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Rajiv K. Sethi, MD
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Complex adult and pediatric spinal surgery, scoliosis and reconstructive surgery, spinal tumor resection and reconstruction. Routine spinal degenerative conditions.

Curriculum Vitae
Rajiv K. Sethi, MD

Personal Information
Family, music and travel
Clinical Experience
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Harvard Medical School, Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Boston
Complex Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Professional Activities and Awards
  • 2014 Mary McClinton Award for Patient Safety, Team lead, Virginia Mason 
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Health Services, University of Washington
  • Voted as one of Seattle’s best doctors by Seattle magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Voted as one of Seattle’s best doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2014 and 2015
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 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
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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June 2018
My driver/friend is having her husband change doctor to MINE!
May 2018
My husband and I came away feeling fully informed, and totally confident in *Dr. Sethi´s assessment. If I ever need treatment in the future, he is certainly the person I will contact.
May 2018
Maybe the next visit will last more the 5-10 min. Didn´t get to discuss much. He appeared to be in a rush to an evening talk by U of W speaker *Dr. Theo Wagner.
February 2018
Very friendly _____. 8. Shot. 9. Great.
February 2018
Dr. Sethi & Maria Marsons are the best physicians I have ever been around. 5´s on all above explains it!
February 2018
Very pleased.
January 2018
My experience with everyone was absolutely incredible! Would definitely recommend them and Virginia Mason to anyone I know.
December 2017
Dr. Sethi has to be the best surgeon with how helped me. I feel a 100 times better in my lumbar and legs.
November 2017
Dr. Sethi is awesome! and, awesome! and, more awesome!
November 2017
I moved from Florida to Washington last year, leaving my family as well as my birthplace. The move was emotionally difficult. After being here for a few months, I was referred to Dr. Sethi for surgical evaluation and/or treatment reccomedations from another spine surgeon who stated he was not willing to undertake the complications that my medical conditions might cause and felt Dr. Sethi would have the expertise to handle. I can not express how happy I am with this referral. Dr. Sethi recommended surgery and within six months of moving across the country, I was finally able to get the relief that I had been turned away from for several years by Florida´s top hospitals. I am totally pleased with my experiences with Dr. Sethi and his entire staff.
October 2017
I have an excellent doctor - so knowledgeable and helpful!!
October 2017
Everything was great.