No one ever feels completely prepared for surgery. At Virginia Mason we do everything possible to help our patients feel comfortable and at ease. From our specialty-trained team of general and surgical oncologists, to our experienced support staff, we provide advanced treatment options so you can get back to the important things in your life.
Our providers and support staff are experts in their disciplines, and will ensure you receive the highest quality of care possible. We offer care throughout the Pacific Northwest including Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way and Lynnwood.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our general surgeons, call (206) 341-0060.
Specific services offered by the general surgery group at Virginia Mason include:
- Anal dysplasia
- Anal fistula, fissure or abscess treatment
- Appendix removal
- Bariatric surgery
- Breast Clinic at Virginia Mason — care and treatment of non-surgical breast concerns
- Breast surgery for cancer and benign disease
- Colon, rectal and anal cancer surgery
- Enterstomal therapy
- Esophageal conditions
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hemorrhoid treatment
- Hernia surgery
- IBD, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis treatment
- Liver, pancreas and biliary surgery
- Minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Skin- and soft-tissue excisions
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
The general surgeons at Virginia Mason are trained to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures, most often using minimally-invasive techniques, including advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Minimally-invasive surgery allows surgeons to perform procedures that would otherwise require longer, more complicated recovery.
Benefits of minimally-invasive surgery include:
- Reduced pain
- Fewer complications
- Shorter recovery times
Surgical care at Virginia Mason is performed with a multidisciplinary team of specialists. In addition to our award-winning General Surgery Department, our team of specialists work closely with the renowned teams in our Gastroenterology Department, Digestive Disease Institute and Cancer Institute, as well as many other specialties to ensure we offer the most advanced treatment.
Award Winning General Surgery Care
We are proud to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for General Surgery Care by Healthgrades for the 7th consecutive year. Healthgrades is a nationally recognized online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. In addition, Virginia Mason is a Healthgrades’ Five-Star recipient for colorectal surgery, gastrointestinal bleed and bowel obstruction.
In additional to national recognition, Virginia Mason has received the designation as a Bariatric Center of Excellence since 2006 by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) through the American College of Surgeons. We are accredited by the multidisciplinary Commission on Cancer (CoC) — a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) that recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient centered care.