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Dr. William Helton, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Helton

Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

1100 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

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(206) 341-1985


Dr. William Helton, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in general surgery.


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(206) 341-1985

Dr. Helton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Helton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helton treats Incisional Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Helton treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helton treats Umbilical Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Helton treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helton performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Helton performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Helton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Helton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helton

5.0

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What People Say About Dr. William Helton, MD
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Doctor Helton is by far one of the best general surgeans I've ever met. His bed side manner is incredible, he is compassionate, he listenes and is very accessible. I spend months looking for the "best" General surgeon and even went out of state but My research kept bringing me to Dr. Helton. Dr. H repaired my incisional hernia with mesh and did an excellent job. If anyone is looking for a general surgeon I would highly recommend him.
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About Me

I believe in educating my patients about their disease and condition and the expected results so they can make an educated decision about their care. I will counsel and advise them about what i think is the best option based upon their particular sit...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Toronto General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Brigham Womens Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1986
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1982
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1990
1987
1986
1982
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)