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Amir Bastawrous, MD, MBA

4.8 out of 5

Colorectal Surgeon

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Accepting New Patients


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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Amir L. Bastawrous, M.D., M.B.A.
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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 cyst
  • 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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  • English
  • Arabic

Practice Locations

Amir Bastawrous practices at two locations

Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Suite 4535
Issaquah, WA 98029
Swedish Colon Rectal Clinic - First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Floor 5
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Issaquah
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds

Patient Ratings and Comments

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Amir Bastawrous's Overall Score

4.8 out of 5 from 87 ratings (13 comments)
5 out of 5

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Bastorous. The doctor that referred me to him didn't provide all of the necessary information to make a definite decision. However, Dr. Bastorous provided exceptionally detailed information regarding the upcoming procedure that will take place in January.

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5 out of 5

Doctor bastaraws spent aloot of time trying to find the best treatment for my condition he is very patient and knowledgeable

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5 out of 5

Dr. Bastawrous is exceptional! He is professional, and I have great confidence in him. He listens to me, and he clearly explains things in words that I understand. He has a great "bedside manner". I will continue to recommend him to friends and family.

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5 out of 5

Asked for the doctor chart notes to be sent to my physical therapist and they were never sent. I was to receive a call from a scheduling nurse about insurance verification for a procedure and never did receive a call. I did call the office a few weeks ago inquiring about the above and still have not heard back.

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4.5 out of 5

The name of the growth he removed from my stoma is about 6 syllables long. He did repeat it, but I didn't catch most of it. Most important, he completely described what it is, how it got there, what he would do. I already knew that the stoma feels no pain, and told him that. No meds necessary, and he told me to return if it comes back.

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5 out of 5

Excellent experience, very caring doctor and staff.

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5 out of 5

Super doc.

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5 out of 5

At Swedish each department is its own side. Dr. Bastawrous is the only doctor I've found there that is willing to cross silos and help me get the care I need. Everyone else does their piece only then leaves you to figure out what to do next for continued care.

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4.5 out of 5

He was great.

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5 out of 5

Dr. B. is extremely caring & the best doctor I've encountered.

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5 out of 5

Seemed like a great doctor & most likable.

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5 out of 5

Doctor is the best I have every known.

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5 out of 5

Dr Bastarous is the best. Excellent doctor who I completely trust. Have recommended him to friends and family.

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