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Top Doctors 2019: Surgery

Part of our 19th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth December 28, 2018

Stethoscope on the table

This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

These specialists perform operations for a wide variety of ailments and diseases, and also oversee preoperative and postoperative patient care.

Benjamin O. Anderson, M.D., breast cancer and surgery; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.2166; University of Washington Medical Center; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985

Thomas R. Biehl, M.D., laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Surgical Services, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6638; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1987

Mark Brakstad, M.D., laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia repair; University of Washington Medical Center, Surgical Services and Hernia Center, 1560 N 115th St., Suite 102, Seattle, 206.668.1070; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1983

Eileen Bulger, M.D., trauma, critical care, acute surgical emergencies; General Surgery Clinic at Harborview, 410 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center; Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1992

David R. Byrd, M.D., cancer surgery, thyroid cancer, melanoma; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; Tulane University School of Medicine, 1982

Carol J. Cornejo, M.D., breast surgery, breast cancer, laparoscopic surgery; Proliance Surgical Specialists of Edmonds, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 201, Edmonds, 425.778.8116; Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds; University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 1991

Steven Counter, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, hernia and gallbladder surgery, adrenal tumors; The Polyclinic Broadway, General Surgery, 1145 Broadway Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2301; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994

Adel El-Ghazzawy, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction; Proliance Surgical Specialists at Overlake, 1231 116th Ave. NE, Suite 535, Bellevue, 425.688.1916; Overlake Medical Center; University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1992

Clayton D. Hackerman, M.D., minimally invasive surgery; The Polyclinic Broadway, General Surgery, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.2301; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Baylor College of Medicine, 2004

William S. Helton, M.D., liver cancer, gallbladder and bile duct cancers, complex hernias; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Surgery, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.1985; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 1981

Sara H. Javid, M.D., breast cancer, prophylactic mastectomy, benign breast disorders; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center; Harvard Medical School, 1999

Helen H. Kim, M.D., general surgery, breast cancer and surgery; Proliance Surgical Associates at Overlake, 1231 116th Ave. NE, Medical Pavilion Tower, Suite 535, Bellevue, 425.688.1916; Overlake Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine, 1992

Brant K. Oelschlager, M.D., esophageal and gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, esophageal and gastric cancer; Esophageal and Gastric Diseases Clinic, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4547; University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1995

James O. Park, M.D., liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon and rectal cancer; Liver Tumor Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.0539; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 1998

Jorge D. Reyes, M.D., transplant surgery, liver transplant, hepatobiliary surgery; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Transplant Center, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.1800; Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center; Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine, Brazil, 1979

Mika N. Sinanan, M.D., Ph.D., gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, colon and rectal cancer, complex hernia; General Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1980

Perry Soriano, M.D., breast cancer and surgery, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, pancreatic cancer; The Everett Clinic, Surgery, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, 425.339.5442; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1999

David McKinley White, M.D., colon and rectal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrointestinal surgery; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Seattle, 206.505.1300; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1991

Raymond S.W. Yeung, M.D., liver and biliary cancer, liver cancer, melanoma; General Surgery Clinic at University Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 1982

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