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Christopher J. Carlson, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterology

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Carlson attended SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, then completed internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington, where he was elected fellows representative. Dr. Carlson enjoys practicing all aspects of gastroenterology, and has particular interests in therapeutic endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Carlson believes that people need to be able to trust their healthcare providers, and strives to help patients understand their medical issues and to know what to expect with any proposed interventions. He combines an investigative approach to patient care while staying current with new technology and guidelines.

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Education

University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
medical school
University of Michigan
residency
University of Washington
fellowship

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Anoscopy
  • Appetite Loss
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Barrx
  • Bile Duct Stone
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Duct Fistula
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Cancer Of Pancreas
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholesterolosis Of Gallbladder
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Colon Stenting
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilation Of Sphincter Of Oddi
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Amylase
  • Endoscopic Dilation Of Ampulla And Biliary Duct
  • Endoscopic Insertion Of Stent Into Bile Duct
  • Endoscopic Removal Of Stone From Biliary Tract
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Disorder
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Stent
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Feeding Tube
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Foreign Body In Esophagus
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hematemesis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intussusception
  • Islet Cell Transplant
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malabsorption
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Needle Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Obstipation
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Fistula
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Pancreatic Steatorrhoea
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatoscopy
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Percutaneous Aspiration Of Gallbladder
  • Peritoneoscopy
  • Peritonitis
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Porcelain Gallbladder
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Spasm Of The Sphincter Of Oddi
  • Spiral Enteroscopy
  • Spyglass
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stricture Sphincter Of Oddi
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple Disease
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Personal Interests

When he is not at the hospital, Dr. Carlson is likely hiking, fishing or spending time with his wife and three children
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Professional Associations

American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Christopher J. Carlson practices at two locations

Swedish Gastroenterology
1221 Madison Street
Suite 1220
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Gastroenterology - Ballard
5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest
Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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