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Dr. William Helton, MD

General Surgery*
5.0 (13)
Map Pin Small Seattle, WA
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. William Helton, MD

Dr. William Helton, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA. They graduated from University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and is affiliated with Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Helton, completed a residency at General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 1986. Patients rated Dr. Helton an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Helton works at Providence Cancer Institute Franz Clinic in Seattle, WA with other offices in Bellevue, WA. They frequently treat conditions like Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones and Inguinal Hernia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Helton's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
    1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (206) 693-4970
  2. 2
    Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center
    11695 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (206) 693-4970

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Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Gallstones
Inguinal Hernia
Chronic Cholecystitis
Pancreatic Cancer
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Liver Biopsy
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Abdominal Pain
Ascites
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Bile Duct Obstruction
Biliary Atresia
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cirrhosis
Incisional Hernia
Intestinal Obstruction
Lipomas
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Liver Cancer
Liver Damage
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Pleural Effusion
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Umbilical Hernia
Ventral Hernia
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Port Placements or Replacements
Splenectomy
Splenectomy with Robotic Assist
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Acute Bowel Infarction
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Fistula
Appendicitis
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bile Duct Stricture
Biliary Cirrhosis
Bone Cancer
Brain Injury
Cholangitis
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Varices
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Ulcer
Gynecologic Cancer
Hemochromatosis
Hemorrhoids
Hepatic Sclerosis
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Ileus
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Ischemic Colitis
Liver Abscess
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Lung Cancer
Meckel's Diverticulum
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Osteosarcoma
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleura Cancer
Potassium Deficiency
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Pyloric Stenosis
Rib Fracture
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
Secondary Malignancies
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Traumatic Brain Injury
Varicose Veins
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenalectomy
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Drainage
Bunion Surgery
Colectomy
Colostomy
Distal Pancreatectomy
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision
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Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy with Robotic Assist
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Gastrotomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hepatectomy
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Liver Resection
Laparoscopic Liver Tumor Ablation
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Open Appendectomy
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Puncture Aspiration
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Skin Grafts
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Sphincterotomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Wedge Resection Colon
Wound Repair
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    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • AvMed
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • EmblemHealth
    • First Choice Health
    • First Health
    • Health Net
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Midwest Health Plan
    • Molina Healthcare
    • MultiPlan
    • ODS Health Plan
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • Providence Health Plans
    • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    • UnitedHealthCare

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    Ratings & Reviews

    5.0
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    About Dr. William Helton, MD

    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1649282922
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Liver and Pancreas Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1991; Metabolism and Nutrition, Harvard University, Boston, 1990; GI Peptide Physiology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1987
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, 1986
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Virginia Mason Medical Center

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    Dr. William Helton, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Helton is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Helton has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Helton has seen patients for Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones and Inguinal Hernia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Helton on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Helton. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Helton.

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