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Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS
Breast Cancer
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Breast disease and breast cancer
Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Skin-sparing mastectomy
Breast conserving surgery
General surgery including thyroid surgery, gallbladder surgery and surgery for gastrointestinal malignancies

Special Interests
Breast surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endocrine surgery, Breast Cancer, oncoplastic breast surgery
Personal Information
When not at work, Dr. Wechter enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. She also enjoys bicycling, skiing and backpacking.
Clinical Experience
Breast Cancer, Surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, General Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 1986, 1994
Education and Professional Achievements
University of California, Davis, 1980
General Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1985
Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 1989
Professional Activities and Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2019
Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2010, 2009

Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Joel W. Baker Award, 1991-92

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Was very thoughtful and caring about my personal loss and took the time to discuss concerns of weather to proceed ahead or wait a bit for surgery. helped with making best decision
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I felt heard and cared for. I appreciate the doctors explaining my situation in layman's terms and connecting it back to my medical situation so I was able to understand the medical jargons.