Dr. Ralph Aye, MD

Dr. Ralph Aye, MD

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Age 69
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Dr. Ralph Aye, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

1101 Madison St Ste 900

Seattle, WA 98104

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

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Dr. Aye's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aye treats Esophageal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

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

Esophageal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aye performs Esophageal Surgery more than 98% of his peers

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

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aye performs Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Aye performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Aye's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Airway Stenting
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • 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
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 Cancer
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ralph Aye, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Frenchay Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Swedish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Bellevue Hospital Nyu
Residency Hospital
1978
Bellevue Hospital Nyu
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1982
1979
1978
1977

Awards

Media & Publications

Dr. Aye's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aye

3.3

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
50%
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4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(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 selecting the best available anesthesiologist. He explained the surgery and answered all my questions. Post surgery he was extremely careful to avoid any possible infection. I owe my life to him.
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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 of that, Dr. Aye used a non-network lab, so now I'm stuck with thousands of dollars in bills, when in-network labs were available.
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