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Dr. Chris Griffith, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Griffith

Dr. Chris Griffith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Olympia, WA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1979 and specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.


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Dr. Griffith accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Griffith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Griffith performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Griffith performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Griffith performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Griffith performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Griffith performs Hernia Repair more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Griffith performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Griffith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • 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)
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Chris Griffith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Olympia, WA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1979 and specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
Medical School
1975
Point Loma College
Undergraduate School
1979
1975

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Dr. Griffith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Griffith

4.4

Based on 21 reviews

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Dr. Griffith is great, very comforting and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Surgery and follow up care was great.
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My husband had a colon resection by Dr. Griffith, due to severe diverticulitis (with a small rupture before). He did a fantastic job on my husband's surgery, but as a family member who was worried, I have to say he gave me more care than I ever expected! His bedside manner with us and my husband ...Read More
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Dr. Griffith was extremely kind and made me feel at ease when having to have an unexpected surgery. I am so happy that he is the doctor that was working that evening. Surgery went just as he explained and was successful.
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Locations

Surgical Associates, Olympia WA

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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