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12 matching results

  • Michael F Burke

    Specialties

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

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    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
  • 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
  • Cynthia Lewis

    Specialties

    • Primary: Urology, Gynecology, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
    • Secondary: Robotic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Women's Surgical Specialists Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 430
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.656.4110Phone: 425.656.4110
    Fax: 425.656.4112

    Biography

    Cindi Lewis, MD, joined Valley Medical Center team as a urogynecologist in July, 2013. She completed medical school at the University of Minnesota, and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of New Mexico. By her first year of residency, she realized her greatest interest and satisfaction gained was from helping women suffering from pelvic floor disorders improve their quality of life. So after residency, she remained at UNM for three additional years and completed the accredited Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Rogers.

    As a urogynecologist, Dr. Lewis enjoys working with patients to find the evidence-based approach that best fits their condition and personal needs, using surgical, non-surgical, behavioral/physical therapy and medical approaches. She believes patient education and trying to understand patient expectations are key components of their care.

    Dr. Lewis specializes in female pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology), including:

    • Treating/evaluating pelvic floor disorders:
      • Uterine and vaginal organ prolapse
      • Urinary and fecal incontinence
      • Overactive bladder: urinary urgency / frequency
      • Urinary tract infections
      • Vaginal fistulas
    • Treating/evaluating other bladder symptoms:
      • Pelvic/bladder pain
      • Hematuria
      • Recurrent UTIs
    • General benign gynecologic conditions:
      • Ovarian cysts
      • Fibroids
      • Abnormal bleeding
    • Minimally invasive surgery, including conventional and daVinci robotic-assisted laparoscopy, as well as neuromodulation therapy:
      • Benign gynecologic problems (including surgery for prolapse, incontinence and large uteri)
      • BoTox injections and sacral nerve and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
    • In-Office Procedures:
      • Hysteroscopy
      • Cytoscopy
      • Colposcopy

    Outside of Valley Medical Center, Cindi and her spouse are dedicated to international medical service, participating missions to Nepal and the Phillipines. They also enjoy the mountains year round, and spending time visiting all their girls!

    Other Info

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

    Specialties

    • Primary: General Surgery
    • Secondary: Breast Surgery

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    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
  • PriceChesea7

    Specialties

    • Primary: Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Secondary: Women's Health and Robotic Surgery

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Valley Women's Healthcare Clinic - Specialty Care
    Time Square
    660 SW 39th St Ste 150
    Renton, WA 98057
    Phone: 425.690.3481Phone: 425.690.3481
    Fax: 425.690.9081

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • James P. Rice

    Specialties

    • Primary: Gynecology
    • Secondary: Women's Health, Robotics Surgery (Da Vinci)

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Multicare Women's Health Care
    27121 174th Pl SE Ste 201
    Covington, WA 98042
    Phone: 253.545.5840Phone: 253.545.5840
    Fax: 253.630.3887

    Biography

    James Rice, MD is originally from San Diego, California. He has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology since 1981 and has lived in King County since 1990. He is both a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the International College of Surgeons. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Rice has a special interest in gynecological and urological surgery. Dr. Rice completed both his undergraduate degree and medical training at the University of California in San Diego. and completed his OB/GYN residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers
  • Chirag A. Shah

    Specialties

    • Primary: Gynecologic Oncology
    • Secondary: Robotics Surgery (Da Vinci)

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Hindi

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Pacific Gynecology Specialists
    1101 Madison St Ste 1500
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206.965.1700Phone: 206.965.1700
    Fax: 206.965.1736

    Biography

    Medical Training

    • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
    • Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington Medical Center
    • Galloway Fellow: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
    • Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center

    Philosophy of Care

    I endeavor to provide a holistic, thoughtful, and dedicated level of care to women with or at risk for gynecologic cancers and their families. As a gynecologic oncologist, I am fortunate to be in the unique position of being able to provide comprehensive, personalized care. Whether a condition calls for surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment, I aim to be the primary care provider for a woman's oncologic concerns. Having completed training in advanced surgical techniques (including robotic surgery), radical abdominal procedures, and cutting-edge research, my goal is to treat my patients with the most current, effective, and state-of-the-art treatment options available.

    Personal Interests

    My wife Jennifer and I enjoy living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with our three children. We are active and love the outdoors - hiking throughout the Northwest, spending time on Lake Washington whenever we can, and snowboarding here and in Colorado with Jennifer's family. I also enjoy playing and watching most sports, including basketball and tennis, and can regularly be found in basketball league or pick-up games.

    Clinical Focus

    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Robotic/Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Clinical Trials in Gynecologic Cancers
    • Personalized Medicine

    Clinical Interests/Special Procedures

    • Surgical and Medical Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers and Complex Gynecological Disorders
    • Robotic and Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Clinical Trials & Translational Research in Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

    Certifications

    Board Certification

    • Board Eligible: Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011
    • Board Eligible: Gynecologic Oncology 2011

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers
  • Daniel Simon

    Specialties

    • Primary: Urology
    • Secondary: Robotic Surgery

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    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English
    • Secondary: Spanish

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Urology Clinic - Specialty Care
    Medical Arts Center
    4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 500
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.656.5365Phone: 425.656.5365
    Fax: 425.656.5325

    Biography

    A native of New Jersey, Daniel Simon, MD, completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and received his medical doctorate from UMDNJ in Newark, NJ. Dr. Simon completed his internship in surgery and his urology residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. Dr. Simon specializes in general urology, endoscopic, laparoscopic and da Vinci® Robotic surgery, and continues to take advanced post-graduate courses and seminars.

    Specialties

    • Minimally invasive treatment for the management of benign and malignant urologic disease
    • Treatment of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction
    • Voiding dysfunction

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Urological Association
    • American College of Surgeons, Candidate Member
    • American Medical Association
    • New Jersey State Medical Society
    • Bergen County Medical Society

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers
  • Ron Swensen MD

    Specialties

    • Primary: Gynecologic Oncology
    • Secondary: Robotic Surgery

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    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Oncology & Hematology Clinic - Specialty Care
    Valley Professional Center North
    3915 Talbot Rd S Ste 300
    Renton, WA 98055
    Phone: 425.690.3409Phone: 425.690.3409
    Fax: 425.690.9004

    Biography

    A native of the midwest, Ron Swensen, MD, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest during a visit to Seattle while in college. He earned his medical degree degree from Loma Linda University and completed a Family Medicine Internship at the University of Wisconsin. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Stanford and a Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at Penn State (Hershey), before receiving Board Certification in 1998.

    Dr. Swensen's career has included academic positions in Ob/Gyn Departments at Stanford, Loma Linda and the University of Washington, where he estimates that he has participated in training over 160 Ob/Gyn specialist physicians and many more medical students. Dr. Swensen also served as the Chairman of the Ob/Gyn Department at Loma Linda University. Under his leadership, the department achieved national ranking by US News and World Report. Dr. Swensen subsequently joined Valley Medical Center as Medical Director for Oncology Services.

    Dr. Swensen's practice includes surgery, chemotherapy and long-terrm management of known or suspected cancer of the female reproductive tract. He is trained in robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures.

    • Management of uterine cancers including robotic hysterectomy, BSO and node dissection for endometrial cancer, robotic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer and treatment of pre-invasive disease
    • Management of ovarian masses including ovarian cancer debulking and staging and, surgery for suspicious adnexal masses, and management of recurrent disease
    • Chemotherapy for ovarian and other gynecologic cancers
    • Risk reducing surgery for women at high risk of ovarian cancer
    • Concurrent hysterectomy during treatment of colorectal cancer (when indicated)
    • Management of vulvar cancer including vulvar biopsy for vulvar dysplasia or cancer and vulvar wide local excision or vulvectomy for vulvar cancer
    • Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease including molar pregnancy and choriocarcinoma

    Dr. Swensen's personal passions revolve around enjoying the extraordinary natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest together with his wife and three teenage children, and singing in a community vocal ensemble.

    • Dr. Swensen was voted a Top Doctor in Seattle Magazine in 2018 and 2019.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    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
  • Dan S. Veljovich

    Specialties

    • Primary: Gynecologic Oncology
    • Secondary: Robotics Surgery (Da Vinci)

    Languages Spoken

    • Primary: English

    Accepting New Patients:

    • Yes

    Locations

    Pacific Gynecology Specialists
    1101 Madison St Ste 1500
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206.965.1700Phone: 206.965.1700
    Fax: 206.965.1736

    Biography

    Clinical Focus

    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Urogynecology
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Urinary Incontinence

    Medical Training

    • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
    • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia Medical Center
    • Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology: University of North Carolina Medical Center

    Additional Qualifications

    • Clinical Faculty, University of Washington, Department of Obstetrics and
    • Gynecology
    • Seattle Magazine's "Top Doctors for Women", 2003
    • Gynecologic Oncology Representative, Swedish Cancer Institute Cancer Committee
    • Gynecology Committee Member, Puget Sound Oncology Consortium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Member, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
    • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Golden Stethoscope: 2009

    Clinical Interests/Special Procedures

    • Surgical and Medical Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers and Complex Gynecological Disorders
    • Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Organ Prolapse Incontinence Surgery Gynecologic Reconstructive Surgery Robotic Gynecologic Surgical Procedures

    Philosophy of Care
    I aim to provide individualized, competent, compassionate care for women with cancers of the female reproductive tract including ovarian, uterine, cervical, tubal, vulvar and vaginal cancers and pre-invasive cancers. In addition, I have clinical interests in surgical correction of pelvic prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, vaginal prolapse, uterine prolapase) and laparoscopic/robotic gynecologic surgery.

    Personal Interests
    Snowboarding, fishing, travel, spending time with family.

    Other Info

    Gender: Male
    Affiliation: Affiliated Community Providers
  • Heather Wheeler

    Specialties

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

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    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, joined Valley Medical Center in 2012 and is the Medical Director of General and Colorectal Surgery. Her surgical practice includes all aspects of general surgery, with special interests in minimally invasive (robotic) surgery and breast surgery. Dr. Wheeler earned her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her medical degree from University of Arizona. She completed her general surgery residency at University of Washington. Dr. Wheeler is board-certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, kayaking, and skiing. She is a volunteer diver for the Seattle Aquarium and is a musician, performing locally in the Highline Flute Ensemble.

    Other Info

    Gender: Female
    Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers