Dr. Steven Medwell, MD

Dr. Steven Medwell, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
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Dr. Steven Medwell, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

1930 Post Aly

Seattle, WA 98101

Contact Information

(206) 329-1760

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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

Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Colectomy
high
more than 83% of peers
Ulcerative Colitis
high
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Medwell'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Medwell ""For almost 30 years, I have had the pleasure and joy of caring for patients with colorectal problems. I pride myself in the close personal relationships I have developed with my patients. From the youngest patient facing serious, potentially life-changing surgery for colitis, to the elderly cancer patient facing a colostomy, my philosophy is to give technically superior care in a dignified, open and caring manner.""

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
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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

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Swedish Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Ferguson Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Swedish Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Seattle magazine "Top Doctors", 2004-2009
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Washington Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, 1998
  • Seattle Metropolitan magazine "Top Doctors", 2006-2010
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Washington Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, 1996
Media & Publications

Dr. Medwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Medwell's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Medwell to family and friends
20 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Medwell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Though my experience with Dr. Medwell is not recent I feel it is solid. He truly I view him as an outstanding physician. He gave me the best care and got me through stage 4 colon cancer. His diagnosis was on target. He answered questions and didn't waste time referring me to another great ...more
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