Dr. Joseph Sniezek, MD


Endocrine Surgery | Male

Swedish Head & Neck Surgery 1221 Madison St Ste 1523 Seattle, WA 98104 Get Directions
Dr. Joseph Sniezek, MD

Dr. Joseph Sniezek, MD is an endocrine surgery doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Sniezek is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - Issaquah Campus and Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

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Patient Comments (8)
in Seattle, WA |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Sniezek! After finding a lump in my neck, I sought some follow up to investigate. It took several months, two dismissive doctors and an ultrasound before I wound up in his care, but Dr. Sniezek was the best I could hope for. I had a right thyroid lobectomy last week, and everything went off without a hitch. He and his PA were both excellent; friendly, warm, responsive and present. This level of care is rare these days! Highly recommend!
in Puyallup, WA |
Dr Sniezek is an excellent doctor and more than I have ever expected. I got the best care from day one to the very last. He was never to busy to answer any questions. He is tops in his expertise in his field. His patient/doctor relationship couldn't be any better. He loves what he does and it shows. Always takes time for you no matter what. His PA and office staff are excellent. I had full confidence and felt relaxed before surgery because he discussed every detail with me. He. Is. The. Best!
in Kingston, WA |
He did a lymph node biopsy on me to see if it was cancerous. He is fantastic as is his PA Jeff Robin. Extremely patient friendly and good at instilling confidence in their ability. I would go to Dr. Sniezek without hesitation for any head & neck surgery I might need in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Seattle, WA |
I was referred to Dr. Sniezek for a partial thyroidectomy. I am so impressed with the care I've received pre and post surgery. The office and his PA Dr. Robin have been fantastic. They take the time to answer my questions thoroughly and treat me like a respected partner in my health care decisions. Dr. Sniezek was the second thyroid surgeon I met with prior to surgery and meeting with his team was the first time since discovering the nodule that I felt confident with the care I would receive.
in Seattle, WA |
I was referred to Dr. Sniezek by my endrinologist for thyroidectomy and removal of cancerous lymph nodes on my neck. Although he was booked for surgery for the next 3 weeks because of a scheduled trip out of town, he delayed his trip by one day so that he could fit me into his schedule after talking about my case with my endocrinologist. He is an outstanding surgeon and very kind and caring. I was completely confident in his skills and my recovery was very smooth with no complications.
in Yakima, WA |
I was referred to Dr. Sniezek from a local Yakima doctor. He met with me on May 13, realized the situation and scheduled parotid surgery on May 27. The surgery lasted five hours. I have had no pain from the surgery, and had drains removed today. I have felt confident in his skills and abilities and have felt myself participating in my care.
in Marysville, WA |
Wonderful Doctor. He was great with me explaining all that would happen during and after my surgery. I had left thyroid removed. No cancer was found, Friendly, great bedside manner as does his PA Jeff. I would highly recommend him. My daughter was with me and after surgery he went out to see her and explained what had gone on during surgery. She was very happy with him and the way he told her everything.., I didn't have any complications during surgery. wonder
in Marysville, WA |
My family and I have been very pleased with the high level of care I received from Dr. Sniezek and his PA Jeff Robin. All the staff are very professional and friendly. Thanks to them my post surgery recovery has gone very well.
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  •  Specializes in Endocrine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
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  •  No sanctions found
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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deafness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Mass
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooke Army Med Ctr-Wilford Hall Afb

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Us Military Academy

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction