Alpha Omega Alpha, Philadelphia, 1990
BA, Harvard University, Biochemistry, magna cum laude, Cambridge, Mass., 1986

General Surgery, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 1991

General Surgery, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 1995

Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of California, Irvine, 2016

On Patients
"Routine surgery is surgery on someone else."

On Specialty
"A job like no other."

On Virginia Mason
"A place like no other."

Professional Activities and Awards

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, North Pacific Surgical Association
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
President, Washington State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2015
Joel Wilson Baker Award for Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, 2014
Seattle's Best Physicians, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2014 to present

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Extended neoadjuvant chemotherapy for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer demonstrates promising postoperative outcomes and survival.
  • Expediting return of bowel function after colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopy-assisted versus balloon enteroscopy-assisted ERCP in bariatric post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients
  • Use of self-expandable metallic stents in benign GI diseases.