Loryn Peterson MD

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Accepting New Patients

Board Certification

Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand; American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Loryn W. Peterson, MD, received her medical degree from Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island after attending the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic and completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Washington.

Clinical Interests

Arthritis, carpal tunnel/peripheral nerve compression, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, fracture surgery, hand surgery, joint replacement/reconstruction, minimally invasive procedures, repetitive stress injuries, sports injuries, wrist-bone fractures/dislocations, Dupytren’s contractures and evidence based health care.

Practice Philosophy

"I grew up in a medical family and became comfortable in the culture and customs of health care at an early age. I enjoy explaining confusing and sometimes anxiety-provoking problems in terms that people can understand, often using illustrations and models. I believes that good communication is essential. Medicine is not always black and white. Given the same information, individual patients may make very different choices. Some prefer the least invasive approach, whereas others may accept greater risk to accelerate their recovery. Many are concerned with minimizing time off work, particularly for unexpected injuries. I review all of the choices available and support patients in their preferred treatment. Informed patients who are empowered to make their own health care decisions have superior outcomes and satisfaction."

Professional Involvement

American Society for Surgery of the Hand; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Ruth Jackson Society; Mayo Fellows Association; Dartmouth Alumni Association; Washington Women’s Foundation

Recognition

Mayo Department of Orthopedics: Coventry Award

Seattle Met Top Docs

Personal Interests

Running, skiing and hiking.

Hospital Affiliation

  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
  • Evergreen Hospital
  • Overlake Hospital