Dr. Craig Pastor, MD

Dr. Craig Pastor, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Craig Pastor, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Shoreline, WA and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from UNIV OF IL COLL OF MED in 2008 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

19930 Ballinger Way NE

Shoreline, WA 98155

Contact Information

(425) 778-2220

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Pastor's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pastor "Craig Pastor, MD is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon and plastic surgeon, who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He grew up in central Illinois where he graduated valedictorian of his high school class. Studying biology at the University of Illinois, he graduated summa cum laude in 2004 and was named a Bronze Tablet recipient for finishing at the top of his class. Dr. Pastor obtained his medical education at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 2008 he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following his medical school education, Dr. Pastor completed a five-year comprehensive residency in plastic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While in residency, he took a special interest in conditions of the hand and upper extremity. He went on to complete an orthopedic hand surgery fellowship at Stony Brook University in New York. Attending both college and medical school with his brother, Dr. Andrew Pastor, a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon, the brothers strove to once again work together following their training. They got the opportunity in 2014 when together they played a pivotal role in founding the orthopaedic and sports medicine program at Eviva. As specialists in the upper extremity Drs. Pastor care for all chronic and acute hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions. As a board certified plastic surgery, Dr. Pastor has also taken a special interest in post-bariatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. As experts in the field, Dr. Pastor and his partner perform complex breast, abdomen, and extremity reconstructions in patients following weight loss and bariatric surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pastor "I believe in giving every patient the personalized attention that they deserve. There is a place for surgery, but many conditions can be treated conservatively. Your consultation will feel more like a conversation than a doctor's visit and through this discussion, you will participate in shared decision making.

I use my experience, data and each patient's individual situation to determine my treatment recommendations, never forgetting that while I do this every day, as a patient, you never really get used to being in a doctor's office."

12  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

19  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pastor has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pastor's Reviews

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30 total reviews (18 have comments)

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Dr. Pastor's Performance

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  • 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 (18)

Was very patient & thorough. Taking great assessment with each visit in order to choose/take the next logical and appropriate step towards recovery. Alway considering the best long term result.
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My experience with Dr Pastor has been very positive. He counseled me through my options on a broken wrist and performed the surgery that I ended up opting for. He took time to explain the procedure to me and has been attentive in post op appointments as well. The outcome from the surgery is looking...more
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Dr Pastor is great! I would recommend him to anyone!
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Dr Pastor recently treated me for a broken wrist. I found Dr. C to be a very caring and professional physician. I whole heartedly recommend him.
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Very helpful and explains things very well
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