Alexander S. Farivar, MD

Accepting New Patients
Offers Video Visits
1101 Madison Street, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
2298.1 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
Speaks: English

Swedish Thoracic Surgery - First Hill

1101 Madison Street, Suite 900, 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 School


University of Washington General Surgery Residency

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine

Professional Associations
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Swedish Thoracic Surgery - First Hill
1101 Madison Street, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical Groups & Affiliations

Affiliated Locations
Swedish First Hill

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.

Clinical Interests

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Airway Disorders
  • Atelectasis
  • Barrx
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cytoreduction Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Biopsy Of Trachea
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Gastrectomy
  • 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
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Esophagus
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesions Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Palliative Care
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Phototherapy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Robotic Lung Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Segmentectomy
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Substernal Thyroid Mass
  • Surgical Staging
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Stent Placement
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Revision
  • Tuberculosis (Tb)
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Virtual Care