Dr. Bastawrous is the most compassionate physician I've ever encountered. His approach to medical issues is conservative and procedures are always clearly explained. I have never been more grateful for a physician's treatment of me as a patient and a person.
Dr Kratz is rad. I'm was referred to him after a history of IBS that left me with bleeding internal hemorrhoids, agonizing recurrent fissures, and embarrassing large external skin tags. Dr. Kratz is super sympathetic. After doing several bandings for internal hemorrhoids, I decided to have the tags and fissure area removed, a procedure with a very painful recovery. He did a great job and made me feel comfortable throughout. Also easy to get appointments with, and not too much wait. Thank you!!!
My husband's visit with Dr. Kratz was painful and unhelpful. Dr. Kratz informed my husband that he would be needing surgery with no empathy. He then cancelled the surgery to take time off. We're panicking, trying to find another surgery.
Nice and professional staff, Dr. Kratz is super nice, makes you feel comfortable and a great all around Dr. and person. You will leave content and like he cares about your health.
We consulted for pain and bleeding in rectal area. After 6 months of treatment + no improvement in pain, we visited another doctor for a second opinion. shocked to hear the treatments provided was wrong in order. I don't know if that's due to inexperience or intentional but I paid a hefty fees + spent 6 months in pain. Doctor literally spends only 2 mins of time answering questions and puts you in a roller coaster experience. Appointment scheduling is very very messy.
Very bad from initial set up of appointment to no follow thru by Dr Menon or his staff. Was charged over $745 for an office visit, they bungled my appointment by an hour, I waited an additional hour to be seen, was told what procedure was recommended, (rubber band), as was told I would receive a call from Mrs Personality The office receptionist who has the personality of a bucket of dead fish, who never followed thru with any promise to schedule me. This place is a joke.
I saw Dr. Hawkins for a consultation last week, and had surgery with her yesterday. Dr. Hawkins is kind, compassionate, confident, and very knowledgeable. I've seen multiple other doctors about this issue, and she was the only one to actually figure it out. I'm 22, and this is my first major medical issue, therefore it was kind of my first surgery, but everyone was so kind and considerate. Hopefully I don't need anymore surgery, but I would recommend her and Swedish in general to anyone.
Was referred to Dr. Kratz by another Dr. Found Dr. Kratz not interested in what I was going through and the pain that I had for 4 months. Doesn't not communicate well to the patient.. Wrote out a $90.00 compound cream - [that I'd been using for 2+months & wasn't 'working' !!], and referred me to P.T and wouldn't tell me why he was sending me there [they'll explain it to you.. REALLY [??!!] Would Never recommend this Dr.-- Arrogant - [& must have been absent for 'bedside manner' class]
Dr. Menon has a wonderful manner with patients. He explains explains everything thoroughly. He is a very caring, very well trained doctor. He has a great staff too.

Colon And Rectal Surgery
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic Or Open)
Fistulectomy Or Fistulotomy, Anal
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
Destruction Of Anal Tumor
Excision Of Rectal Tumor
Gastroenterology Procedures
Hemorrhoidectomy Or Excision Of Anal Tags
Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Proctectomy, Open Or Laparoscopic (Incl. Swenson And Duhamel Procedures)
Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
Repair Of Anal And Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair Of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
Colectomy And Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Anoscopy With Removal Of Anal Tumor
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Surgery
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Condyloma Destruction
Condyloma Fulguration
Hernia Repair
Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
WA, Seattle, WA, 98104
Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic
(206) 386-6600
Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic
1101 Madison St Ste 510