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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
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. John Meehan is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and pediatric critical care. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center. Dr. Meehan attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Above and Beyond Recognition Award - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Sept.

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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
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mulligan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Mulligan (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Mulligan is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Private Practice, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union.

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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. Judy Yih-Ru Chen-Meekin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4225 Roosevelt Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Judy Chen-Meekin works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic gastrostomy, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Chen-Meekin is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chen-Meekin speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and 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)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Oelschlager average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oelschlager honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is affiliated with General Surgery Clinic at UWMC.

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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. Kenneth William Gow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Kenneth Gow is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Dr. Gow's areas of expertise include vascular (blood vessel) problems. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gow completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gow has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine - 2014. His professional affiliations include 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, Vascular Problems

Dr. Glenn Reid Barnhart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Glenn Barnhart practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Barnhart has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), maze procedure, and pulmonary valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Dr. Barnhart is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barnhart trained at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Nelson's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Overlake Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson honors Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award Seattle Met : Top Doctors and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. He is open to 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. Saurabh Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal specializes in bariatric surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Khandelwal attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with General Surgery Clinic at UWMC.

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

Dr. Patrick Javid specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Javid's areas of expertise include metabolism and nutrition issues. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Javid has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015. 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: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Stone Wright, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1959 Ne Pacific Street; 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Andrew Wright is a specialist in bariatric surgery. He works in Seattle, WA. Dr. Wright accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include General Surgery Clinic at UWMC and 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. Farhood Farjah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1959 Pacific Street; Box 356310
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Farhood Farjah is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Farjah's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He speaks Persian. Dr. Farjah is professionally affiliated with Private Practice, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union.

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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. Thien Khai Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1231 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 515
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Thien Nguyen specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Bellevue, WA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Seattle Magazine 2015 Top Docs. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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 works as an organ transplant specialist, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Waldhausen honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Waldhausen include: Seattle Magazine; Top Doctor; and SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine - 2015. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Brian Sung's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sung's clinical interests include ventral hernia, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, Swedish Issaquah Campus, and Swedish First Hill Campus.

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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, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel John Youssef, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 E Jefferson Street; Suite 110
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Samuel Youssef specializes in cardiac surgery. He completed his residency training at Swedish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Youssef include maze procedure, heart tumor, and epicardial lead placement. Patient ratings for Dr. Youssef average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Youssef takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Youssef (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Cherry Hill Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Dr. Brian E Louie, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1221 Madison Street; Suite 400
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Brian Louie is a thoracic surgeon in Seattle, WA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Louie attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Louie include cancer surgery, liposarcoma, and thoracostomy. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Louie takes Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Swedish Cherry Hill Campus and Swedish First Hill Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic jejunostomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Liposarcoma, Foreign Body in Esophagus, Achalasia, Leiomyosarcoma, Cryosurgery, Open Biopsy, Lung ... (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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