Biography & Education

Biography
To provide excellent care for children with urologic concerns. I am dedicated to patient and families education and working together to optimize the care plan for every child. My practice emphasizes surgical repair of congenital anomalies of the genetalia and urinary tract including management of prenatally diagnosed urologic conditions, hydronephrosis, kidney surgery, correction of ureteral reflux, orchiopexy, correction of penile curvature, circumcision concerns, with emphasis on hypospadias correction procedures.
Position Summary MD, FAAP
Additional Information

Dr. Andersen was recognized in Seattle Metroplitan magazine’s annual Top Doctors and Nurse Practitioners feature. (2011, 2014)

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Specialties
  • Pediatric Urology (Surgery)
  • Surgery
  • Urology
Education Background
Medical School University of Washington Medical School, Seattle,WA
Residency University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA
Fellowship Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics, American Urological Association, Society for Fetal Urology, American Association of Pediatric Urologists, Seattle Surgical Society, King County Medical Society, Western Section AUA
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children and outdoor activities such as hiking and snowboarding.

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-7185
1101 Madison
First Hill Campus, Madison Tower, Suites 800
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-2702
Accepted Insurances
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Accepted Payment Methods
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Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

If your newborn is diagnosed with hypospadias

March 11, 2014

As a pediatric urologist, I am frequently asked to consult with parents whose newborn son has hypospadias.  

Hypospadias is usually diagnosed during the physical exam right after the baby is born.  When parents see the abnormal penile anatomy they naturally want to learn about the diagnosis and understand what, if anything, needs to be done. Answering these questions, discussing options, and performing reconstructive surgery to help restore normal penis appearance and function are some of the most rewarding things I do as a pediatric urologist. 

I would like parents who have a son born with hypospadias to be reassured that the anatomy can be reconstructed, the surgery is well tolerated, and a good outcome with a normal, or near normal, penis appearance and function can be achieved.

It is not urgent to treat newborns with hypospadias because they can usually pee (urinate) just fine through their existing urinary opening.

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Specialties

Specialties
  • Pediatric Urology (Surgery)
  • Surgery
  • Urology
Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric Specialty Care
  • Pediatric Urologic Surgery
  • Pediatric Urology