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Amir L. Bastawrous, M.D., MBA


Professional Statement

Dr. Bastawrous is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: I believe in a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care in which the patient, health care professionals and support personnel work together for the efficient and optimal care of the patient. In this way each member maximizes their skills. In the end, the patient is better off.

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Accepts 46 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS
  • Aetna Whole Health - Polyclinic
  • Aetna Whole Health - Providence Swedish
  • Aetna Whole Health - Puget Sound
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Bluecross/Blueshield Bluecard PPO
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna/Greatwest Healthcare PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter Exchange HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • LifeWise Connect Exchange
  • LifeWise PPO
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Marketplace Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum/Optum Behavioral Health
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) PPO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare AARP HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
medical school
General Surgery The University of Chicago Hospitals
Colon and Rectal Surgery The Cook County Hospital/Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery, Colorectal
American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Altemeier Procedure
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Pap Smear
  • 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 Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Colectomy
  • Colitis
  • Colon Stenting
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterocele
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • 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
  • Gastroscopy
  • Genital Warts
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidopexy Stapling
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo-Anal Anastomosis
  • Ileo-Colonic Fistula
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Incision Of Anal Septum
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cecectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Mile's Resection
  • Motility Disorders
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obstipation
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Perianal Haematoma
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polypectomy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • 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 Rectocele
  • 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
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Volvulus Of Colon
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Personal Interests

Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery, Benign anorectal diseases, Colonoscopy. In my free time, I enjoy bicycling and photography.
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  • 2009-2010 Swedish Medical Center, initiating and participating in several ongoing clinical projects focused on timing of foley catheter removal, innovation in fistula in ano surgery, radiation proctitis, and energy devices for hemorrhoidectomy.
  • 2000-2009 John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery: Institutional Primary Investigator, NSABP clinical trials (C08, R04), CALGB 80405, ECOG (5202, 5204). NCI # 37797. Colon, Rectal and Anal Surgical Clinical Projects including Anal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, giant condyloma acuminatum, treatment of fistula-in-ano, colonoscopy training.
  • 1994-1997 The University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Eugene Chang, MD. Role of heat shock protein 72 in maintaining cellular architecture and function during thermal and oxidant injury Regulation of intestinal sodium-hydrogen exchange in an animal model of short gut syndrome
  • “The Role of Robotics and Other New Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer” West Coast Colorectal Cancer Symposium, Seattle, WA 2011
  • “A Simple Modification to Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract procedure for Trans-sphincteric Fistula in ano-Long term follow up.” Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Cle Elum, WA 2011
  • “Initial Experience with Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) for the Treatment of Rectal Lesions” Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Cle Elum, WA 2011
  • “Protocol to Remove Foley Catheters on Post Operative Day 1 After Major Colorectal Surgery” Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Cle Elum, WA 2011
  • “Single Institution Case Series of Colonic Schwannomas” Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Cle Elum, WA 2011
  • “Modification of Ligation Intersphincteric Fistula Tract for Trans Sphincteric Fistula in Ano”, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Vancouver, BC, 2011
  • “Modified LIFT procedure for Fistula in Ano”, Video Presentation American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Vancouver, BC, 2011
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  • English
  • Arabic

Practice Locations

Amir L. Bastawrous practices at two locations

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