Dr. Michael Saunders, MD

Dr. Michael Saunders, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 53

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Saunders, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Saunders has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saunders to book an appointment.


Locations

Digestive Health Center at UW Medical Center - Montlake

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(206) 829-4216
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Dr Saunders is #1. He has diagnosed things other doctors have missed. His knowledge is 2nd to none. He is caring and answers questions. Follow up is great.
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Apr 13, 2019
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I have received an exceptional level of care from Dr. Saunders. As a long term participant in a UW, Fred Hutch, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Barrett's Research project, when that study ended, the physicals overseeing my care recommended Dr. Saunders, expressing their confidence that my care would continue at the same high level as I enjoyed under the research protocol. That has proven to be excellent advice.
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Dr. Saunders accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Pancreatitis more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Biliary Atresia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Biliary Atresia more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Cholelithiasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Cholelithiasis more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Gallstones more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Esophageal Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Esophagitis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Dysphagia more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 27 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Abdominal Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Esophagitis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Saunders' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Saunders, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Saunders has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saunders to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1999
University of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University of Washington
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Washington
Internship Hospital

Awards

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University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, WA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)