Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD

Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 52

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(253) 292-6774

Current Patient

Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tacoma, WA. She is affiliated with medical facilities MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Multicare Covington Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dierwechter to book an appointment.

Locations

MultiCare Cedar Surgical Associates

New Patient?
(253) 292-6774
MultiCare Cedar Surgical Associates3124 S 19th St # 220 Tacoma, WA 98405
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Dierwechter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dierwechter

4.5

Based on 17 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (17)
  • Staff friendliness (17)
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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My experience with my visit was fantastic. Mine was a referral to remove a skin tag in a very delicate area. Dr Dierwechter was very informative as what to expect very caring, gentle with a pleasant and professional manor and even a little humor to go along with mine. Dr Dierwechter seemed very experienced and confident which made me feel very comfortable and in competent hands. The assistant was also outstanding. Thank you Dr Dierwechter
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jon in Spanaway – Nov 20, 2018
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The surgery I had was a little traumatic for me and the Dr. Guided me though it even when I acted kinda crazy she was very calm and made it seem normal. Dr. Will be doing another surgery on me soon with another surgeon I just feel safer with her in the operating room so those guys quit screwing up. Maybe my body will start working better soon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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VickyJean Smith in Tacoma, WA – Dec 06, 2016
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Dr. Dierwechter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lipomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dierwechter treats Lipomas more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Dierwechter treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dierwechter performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Dierwechter performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dierwechter treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Dierwechter treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Dierwechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Medicare Advantage HMO
Private HealthCare Systems
Providence Health Plans
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Preferred Provider Network PPN
Tricare
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Uniform Medical Plan
UnitedHealthCare
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About Me

Biography

Part of MultiCare Connected Care Clinically Integrated Network.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

United Mission Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Maricopa Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Yale Medical School
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (253) 292-6774, and for other questions, call (253) 301-5050.

Does Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Dierwechter has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Dierwechter's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dierwechter frequently treats Lipomas, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic, and Cholecystitis and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dierwechter treats.

Where is Dr. Leaza Dierwechter, MD's office located?

Dr. Dierwechter's office is located at 3124 S 19th St # 220, Tacoma, WA 98405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dierwechter is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Multicare Covington Medical Center

Covington, WA

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average