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Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS
Breast Cancer
 
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
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
Departments
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, General Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 1986, 1994
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of California, Davis, 1980
Residency
General Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1985
Fellowships
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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Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 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
 
4.8 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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  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Except for how booked up she is!!