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Carlos A Pellegrini, MD

Dr. Pellegrini is a world-renowned surgeon in the area of esophageal diseases and introduced minimally invasive operations for the treatment of achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux. He focuses his practice in the area of benign and malignant esophageal problems.

Patient Care Philosophy:

"I am very interested in developing diagnostic and treatment plans that are centered on patients' values. I listen carefully to my patients' complaints, and I ask many questions about how those complaints affect their lives. I then inform the patient about all alternatives (medical, endoscopic, surgical, etc.) for treatment and advise based not only on the effectiveness of those therapies, but on how I see that they relate to the patient's values.

"I enjoy seeing patients move through the diagnostic phase, the operation and postoperative period. I am blessed to work in a system that provides me access to the best specialists, and I work closely with them to address all the needs of my patients.

"My main interest is to provide care to my patients and to create an environment in my department where others can provide the same type of patient-centered care, while pursuing their research in the quest to discover life-saving new procedures."

Dr. Pellegrini's Resume


  • Chair and Professor, Surgery Department, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Esophageal surgery, swallowing disorders, pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery, minimally invasive surgery. Gastrointestinal and general surgery, Esophageal cancer

Education And Training

  • University of Rosario Medical School, Argentina, 1971
  • Residencies: University of Rosario Medical School, Argentina, 1971-75, University of Chicago, 1976-79
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago, 1975-76

More Information

  • Dr. Pellegrini was recognized as a 2012 and 2014 "Top Doctor" in Seattle Met magazine's annual survey.
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  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish