Dr. Ralph Aye, MD

Dr. Ralph Aye, MD

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Age 68
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Dr. Ralph Aye, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in general surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

1101 Madison St Ste 900

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

(206) 215-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lung Cancer
high
more than 88% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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56  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Airway Stenting
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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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 Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Bellevue Hospital Nyu
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Bellevue Hospital Nyu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Swedish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Frenchay Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Aye's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aye

3.3

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
36.36363636363637%
(4)

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Over ten years ago Dr Aye performed an intricate, lengthy and delicate surgery of my esophagus. I am happy to say I am alive, healthy and looking forward to many years free of symptoms. Dr. Aye is a surgeon, a technician and when it comes to surgery, I want the best technician. He also aided me in...Read More
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Listens, asks detailed question, plans, gets appropriate testing ordered efficiently. Detail oriented staff who are knowledgeable and communicative. Looks you in the eye and gives clear synopsis of the situation and plan. Glad we have him on our team.
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Testing was excessive, given the reasons I was referred. I argued that at least one procedure was not going to be useful and wish I'd refused. I received biopsies that were never discussed in my appointments (I took copious notes and had someone else present - biopsies were not discussed). On top...Read More
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