Dr. Baiya Krishnadasan, MD

Dr. Baiya Krishnadasan, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Baiya Krishnadasan, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery.

Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates at St. Joseph

1802 Yakima Ave Ste 102

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Krishnadasan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Esophageal Cancer
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Krishnadasan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Krishnadasan "Dr. Krishnadasan is board certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery. A graduate of Haverford College, he received his medical degree from the University of California. Dr. Krishnadasan completed his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies as well as a Post-Doctoral research fellowship at the University of Washington.

Prior to joining Franciscan, Dr. Krishnadasan was an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington and the Section Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Krishnadasan is interested in all aspects of non-cardiac thoracic surgery, including benign and malignant lung disease, pleural disease, esophageal disease and mediastinal disease. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive approaches to chest diseases, including video-assisted thoracic (VATS) lobectomy and robotic-assisted thoracic surgery."

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Krishnadasan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Krishnadasan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Krishnadasan to family and friends
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Krishnadasan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

My mother had lung cancer. He was attentive, caring, and responsive to changes. He even saw me in the halls and asked about how my mom was doing and offered some helpful insight and always made himself available. This was all 8 years ago and I still think about how helpful he was for my mom and my...more
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He is in great need of some bedside manners and made my surgery experience and hospital stay miserable. No excuse for the way he treats people. I will never have a surgery with him again
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He is good at what he does. We see few complications. However, he treats nurses like trash and many of them are afraid to speak up when there is a concern. Even if we were to speak up, he literally looks past you as if you were not even there. It's just a matter of time before his ego costs a...more
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He was very friendly and down to earth. Extremely knowledgable and explained everything to me in detail which I appreciated. The surgery went wonderful and I barely even have a scar. Excellent Doctor in my opinion.
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