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Alexander Farivar, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Farivar is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: 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.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Boston University School of Medicine
medical school
University of Washington General Surgery Residency
residency
Brigham and Womens Harvard Medical School
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Achalasia
  • Airway Disorders
  • Anomalies Of Diaphragm
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Atelectasis
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Barrx
  • Biopsy Chest Wall
  • Biopsy Diaphragm
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Bronchial Fistula Repair
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • Cancer Of Mediastinum
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Closure Of Diaphragmatic Fistula
  • Closure Of External Fistula Of Trachea
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cytoreduction Surgery
  • Decortication Of Lung
  • Diaphragm Pacemaker Procedure
  • Diaphragm Pacing
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Tumor
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Biopsy Of Trachea
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Myotomy
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Excision Of Bronchus
  • Exploratory Thoracotomy
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Foreign Body In Esophagus
  • Fracture Of Sternum
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Gi Stent Placement
  • Hamartoma Of Lung
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Intra-Abdominal Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Jejunostomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Ligation Of Bronchus
  • Linx
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Contusion
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Esophagus
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Main Bronchus
  • Mallory Weiss Tear
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • 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 Lesion Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Palliative Care
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Phototherapy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter
  • Plication Of Emphysematous Bleb
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Revision Of Tracheostomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Sequestrum Of Lung
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgical Staging
  • Tension Pneumothorax
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoplasty
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracostomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
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Personal Interests

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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Publications

Professional Associations

STS, ACCP, AATS
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Alexander Farivar practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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