Biography & Education

My approach is to put myself in my patients shoes and treat them how I would want to be treated. My goal is to make sure that no one feels like they have to deal with their problem alone. We are here to help at every step.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School
Residency: University of California - Irvine
Fellowship: Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Personal Interests
Spending time with my wife and two young daughters, gardening, hiking

Care Locations

13020 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett, WA 98208
Fax 206-386-2452
21605 76th Ave. West
Ste 200
Edmonds, WA 98026
Fax 206-386-2452
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Why do people get hemorrhoids?

May 03, 2013
Hemorrhoids are composed of blood vessels found in the internal and external anal area. Believe it or not, everyone is born with hemorrhoidal tissue. Although there are several theories regarding the function of hemorrhoids, many physicians believe that hemorrhoids help maintain fecal continence. Why Do People Get Hemorrhoids? When the blood vessels become enlarged (similar to varicose veins in the leg), hemorrhoids may begin to bleed, become swollen, and can be extremely painful. There are several reasons why enlargement of these veins can occur. The most common reasons are thought to be related to straining and increased pressure on the abdomen, including: Constipation Prostate problems in men Chronic cough Dietary factors Pregnancy Should Hemorrhoids Be Treated? If symptoms are mild or infrequent, then treatment may not be necessary. If symptoms ...


Clinical Interests
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Colon and Rectal Clinic
  • Colon Cancer Prevention
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Hemorrhoids