Biography & Education

My clinical interests include endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands), breast surgery, advanced laparoscopy, colon cancer, and gastrointestinal surgery. I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to each of my patients. I believe in pairing my clinical experience and skills with the patients own beliefs and preferences, in order to give guidance for important decisions and formulate a personalized care plan. My patients can be assured that they will receive excellent care, with emphasis on minimally invasive approaches for the fastest possible return to work and family life. I believe that attention to the best cosmetic result after surgery is also very important for patient satisfaction. I strive to treat each patient with compassion and respect, making sure they understand the rationale and expectations for their surgical experience. The multidisciplinary approach for cancer treatment is an important aspect of my practice.
  • General Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Surgeons, Washington State Medical Association, King County Medical Society
Personal Interests
Downhill skiing, slalom waterskiing, boating, travel, reading, and spending time with my family. I am excited that the new Issaquah hospital campus has given me the opportunity to practice here in my own community where I live.

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-7057
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Is Robotic Surgery Right For You?

April 14, 2013
In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of robotic surgery. This is an exciting new technology that is being actively used by many specialists here at Swedish. In General Surgery, we have been using a minimally invasive approach called laparoscopy for many years. This allows us to use smaller incisions, giving the patient much less pain and a quicker recovery.  Robotic surgery is very similar. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about robotic surgery: Are incisions smaller with robotic surgery than with laparoscopy? No. The incisions are pretty much the same. As a patient, you might not be able to tell much of a difference from the surface. Do the robotic instruments allow the surgeon to perform a better operation?


Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Cholecystectomy (Laproscopic)
  • Colitis Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci (Robot-Assisted Surgery)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia (Laparoscopic)
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Surgery (Laparoscopic)
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Surgeons
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis