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Dr. Amir Bastawrous

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Seattle, WA
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1101 Madison St, Suite 500, Seattle, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

America's Health Plan

Washington Basic Health

BCE Emergis

Beech Street

Capp Care

Cigna

CNN Managed Care

Community Health Network of Washington

Community Health Plan of Washington

CorVel Corporation

First Choice Health

Group Health

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No Value

Interplan Health Group

KPS Health Plans

Medicare

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MultiPlan

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Private Health Care System

ProAmerica

Regence

SecureHorizons

Sterling Health Insurance

Tricare

Uniform Medical Plan

United Payors and United Providers

UnitedHealthcare

USA Health Network

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Office

Issaquah, WA

About

Bio

My hobbies include road bicycling, travel and photography. Find some of my work on smugmug.com.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
1 Agree
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Colon and Rectal Surgery 33 years experience
No: Any irritation at the anus can cause some itching as a symptom. However, the irritation of pinworms is usually of different character and timing. Avoid any irritation at the anus. Avoid all mechanical and chemical irritation which can occur from too wet stools. Pinworm irritation is worst at night or early morning.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Colon and Rectal Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on reason: We sometimes will perform procedures like colonoscopy on women who are or might be pregnant. Obviously, if it can be postponed that would be ideal. But if there is a concern for cancer or other diseases, the risk of not performing the colonoscopy may be higher than the colonoscopy herself. So talk with your doctor. Ask if she/he thinks you still need the test despite being pregnant. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Colon and Rectal Surgery 33 years experience
Trauma: Bleeding per anus is never normal, but it is common to have some bleeding with anal intercourse. Be sure to use plenty of lubrication. If bleeding persists despite no trauma then see your doctor.

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Bastawrous is by far the best doctor I have ever met. He performed my major surgery couple years ago. He could not have been more caring, knowleadgable and compassionate. It was obvious that he tr...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I had a magor surgery and felt well taken care of and knew that he had my best interest at heart. He has wonderful bedside manner too.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bastawrous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! how long does a hemroid take to heal with good treatment?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. .. I will make am appointment tomorrow
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
General Honors, University of Chicago
Garber Research Fellowship, University of Chicago

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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