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Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS
Breast Cancer
 
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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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Provider showed concern
 
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Provider explained things clearly
 
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Provider included you in decisions
 
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Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Wechter never fails to show geniune concern, explaining options available. Over the course of 18 months, ultrasound, MRI. 2 biopsies, *Dr. Wechter was the only health care professional to examine me closely enough to see the problem.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Wechter is a blessing!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Wechter was truly one of the best doctors I have ever gone to.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Everyone including *Dr. Wechter and breast cancer team were amazing, informative - Very experienced which provides confidence.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Very thorough explanations.