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Dr. Richard Thirlby, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Thirlby

Virginia Mason Medical Center

1100 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

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Dr. Richard Thirlby, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1978 and specializes in general surgery.


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I met Dr. Thirlby for my external hemorrhoid. He was very kind and understanding and professional. He even called to speak with me personally. We agree I will wait for surgery, review another time when it is more necessary.
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I WENT TO SEE DR. THIRLBY FOR A CONSULT ON FEBRUARY 11, 2015, NOBODY IN MY TOWN WHERE I LIVE OR THE SURROUNDING AREA(DOCTORS AND OTHER TOWNS WITH MY OTHER DOCTORS) BELEIVED ME THAT I WAS IN TERRIBLE PAIN, SO MY GASTROENTEROLOGIST IN IDAHO SENT ME TO VIRGINIA MASON TO SEE HIM AND TALK WITH HIM, I KEPT WAITING TO HEAR HOW HE DIDNT BELIEVE ME AND DIDNT WANT TO HELP ME, BUT THEN HE SAID HE WOULD DO MY SURGERY, (LADD'S BANDS SURGERY FOR INTESTINAL MALROTATION SINCE BIRTH, DR. THIRLBY SAVE MY LIFE!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

'I enjoy working with all kinds of patients and am personally committed to providing the best possible individualized care.'

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Parkland Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Dallas Va Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Parkland Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1984
1982
1979
1978

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(206) 223-6600

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