Minimally Invasive and Remote-Access Thyroid Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Remote Access Parathyroid Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Adrenal Surgery
Neuroendocrine diseases of the pancreas
Board Certified in Surgery
I am a general surgeon with advanced fellowship training in endocrine surgery at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospitals in New York. I am experienced in the treatment of all manner of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland diseases. I offer minimally-invasive and remote-access (hidden scar) surgery for the thyroid and parathyroid, including endoscopic transoral and robot-assisted approaches.
My role is to help patients understand their disease or condition, as well as what treatment options are available and then to partner with them to help determine the best next steps in care. This personalized plan is certainly influenced by the medical and surgical details of their condition, but more importantly it is also based on their personal values, goals of care and life situation.
When not working, I enjoy technical SCUBA diving in the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, alpine climbing (especially on Mount Rainier), woodworking, wheel-thrown pottery, reading history, and just about any outdoor activity. My wife, three kids and I enjoy camping regularly. I love helping expose them to the natural world, develop new skills, and helping them develop a passion for the outdoors and confidence in their ability to try things.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine | New York
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | New York
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Reviewed on January 21, 2019 Same surgery at the same place 12 years later. Your team has made fantastic improvements to your facility and quality of staff.
Reviewed on December 17, 2018 Dr. Hakkarainen is one of the best physicians I've ever met. He has been with me every step of the way throughout my cancer treatment. Not only is he an expert surgeon, but he is also kind and compassionate.
Reviewed on May 23, 2018 Dr. Hakkarainen helped me understand in greater depth my ongoing need to check the lymph node area under my arm more often than I was doing. I appreciated his ongoing help this follow-up visit.
Reviewed on April 19, 2018 My experience was very well handled in all respects.
Reviewed on August 29, 2018 Used a lot of medical terms, needs to translate so patient totally understands.