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Melinda E. Hawkins, MD

Colorectal Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
I like to take a full body approach to patient care, recognizing that the effects of a patients disease can be taxing to both their physical and emotional well being. 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.
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School
Swedish Medical Center General Surgery
St Marks Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Utah
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
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery, Colorectal
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
Clinical Interests
  • altemeier procedure
  • anal abscess
  • anal cancer
  • anal dilation
  • anal dysplasia
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal fistula repair
  • anal incontinence surgery
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal sphincterotomy
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anal warts
  • anorectal abnormalities
  • anorectal cancer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorectal myectomy
  • anoscopy
  • appendiceal carcinoid
  • appendix cancer
  • benign carcinoid of colon
  • benign carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • benign neoplasm of colon
  • bladder fistula
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bowel resection
  • cancer
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • colectomy
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal malignancy
  • colorectal screening
  • colostomy
  • colovaginal fistula
  • condylomata acuminata
  • constipation
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • delorme procedure
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • excision of external hemorrhoidal tags and papillae
  • excision single external papilla or tag anus
  • familial polyposis
  • fecal incontinence
  • fissurectomy
  • foreign body in anus and rectum
  • foreign body in intestine and colon
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • genital warts
  • hematochezia
  • hematuria
  • hemicolectomy
  • hemorrhoid treatment
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileo-anal anastomosis
  • ileo-colonic fistula
  • ileostomy
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision of anal septum
  • intestinal obstruction
  • laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum
  • laparoscopic anterior resection
  • laparoscopic cecectomy
  • laparoscopic colectomy
  • laparoscopic rectal prolapse repair
  • laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • low anterior resection
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of colon
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • malignant neoplasm of colon
  • malignant rectal neoplasm
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • metastatic colon cancer
  • mile's resection
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • obstipation
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • parastomal hernia
  • partial colectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic mass
  • perianal haematoma
  • peridiverticular abscess
  • personal history of colonic polyps
  • pilonidal cyst
  • polypectomy
  • proctectomy
  • proctitis
  • proctocolectomy
  • proctoplasty for stenosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • prolapse colostomy
  • radiation proctitis
  • rectal abscess
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • rectal prolapse
  • rectocele
  • rectourethral fistua
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • recurrent colorectal cancer
  • refashioning of colostomy
  • removal anal seton marker
  • repair anal fistula
  • repair of anal fistula with fibrin glue
  • repair of paracolostomy hernia
  • repair of rectal prolapse
  • repair of rectourethral fistula
  • repair of rectovaginal fistula
  • revision of colostomy
  • seton placement
  • severe dysplasia of rectum
  • sigmoid volvulus
  • sigmoidectomy
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • solesta
  • sphincteroplasty
  • sphincterotomy
  • staging laparotomy
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subtotal colectomy
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis
  • tenesmus
  • transrectal drainage of pelvic abscess
  • ulcerative colitis
  • volvulus of colon


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.


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4.7 out of 5 (51 Ratings, 9 Comments)


i am a veterinarian, i understand medical terminology. the doctor was easy to understand.

The staff was very helpful in getting confirmed insurance preapproval.

Excellent doctor.

Not very friendly very chop chop next patient feel.

I really don't like the fact that I have to see a surgeon of her specialty, but I think Dr. Hawkins was the best choice. She's friendly, knowledgeable, and has been right about pretty much everything in regards to my issue. I also like that she actually has a sense of humor and decent personality. It suits her well in what would otherwise be an uncomfortable situation for her patients.

My provider was excellent, and I always felt comfortable about my visits. Would definitely recommend her services if this wasn't such a private topic for people.

I'm not an easy patient - very squeamish - Dr. Hawkin is patient but firm and that helps minimize reactions.

Dr. Hawkins gave thorough, understandable explanation of my issue & offered great solution to take care of this.

The best - very friendly.
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