Dr. Michael Towbin, MD

Dr. Michael Towbin, MD

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Age 61
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Dr. Michael Towbin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

12333 NE 130th Ln Ste TAN-420

Kirkland, WA 98034

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Top Care Areas

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

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56  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Towbin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Towbin's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Towbin to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Towbin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I've had more than 11 major surgeries over the years and Dr. Towbin is without doubt the greatest surgeon I've ever had. He performed a very complex operation others said would require weeks in hospital with lifelong consequences (to repair damage from 2 earlier surgeries) and did so with a single...more
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Dr. Towbin has been my surgical doctor for many, many years. He was instrumental with my breast cancer care and followup. I would recommend him, his great surgical skills, along with a good sense of humor; he is very caring and I appreciate him.
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I'm recovering well after an emergency surgery to solve a life-threatening problem that happened on Dec,2016. Dr. Towbin performed the surgery and told me everything that could happen in my case. I could not had landed in better hands.
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Friendly staff. No problem getting appointment. Dr. Towbin is really personable and knows his stuff. Diagnosed problem quickly and sent me for an ultrasound right away. It was easy to get in for a follow up on the ultrasound. Although he is a surgeon, he wasn't eager to perform surgery on my leg....more
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Dr. Towbin and his staff were great! Everyone in his office is very professional and friendly. I had a hernia operation...and am very happy. I highly recommend him.
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