Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic Program

History

The Residency Training Program in Colon and Rectal Surgery was established in 1995, and since then has accepted 1 ACGME accredited resident per year. As of 2018-19, we are now accepting 2 ACGME accredited residents per year.

The residency offers a balance of anorectal surgery, abdominal surgery and endoscopy.The faculty members of the Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic are all Diplomates of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.Each year we perform more than 500 colonoscopic procedures, 150 major abdominal operations and more than 1000 anorectal procedures (both in the operating room and in the outpatient settings).In addition, a considerable portion of the resident’s time is spent in the clinic where over 3,000 visits occur annually.The resident is exposed to a wide cross section of all areas of colorectal surgery.The training year provides extensive experience in the medical and surgical management of benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Faculty Listing

Amir Bastawrous, MD, MBA - Associate Program Director
John Griffin, MD
Darren Pollock, MD
Raman Menon, MD
Rodney Kratz, MD
Laura Gladstone, MD
Ulrik Wallin, MD

Recent Fellow Placement

2018-19: TBD
2017-18: Dr. Christina Cheng joined Inova Fairfax Colorectal Surgery Group in Annandale, Virginia.
2016-17: Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo accepted a position at Banner Thunderbird in Glendale, Arizona.
2015-16 : Dr. Laila Rashidi joined as faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
2014-15: Dr. Kevin Long joined as Associate Faculty in Colorectal Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA

Recent Fellow Publications

Melinda Hawkins, MD
Bethany Brown, MHA, C-TAGME
1101 Madison St
Ste 510
Seattle
bethany.brown2@swedish.org
206-215-4253

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 2
  • Research: None

Accreditation Status
1

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit
March 1, 2020

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Segmental Colectomy 65 66 56
Laparoscopic Resection 120 130 100
Low Anterior Resection 58 40 28
Abdominoperineal Resection 18 12 14
Proctocolectomy Total 11 11 7
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir
Prolapse Repair Total
Prolapse Repair Abdominal 18 15 17
Prolapse Repair Perineal 9 11 7
Stomas Total 9 91 98
Stomas Complications 13 8 12
Pelvic Dissections 95 67 53
Abdominal Procedure Total 234 250 207
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 135 98 72
Colonoscopy Total 295 235 197
Colonoscopy Diagnostic 180 196 148
Colonoscopy w/Intervention 115 39 49
Pelvic Floor Evaluation 32 16 18
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total 473 360 289
Anorectoal Procedure 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Hemorrhoidectomy 94 70 61
Fistulotomy 79 56 67
Endorectal Advancement Flap
Fecal Incontinence Procedures 17 13 12
Internal Sphincterotomy 16 24 26
Transanal Excision 23 20 26
Anorectoal Procedure Total 297 240 256