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

General Surgeons

Common General Surgery Procedures

  • Hernia surgery (open and laparoscopic)
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Removal of soft-tissue masses

Cancer Procedures

  • A number of different cancers are treated by general surgeons, including breast cancers, stomach cancers and colon cancers.
  • General surgeons also treat endocrine diseases, performing operations on the thyroid or parathyroid glands for both benign and malignant processes.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Many general surgery procedures in the chest and abdomen are performed in a minimally invasive fashion (laparoscopic or thoracoscopic), utilizing a number of small (approximately 1cm) trocar sites, to decrease postoperative pain and to shorten the recovery period.
  • One of the most recent developments in general surgery is single-site surgery, most commonly used to remove the gallbladder. This laparoscopic operation utilizes a single small incision hidden in the umbilicus (belly button), resulting in a virtually scar-free procedure.

Surgical Specialists

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.


  • AspuriaBabylyn

    Specialties

    • Primary:

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

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

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Michael F Burke

    Specialties

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

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Cheryl L. Cieszlak

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • ColleranCrystal2

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • LauWayne

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Robotic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

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

    Biography

    In private practice in Renton since 1996, Dr. Lau transitioned to Southlake Clinic in 2013 before joining Valley Medical Center in 2017. He is board certified in General Surgery and has a special interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Dr. Lau’s practice also encompasses hernia, gastrointestinal, endocrine and thoracic procedures.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lau has also been very active in medical staff affairs at Valley Medical Center. He has served in various capacities, including Director of Trauma Services, Chief of Surgery and Medical Staff Chief. Dr. Lau’s focus is compassionate, quality, surgical care at the patient level, as well as at the organizational level.

    Dr. Lau and his wife consider it a blessing to raise their middle school-aged twins in the beautiful Northwest. In his free time, Dr. Lau enjoys running, cycling, church ministry and cheering on Seattle’s sports teams.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Tori A. McFall

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Breast Surgery

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Trisha A. Unger

    Specialties

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

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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)

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Allison J. Warmington

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    Accepting New Patients:
    • No

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Heather Wheeler

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Breast Surgery

    Meet the Provider

    Watch Video

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 530
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.228.6076Phone: 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.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers