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Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 48

  
Dr. Kratz

Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic

1101 Madison St, Ste 510 Seattle, WA 98104
Accepting new patients

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(206) 386-6600

Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Seattle, WA. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


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  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
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Dr. Kratz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
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Dr. Kratz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kratz treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kratz treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kratz treats Constipation more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kratz treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Anal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kratz treats Anal Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kratz treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kratz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Kratz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kratz

3.3

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.125%
(1)
1 Star
40.625%
(13)

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Dr. Kratz is an expert, highly experienced surgeon who did an excellent job with my fissure issue. Procedure was a breeze and recovery too. Wish I had done it a long time ago. I think a lot of reviewers are looking for therapy rather than a surgeon (which with these problems I can see that would help too) but remember you are looking for a surgeon for their technical expertise which Dr. Kratz definitely has.
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I had my first appointment with Dr. Kratz on 10-16-18 he went over the procedure and what to expect. I had surgery on the 18th,was out of the hospital on the 21st and walking 2 miles a day by the 22nd. Dr. Kratz was both professional and personal and would strongly recommend him and his staff.
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Performed work without patient consent or knowledge.
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Dr. Kratz was the surgeon for my colectomy and did an excellent job. He also was very helpful in explaining the recovery process after the fact.
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Dr. Kratz is the best ! He is very down to earth, personable, and easy to communicate with. He explains what I need to know and is very thorough with his exams and proceedures performed. He has been my colon healthcare provider for many years and I wouldn't go anywhere else for this type of care. I strongly recommend Dr. Kratz !
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Dr Kratz is rad. I'm was referred to him after a history of IBS that left me with bleeding internal hemorrhoids, agonizing recurrent fissures, and embarrassing large external skin tags. Dr. Kratz is super sympathetic. After doing several bandings for internal hemorrhoids, I decided to have the tags and fissure area removed, a procedure with a very painful recovery. He did a great job and made me feel comfortable throughout. Also easy to get appointments with, and not too much wait. Thank you!!!
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My husband's visit with Dr. Kratz was painful and unhelpful. Dr. Kratz informed my husband that he would be needing surgery with no empathy. He then cancelled the surgery to take time off. We're panicking, trying to find another surgery.
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Nice and professional staff, Dr. Kratz is super nice, makes you feel comfortable and a great all around Dr. and person. You will leave content and like he cares about your health.
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Was referred to Dr. Kratz by another Dr. Found Dr. Kratz not interested in what I was going through and the pain that I had for 4 months. Doesn't not communicate well to the patient.. Wrote out a $90.00 compound cream - [that I'd been using for 2+months & wasn't 'working' !!], and referred me to P.T and wouldn't tell me why he was sending me there [they'll explain it to you.. REALLY [??!!] Would Never recommend this Dr.-- Arrogant - [& must have been absent for 'bedside manner' class]
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Biography

Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Seattle, WA. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)