Dr. Timothy Bax, MD

Dr. Timothy Bax, MD

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51 y/o
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Dr. Timothy Bax, MD is a general surgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Columbia Surgical Specialists

217 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Top Care Areas

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

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Bax's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bax "Timothy W. Bax came to Spokane after completing his surgical training at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and completed an additional year of training in Portland in the area of Minimally Invasive Surgery. His surgical practice encompasses all areas of general surgery with an emphasis on laparoscopically performed procedures. He has a special interest in diseases of the stomach and esophagus including surgery for heartburn and for stomach and esophageal cancer. Dr. Bax is an active staff member at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital and Deaconess Medical Center and at Valley Hospital and Medical Center. He is currently the Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Bax is available to see patients at our Cataldo and North offices. Dr. Bax also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington."

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

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60  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vagotomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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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

  • Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Oregon Health And Science University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Oregon Health And Science University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bax has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bax's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bax to family and friends
10 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bax's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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Dr. Bax did a procedure on my throat. I found him to be very thorough and was extremely pleased with his services. He was friendly and very open, answering all of our questions and taking plenty of time to make sure we were comfortable and informed. Again, I was very pleased with Dr. Bax and his...more
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Dr. Bax takes time to explain, answer questions and is an excellent surgeon. He is generous with his time and knowledge. I had a successful surgical result and always feel heard and cared for.
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This is an old fashioned, top down, "sit down and shut up" practice. Evidently no one on the staff was trained regarding patient centered care. Nursing staff and even nursing supervisor will not return phone calls. No information for two weeks after my appointments.
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Had a great conciliation appointment with Dr. Bax. We discussed and scheduled an operation that I have been waiting 13 years to get. I called the office the day of my appointment to verify surgery time and whatnot. My father and I took work off and went to this appointment only to learn Dr. Bax's...more
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