Hawkins Melinda E

Melinda E Hawkins, MD


Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients
21605 76th Ave. W.
Suite 200
Edmonds, WA 98026
206-386-6600
206-386-2452
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-6600
206-386-2452
1932350006

General Information


Biography
I like to take a full body approach to patient care, recognizing that the effects of a patients disease can be taxing to both their physical and emotional well being. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the colon, rectum and anus. This includes an interest in minimally invasive surgical approaches to colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders such as fecal incontinence, colonoscopy and basic anorectal disorders.
Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Swedish Medical Center General Surgery
Fellowship: St Marks Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Utah
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
I am a member of the American College of Surgeons, I have presented at several meetings of the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Publications

Research

PAPERS / PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Hawkins ME, Griffin J, Krier K. Ileostomy Takedown Double-Fire Stapled Technique: A Pilot Study. Presented at the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons meeting, 2012, McCall, ID.

Hawkins ME, Griffin J. High Grade Dysplasia Management Debate.  Presented at the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons meeting, 2012, McCall, ID.

Bastawrous A, Hawkins ME, Menon R, Kratz R, Gladstone L, Billingham RP. A Simplification of the Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract Procedure for Trans-sphincteric Fistula in ano. Poster presentation at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, national meeting, San Antonio, TX, 6/2012.

Egan ME, Louie B, Farivar A, Wagner O, Vallieres E. Laparoscopic Repair of Gastric Herniation After Extrapleural
Pneumonectomy for Mesothelioma. Ann.Thoracic Surg. 93ce127-9; 2011, Dec.

Bastawrous A, Egan M, Menon R, Billingham RP. A Simplification of the Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract Procedure for Trans-sphincteris Fistula in ano. Presented at the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, meeting, 2011, Suncadia, WA. 

Hawkins ME, Billingham RP, Bastawrous A. Radiation Proctitis and Hemorrhoid Management. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 10.1007/s00384-012-1512-9; 2012, June.

Egan, M. Discussant for Doppler-Guided Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation: An Effective Technique for Hemorrhoidal Treatment. Authors: R. Bosio, R. Shah, A. Mukherjee, Maumee, OH; Toledo, OH.  ASCRS meeting, 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

Bastawrous A, Menon R, Egan M, Gladstone L, Kratz R, Billingham RP.   A Simplification of the Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract Procedure for Trans-sphincteric Fistula in ano.  Poster Presentation, accepted June, 2010 at Tripartite Colorectal meeting in Cairns, Australia.

Egan M, Bastawrous A, Billingham RP. Modified LIFT Procedure. Presented at the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Aptos, California. Aug 2010.

Egan M, Billingham RP, Bastawrous A, Gladstone L. Radiation Proctitis and Hemorrhoid Management. Presented at the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Aptos, California. Aug 2010.

Egan M, Billingham RP, Kratz R (2008) The Use of Energy Devices in Hemorrhoidectomy.  A literature review comparing Harmonic and Ligasure use versus Conventional Hemorrhoidectomy. Presented at the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Orca Island, Washington. Aug 2008.

Chawla L, Abell L, Mazhari R, Egan ,Kadambi N, Burke HB, Junker C, Seneff MG, Kimmel PL.  Identifying Critically Ill Patients at High Risk for Developing Acute Renal Failure: A Pilot Study.  Kidney International 68(5):2274-2280(7), 2005 Nov.

Chawla LS, Jagasia D, Abell L, Seneff MG, Egan M, Danino N, Nguyen A, Ally M, Kimmel PL, Junker C.  Anion Gap, Albumin Corrected Anion Gap, and Base Deficit Fail to Accurately Diagnose the Presence of Clinically Significant Hyperlactatemia in Critically Ill Patients. J Int Care Med 23(5):350, 2005 Sept-Oct.

Egan, Melinda (2003).  Clinical Diagnoses Versus Postmortem Findings: Determining the Benefit of Autopsy on Improving Clinical Patient Care; Thesis for Master of Forensic Science program, National University, San Diego.  Data collected with permission from Scripps Mercy Hospital Trauma Team, San Diego.

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • altemeier procedure
  • anal abscess
  • anal cancer
  • anal cerclage
  • anal dilation
  • anal dysplasia
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal fistula repair
  • anal incontinence surgery
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal sphincterotomy
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anal warts
  • anorectal abnormalities
  • anorectal cancer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorectal myectomy
  • anoscopy
  • appendiceal carcinoid
  • appendix cancer
  • benign carcinoid of colon
  • benign carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • benign carcinoid tumor of small bowel
  • benign neoplasm of colon
  • bladder fistula
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bowel resection
  • cancer
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • colectomy
  • colitis
  • colon stenting
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal malignancy
  • colorectal screening
  • colostomy
  • colovaginal fistula
  • condylomata acuminata
  • constipation
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • delorme procedure
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • enterovesical fistula
  • excision of external hemorrhoidal tags and papillae
  • excision single external papilla or tag anus
  • familial polyposis
  • fecal incontinence
  • fissurectomy
  • foreign body in anus and rectum
  • foreign body in intestine and colon
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer surgery
  • gastric volvulus
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroduodenal fistula
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • genital warts
  • hematochezia
  • hematuria
  • hemicolectomy
  • hemorrhoid treatment
  • hemorrhoidopexy stapling
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileo-anal anastomosis
  • ileo-colonic fistula
  • ileoscopy
  • ileostomy
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision of anal septum
  • intestinal obstruction
  • laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum
  • laparoscopic anterior resection
  • laparoscopic cecectomy
  • laparoscopic colectomy
  • laparoscopic rectal prolapse repair
  • laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • low anterior resection
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of colon
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • malignant neoplasm of colon
  • malignant rectal neoplasm
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • metastatic colon cancer
  • mile's resection
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • obstipation
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • parastomal hernia
  • partial colectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic mass
  • perianal haematoma
  • peridiverticular abscess
  • personal history of colonic polyps
  • pilonidal cyst
  • polypectomy
  • proctectomy
  • proctitis
  • proctocolectomy
  • proctoplasty for stenosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • prolapse colostomy
  • pseudopolyposis of colon
  • radiation proctitis
  • rectal abscess
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • rectal prolapse
  • rectocele
  • rectourethral fistua
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • recurrent colorectal cancer
  • refashioning of colostomy
  • removal anal seton marker
  • repair anal fistula
  • repair of anal fistula with fibrin glue
  • repair of paracolostomy hernia
  • repair of rectal prolapse
  • repair of rectocele
  • repair of rectourethral fistula
  • repair of rectovaginal fistula
  • revision of colostomy
  • seton placement
  • severe dysplasia of rectum
  • sigmoid volvulus
  • sigmoidectomy
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • solesta
  • sphincteroplasty
  • sphincterotomy
  • staging laparotomy
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subtotal colectomy
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis
  • tenesmus
  • transrectal drainage of pelvic abscess
  • ulcerative colitis
  • volvulus of colon

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

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.

4.8 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 13 Comments)

100

12/18/2016
My provider was excellent, and I always felt comfortable about my visits. Would definitely recommend her services if this wasn't such a private topic for people.
100

11/06/2016
I'm not an easy patient - very squeamish - Dr. Hawkin is patient but firm and that helps minimize reactions.
100

09/08/2016
Dr. Hawkins gave thorough, understandable explanation of my issue & offered great solution to take care of this.
100

08/20/2016
The best - very friendly.
80

07/26/2016
When I mentioned concerns I had been experiencing incontinence issues after the surgery they went unaddressed. But I notice almost ALL Dr.'s avoid discussing this, which really needs to change.
100

07/07/2016
Dr. Hawkins seems very confident & competent and makes me feel like I'm in good hands.
80

05/25/2016
She is a wonderful doctor -
100

05/15/2016
very good
100

04/25/2016
Dr. Hawkins is the first doctor that made me feel like she cared she is a BLESSING.
100

04/12/2016
GREAT bedside manner - compassionate, light touch, great explanations of what was about to happen, what to expect, choices to consider. Appropriate attention to my concerns and questions. Comfortable, impeccably clean exam room inspires confidence from the moment of arrival. Awesome to be able to have my minor procedure on my first visit instead of needing to schedule a second appointment.
100

04/05/2016
I always return.
100

03/10/2016
Dr. Hawkins is very matter of fact & straight to the point & gives me confidence in her. She helped me understand exactly what is going on and what will happen during surgery.
100

03/06/2016
Dr. Hawkins is the best surgeon I have ever been to. I adore her.
21605 76th Ave. W.
Suite 200
Edmonds, WA 98026
206-386-2452
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-2452
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