Dr. Ryan Holbrook, MD

Dr. Ryan Holbrook, MD

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Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Ryan Holbrook, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.Read his story

Cancer Care Northwest

601 S Sherman St

Spokane, WA 99202
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare

Learn about Dr. Holbrook

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Holbrook performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
high
more than 88% of peers
Melanoma
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Holbrook's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Holbrook's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Holbrook "Dr. Holbrook focuses exclusively on cancer surgery. He specializes in all cancers of the intestinal tract with particular expertise in cancers of the liver and pancreas, as well as the surgical treatment of melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. He introduced several innovative surgical techniques to the Inland Northwest, including sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma, as well as the use of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for liver cancers. He also pioneered the use of Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the Pacific Northwest for the treatment of peritoneal (abdominal) surface malignancies."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Holbrook "Each patient is treated as an individual and given the best possible surgical treatment for their cancer. I believe that supporting each person we treat physically, psychologically and spiritually is an essential part of healing."

2  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Surgery
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Whipple Procedure

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

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • New England Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Maine Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Holbrook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Holbrook's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Holbrook to family and friends
13 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Holbrook's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have a rare cancer. I felt like I knew more about it than he did. I didn't feel like he cared about me, more like I was a arm with cancer instead of a person who had cancer in their arm. At my follow up appointment he spent less than 5 minutes with me.
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