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Raymond S.W. Yeung, MD, FRCS, FACS

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician
UW Medicine
Specialty:
Surgery
“We can achieve the best outcomes when physicians work in partnership with their patients.”
— Dr. Yeung
What is your approach to care?

I always work as a team with my patients, which allows me to provide you with the best and most compassionate care. SCCA focuses on comprehensive care, with experts collaborating across many disciplines. We come together across specialties and share our knowledge to educate you and provide you with the newest and best treatment options. I’m excited by scientific creativity, so I personally track the latest advances in science to ensure that you will have every option available to you.

What is your patient approach at the Liver Tumor Clinic?

I am a board-certified surgeon and founder of the UW Medicine Liver Tumor Clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The Liver Tumor Clinic is a resource for all patients with liver tumors, both benign and malignant. We have the expertise to evaluate and manage all types of liver tumors.

For every patient, our team of specialists meets to go over the pertinent data, creating a tentative treatment recommendation for you. We will spend time getting to know you and understanding your lifestyle so that we can work together to create the best treatment plan for you.

Benign Not cancer. Benign tumors may grow larger but do not spread to other parts of the body. Treatment plan A detailed plan with information about a patient’s disease, the goal of treatment, the treatment options for the disease and the possible side effects and expected length of treatment. A detailed plan with information about a patient’s disease, the goal of treatment, the treatment options for the disease and the possible side effects and expected length of treatment. A treatment plan may also include information about how much the treatment is likely to cost and about regular follow-up care after treatment ends.

Provider background

Specialty: Surgery

Liver and bile duct tumors

My clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of liver and bile duct tumors and metastatic disease involving the liver, as well as minimally invasive liver therapies such as laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.

Through my research, I actively investigate the molecular mechanisms related to cancer development. I also engage in basic research of tuberous sclerosis complex and lymphangioleiomyomatosis. I have a robust academic research presence at UW Medicine and have received local and national funding to support my research in liver cancer, biliary cancer and melanoma. My goal is to promote minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of liver cancer.

In addition to seeing patients, I am a professor of surgery at UW Medicine and an adjunct professor of medicine, medical genetics and pathology.

Melanoma Cancer that begins in the melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but it can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as the eye or the intestines. Metastatic A metastatic cancer is a cancer that has spread to other areas of the body by way of the lymph system or bloodstream.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
University of Toronto
Residency
University of Toronto
Fellowship
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Languages
English
Chinese (Cantonese)
Awards
Seattle Met's 2021 Top Doctors award

Dr. Yeung has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Seattle Met's annual survey multiple years in a row.

Seattle magazine's 2021 Top Doctors award

Dr. Yeung has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award multiple years in a row.

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA 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.

Publications

Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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