Dr. Preetha Ali, MD

Dr. Preetha Ali, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Female | 35 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

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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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52 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Choice Health
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LifeWise
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Washington State
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Conditions Treated

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.

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • 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

Procedures Performed

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.

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon 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

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    Sanctions

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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

Awards & Recognition

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

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  • 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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Dr. Ali's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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