General & Surgical Specialists Clinic

Address:
4033 Talbot Road South, Suite 530
Renton, Wa 98055
Phone: 425.228.6076
Fax: 425.226.5224
Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Surgical Specialty Clinic surgeons are skilled in gastrointestinal, endocrine, and advanced laparoscopic surgery, hernia repair, breast disease and general surgery. We perform a wide variety of procedures from treatment of varicose and spider veins to the resection of a major intra-abdominal organ.

No matter what the procedure, our exceptional team of surgeons and staff stress prompt attention to our patients, quality surgical treatment, and excellent follow-up care.


  • Michael Burke, MD

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    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Vascular Surgery, Robotic Surgery

    Meet the Provider

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    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Biography

    Michael Burke, MD, FACS received his medical degree from Creighton University. His General Surgery training was completed at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Northwestern University Affiliated Hospitals in Chicago. He is a Board Certified surgeon and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. He is a member of Seattle Surgical Society and American College of Phlebology. Dr. Burke has practiced at Valley Medical Center since 1984 and served numerous terms as Chief of Surgery at VMC. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and is proficient with the da Vinci robot. In 2010, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine named Dr. Burke a Top Doc.

    Dr. Burke is from a large Seattle family. His wife Kim and his three children enjoy tennis, golf, skiing, and fishing. Dr. Burke ran the Alaskan Iditarod trail in 2004-2005.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Lucia Chou, MD

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    Specialties

    • Primary: Acute Care Surgical Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Other Interests

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Cheryl Cieszlak, PA-C

    Cheryl L. Cieszlak

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425-228-6076
    Fax: 425-226-5224

    Biography

    Cheryl Cieszlak (pronounced "chess-lock") received her Physician Assistant degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. She earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan University.

    Ms. Cieszlak's focus on general surgery. She acts as first assist in the operating room and is also involved in clinic care.

    Other Interests

    In her spare time she enjoys drawing, traveling, weight lifting, and hiking.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Crystal Colleran, PA-C

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    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Biography

    I completed my undergraduate education with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Eastern Washington University. I attended PA school at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where I obtained my Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. After living on the east coast where I worked in general and vascular surgery, I am very happy to be back home in the Pacific Northwest specializing in General Surgery. In my spare time, I enjoy scrapbooking, traveling, waterskiing, and spending time with my family.

    Certifications

    Certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since December 2007.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Phillip Dean, MD

    Phillip Dean MD

    Specialties

    • Primary: Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • Secondary: Direct Access Colonoscopy

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Biography

    Phillip Dean, MD is pleased to have returned to the Pacific Northwest and practicing Colon and Rectal Surgery at Valley Medical Center. A native of Kitsap Peninsula, Dr. Dean graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine with Honors. He then completed residency training in General Surgery at St Louis University, followed by fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The Mayo Clinic.

    After initially pursuing an academic surgery and basic science research path as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Dr. Dean subsequently practiced in Utah, and has been 15 years in the private practice of colon and rectal surgery in Saginaw, Michigan before leaving to join his partners and colleagues at Valley Medical Center.

    Dr. Dean is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is Board Certified in both General Surgery, and Colon and Rectal Surgery. His professional interest include laparoscopic colon surgery for colorectal disease, colorectal cancer care, diverticulitis, anorectal disease, and fecal incontinence.

    Certifications

    Undergraduate: Greenville College, BA Chemistry and Biology

    Medical School: University of Washington, graduate with Honors

    Residency: St Louis University School of Medicine: General Surgery

    Fellowship: May Clinic: Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Other Interests

    Dr. Dean has two sons in college. In his spare time he is an avid sailboat racer, and enjoys may outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, and golf.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Martin Durtschi, MD

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    Specialties

    • Primary: Acute Care Surgical Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Kaur Kuldeep, ARNP

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    Specialties

    • Primary: Acute Care Surgical Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Art Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Patricia Lightfoot, PA-C

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    Specialties

    • Primary: Acute Care Surgicalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425-228-6076
    Fax: 425-226-5224

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Tori McFall, MD

    Tori A. McFall

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Breast Surgery,

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425-228-6076
    Fax: 425-226-5224

    Biography

    Tori McFall, MD has been a member of the Medical Staff at Valley Medical Center since 1991. Her surgical practice includes many aspects of general surgery with special interest in the surgical management of breast cancer and breast disease. She is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a recipient of the 2005 Champion for Life Award. This award is presented annually by Valley Breast Center to recognize an individual who has provided excellent patient care or support.

    Dr. McFall earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. She received her M.D. from The University of Utah in 1986. She completed a five year general surgery residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 1991. Dr McFall is an active member of American Society of Breast Surgeons.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Jeffrey Stone, MD

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    Specialties

    • Primary: Acute Care Surgical Hospitalist

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425-228-6076
    Fax: 425-226-5224

    Biography

    Raised on Florida’s southwest coast, Jeff Stone, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of Miami. After a three-year stint in the commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Stone completed his surgical residency at Emory University in Atlanta in 1985. He practiced general surgery in Georgia, Montana, Tennessee and New Mexico before joining Valley Medical Center as an acute care surgeon.

    Acute care surgery is new to Valley, but is a practice model that is rapidly being adopted across the country by hospitals of all sizes.

    Dr. Stone says, “Essentially, it dedicates general surgeons—often referred to as hospitalist surgeons or surgicalists—to full time coverage of the ER and medical hospitalists’ needs. This frees surgeons with elective, office-based practices from the disruptions in their schedules necessitated by on-call responsibilities, and allows them to practice more efficiently and productively. As acute care surgeons generally do not do elective surgery, I enhance the practices of my elective surgeon colleagues.”

    Other Interests

    Dr. Stone founded the new Trauma and Acute Care Surgery group at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM, where he met his wife, uro-gynecologist Cindi Lewis, MD. The two newlyweds shared a passion for the outdoors and enjoy cycling, hiking, camping, and skiing.

    He says, “I got Cindi into scuba diving and she’s going to teach me how to rock climb even though I’m afraid of heights!”

    The beauty of the Pacific Northwest and proximity of his two daughters—who attend college in Portland, OR—convinced the two to relocate to the evergreen state in 2014. “…As if I needed any more inducement to move to Seattle from New Mexico,” he says.

    Dr. Stone and his wife also discovered a shared passion for doing surgical mission work. They’ve travelled to the Philippines, Nepal, and the Marshall Islands to provide life-saving or life-mending surgical care for patients.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Trisha Unger, MD

    Trisha A. Unger

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Breast Surgery, EGD & Direct Access Colonoscopy, Surgery Robotics

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425-228-6076
    Fax: 425-226-5224

    Biography

    Medical School Training: University of WA School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1996

    Internship: University of Colorado, 1996-1997

    Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1997-2002

    Certifications

    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Allison Warmington, PA-C

    Allison J. Warmington

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Biography

    Allison Warmington, PA-C received her medical degree at the Univeristy of Washington; MEDEX program. She attended Washington State University as an undergraduate.

    Ms. Warmington’s focus is on general, thoracic and vascular surgery. She acts as a first assist in the operating room and is involved in clinic care as well.

    In her spare time she enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with her family.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Accepting New Patients: No
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Heather Wheeler, MD

    Heather Wheeler

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Breast Surgery,

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA, 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076
    Fax: 425.226.5224

    Biography

    Heather Wheeler, MD earned her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the University of Arizona. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Washington.

    Other Interests

    Her surgical practice includes all aspects of general surgery, with special interests in breast, colorectal, endocrine, and minimally invasive surgery.

    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, boating, and skiing.

    Insurance

    Find out if your health plan is accepted at Valley Medical Center. Click here for a list of participating plans.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Board Certified: Yes
    Accepting New Patients: Yes
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers