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Michael G. Florence, MD, FACS

Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Florence is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: I believe in combining a patient-centered approach with professional surgical care. I am here to listen and understand your surgical issues, answer your questions, address your concerns, and formulate a plan of care that is medically sound while accounting for your personal needs.
Education
Institution
Type
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Washington
Residency
Professional Associations
American College of Surgeons, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, North Pacific Surgical Association, Washington State Chapter ACS, Seattle Surgical Society
Personal Interests
Biking, Skiing
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal abscess
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal cancer
  • abdominal mass
  • abdominal surgery
  • adrenal glands
  • adrenal mass non-malignant
  • adrenal neoplasm
  • adrenalectomy
  • anastomosis of pancreatic duct
  • appendectomy
  • appendiceal abscess
  • appendicitis
  • appendix cancer
  • axillary abscess
  • axillary cyst
  • back mass
  • barrx
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • bile duct cancer
  • bile duct occlusion
  • bile duct repair
  • bile duct stone
  • biliary cirrhosis
  • biliary colic
  • biliary duct fistula
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • biliary tract cancer
  • biliary tract disease
  • biliary tract surgery
  • budd chiari syndrome
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer of pancreas
  • cancer of skin
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • carcinoid tumor of pancreas
  • cholangitis
  • cholecystectomy
  • cholecystenterostomy
  • cholecystitis
  • cholecystogastrostomy
  • cholecystostomy
  • choledochoenterostomy
  • choledochoplasty
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholestasis
  • cholesterol disorders
  • cholesterolosis of gallbladder
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • closure of biliary fistula
  • common duct exploration
  • congenital anomaly of pancreas
  • congenital cystic of liver
  • contusion abdominal wall
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cystosarcoma phylloides
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • desmoid tumors
  • destruction of lesion of liver
  • diastasis
  • dilation of sphincter of oddi
  • duodenal fistula
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenal ulcer surgery
  • duodenitis
  • echinococcus
  • ectopic calcification xyphoid
  • endocrine surgery
  • endoscopic division of adhesions of peritoneum
  • endoscopic insertion of stent into bile duct
  • enterovaginal fistula
  • epidermoid cysts
  • excision mole
  • excision of ampulla of vater
  • excision of choledochal cyst
  • excision of lesion
  • excision of lesion of pancreas
  • exploratory laparotomy
  • face stitch removal
  • femoral hernia
  • fibrocystic liver
  • fistula enterocutaneous
  • foreign body trunk
  • frostbite
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallbladder fistula
  • gallbladder obstruction
  • gallbladder polyp
  • gastrectomy
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer surgery
  • gastric volvulus
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroduodenal fistula
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • glucagonoma
  • groin mass
  • groin pain
  • hamartoma
  • head abscess
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head papilloma
  • hemicolectomy
  • hepatic cyst
  • hepatic infarction
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • hepatoblastoma
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • hernia
  • hernia epigastric
  • hernia repair
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • hyperhidrosis surgery
  • ileostomy
  • incarcerated hernia
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision drainage abscess
  • incisional hernia
  • inclusion cyst
  • inguinal hernia
  • injury to spleen
  • insulinoma
  • internal drainage of pancreatic cyst
  • internal hernia
  • interstitial emphysema
  • intestinal artery disease
  • intestinal infarction
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intra-abdominal cancer
  • intraabdominal cyst
  • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • intussusception
  • islet cell transplant
  • islet cell tumor
  • jaundice
  • keratin cyst
  • laceration
  • laparoscopic adhesiolysis
  • laparoscopic appendectomy
  • laparoscopic bile duct exploration
  • laparoscopic biopsy of liver
  • laparoscopic cecectomy
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • laparoscopic jejunostomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopic resection head of pancreas
  • laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
  • laparoscopic small bowel resection
  • laparoscopic splenectomy
  • laparoscopic umbilical herniorrhaphy
  • laparoscopic whipple procedure
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • linx
  • lipoma
  • liposarcoma
  • liver abscess
  • liver biopsy
  • liver hemangioma
  • liver mass
  • liver surgery
  • lymph node biopsy
  • lymphadenopathy
  • lymphangiomas
  • lysis of adhesions
  • malignant melanoma
  • malignant neoplasm of gallbladder
  • malignant neoplasm of liver
  • malignant neoplasm of pancreatic duct
  • malignant tumor of extrahepatic bile duct
  • malrotation of bowel
  • mass on trunk
  • mechanical complication of gastrostomy
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • mediports
  • melanoma
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • merkel cell carcinoma
  • mesenteric cyst
  • mesenteric mass
  • mesh removal
  • metastatic melanoma
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • mole removal
  • muscle biopsy
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neck papilloma
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • needle biopsy of pancreas
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • non-healing wound
  • nontraumatic hematoma of soft tissue
  • open biopsy of liver
  • open biopsy of pancreas
  • pancreas disease
  • pancreas head cancer
  • pancreas tail cancer
  • pancreatectomy
  • pancreatic cyst
  • pancreatic fistula
  • pancreatic mass
  • pancreatic pseudocyst
  • pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • pancreatic steatorrhoea
  • pancreatic surgery
  • pancreatitis
  • pancreatoscopy
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • paraganglioma
  • parastomal hernia
  • parathyroid mass
  • paronychia
  • partial splenectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic mass
  • peptic ulcer
  • peptic ulcer surgery
  • percutaneous aspiration of gallbladder
  • perforation of bile duct
  • perforation of gallbladder
  • perianal haematoma
  • peritoneal catheter
  • peritonitis
  • personal history of malignant neoplasm of liver
  • pheochromocytoma
  • pilar cyst
  • polypectomy
  • porcelain gallbladder
  • portal hypertension
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • portal pyemia
  • portal vein thrombosis
  • postcholecystectomy syndrome
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • pseudocyst
  • pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • pyloroplasty
  • pyogenic granuloma
  • quadrantectomy
  • rectus sheath hernia
  • recurrent femoral hernia
  • recurrent hernia
  • reducible hernia
  • regional enteritis
  • removal of pancreatic tube or drain
  • repair laceration
  • repair of laceration of gallbladder
  • repair of liver laceration
  • repair of pancreas
  • repair of vaginoenteric fistula
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • sarcoma
  • second degree burn
  • secondary malignant neoplasm of liver
  • skin abscess
  • small bowel biopsy
  • small bowel cancer
  • small bowel obstruction
  • spigelian hernia
  • spleen cancer
  • spleen pain
  • splenectomy
  • splenic anomalies
  • splenic cyst
  • splenic disease
  • splenic infection
  • splenic injury
  • splenomegaly
  • staging laparotomy
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach fistula
  • stomach pain
  • stomal hernia
  • stricture sphincter of oddi
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subcutaneous lipomas
  • subphrenic abscess
  • subtotal colectomy
  • surgery of the pancreas
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment crohns disease
  • surgical treatment of regional enteritis
  • third degree burn
  • umbilical hernia
  • urachal cyst
  • ventral hernia
  • wound therapy
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.

4.4 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 6 Comments)


100

06/28/2017
Best experience that I could have ever expected.
30

04/13/2017
Michael has pretty awful beside manner... but I came to him looking for a surgeon, not a fishing buddy. He scared the [...] out of my wife after surgery by telling her that the surgery went poorly and that's why it took a long time, and then leaving without explaining to her that I was actually okay or what to do or where to go next to meet me for recovery. It's all good now... he's a competent surgeon for sure, and I trusted him with my care. He also didn't really offer up much extra information... as a patient, I don't always know what to ask or what's important. I found myself thinking of key questions right after I finished talking to him, like next steps for dressing the wounds or what to eat/not eat. If he was more forthcoming with more information, I think I would be more likely to recommend him to others. Again, the general attitude can be brushed off... most medical specialists I've found to be quirky like this.
100

04/09/2017
Dr. Florence is great. An asset to your hospital.
70

03/05/2017
Dr. draw pictures to help me understand.
100

12/13/2016
Exceptional Doctor
10

10/06/2016
This was the 2nd time I have seen this dr. The 1st time I found him rude & not at all concerned w/my worries. I saw him again hoping the 1st time was just an off day. It was not. I was referred to him for a gallbladder removal. [...] Any surgery is riskier for me. Instead of reassuring me that I'd be OK he said we should be talking gastric bypass and that if he were to do surgery he'd want to do a gastric bypass. And as a side note we'd remove the gallbladder. There was not discussion on how I felt, my past, my concerns. He clearly had 1 thought, gastric bypass, and that was it. Very disappointing.
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1221 Madison Street Suite 1411
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206-386-6706
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