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Digestive Disease Institute
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cancer Institute (Oncology)
|Hospital & Seattle Medical Center||(206) 223-8880|
|Issaquah Medical Center||(425) 557-8000|
Surgery, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Liver Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 1996
Joined Virginia Mason - 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
Abdominal surgery, cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, laparascopic surgery, laparoscopic splenectomy, cancer of the colon and rectum
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1990
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1991
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1995
Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 1999
"There’s no such thing as ‘routine surgery’ when you’re the patient."
"Being a surgeon is a unique and rewarding profession."
On Virginia Mason
"My family and I receive all of our medical care here."
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Surgeons Member, North Pacific Surgical Association Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts