Dr. Preetha Ali, MD

Dr. Preetha Ali, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Female | 36 years old

Most patients that walk into our clinic always ask the same question: "Why, Doc, did you choose colon & rectal surgery?!" The answer, while sounding very simple, is very true: to help people and make their lives better. We understand that most people who come to my clinic do not always want to be there, so we try our hardest to make it an environment where patients are comfortable talking about such a sensitive subject, and to make them feel that we are here for them to make a part of their lives more manageable and improve what we can to be best of our abilities. I chose colon and rectal surgery because I am able to treat a wide range of disease processes from benign disease to malignant disease, which ranges from medical management to surgical management. I perform a spectrum of surgical interventions from colonoscopy, to office procedures, to outpatient anorectal surgery, to larger laparoscopic and robotic abdominal surgeries. The thing I treasure the most about my practice is that I consider my relationship with my patients a partnership where we work together to get to point B, and that I can offer them a safe place to address their concerns about such sensitive subjects.Read more

Overlake Medical Clinics
1135 116th Ave NE Ste 510
Bellevue, WA 98004 Get Directions
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My approach to patient care starts with just education about their disease process and providing them access to trusted materials that they can process and read on their own time. I am not one to force my opinion on patients as to me, our relationship is a partnership where we work together to come up with the best treatment plan for him/her. I value a patient's input and expressing their concerns, time constraints, extenuating circumstances so that we can reach a common goal. I do my best to communicate with patients directly regarding results and next steps in medical and surgical management. I believe that if they have trusted me with their care that is it my duty to provide the best management I can directly to them.Read more

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Dr. Ali says...

Most patients that walk into our clinic always ask the same question: "Why, Doc, did you choose colon & rectal surgery?!" The answer, while sounding very simple, is very true: to help people and make their lives better. We understand that most people who come to my clinic do not always want to be there, so we try our hardest to make it an environment where patients are comfortable talking about such a sensitive subject, and to make them feel that we are here for them to make a part of their lives more manageable and improve what we can to be best of our abilities.

I chose colon and rectal surgery because I am able to treat a wide range of disease processes from benign disease to malignant disease, which ranges from medical management to surgical management. I perform a spectrum of surgical interventions from colonoscopy, to office procedures, to outpatient anorectal surgery, to larger laparoscopic and robotic abdominal surgeries.

The thing I treasure the most about my practice is that I consider my relationship with my patients a partnership where we work together to get to point B, and that I can offer them a safe place to address their concerns about such sensitive subjects.

Dr. Ali's Care Philosophy

My approach to patient care starts with just education about their disease process and providing them access to trusted materials that they can process and read on their own time. I am not one to force my opinion on patients as to me, our relationship is a partnership where we work together to come up with the best treatment plan for him/her. I value a patient's input and expressing their concerns, time constraints, extenuating circumstances so that we can reach a common goal. 

I do my best to communicate with patients directly regarding results and next steps in medical and surgical management. I believe that if they have trusted me with their care that is it my duty to provide the best management I can directly to them.

Dr. Ali says...

I am fellowship trained in the management of colon, rectal, and anal diseases, both benign and malignant processes, making our clinic a unique and specialized environment for your needs. Because our clinic is specific this area, we have a high volume of patients with these concerns that we treat regularly.

Dr. Ali says...

I am fellowship trained in surgical management of colon, rectal, and anal diseases. Because of the specialty training, I have performed a high volume of cases specific to these disease process and possess intricate knowledge of each region.

Dr. Ali says...

Thank you so much for providing feedback! We value your opinion and consider each response individually so we can better our experience for our patients. More than anything, thank you for taking the time to reach out, and help us to better help you. If you have any other concerns or want to let us know directly about your feedback, please feel free to contact our office at (425) 646-7400 and ask to speak with our clinic coordinator. With deep gratitude, Dr. Preetha Ali

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Condyloma
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Levator Syndrome
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Stamford Hosp Columbia U

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Stamford Hosp Columbia U

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Swedish Medical Center

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Condyloma Fulguration
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Pelvic Prolapse Repair via Robotic Surgery
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prolapse Repair
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ultrasound, Transrectal