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Michael G. Florence, MD, FACS

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Florence is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: I believe in combining a patient-centered approach with professional surgical care. I am here to listen and understand your surgical issues, answer your questions, address your concerns, and formulate a plan of care that is medically sound while accounting for your personal needs.
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Washington
Professional Associations
American College of Surgeons, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, North Pacific Surgical Association, Washington State Chapter ACS, Seattle Surgical Society
Personal Interests
Biking, Skiing
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal abscess
  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal surgery
  • axillary abscess
  • axillary cyst
  • back mass
  • barrx
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • budd chiari syndrome
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer of skin
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • contusion abdominal wall
  • cryoablation
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • destruction of lesion of liver
  • diastasis
  • duodenal ulcer surgery
  • ectopic calcification xyphoid
  • endocrine surgery
  • endoscopic division of adhesions of peritoneum
  • enterovaginal fistula
  • epidermoid cysts
  • excision mole
  • excision of ampulla of vater
  • excision of lesion
  • face stitch removal
  • fibrocystic liver
  • foreign body trunk
  • frostbite
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric volvulus
  • glucagonoma
  • groin mass
  • groin pain
  • hamartoma
  • head abscess
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head papilloma
  • hepatic infarction
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • hepatoblastoma
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • hernia repair
  • hyperhidrosis surgery
  • ileostomy
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision drainage abscess
  • inclusion cyst
  • injury to spleen
  • internal hernia
  • interstitial emphysema
  • intestinal artery disease
  • intestinal infarction
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intra-abdominal cancer
  • intraabdominal cyst
  • islet cell transplant
  • islet cell tumor
  • keratin cyst
  • laceration
  • laparoscopic adhesiolysis
  • laparoscopic bile duct exploration
  • laparoscopic biopsy of liver
  • laparoscopic cecectomy
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • laparoscopic jejunostomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopic umbilical herniorrhaphy
  • laparoscopic whipple procedure
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • linx
  • lipoma
  • liposarcoma
  • liver abscess
  • liver biopsy
  • liver hemangioma
  • liver mass
  • liver surgery
  • lymph node biopsy
  • lymphadenopathy
  • lymphangiomas
  • lysis of adhesions
  • malignant melanoma
  • malrotation of bowel
  • mass on trunk
  • mechanical complication of gastrostomy
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • mediports
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • mesh removal
  • mole removal
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neck papilloma
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • needle biopsy of pancreas
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • non-healing wound
  • nontraumatic hematoma of soft tissue
  • pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • pancreatic steatorrhoea
  • pancreatic surgery
  • pancreatitis
  • pancreatoscopy
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • parastomal hernia
  • parathyroid mass
  • paronychia
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic mass
  • percutaneous aspiration of gallbladder
  • perianal haematoma
  • peritoneal catheter
  • peritonitis
  • personal history of malignant neoplasm of liver
  • pilar cyst
  • polypectomy
  • portal hypertension
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • portal pyemia
  • portal vein thrombosis
  • postcholecystectomy syndrome
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • pyogenic granuloma
  • quadrantectomy
  • recurrent hernia
  • reducible hernia
  • removal of pancreatic tube or drain
  • repair laceration
  • repair of laceration of gallbladder
  • repair of liver laceration
  • repair of vaginoenteric fistula
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • sarcoma
  • second degree burn
  • secondary malignant neoplasm of liver
  • skin abscess
  • small bowel biopsy
  • small bowel obstruction
  • spleen cancer
  • spleen pain
  • splenic cyst
  • splenic disease
  • splenic infection
  • splenic injury
  • splenomegaly
  • staging laparotomy
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • stomal hernia
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subcutaneous lipomas
  • subphrenic abscess
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment crohns disease
  • surgical treatment of regional enteritis
  • third degree burn
  • urachal cyst
  • wound therapy

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (37 Ratings, 6 Comments)


Best experience that I could have ever expected.

Michael has pretty awful beside manner... but I came to him looking for a surgeon, not a fishing buddy. He scared the [...] out of my wife after surgery by telling her that the surgery went poorly and that's why it took a long time, and then leaving without explaining to her that I was actually okay or what to do or where to go next to meet me for recovery. It's all good now... he's a competent surgeon for sure, and I trusted him with my care. He also didn't really offer up much extra information... as a patient, I don't always know what to ask or what's important. I found myself thinking of key questions right after I finished talking to him, like next steps for dressing the wounds or what to eat/not eat. If he was more forthcoming with more information, I think I would be more likely to recommend him to others. Again, the general attitude can be brushed off... most medical specialists I've found to be quirky like this.

Dr. Florence is great. An asset to your hospital.

Dr. draw pictures to help me understand.

Exceptional Doctor

This was the 2nd time I have seen this dr. The 1st time I found him rude & not at all concerned w/my worries. I saw him again hoping the 1st time was just an off day. It was not. I was referred to him for a gallbladder removal. [...] Any surgery is riskier for me. Instead of reassuring me that I'd be OK he said we should be talking gastric bypass and that if he were to do surgery he'd want to do a gastric bypass. And as a side note we'd remove the gallbladder. There was not discussion on how I felt, my past, my concerns. He clearly had 1 thought, gastric bypass, and that was it. Very disappointing.
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1221 Madison Street Suite 1411
Seattle, WA 98104
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