Biography & Education

Biography
I feel that patients deserve to have a true understanding of their medical problems so that they can play the primary role in their recovery.
Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: Swedish Medical Center, WA
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy climbing and skiing.

Care Locations

3400 California Ave., S.W.
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
Fax 206-386-6706
1801 N.W. Market St.
Ballard Professional Building, Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-386-6706
1221 Madison St.
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 1401 and 1411
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-386-6706
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

Gallstone disease and gallbladder removal

June 19, 2013

Gallstone disease is one of the most common reasons for patients needing surgery and the source of a great deal of misery.  Fortunately, for the vast majority of patients, gallstone disease can be dealt with safely and fairly easily.

What is Gallstone Disease?

One of the many things your liver does is produce bile. This bile is secreted into your intestine through the bile ducts. In the intestine, it acts to dissolve the fat that we eat that the fat can be absorbed by the intestine.

In between meals, a small muscular valve closes where the bile duct enters the intestine.  The bile that is produced then gets backed up into the gallbladder, which acts as a reservoir, both holding and concentrating the bile.  After a person eats, the presence of food in the stomach and duodenum sets off a signal to the gallbladder which then contracts, adding bile to mix in with the food.

Approximately 20% of people (1 out of 5) form gallstones in their...

Specialties

Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • General Surgery
  • Surgeons

Reviews

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.

4.6 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 3 Comments)

100

03/17/2015
Very good.
Swedish Patient
 

06/29/2014
He was awesome.
Swedish Patient
90

06/29/2014
Although I am still nervous about my upcoming surgery, this doctor made me feel a lot better.
Swedish Patient