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Richard C. Thirlby, MD, FACS
Richard C. Thirlby, MD, FACS
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

32 Patient Ratings
6 Comments

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Specialties
Surgery, Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Liver Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 1985; Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1987

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

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Very good.

November 2016
I have wanted to write a letter about Dr. Thirlby. He has been my surgeon and follow up doc for 4 years. He is always kind and answers all my questions. He acts very caring and understanding. I appreciate his honesty and I feel well taken care of.

January 2016
Dr. Thirlby is an amazing caring man. He was so kind and professional when I had my surgeries done.

October 2015
Dr. Thirlby & his team were excellent!

October 2015
Dr. Thirlby is the best! He´s in a class of his own, top notch!

October 2015
As far as recommending them to others I all ready did because they do their job.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity
Ileal pouch procedures for ulcerative colitis
Surgery for Crohn’s disease
Spincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer
Surgery for “post-gastrectomy syndromes”

Special Interest(s)
Gastrointestinal research, inflammatory bowel disease, ileoanal pullthrough, Obesity or Bariatric Surgery, Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery

Education
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1978

Residency
General Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, 1984

Fellowships
Gastric Physiology Research Fellowship, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Dallas VA Medical Center, 1982

On Patients
"I enjoy working with all kinds of patients and am personally committed to providing the best possible individualized care."

On Specialty
"I like the challenge of taking care of complex surgical problems and being able to offer patients an improved quality of life."

On Virginia Mason
"I like being able to consult with and benefit from the expertise of a wide variety of medical and surgical specialists, all within the same medical center. In addition, Virginia Mason provides me with the opportunity to do clinical research and teaching, which I enjoy very much."