Biography & Education

I believe in combining a patient-centered approach with professional surgical care. I am here to listen and understand your surgical issues, answer your questions, address your concerns, and formulate a plan of care that is medically sound while accounting for your personal needs.
  • General Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
  • English

Care Locations

1221 Madison St.
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 1401 and 1411
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-386-6706
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid



Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Blood Management Techniques
  • Cholecystectomy (Laproscopic)
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgeons


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (42 Ratings, 8 Comments)


both the resident and surgeon greeted me as a patient that they had already done surgery on. They were completely confused as to who I was, and what I was there for. Then just jumped into the surgery. As a nurse/patietn I was mortified by their interaction
Swedish Patient

Dr. Florence was all I could ask for. He left me feeling very confident and comfortable about the care I would receive from him. My total experience from first visit, through surgery to follow up was great and i would very confidently refer friends and family to him for care.
Swedish Patient

I've already have been telling others about Swedish doctors. Dr. Florence is one that does stand out.
Swedish Patient

I think Dr. had a bad day or he wasn't in to provide my wife info.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Florence treats you like a peer, not a set of symptoms.
Swedish Patient

Truly felt uncomfortable. This Doctor made reference to my size and led me to believe I wasn't going to get the best care because I am over weight. Very disappointing.
Swedish Patient

Extremely helpful. I (the daughter) had a LOT of questions.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Florence is a wonderful doctor.
Swedish Patient