Dr. Yates is a board certified surgeon with advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and endoscopic) surgery. His clinical…
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Patient Care Philosophy
The opportunity to provide surgical care to patients is a true privilege. Patients and their families place a tremendous amount of faith and trust in their surgeon, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I believe that patients do not simply have a disease that needs treatment; rather, each person has a unique set of clinical and social factors that define the goals and expectations for their surgical care. I strive to understand these factors for each patient and, whenever possible, develop and implement a treatment plan that is congruent with their goals and expectations. I encourage patients to ask questions and be active participants in their clinical decision-making process. It is particularly important to me that each patient fully understands, and has confidence in, the treatment plan that we have developed. Ultimately, it is my goal to ensure that each patient receives with the safest, most effective, and least invasive treatment possible.
Outside of my practice, I enjoy outdoor activities including running, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, and cycling and mountain biking.
My clinical interests include the treatment of a wide range of hernias, such as inguinal/groin, ventral, incisional, umbilical, parastomal, hiatal and paraesophageal. I am also interested in laparoscopic hernia repair, advanced abdominal wall reconstruction, gastroesophageal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, gallbladder disease, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic surgery.
Dr. Yates's clinical research focuses on the goal of improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgical management of hernias and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
|Ohio State University College of Medicine||Medical education||2008
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Fellowship||
|Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center||Internship||
|Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center||Residency||
|American Board of Surgery||General Surgery||2013