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James Schlenker, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
Plastic and reconstructive surgery; hand surgery; microvascular surgery; abdominal and chest wall reconstruction; melanoma
Special Interests
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery and microvascular surgery
Personal Information
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Schlenker enjoys watersports, boating, snow skiing, photography and exploring Seattle with his family.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Cosmetic Services, Microvascular Surgery, Melanoma
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 2005 American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2009
Certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand, 2010
Hand Surgery: (206) 223-7530
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1999
Internship
General Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 2000
Residency
General Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 2004 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency, Boston, 2007
Fellowships
Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008
Professional Activities and Awards
Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2019
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
Was very impressed with this Dr.,no arrogance whatsoever
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
I recommend *Dr. Schlenker to others often. He is very caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
Tops!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
Dr. Schlencker was exceptional across the board. I rarely have encountered such an attentive, caring, thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate, patient, and helpful medical provider, which is saying a lot considering I have an extensive medical history. He answered all of my questions in depth without making me feel rushed or judged. Meeting with him made me feel at ease and confident in my upcoming surgery, which is a procedure that will inherently put me in a precarious position during recovery. Dr. Schlencker helped me to feel good about my ability to adequately navigate my recovery.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
*Dr. Schlenker demonstrated care and showed interest in my concerns. He explained my procedure perfectly.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
Great!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
Very kind approach to my inquiries & questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
I will definitely recommend *Dr. Schlenker to anyone looking for this type of dr. He is amazing, very kind & listens to all my concerns. Very thorough & informative. Excellent dr. Five stars!!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
Dr. Schlenker was excellent all the way
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Very friendly! *Dr. Schlenker is the best. Very caring and listened when I complained about pain. He made me understand why it hurt.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Absolutely fantastic. Spent plenty of time, answered questions, gave examples of scenarios, left us with choices and great professional advice to consider excellent!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
*Dr. Schlenker was attentive and accommodating to scheduling needs.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Schlenker. showed extreme care, pays attention, clear explanations, discussed options carefully while engaging me into to\he conversation, Would highly recommend Dr to other
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Great provider
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
He was great! I've already recommended him.