Dr. Peter B. Vanwagenen, MD

Dr. Peter B. Vanwagenen, MD

General Surgery | Male | 68 years old

My philosophy is helping the patient with surgery when surgery can be helpful.Read more

Group Health Specialty Center
209 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405 Get Directions
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My philosophy is helping the patient with surgery when surgery can be helpful.Read more

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Dr. Vanwagenen's Care Philosophy

My philosophy is helping the patient with surgery when surgery can be helpful.

Dr. Vanwagenen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • General Surgery

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Education

  • Medical School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Wadsworth Va Med Center

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic