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Dr. John James Meehan Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Oa.9. 220 - Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. John Meehan works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and pediatric critical care specialist. Dr. Meehan is especially interested in robotic surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Dr. Meehan has received professional recognition including the following: Above and Beyond Recognition Award - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Sept. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael S Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; Box 356310, Uwmc Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a thoracic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Private Practice, and Valley Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mulligan attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Mulligan (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Clinical Interests: Endarterectomy, Transplant Procedures, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $681 - $4,860
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $1,488
Dr. Kenneth William Gow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Kenneth Gow is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gow attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. He has received distinctions including Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine - 2014. Dr. Gow is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Research, Central Line Placement

Dr. Brant Kurt Oelschlager, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Brant Oelschlager is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oelschlager accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Oelschlager is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $3,446 - $6,127
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,138 - $1,873
Dr. Glenn Reid Barnhart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Glenn Barnhart is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), maze procedure, and heart tumor. Dr. Barnhart is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Barnhart's residency was performed at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Barnhart has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Heart Tumor, Heart Bypass Surgery, Cryosurgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Nelson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 605
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. David Nelson's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Nelson studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He takes Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award Seattle Met : Top Doctors and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick J Javid, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Oa.9. 220 - Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Patrick Javid specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In Dr. Javid's practice, he is particularly interested in metabolism and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Javid attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Javid has received include Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Short ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhood Farjah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1959 Pacific Street; Box 356310, Uw Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Farhood Farjah is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Persian. These areas are among Dr. Farjah's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Farjah honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Problems, Epidemiology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal's specialty is bariatric surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Khandelwal is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Khandelwal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $5,132
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,645
Dr. Andrew Stone Wright, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Andrew Wright is a bariatric surgeon in Seattle, WA. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Wright honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,904
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,843
Dr. Thien Khai Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1231 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 515
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Thien Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nguyen takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received the following distinction: Seattle Magazine 2015 Top Docs. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Overlake Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. John H.T. Waldhausen, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. John Waldhausen is an organ transplant specialist, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. Dr. Waldhausen's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Neonatal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Joseph Lehr, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Eric Lehr is a cardiac surgery specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lehr's areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, heart tumor, and epicardial lead placement. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Lehr takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Tumor, Heart Bypass Surgery, Cryosurgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,251
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,338
Dr. Judy Yih-Ru Chen-Meekin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
801 Broadway; Suite 800
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Judy Chen-Meekin is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen-Meekin include laparoscopic gastrostomy, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Chen-Meekin is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen-Meekin is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastrostomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1101 Madison Street; Suite 800
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Marc Lessin is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Lessin (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His clinical interests include achalasia, moles, and feeding tube insertion. His professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Swedish Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Valley Medical Center of Fresno. Dr. Lessin accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: **Additional Specialty and Board Certification in Surgical Critical Care** in Pediatric Surgery**. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Open Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian C Sung, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
801 Broadway; Suite 800
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Brian Sung is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sung include ventral hernia, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Sung's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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