Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Kratz
Accepting new patients

Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic

1101 Madison St Ste 510 Seattle, WA 98104

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(206) 386-6600

Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA. He is affiliated with Swedish First Hill Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kratz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kratz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kratz treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kratz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kratz treats Constipation more than 96% of his peers

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

Hemorrhoids
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kratz treats Hemorrhoids more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kratz treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kratz's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Kratz accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Dr. Kratz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kratz

3.3

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
55.88235294117647%
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2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
41.1764705882353%
(14)
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What went well
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  • Appointment scheduling (21)
  • Office environment (21)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (12)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (12)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
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On Feb 1, 2021, I went to visit Dr. Kratz for Hemorrhoid stage 4 attack treatment. It has caused me excruciating pain, bleeding and possible life-threatening in last 3 days since incident happened over the weekend. I am extremely upset without any treatment that I received from Dr. Kratz. Additionally, I provided my hemorrhoid emergency statement to the nurse before Dr Kratz came to see me into the room. Thus, I am afraid that I was too painful to express myself clearly. I am very disappointed with my visit. Dr. Kratz performed a normal routine conversation and no immediate action to stop my hemorrhoid pain and suffer. He just sent me home by giving me 3-day painkillers prescription and ask me to come back to see him in a month. Then he would like to discuss with me other hemorrhoid surgery options and colonoscopy due this year. It is totally irresponsible and unprofessional doctor. I was lucky to find Dr.Mitra Ehsan to treat me right away after my emergency call.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alan L – Feb 25, 2021
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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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Mar 08, 2019
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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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Brett Blasingame in Ketchikan, AK – Nov 21, 2018
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Performed work without patient consent or knowledge.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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M in WA – Jul 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Domenica – Jun 25, 2018
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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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M.H.Berg in Seattle, WA – Aug 24, 2017
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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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Seattle, WA – Apr 27, 2017
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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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Seattle, WA – Dec 24, 2016
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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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Eddie in Renton, WA – Oct 03, 2016
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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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judith in Lacey, WA – Feb 06, 2016
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Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA. He is affiliated with Swedish First Hill Campus. He is accepting new patients....Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

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What are Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kratz frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Constipation, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kratz treats.

Where is Dr. Rodney Kratz, MD's office located?

Dr. Kratz's office is located at 1101 Madison St Ste 510, Seattle, WA 98104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic

Dynacare Northwest Inc1101 Madison St Ste 510 Seattle, WA 98104
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Swedish First Hill Campus

Seattle, WA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)