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Specialty
Hand Surgery, Wrist Surgery
Practice Name
EvergreenHealth Hand Surgery
Primary Address
12039 NE 128th Street, Suite 400
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Primary Phone
425.899.4810
Primary Fax
425.899.4811
Practice Website
https://www.evergreenhealth.com/hand-surgery
Clinical Expertise
Minimally invasive and endoscopic hand and wrist surgery, treatment of compressive neuropathies including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, treatment of Dupuytren's disease, hand trauma, wrist arthroscopy, hand and wrist arthritis, tendonopathies, trigger finger, work injuries.
Credentials
Board Certified in Hand Surgery
Practicing Since
2012
Experience
I am a fellowship-trained hand surgeon, providing care for both elective hand problems and hand trauma. During my plastic surgery residency training, I developed skills in soft tissue handling and wound management. In my orthopedic hand fellowship, I learned a variety of surgical techniques from mentors who trained with the pioneers of hand surgery. My combined training in plastic and orthopedic surgery complement each other in my approach to complicated surgical issues.
Philosophy
My philosophy is one of informed choice. Every procedure comes with risks and benefits, and my goal is to help each patient understand what their options are in order to make the best choice for their situation. This is especially important in hand surgery because not every condition has a single, clear treatment and multiple options may be presented. I feel that my patients appreciate that I try to take the time necessary for everyone to understand their condition, its treatment options, and the outcome they might expect before they make their decision, as well as guide them through their recovery.
Personal Information
I was raised in Stanwood, a small town north of Seattle. Following my education and training, I spent five years in practice in Eugene, Oregon before returning home to the Puget Sound area in 2017. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, snowboarding, golf and spending time with my twin son and daughter. My wife, a nurse educator, and I also appreciate fine coffee, traveling and exploring the world of wine.
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA
Residency
University of Washington Dept. of Surgery | Seattle, WA
Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco | San Franciso, CA - Plastic Surgery; University of California, Irvine | Orange, CA - Hand Surgery
 
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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96 patients rated this physician.

The Provider Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
4.7
Provider Listened Carefully
4.8
Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
4.9
Provider Knew Medical History
4.4
Provider Showed Respect
4.7

Patient Comments (18 comments)

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of EvergreenHealth.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018

He does great surgical work and gives a great Cortisone injection.
Reviewed on September 24, 2018

Good experience.
Reviewed on September 21, 2018

excellent provider
Reviewed on July 9, 2018

everything was great with this provider and his team
Reviewed on June 27, 2018

Outcome of surgery was excellent.
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