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Ralph W. Aye, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Aye is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: I offer compassionate, effective and appropriate care. I cure when possible -- listen and comfort always.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
medical school, 1977
Bellevue Hospital Center, New York
residency, General Surgery, 1979
Swedish Medical Center
residency, General Surgery, 1982
Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England
fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1984
Swedish Medical Center
fellowship, Thoraco-Esophageal Surgery, 1990

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abrasion
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Airway Disorders
  • Anomalies Of Diaphragm
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendiceal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Atelectasis
  • Axillary Abscess
  • Axillary Cyst
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Barrx
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biopsy Chest Wall
  • Biopsy Diaphragm
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Lump
  • Bronchial Fistula Repair
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • Cancer Of Mediastinum
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carbuncle
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Closure Of Diaphragmatic Fistula
  • Closure Of External Fistula Of Trachea
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cytoreduction Surgery
  • Decortication Of Lung
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Diaphragm Pacemaker Procedure
  • Diaphragm Pacing
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Tumor
  • Diastasis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Fistula
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Ectopic Calcification Xyphoid
  • Empyema
  • Encysted Hydrocele
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Biopsy Of Trachea
  • Endoscopic Division Of Adhesions Of Peritoneum
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterovaginal Fistula
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Myotomy
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Excision Mole
  • Excision Of Bronchus
  • Excision Of Lesion
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Exploratory Thoracotomy
  • Face Stitch Removal
  • Fasciitis
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Foreign Body Foot
  • Foreign Body In Esophagus
  • Foreign Body Trunk
  • Fracture Of Sternum
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Fundoplication
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gangrene
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastric Volvulus
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroduodenal Fistula
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Gastroplasty
  • Glucagonoma
  • Goiter
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hamartoma
  • Hamartoma Of Lung
  • Head Abscess
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Lump
  • Head Papilloma
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Epigastric
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Ileostomy
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Incision Drainage Abscess
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Injury To Spleen
  • Internal Hernia
  • Interstitial Emphysema
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra-Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Intussusception
  • Inverted Nipple
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Laceration
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Jejunostomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Ligation Of Bronchus
  • Linx
  • Lipoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Contusion
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangiomas
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Esophagus
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Main Bronchus
  • Mallory Weiss Tear
  • Malrotation Of Bowel
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mediports
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Mesh Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Neck Papilloma
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nevus
  • Non-Healing Wound
  • Nontraumatic Hematoma Of Soft Tissue
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesion Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Open Wound Leg
  • Open Wound Of Finger
  • Open Wound Of Forearm
  • Open Wound Of Neck
  • Open Wound Of Scalp
  • Open Wound Of Shoulder
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Paronychia
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Perianal Haematoma
  • Peritoneal Catheter
  • Peritonitis
  • Phototherapy
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter
  • Plication Of Emphysematous Bleb
  • Pneumothorax
  • Polypectomy
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Repair Of Graft-Enteric Fistula
  • Repair Of Vaginoenteric Fistula
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Revision Of Tracheostomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Sarcoma
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Sequestrum Of Lung
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Pain
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Infection
  • Splenic Injury
  • Splenomegaly
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Staging Laparotomy
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Subcutaneous Lipomas
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Surgical Staging
  • Surgical Treatment Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Regional Enteritis
  • Tension Pneumothorax
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoplasty
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracostomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urachal Cyst
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Wound Therapy
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Personal Interests

Family; music - voice and guitar, jazz, classical; the outdoors; sailing
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Publications

Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Ralph W. Aye practices at two locations

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