Alexander S. Farivar, M.D.

Alexander S. Farivar, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon

Thoracic Surgery

4.6 out of 5.0
Rating 4.5
(64 Reviews)
Accepting New Patients
Swedish Thoracic Surgery - First Hill
1101 Madison St
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
US
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About Alexander S. Farivar, M.D.

Dr. Farivar is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: Dr. Farivar has a broad based thoracic surgery practice. He enjoys helping patients and their families through their healthcare journey. He takes great effort to incorporate the needs and beliefs of patients and their families in his treatment plans. Dr. Farivar has a particular interest in lung and esophageal disorders, including cancer treatment. He also has interests in the appropriate use of robotic surgery to address thoracic surgery pathology, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (WA Apple Health)
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare (WA Apple Health/Healthy Options)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • achalasia
  • airway disorders
  • anomalies of the diaphragm
  • asbestos lung
  • atelectasis
  • barrett's esophagus
  • barrx
  • biopsy chest wall
  • biopsy diaphragm
  • biopsy of lung
  • bronchial fistula repair
  • bronchoscopy
  • cancer
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • chest wall disorder
  • chest wall resection
  • chest wall tumors
  • collapsed lung
  • contusion of chest wall
  • correction of pectus deformity
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • decortication of lung
  • diaphragm pacemaker procedure
  • diaphragm pacing
  • diaphragmatic fistula repair
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • diaphragmatic tumor
  • ear melanoma
  • empyema
  • endoscopic biopsy of trachea
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • endoscopy
  • esophageal diverticulectomy
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal myotomy
  • esophageal perforation
  • esophageal stenosis
  • esophageal stricture
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophagectomy
  • excision of bronchus
  • exploratory thoracotomy
  • external fistula of the trachea repair
  • feeding tube placement
  • fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • foreign body (esophagus)
  • gastrectomy
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroesophageal junction cancer
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal (gi) cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors (gist)
  • gi stent placement
  • hamartoma of lung
  • hiatal hernia
  • hiatal hernia repair
  • intra abdominal cancer
  • laparoscopic adhesiolysis
  • laparoscopic fundoplication
  • laparoscopic gastroenterostomy
  • laparoscopic hernia repair
  • laparoscopic jejunostomy
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • ligation of bronchus
  • linx
  • liposarcoma
  • lung abscess
  • lung cancer
  • lung contusion
  • lung mass
  • lung resection
  • lung volume reduction surgery
  • lymphadenopathy
  • malignant effusion
  • malignant neoplasm of esophagus
  • malignant neoplasm of main bronchus
  • mallory weiss tear
  • mediastinal abscess
  • mediastinal mass
  • mediastinitis
  • mediastinoscopy
  • mediastinum cancer
  • melanoma on face
  • mesothelioma
  • minimally invasive lung cancer surgery
  • minimally invasive pulmonary lobectomy
  • myasthenia gravis
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • obesity
  • open biopsy of bronchus
  • open biopsy of lesions of mediastinum
  • open biopsy of lung
  • palliative care
  • pectus carinatum
  • pectus excavatum
  • percutaneous tracheostomy
  • phototherapy
  • pleural cancer
  • pleural diseases
  • pleural effusion
  • pleurodesis
  • pleurx catheter insertion
  • plication of emphysematous bleb
  • pneumothorax
  • pulmonary metastases
  • repair of diaphragm
  • repair tracheoesophageal fistula
  • rib fracture
  • robotic thoracic surgery
  • sarcoma
  • sequestrum of lung
  • spontaneous pneumothorax
  • sternal fracture
  • stomach cancer
  • surgical staging
  • tension pneumothorax
  • thoracentesis
  • thoracoplasty
  • thoracoscopy
  • thoracostomy
  • thoracotomy
  • thymectomy
  • thymoma
  • thymus cancer
  • thymus disorders
  • tobacco use cessation
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheoesophageal fistula
  • tracheomalacia
  • tracheostomy
  • tracheostomy revision
  • tuberculosis (tb)
  • video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • virtual care

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4.6 out of 5.0(64 Reviews)

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