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Rodney J. Kratz, M.D.

Colorectal Surgeon

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Kratz specializes in the diseases of the colon and rectum with an interest in the prevention of colon and rectal cancer, the treatment of HPV disease, and laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Married with three children, Dr. Kratz enjoys soccer and music, and has an interest in exercise and nutrition.

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Education

Indiana University School of Medicine
medical school
General Surgery, Indiana University
residency
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic, Seattle, WA
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery, Colorectal

Clinical Interests

  • 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 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 Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastric Volvulus
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroduodenal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Mile's Resection
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Partial Colectomy
  • 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
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Revision Of Colostomy
  • Seton Placement
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Volvulus
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Solesta
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Staging
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Tenesmus
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus Of Colon
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Personal Interests

Soccer, Snowboarding, Crossfit
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Professional Associations

ASCRS, NWSCRS, ACS
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Rodney J. Kratz practices at three 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
Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic - Ballard
1801 Northwest Market Street
Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
Medical Groups
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