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Specialty
Surgery - General
Practice Name
EvergreenHealth Surgical Care
Primary Address
12333 NE 130th Lane, Suite Tan 420
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Primary Phone
425.899.5500
Primary Fax
425.899.5522
Practice Website
https://www.evergreenhealth.com/surgical-clinic
Clinical Expertise
General Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Remote-Access Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid Cancer
Grave's Disease
Thyroiditis
Minimally Invasive and Remote Access Parathyroid Surgery
Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroid Cancer
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Adrenal Surgery
Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Nodules
Pheochromocytoma
Neuroendocrine diseases of the pancreas
Colon Surgery
Melanoma
Robotic Surgery
Credentials
Board Certified in Surgery
Experience
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.
Philosophy
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.
Personal Information
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.
Medical School
Mount Sinai School of Medicine | New York
Residency
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Fellowship
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | New York
 
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

Criteria

30 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
4.9
Provider Listened Carefully
4.9
Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
4.9
Provider Knew Medical History
4.4
Provider Showed Respect
5.0

Patient Comments (3 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 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.
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