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Ravi Moonka, MD
Ravi Moonka, MD
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Specialties
Surgery, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Liver Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 1996

Joined VM - January 1999

Areas(s) of Expertise
Sentinel lymph node mapping for breast cancer and for melanoma
Gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity
Laparoscopic colectomy for diverticulitis
Laparoscopic hernia repair for bilateral or recurrent inguinal hernias
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration

Special Interest(s)

Abdominal surgery, cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, laparascopic surgery, laparoscopic splenectomy, cancer of the colon and rectum

Education
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1990

Internship
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1991

Residency
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1995

Fellowships
Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 1999

On Patients
"There’s no such thing as ‘routine surgery’ when you’re the patient."

On Specialty
"Being a surgeon is a unique and rewarding profession."

On Virginia Mason
"My family and I receive all of our medical care here."

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