Lauren Wikholm Meyer

KVH General Surgery

611 S Chestnut St, Suite A
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509.962.7390
Fax: 509.925.6948

Accepting new patients

Languages: English, Spanish

Philosophy of Practice

I treat each patient as I would care for my own family. Taking care of the whole person, not only the surgical issue, is important to me. I believe this makes a difference in the healing process. I educate my patients on all of their options and risks so we can make the best decision for them as an individual.

I also enjoy detailed precision in my work as much as possible. I strive for the most minimally invasive approach in surgery for the quickest healing time, so you can get back to living your life.

I like to excel in life. I continue ongoing learning and improvement in both my hobbies and work. For hobbies I enjoy gardening, skiing, mountain biking, yoga, swimming, and running. I swam at a Division I college and have always enjoyed athletics. I competed nationally in swimming at the US Open from ages 14-20, and as an adult channel my love of performing at a high level into my surgical work.

When I am not at work I am most likely spending time with my husband and our puppy. My life philosophy is one of kindness and savoring time outside in nature.

Medical Specialties and Interests

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Hemorroids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lipomas
  • Paracentesis
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Wound Care

Education

Medical School – University of California Irvine

Residency –  Valleywise Health General Surgery Residency

Fellowship –  Mastery in General Surgery Oregon Health & Science University