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Dr. Elias Khalfayan

Sports Medicine
Seattle, WA
About me
I specialize in
Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
I speak
I'm known for
Knee arthroscopy
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My answers and insights have
Helped 390 people
Received 4 doctor agrees
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I have recommended Dr. Khalfayan to many patients in Eastern Washington. My Rotator Cuff Surgery was by far Easier and Less Stressful than any surgery I have had in the past. I have never waited longer than 10 minutes in the waiting room for an appointment. Never was there any question as to my Therapy Process and Communication regarding my treatment was very well documented and explained. The 2 hour drive to Seattle from Yakima has been well worth it. Staff and Assistants made me feel just as Important as if I was the starting pitcher for the Mariners ... I'm still working on my Fastball. Thank You Dr. Khalfayan and your Staff.
Unfortunately having had multiple knee surgeries with other doctors my outlook and past experiences were not positive. Dr. Khalfayan and his staff provided a highly professional and great experience. Through the entire experience (Pre-op, post-op and recovery/rehab) Dr. Khalfayan took time to explain in detail the status of my knee and what I could expect. As a patient I felt he cared upon my concerns and desires to get back to a highly active lifestyle. He always made sure to provide time to make sure my concerns and questions were addressed. I would highly recommend Dr. Khalfayan.
I was seen for a left hip complaint after I injured it in an inflatable bouncey toy trying to avoid my son who was underneath me. I found Dr. Khalfayan and his support staff to be very professional and helpful. I appreciated the time he took to examine my hip. I was particularily impressed with the amount of time he took to listen to how I hurt my hip and then the manner in which he took into consideration all other injuries that I have had that may have played a role in my condition. He clearly exceeded my expectations.
Dr. Khalfayan was able to repair my very painful right shoulder after two other surgeons told me it wasn't "fixable" due to my age (74), scar tissue, and several old injuries. My pain level was greatly reduced immediately after surgery and continued to improve with time and physical therapy. One year post surgery I have full use of my shoulder and arm (something I haven't had for many years) and feel like a useful person again.
I have worked with Dr. Khalfayan for the past 7 years in a sports medicine setting, with the Seattle Seahawks. He is an outstanding physician! He is very thorough and does a great job explaining to each patient their condition so they understand exactly what their options are. I recently had a knee surgery myself and I had Dr. Khalfayan perform my surgery. I would highly reccommend Dr. Khalfayan.
as a patient i was very impressed by his bedside manner and his willingness to spend extra time with me explaining the surgical options and also reviewing the rehab options i would have. very thorough and oranized in his approach to dealing with my injury
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I am located at
601 Broadway
7th Floor
Seattle , WA 98122
Office hours
Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Accepted Insurance Plans
First Choice Health
Great West Healthcare
Premera Blue Cross
Uniform Medical Plan
Great Lakes Health Plan
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Boston College
BS - Bachelor of Science
Sports Medicine University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sports Medicine Graduate Hospital
I've won the following awards
Regional Top Doctor, Top Doctors in America
Top Doctor in America, Top Doctors in America
I've published
The relationship between tunnel placement and clinical results after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Am J Sports Med., 24(3):335-41 (1996 May-Jun)
High tibial osteotomy: fixation with cannulated screws.
Orthop Rev., Feb;22(2):259-62 (1993)
Mason type II radial head fractures: operative versus nonoperative treatment.
J Orthop Trauma., 6(3):283-9 (1992)