Top Doctors 2020: Surgery

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians
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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

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

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

David R. Byrd, M.D., cancer surgery, thyroid cancer, melanoma; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.7222; University of Washington Medical Center

Kristine E. Calhoun, M.D., breast cancer, surgical oncology; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.606.1024; University of Washington Medical Center

Lily C. Chang, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal and esophageal surgery, obesity/bariatric surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Surgical Services, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6600; Virginia Mason Medical Center

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

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

Joseph Cuschieri, M.D., gastrointestinal surgery, critical care; Harborview Medical Center, General Surgery, 410 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.3241; Harborview Medical Center

Juan C. de la Ossa, M.D., laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, anal dysplasia; The Polyclinic Broadway, General Surgery, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.2301; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

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

Clayton D. Hackerman, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, anti-reflux procedures, endoscopy; The Polyclinic Broadway, General Surgery, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.2301; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

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

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

Marion C. Johnson, M.D., breast cancer and surgery, gallbladder surgery; EvergreenHealth, Surgical Care, 12333 NE 130th Lane, Suite Tan 420, Kirkland, 425.899.5500; EvergreenHealth

Helen H. Kim, M.D., general surgery, breast cancer and surgery; Proliance Surgical Associates at Overlake, 1231 116th Ave. NE, Suite 535, Bellevue, 425.688.1916; Overlake Medical Center

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

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

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

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

Credentials
A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

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