Dr. Tom Y. Lin, MD

Dr. Tom Y. Lin, MD

General Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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Board certified in general surgery, Tom Lin, MD, strives to treat all of his patients with respect and to provide the highest quality of care possible. He takes the time to work with his patients and their physicians to gain an understanding of their needs, and ensures that they are fully informed about their treatment. Dr. Lin provides comprehensive diagnosis and surgical treatment for: general surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, soft tissue surgery, including breast and melanoma. Dr. Lin is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.Read more

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Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

Board certified in general surgery, Tom Lin, MD, strives to treat all of his patients with respect and to provide the highest quality of care possible. He takes the time to work with his patients and their physicians to gain an understanding of their needs, and ensures that they are fully informed about their treatment. Dr. Lin provides comprehensive diagnosis and surgical treatment for: general surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, soft tissue surgery, including breast and melanoma. Dr. Lin is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Dr. Lin says...

I am trained and credentialed in General Surgery including robotic assisted single-site gall bladder removal/cholecystectomy have completed over 600 gall bladder removal cases.

Robotic assisted single-site gall bladder procedures are minimally-invasive and can offer a single incision site at the belly-button which can minimize the appearance of any surgical scar and potentially offer a significant reduction in recovery time.

Dr. Lin says...

I specialize in helping adult patients (over age 15) who experience the following medical issues:

  • Gall bladder disease
  • Hernia including inguinal, ventral, incisional, and umbilical
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Breast
  • Melanoma
  • Colon, small bowel and stomach procedures
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Skin lesions, mass and cyst
  • other General Surgery and cancer procedures

Dr. Lin says...

Thank you for completing a healthgrades.com survey today. I appreciate the time you've taken to leave feedback for myself and my practice, and I review survey results frequently to make sure both myself and my staff are providing the best possible care, are listening to your needs, and presenting an efficient and comfortable office visit experience. If we can do anything better, please don't hesitate to let me know - and if we've done a great job, we greatly appreciate your support.

If you ever have a concern or complaint about your care or your experience at my practice, please call the office and let my staff know that you want to talk about your experience at the clinic or hospital - I will call you back so we can discuss your concerns confidentially.

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • von Willebrand Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Taipei Medical University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

    Completed in 2004

  • Other Education
    Harvard Univ Sch Public Hlth

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery

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