Dr. Linda Pai, MD

Breast Surgery •  Female • Age 54

  

Dr. Linda Pai, MD is a breast surgery specialist in Gig Harbor, WA. She specializes in breast surgery, general surgery, and more.


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I had a first visit with Dr. Pai today. She is fantastic. Best experience I've had with CHI. She listens compassionately, is genuinely interested in the patient's experience and was a true partner in creating a follow up plan. I highly recommend Dr. Pai!
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I would like to express my deep gratitude for Dr. Pai. She never rushed my office visits and always explained complicated medical terms where I could easily understand them, plus answered all questions completely. I fell very fortunate to have Dr. Pai for my extensive surgery. She is very skilled and excellent surgeon and more importantly a wonderful person. Thank you Dr. Pai ! Please move to Sammamish!!
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I saw Dr. Pai for a second opinion on a pre-cancerous non-BRCA1/BRCA2 hereditary breast condition. She was informative, kind, compassionate, and warm, while being completely efficient. Her suggestion was a teaching program for treatment, as my hereditary condition is not at all common in this country. She is worth paying a $20 toll booth fee. I wish I'd seen her first. I am alive and well due to her recommendation.
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Dr. Pai was the first stop along my BRCA 2 journey. She was patient with me as I was absorbing all the life changing info that was being thrown at me. She laid it all out in a way that made sense to me. She was my backbone for sure. I knew I was in good hands after my first appt.
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Dr. Pai is without a doubt one the best General surgeons. PNW residents are very blessed to receive care from such a stellar surgeon. Immediately she builds a connection by listening to your concerns. Dr. Pai is compassionate, caring, authentic, excellent communicator & educator, caring, never makes you feel she is rushed. Rather, Dr. Pai focuses on you and only you. She allows you as the patient and family members be part of decision making. She puts safety and quality at the forefront.
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I had bilateral and umbilical surgery using the robitic assist. Dr Pai is a highly skilled surgeon with a professional skilled staff. Surgery was quick, pain was so minor i took one 200mg ibuprofen for pain. No need for pain meds. Would absolutely reccomend.
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I was treated by Dr. Pai along with another surgeon with a 6.5 hour surgery and had to fly states away to have this surgery. She did an excellent job, addressed my concerns, checked up on me in the hospital and is there for me if I need her. I will be going back to her in the near future for more surgery because she is worth the effort of traveling. Her skills are amazing and her bedside manner is compassionate
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She was clear, answered all my questions. I felt confident entering surgery and it seems like she did an excellent job on yesterday's surgery. I was very nervous before hand. actually, I couldn't have asked for a better surgical experience. Phew!
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Acts like it is an inconvience to listen then ignore the patient!!!! Tells only part of the story!! Arrogant and dismissive of patients concerns and preferences. Insistant of tests exclusively for her liability protection that is paid for by the patient. Absolutely no post surgery care or explanation of how it went. Or any contact whatsoever.
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Dr. Pai speaks directly to you and listens carefully. Consequently, she is able to clarify concerns and create a treatment plan that will meet your specific needs~taking into account all the possibilities. Beyond that, she is KIND and caring. You will receive the best care pre and post operatively that is available in the region, maybe anywhere.
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Dr. Pai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pai performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Pai performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pai performs Hernia Repair more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Pai performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pai treats Abdominal Disorders more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Pai treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Pai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

Linda Pai, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in advanced laparascopy. She has special interest in breast surgery, colonoscopy, hernia surgery and thyroid surgery. Drawn to medicine for the opportunity to help others, Dr. Pai...

Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Missouri
Residency Hospital
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School
1993
Univ Hosp
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

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St. Anthony Hospital

Gig Harbor, WA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)