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Elena M. Hannon, M.D.

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

I was born and raised in a rural area near Boulder, Colorado. I live in Seattle with my son and our French bulldog, Taco. I pursued a career in medicine as that’s what inspired me in the fourth grade when I learned about life sciences. Although I love my work, I have varied outside interests including cooking, going to spin class and traveling whenever possible. I grew up benefitting from medical care outreach. My personal values align well Kaiser Permanente’s belief that medical care should be accessible, affordable, and excellent. I chose my specialty based on its unique combination of relationship-based care for better outcomes and the procedural/surgical aspects of improving patients' lives. It is always rewarding to help patients navigate their choices and strive toward best possible results. I strive daily to provide personal and thoughtful care to my patients. It is a privilege to be involved in their lives and to hear and understand their perspectives. I am interested in women's health, maternity and high risk obstetrics care, teen care, minimally invasive surgery, and issues around contraception and fertility. I am privileged to be a part of my patients’ lives and experiences, and to have the opportunity to make things better. I have also served in a medical capacity in several different countries. I am an avid spin cyclist, go on yearly trips abroad for yoga, love cooking classes, and wine tasting. Recently, I began a new hobby involving glass mosaic art. I am passionate about traveling. Music is also an important part of my life and makes nearly every experience better. I started a rooftop garden a few years ago and have been able to supply some of our summer produce each year. I also love walking my dog, Taco, around our Capitol Hill neighborhood and Discovery Park.

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Education

University of Colorado School of Medicine
medical school
Obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
residency

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Cerclage
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abnormal Pap
  • Adenocarcinoma In Situ Of The Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Amenorrhea
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells Of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bladder Training
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Lump
  • Candidiasis Of Vagina
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Chlamydia-Female Only
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Clomid
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colposcopy
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cryosurgery Of Cervix
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Diabetes In Pregnancy
  • Diabetic And Newly Pregnant
  • Diethylstilbestrol Exposure
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Dye Test
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Essure Contraceptive
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Female Anorgasmia
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Fibroid Removal
  • Fibroids
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • Hiv In Pregnancy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Implanon
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Increased Frequency Of Micturition
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Missed Periods
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nexplanon
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Operations On Cul-De-Sac
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Paget's Disease Of Vulva
  • Painful Periods
  • Pap Smear
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Perimenopause
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Pessary
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption
  • Placental Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pop-Q Exam
  • Post Partum Check-Up
  • Post Partum Mastitis
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Posterior Repair
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Previous Stillbirth
  • Primary Amenorrhea
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Repair Pelvic Prolapse
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation
  • Septate Uterus
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Twins
  • Unicorneate Uterus
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Uterine Abnormality
  • Uterine Anomaly In Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Lining Removal
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Agenesis
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Water Birth
  • Water Birth Information
  • Women's Health
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Personal Interests

Cooking, wine tasting, riding bikes with my son, crossfit, foreign movies, and playing with my french bulldog
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Elena M. Hannon practices at two locations

Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
Group Health Capitol Hill Campus
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill