Dr. Tommy Brown, MD

Dr. Tommy Brown, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tommy Brown, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.Read his story

Franciscan Surgical Associates at St. Joseph

1708 Yakima Ave Ste 105

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Pancreatic Cancer
more than 80% of peers
more than 67% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 12% of peers

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Dr. Brown's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "Tommy Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship-trained as a surgical oncologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal-hepatobiliary oncology and has practiced advanced surgical cancer care since 1999. Dr. Brown cares for his patients with the same care and compassion he provides his own family. Believing there is always hope for improvement and cure, Dr. Brown provides the best surgical care possible using evidence-based medicine and a team approach."

2  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brown has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
19 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Brown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Dr. Brown and his surgical team are AMAZING!!! Dr. Brown was very kind, caring and compassionate. I had surgery a year ago today, 3/27. I was going to have 40% of my liver removed for nets on both sides plus lymph nodes, gallbladder and large gallstone. Dr. Brown found cancer of the stomach and...more
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I was diagnosed with liver cancer and referred to Dr. Brown, I had an appointment with him on the same day. He offered to do my surgery within 5 days. Dr. Brown was very caring and thorough explaining the surgery and recovery time. He removed my tumor, half my liver, and all the cancer requiring...more
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I am a huge fan of Dr. Brown!!! In 2006 I had a liver resection & cholecystectomy. (@madigan) I had a hepatic adenoma liver tumor on the left lower quadrant. The tumor was against the main artery, he thought the artery would be knicked but didn't, only ¼ of liver was taken than ½! &No transfusion...more
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I love Dr. Brown. He's kind, takes his time with you, explains things thoroughly and is a straight shooter. I had Liver surgery last year and he completely complied with my health care wishes. I saw him regularly in the hospital and he was always compassionate and understanding. My continuing...more
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Dr. Brown is part of an amazing team that saved my life! I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the liver. I had very low odds for survival. I was ready to fight and so was Dr. Brown! He performed very difficult liver surgery on me and after more chemo and radiation, I am now cancer...more
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