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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Dr. Towbin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Towbin performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Towbin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Towbin treats Inguinal Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Towbin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Towbin performs Hernia Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Towbin performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Towbin's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenalectomy
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Aneurysm
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Atresia
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Empyema
Esophageal Diseases
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
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hemorrhoids
Hepatectomy
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hyperparathyroidism
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroidectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Pulmonary Disease
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)
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

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.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1988
    University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital
    1988
  • 1983
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Towbin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Towbin

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

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1 Star
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I've had a lot of surgeries, some botched and some just plain difficult, and in those cases the surgeons could care less once they've done the operation. Dr. Towbin is very different - he's a highly skilled surgeon (the best I've ever known) with an almost zero post-surgery infection rate. More...Read More
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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...Read 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....Read More
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