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Thomas R. Biehl, MD, FACS
Thomas R. Biehl, MD, FACS
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

68 Patient Ratings

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Pancreatic Cancer
Digestive Disease Institute
General Surgery
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6638

Laparoscopic procedures, Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liver Surgery, Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Disease, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1997

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 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
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Dr. Beihl was very through and detailed in his instructions and explaining my diagnosis. He is very easy going and a likeable doctor.

July 2017
Very good.

June 2017
Asked pertinent questions had performed research before meeting.

May 2017
Dr. Biehl really listened to me. He helped me when no other doctor would actually read the scan. I was so happy. I almost cried! I´ve had this problem for years, and no one believed me because there were no stones. But, Dr. Biehl looked deeper and saw things causing my pain.

May 2017
Wonderful medical staff - top notch.

April 2017
Dr. Biehl is a top notch professional. He is sensitive to patient´s concerns, and does not hesitate to order necessary diagnostic tests.

April 2017
All 4 of my doctors were great they explained everything so that I could understand.

March 2017
I was an unexpected medical need and vm provided excellent quick service.

March 2017
Delightful experience. All the staff so friendly & concerned.

February 2017
Dr. Biehl is courteous, professional & knowledgeable. I´m very happy _____ that he is in charge of my care.

January 2017
Dr. Biehl was awesome!!

November 2016
I am extremely impressed with Dr. Thomas Biehl. His professionalism, skill, communication, empathy, expertise, and demeanor are outstanding.

October 2016
Dr. Biehl has always been very good. His bedside manner has been exceptional/exemplary. Dr. Biehl´s demeanor exudes confidence; competence; and a true concern for my condition.

October 2016
Dr. Biehl is so natural at conscientious and sharing medical information and suggestion. I highly recommend him.

October 2016
Dr. Thomas Biehl is the perfect example of a doctor - professional, caring, competent and attentive. He heads a great team.

September 2016
Dr. Biehl is great.

August 2016
Dr. Biehl and his staff are excellent.

July 2016
Never feel rushed with Dr. T. Biehl answers all my concerns in detail & is always prompt with any follow-up´s. Very compassionate.

June 2016
Very good & confident experience.

June 2016
Dr. Biehl was patient, he took the time needed to answer questions & lay out concerns, options & plan for surgery. Excellent bedside manner.

May 2016
Very impressed, felt very comfortable and at ease and he made accommodations to fit me into his schedule. Thank you!!!

March 2016
Dr. Biehl is outstanding! No one better.

January 2016

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Laparoscopic procedures (cholecystectomy, splenectomy, adrenalectomy, hernia repair, appendectomy, colon resection)
Liver resection
Pancreatic resection
Thyroid surgery
Parathyroid surgery
Adrenal surgery

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1987

Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1992

On Patients
"I try to give the same care to my patients that I would to my own family."

On Specialty
"The advantage of surgery is in providing satisfying and rapid cures for a variety of problems."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason provides comprehensive integrated care in a world of complex diseases and choices. With a cooperative and complementary multidisciplinary approach, we’re able to return you to health as quickly as possible."

Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) Clinical instructor of surgery, University of Washington Fellow, American College of Surgeons Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Member, North Pacific Surgical Society Member, Western Surgical Society Member, Seattle Surgical Society Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010.

Curriculum Vitae
Thomas R. Biehl, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Management and long-term follow-up of hepatic cysts.
  • Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a comparison with the conventional open approach.
  • Benefits and safety of hepatic resection for colorectal metastases.
  • Preoperative visceral angiography alters intraoperative strategy during the Whipple procedure.
  • Is stenting necessary for a successful pancreatic anastomosis?