Top Doctors 2021: Surgery

Part of our 21st annual list of the region's best physicians

By CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff

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May 13, 2021

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Seattle Magazine.

These specialists perform operations for a wide variety of ailments and diseases, and also oversee preoperative and postoperative patient care.

Marion C. Johnson, M.D.: breast cancer and surgery, gallbladder surgery; Evergreen Health Surgical Care, 12333 N.E. 130th Lane, Suite 420, Kirkland, 425-899-5500

Eileen Bulger, M.D.: trauma, critical care, gastrointestinal cancer; General Surgery Clinic at Harborview, Norm Maleng Building, 410 Ninth Ave., floor 7, Seattle, 206-744-3241

Joseph Cuschieri, M.D.: gastrointestinal surgery, trauma/critical care; General Surgery Clinic at Harborview, Norm Maleng Building, 410 Ninth Ave., floor 7, Seattle, 206-744-3241

Ronald V. Maier, M.D.: hernia-complex, trauma/critical care, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal surgery; General Surgery Clinic at Harborview, Norm Maleng Building, 410 Ninth Ave., floor 7, Seattle, 206-744-3241

Adel G. El-Ghazzawy, M.D.: minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction; Proliance Surgical Associates at Overlake, 1231 116th Ave. N.E., Medical Pavilion Tower, Suite 535, Bellevue, 425-688-1916; Overlake Medical Center

Helen H. Kim, M.D.: breast cancer and surgery; Proliance Surgical Associates at Overlake, 1231 116th Ave. N.E., Medical Pavilion Tower, Suite 535, Bellevue, 425-688-1916; Overlake Medical Center

Perry Soriano, M.D.: breast cancer and surgery, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, pancreatic cancer; The Everett Clinic, Surgery Department, 1330 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, 425-339-5442; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Carol J. Cornejo, M.D.: breast surgery, breast cancer and surgery, laparoscopic surgery; Proliance Surgical Specialists of Edmonds, 7315 212th St. S.W., Suite 201, Edmonds, 425-778-8116; Swedish Medical Center-Edmonds Campus

Steven Counter, M.D.: adrenal tumors, minimally invasive surgery, hernia, gallbladder surgery; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, floor 1, Seattle, 206-860-2301; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Juan C. de la Ossa, M.D.: minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic surgery; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, floor 1, Seattle, 206-860-2301; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Clayton D. Hackerman, M.D.: laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder surgery; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, floor 1, Seattle, 206-860-2301; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

David McKinley White, M.D.: colon and rectal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrointestinal surgery; Pacific Medical Centers Specialty Care – Canyon Park; 1909 214th St. S.E., Suite 300, Bothell, 206-505-1300; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

David R. Byrd, M.D.: breast cancer and surgery, cancer surgery, thyroid cancer, melanoma; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, 206-288-7222; University of Washington Medical Center

Kristine E. Calhoun, M.D.: breast cancer and surgery, breast disease; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, 206-288-7222; University of Washington Medical Center

Sara H. Javid, M.D.: breast cancer and surgery; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, 206-288-7222; University of Washington Medical Center

Brant K. Oelschlager, M.D.: esophageal cancer, esophageal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery; Esophageal and Gastric Diseases Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4477

Mika N. Sinanan, M.D., Ph.D.: hernia-complex, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colon and rectal cancer; General Surgery Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4477

Raymond S.W. Yeung, M.D.: liver and biliary cancer, liver cancer, melanoma;  General Surgery Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 206-598-4477

Thomas R. Biehl, M.D.: liver &and biliary cancer, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal cancer and surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, General Surgery, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206-223-6638

Lily C. Chang, M.D.: bariatric/obesity surgery, minimally invasive surgery; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, General Surgery, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206-341-1994

William Scott Helton, M.D.: hernia-complex, liver cancer, gallbladder and bile duct cancers, pancreatic cancer; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, General Surgery, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206-341-1985

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