Minimally invasive hernia surgery
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Minimally invasive thyroid surgery
Board Certified in General Surgery
As a general surgeon, Dr. Timo Hakkarainen has advanced fellowship training in endocrine and minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai and Beth Israel hospitals in New York. As a general surgeon, he specializes in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopic surgery for all manner of hernias and gallbladder disease. He also specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery of the colon, small intestine, and stomach including advanced training in minimally invasive surgery for hiatal hernias and chronic acid reflux.
As an endocrine surgeon, Dr. Hakkarainen specializes in the treatment of all manner of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland disease. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for thyroid cancer, benign thyroid disease, parathyroid disease, and both benign and malignant adrenal gland disease. He is experienced in advanced endoscopic and robot-assisted approaches including remote-access (hidden scar) procedures for select patients with thyroid disease. These approaches make it possible to avoid a visible neck incision for some patients.
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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