Alexander S. Farivar, MD
Seattle, WA 98104
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About Alexander S. Farivar
Dr. Farivar is a multiple time recipient of the Seattle Top Doctor Award and most recently received the 2023 Seattle Magazine Top Doc Award. Dr. Farivar has a broad-based thoracic surgery practice. He enjoys helping patients and their families through their healthcare journey. He takes great effort to incorporate the needs and beliefs of patients and their families in his treatment plans. Dr. Farivar has a particular interest in lung and esophageal disorders, including cancer treatment. He also has interests in the appropriate use of robotic surgery to address thoracic surgery pathology, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Brigham and Womens Harvard Medical SchoolResidency
University of Washington General Surgery ResidencyMedical School
Boston University School of Medicine
STS, ACCP, AATS
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
- American Board of Surgery, Surgery
- Comparing robotic lung resection with thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery cases entered into the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.
- Early experience with robotic lung resection results in similar operative outcomes and morbidity when compared with matched video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery cases.
- Repair of symptomatic giant paraesophageal hernias in elderly (>70 years) patients results in improved quality of life.
- Clinical Outcomes of Reoperation for Failed Antireflux Operations.
- The effect of concurrent esophageal pathology on bariatric surgical planning.
In his off time, Dr. Farivar enjoys spending time with loved ones and friends. He enjoys cooking, dining out, hiking, sports, water sports, and exploring the beautiful Northwest.
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Dr Farivar acknowledged my issues and provided helpful insight in how to best move forward with my care. Dr Farivar was very thorough in advising me of any potential risks and outcomes. I really appreciated Dr Farivar's care and attention to the symptoms I have been experiencing!
I feel fortunate to be under the health care umbrella of the Swedish organization
Very pleased with my visit and my Doctor and staff.
This visit was my first time meeting Dr Farivar and he answered all my concerns with knowledge and was very informative. He also has a warm personality making a stressful meeting less stressful. He spent a lot of time with me explaining my X-rays, all my concerns that assured me I am in good hands with my upcoming surgery. I left the office visit with confidence in my upcoming surgery.
I feel very safe with this surgeon and his plan to discuss alternatives.
Thank you for excellent care from your courteous staff all around. Very helpful, kind and upbeat. Appreciate the time my Doctors have taken to explain my new diagnoses of cancer and what they can and not do for me. Being informed really helps.
Very caring provider.
This provider treat me with kindness and understanding of my concerns. I believe this provider gave me his honest medical advice regarding my concerns and in my best interests.
Dr. Farivar is the most respectful MD I have ever had the good fortune to meet.
Dr Farivar's staff was very professional and helpful. Dr Farivar is the best. Very professional and always concerned about my good health being. I'm very satisfied and impressed with my care.
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Farivar and the Swedish Thoracic department to anyone who will listen.
Great doctor very knowledgeable. Explains everything well. O
He was attentive, and explained not only the procedure, but also alternatives in case his first choice wasn't possible. He was honest and confident.
Excellent office staffprovider was caring and explained surgery very well
Dr. Farivar is the best doctor I have ever had for any reason. Perfect skilled, kind, professional. I trust him with my life and know I'm getting the best care possible. I share his name with people, always praising him. Awesome doctor.
Dr.faravar is the best Dr I have ever seen. He gave me a new lease on life as far as I'm concerned.
Dr Farivar is a warm, caring, competent professional. I feel grateful he was my doctor during a scary time in my life.
Was great at explaining what was going on with my esophagus and coming up with a plan! Feel very confident he will come up with solution to help .
The doctor, medical nurses are respectful, courteous, and helpful on answering questions.
Good job team.
Very professional. He scheduled further tests and a potential surgery date in the near future.
Excellent surgeon excellent care
I was extremely nervous/anxious during my visit. Dr put me at ease with his friendly disposition. When he talked about tests that were needed, I got really scared when he mentioned the one where tube Is put in nose & down esophagus... I was adamant that I simply could not do that one. He remained calm & simply/calmly/kindly said, "Just do your best." For some reason this immediately calmed me. I had expected him to be Intolerant/upset/angry about my behavior, so his response & demeanor worked wonders.
I've been very impressed w my surgical team and support staff
- Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
- Airway Disorders
- Cancer Surgery
- Carcinoid Of Stomach
- Chest Wall Disorder
- Chest Wall Resection
- Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
- Cytoreduction Surgery
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Ear Melanoma
- Endoscopic Biopsy Of Trachea
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Esophageal Cancer
- Feeding Tube Placement
- Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
- Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Gastrointestinal (Gi) Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (Gist)
- Gi Stent Placement
- Hiatal Hernia
- Hiatal Hernia Repair
- Intra Abdominal Cancer
- Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
- Laparoscopic Fundoplication
- Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Jejunostomy
- Lung Abscess
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Mass
- Lung Resection
- Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
- Malignant Effusion
- Malignant Neoplasm Of Esophagus
- Mediastinal Abscess
- Mediastinal Mass
- Melanoma On Face
- Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
- Open Biopsy Of Lesions Of Mediastinum
- Open Biopsy Of Lung
- Palliative Care
- Pectus Carinatum
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pulmonary Metastases
- Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
- Robotic Lung Surgery
- Spontaneous Pneumothorax
- Stomach Cancer
- Subglottic Stenosis
- Substernal Thyroid Mass
- Surgical Staging
- Tobacco Use Cessation
- Tracheal Reconstruction
- Tracheal Resection
- Tracheal Stent Placement
- Tracheostomy Revision
- Tuberculosis (Tb)
- Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
- Virtual Care