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Michal (Misho) Hubka, MD
Michal (Misho) Hubka, MD
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

81 Patient Ratings

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Digestive Disease Institute
Thoracic Surgery

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6600

Minimally Invasive Surgery, VATS, Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2013

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

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Dr. Hubka & his assistant are wonderful. My insurance carrier no longer covers VM, but will pay out of pocket just to make suer I see him!

May 2017
Good doctor.

April 2017
this is the first time I had surgery that after it was done I could actually see a huge difference improving breathing and eating with no heartburn something I had for years my quality of life is so much better after the surgery

April 2017
All staff providing care were great!

April 2017
Dr. colleagues & team were fantastic! Made a painful process smooth, warm, caring, considerate & informative. He´s a top notch surgeon of the compassion of the highest caliber. A real asset - gem for your hospital. His colleagues (Dr. Dean & Dr. Eric Taylor) were the same so I received excellent service - support across the board.

March 2017
Surgeon used exam table paper to make explanatory drawing - very helpful.

March 2017
Dr. Hubka & his team are fabulous!

March 2017
The doctors who worked with me were amazing. They go the extra mile to form a relationship w/the patient. They explain what to expect and support you through the process.

November 2016
Dr. Hubka is very humble, friendly, quietly confident and very knowledgeable. I feel he has done his homework. I feel like I am a special patient.

November 2016
Care provider was excellent. Only complaint was on wait time. This visit only!! Subsequent visits no wait time.

October 2016
I was very, very happy with the Dr. I felt they really cared about me & my problems & it made me feel confident that they know what they are doing & I will get very good care!

October 2016
All of the experiences were excellent!

September 2016
Dr. Hubka´s all nurses & assistant were excellent. 10. 100%.

September 2016
Dr. Hubka was personable, courteous, and informative at this first meeting. He showed interest in me as a person and thoroughly and thoughtfully listened to my concerns and related questions. My husband and I were impressed with the time he gave us and his caring "bedside manner."

September 2016
Dr. Hubka is amazing! He spent a lot of time with me explaining surgery, what to expect after. Spent a lot of time w/me in hospital after surgery. Very concerned with how I was feeling etc.

August 2016
Dr. Hubka and his PA were both really great--took alot of time with me and seemed to care and focus on my issues. I felt better after having seen them.

August 2016
Love Dr. Hubra and the staff.

July 2016
Dr. Hubka & Dr. Kaplan went above and beyond to make sure all my care and needs were taken care of. Your very fortunate to have them on your staff.

July 2016
Understandably - Very busy man - Love these guys - Winners - ALL of them. #1. Exceptional. #8. Could be more. #9. Beyond exceptional. #10. Already have.

June 2016
Excellent effort by all assistants and nurse were great receptionist also. Drs were excellent and explained thorough all -

June 2016
Best doctors at VM!

June 2016
Dr. Hubka is fantastic!!!!

May 2016
What else can I say? Virginia Mason is my cherished hospital! And so is her staff!

April 2016
(Always professional.)

March 2016
All very good.

November 2015
Dr. Kubka and Dr. Heneigar are the most outstanding drs. I´ve seen in years!

August 2015
Exceptional doctor.

August 2015
Dr. Hubka is the best. Personable, empathetic, kind and no nonsense.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Hubka’s special interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery, VATS Robotic thoracic surgery, Esophageal surgery, benign and malignant disease of the lungs, mediastinum and chest wall.

University of Washington, Seattle, 2005

General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 2006

General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 2010

Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, 2013

On Patients
"I guide my practice by a very simple principle: I treat every patient as if they were my family member."

On Specialty
"Thoracic surgery poses the most interesting technical challenges for the surgeon, can have profound physiologic impact on the patient, and provides great joy from a successful outcome to both."

On Virginia Mason
"A multidisciplinary approach is paramount in successful treatment of complex thoracic pathology. Virginia Mason’s team environment both benefits the patient and makes it a wonderful place to work."

Professional Activities and Awards
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
STS Patient Safety Workforce Member
Western Thoracic Surgical Association