Melinda Hawkins
Melinda Egan Hawkins, MD

Melinda Egan Hawkins, MD

Melinda Egan Hawkins, MD
Specialty

Colon/Rectal Surgery

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

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Philosophy of Care

I like to take a full body approach to patient care, recognizing that the effects of a patient's disease can be taxing to both their physical and emotional well being.

Personal Interests

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.

Medical School

The George Washington University School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Medical Center General Surgery

Fellowship(s)

St Marks Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Utah

Board Certifications

Board eligible for General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery

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

Awards:

Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Residency Competition, 2nd Place; Suncadia, WA (2011)

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.

Why dietary fiber reduces the risk of disease

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Why should I eat more fiber?

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How much fiber should I eat?

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Offices

Colon & Rectal Clinic / Edmonds
21605 76th Ave. West
Ste 200
Edmonds, WA 98026
Phone: 206-386-6600
Fax: 206-386-2452
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Colon & Rectal Clinic / First Hill
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-6600
Fax: 206-386-2452
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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