Jonathan L. Wright, MD, MS
One of the things I routinely hear from patients is that they are blown away by the kindness of the people treating them. It’s because we truly care about what we’re doing — the doctors, nurses, medical assistants, front desk people, everyone. By combining clinical care with research, we’re helping to offer options you can’t get other places. That excites us and makes us all proud to be working here.
We always remember that we’re not treating a disease, we’re treating a person. And we need to figure out which treatments best fit that particular person. This very individualized approach is so important. For instance, there’s a subset of bladder cancer patients who are candidates for bladder preservation, meaning they can avoid surgery and have chemotherapy and radiation therapy instead. Even though I perform bladder removal surgeries, one of my goals is to help more people keep their bladders whenever I can. We look at all your options to figure out the right treatment plan for you.
Urology includes both medical and surgical treatment. I focus on the oncology side of urology because I appreciate being able to offer both these aspects of care to people with genitourinary cancers. As a urologist with Fred Hutch, I screen people for tumors, perform biopsies, counsel patients about their treatment options, perform surgical removal of tumors and provide follow-up care and cancer surveillance. This gives me the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with my patients and their families, which is a great joy for me. I also co-host our annual event on Updates in Bladder and Urinary Tract Cancers for Patients and their Loved Ones.
My surgical work includes performing minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries, such as robotic prostatectomies, robotic cystectomies, robotic partial nephrectomies and robotic inguinal lymph node dissections.
Dr. Wright has received this peer-nominated award for his exceptional patient care multiple years in a row.
Dr. Wright has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award multiple years in a row.
Dr. Wright received this national Top Doctor award in 2018.
Dr. Wright received this award in June 2016 for significant contributions as a surgeon researcher.
Stories and testimonials
UW Medicine urologists with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) possess a mechanism that makes the tumors glow bright pink – all the better to see them.
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.
Many of our Fred Hutch doctors conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other doctors and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch provider has written.
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In this video, Dr. Petros Grivas and Dr. Jonathan Wright discuss what people diagnosed with bladder cancer should know, including questions to ask their doctor, current treatment options, and the latest research in bladder cancer.
SCCA’s Jonathan L. Wright, MD, spoke with Managed Healthcare Executive about blue-light cystoscopy, an innovative bladder cancer tumor detection method available at SCCA .
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