Beth Andersen
Beth A. Andersen, MD, FAAP

Beth A. Andersen, MD, FAAP

Beth A. Andersen, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Urology (Surgery), Urology, Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Pediatric Urology

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
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Additional Information:

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

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Philosophy of Care

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.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children and outdoor activities such as hiking and snowboarding.

Medical School

University of Washington Medical School, Seattle,WA


University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA


Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

Board Certifications

Pediatric Urology



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


Selected as Top Urologist in Seattle 2012 by the international Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP), Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Top Doctor’s Recognition 2006 through 2011, Recognized in Consumer Research Council of America’s Guide as “America’s Top Urologists” 2009, 2010, 2011, Seattle Magazine Top Doctor’s Recognition 2004 and 2005

Additional Information:

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

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If your newborn is diagnosed with hypospadias

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.

In fact, when hypospadias is the only condition noted in a newborn physical exam there is a low chance of additional developmental abnormalities. Additional tests and studies on the baby are usually not necessary.

It is important to note that if any unusual shape of the penis or urethral opening (where the pee comes out) is present then circumcision (if desired) should not be performed until after the child is examined by a pediatric urologist. This is because the pediatric urologist may need to use the foreskin tissue for the surgical repair. 

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Seattle, WA 98104
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