Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD

Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD

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Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

1101 Madison St Ste 900

Seattle, WA 98104

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Farivar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farivar treats Esophageal Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Farivar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farivar performs Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Farivar performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farivar performs Esophageal Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Farivar performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Farivar's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Wa
Residency Hospital
University Of Wa
Internship Hospital
1999
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999

Awards

Dr. Farivar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Farivar

3.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
26.666666666666668%
(4)

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Amazing Doctor! Worked so hard to give my husband more time. He is 32 and has stage 4 stomach cancer, he was able to remove stomach and give us precious time together. He is the most amazing person I know and our hero!!
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Dr. Farivar is probably one of the most compassionate and understanding doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only did he really listen to me as a patient but he stuck up for me against other doctors. This man is a literal lifesaver!
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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Farivar for a second opinion before a surgery at another medical facility. A week prior to my appointment, his staff called and told me he needed to reschedule for 3 weeks later. When I asked for more information, they told me that he was delivering a talk on the day of my appointment and had just told his staff. Not only was this unprofessional, but put me in a terrible position related to my surgery. I decided to switch to another doctor. Unbelievable.
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