Rodney J. Kratz, MD


Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients
751 NE Blakely Drive
3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7075
206-386-2452
1801 NW Market
Ballard Campus, Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
206-386-6600
206-386-2452
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-6600
206-386-2452

General Information

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery, Indiana University
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic, Seattle, WA
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
ASCRS, NWSCRS, ACS
Personal Interests
Soccer, Snowboarding, Crossfit

Publications

Blog

What is Pilonidal Disease?

May 22, 2013

Pilonidal disease is a subcutaneous skin infection that occurs in the upper half of the gluteal cleft (the tailbone area, and/or between the buttocks). 

Etiology

The term “Pilonidal” means nest of hairs.  Interestingly, in 50% of reported cases, there was not any hair found within the pilonidal abscess.  This is routinely the case for females.  Although hair can contribute, the most common cause of pilonidal disease is an exploded follicle called a pit, which is located in the gluteal cleft, or midline region (between the buttocks). 

Who is at risk for Pilonidal disease?

Pilonidal disease is only slightly more common in men than women, and is most likely to occur between the ages of 16 – 26, correlating with puberty.  It should be noted that pilonidal disease can develop in younger and older age groups.  Pilonidal disease occurs less in Asian and black populations.  Other ri...

How to prepare for a colonoscopy & what it's like

March 01, 2012

In many cases, people who have had colonoscopy will say that the procedure itself was fine, since it is performed while the patient is under sedation. However, people tend to feel less favorable about the prep involved prior to the procedure. I recently had my first colonoscopy and decided to document my personal experience of the prep process on video to share with others.

 

 

Other frequently asked questions about colonoscopy:

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Anal Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Dx
  • Colon Cancer Prevention
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Polypectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Surgery
  • Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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.

4.7 out of 5 (35 Ratings, 7 Comments)

100

05/08/2016
Dr. Kratz has been my provider for many years. I trust him completely and am grateful for his expertise and excellent care.
90

03/28/2016
My hearing is impaired and she directed most of the conversation to my niece instead of me.
100

03/15/2016
Considering I have seen Dr. Krats twice for the same chronic medical condition, he has always provided me with the best care with professionalism and dignity while making me feel at ease about my condition.
100

03/03/2016
Dr Kratz is the best...Thank you
 

02/29/2016
Dr. Kratz abrupt & not friendly. I am in a lot of pain with a fissure now and he didn't seem sympathetic or concerned I was in constant pain & not sleeping.
90

12/30/2015
One of the nicest physicians I have encountered.
100

09/22/2015
Dr. was very kind, understanding, thorough in explaining severity of my condition.
751 NE Blakely Drive
3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
206-386-2452
1801 NW Market
Ballard Campus, Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
206-386-2452
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-2452
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