Erik Torgerson
Erik L. Torgerson, M.D.

Erik L. Torgerson, M.D.

Erik L. Torgerson, M.D.
Specialty

Urology, Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Blood Management Techniques, Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Recurrent UTI, Female Urology, Genital Warts, Genitourinary Pathology, Impotence, Incontinence, Incontinence (Female), Infertility, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones (Lithotripsy), Lithotripsy, Nephrolithinsis, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Disease/Ultrasound, Prostate Surgery, Prostate/BPH Treatment, Prostatic Obstruction, Renal Failure, Seed Implantation - Prostate, Sexual Difficulties, Sexual Dysfunction - Male, Stone Disease, Stress Incontinence (Females), Testicle Cancer, Transurethral Microwave Thermo, Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy, Ureteral, Bladder and Urethral Repairs, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stone Disease, Urinary Tract Infections, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Vasectomy, Vasectomy - No scalpel, Vasectomy Reversals

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: No
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, Payment Plan, Discover Card

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Internship:University of California at Los Angeles, CA Undergraduate degree: Trinity University, TX

Philosophy of Care

My practice philosophy is that patients should play an integral role in the doctor-patient relationship. I believe patients should make treatment decisions based on the facilitation and education provided by their physician. Because I value my patients' time and effort in visiting me, I make every effort to see them in a timely manner, often the same week of their request.

Personal Interests

My personal interests include sports and travel.

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine

Residency

University of California at Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

Urology

Additional Information:

Internship:University of California at Los Angeles, CA Undergraduate degree: Trinity University, TX

Providing personalized care and individualized treatment plans for patients

Recently, I met with a patient who was diagnosed with localized prostate cancer at a local urology office. He came to Swedish seeking a second opinion for the treatment of his prostate cancer. In doing this, he explained to me that after the diagnosis of his prostate cancer, he was referred to a website to review the available options for the management of prostate cancer and was given very little guidance by the urologist who made the diagnosis. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario in situations where the diagnosing urologist may not have all of the available treatment options at his or her disposal. In discussing this with him afterwards, he felt that the urologist was only interested in making a diagnosis but had no concern over his treatment choice and he felt very confused.

The patient and I sat down together in a 45 minute consultation visit to discuss his diagnosis. As I do with all of my patients recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, we covered the diagnosis, the available treatment options, and the relative risks of each so that he could make an informed decision. I feel fortunate to practice in a place that offers state-of-the-art therapy for prostate cancer by multiple modalities. At Swedish, we have ....

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Offices

First Hill Campus
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-386-6000
Map & Directions
Swedish Urology Group
1101 Madison St.
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 386-6266
Fax: (206) 622-1052
Monday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Thursday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Map & Directions
Swedish Urology Group - Ballard
1801 N.W. Market St., Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-386-6266
Fax: 206-622-1052
Map & Directions

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