L W Traverso, MD Surgery

Dr. L W Traverso, MD

Boise, ID (1 other location)

About Dr. L W Traverso MD

Dr. L W Traverso, MD is a doctor primarily located in Boise, ID, with another office in Seattle, WA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Other Specialty.

Dr. Traverso has received 4 awards.


Dr. L W Traverso has 2 locations

SL-Clinic-Center for Pancreatic Disease 100 E Idaho St Ste 301 Boise, ID 83712
Virginia Mason Seattle Buck Pavilion 1100 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98101


Dr. L W Traverso has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Other Specialty

Specialty Expertise

Dr. L W Traverso has the following 4 expertise

  • Liver Diseases
  • Digestive System Abnormalities
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)


4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


48 Years Experience

David Geffen School Of Medicine At Ucla

Graduated in 1973

Dr. L W Traverso Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence ID Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. L W Traverso

William Traverso, MD is certified by the American Board of General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in pancreatic neoplasms and inflammatory diseases, including pancreatic cancer, islet cell tumors, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN), cystic neoplasms, and acute and chronic pancreatitis. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 articles on treatment of pancreatic diseases, many of which can be cured for the first time in history. Dr. Traverso serves as the medical director for the Center for Pancreatic and Liver Diseases, and is director of the Pancreas Club. He is an active member of the North Pacific Surgical Association, Society of the American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and Seattle and Pacific Coast Surgical Associations. He continues to pursue research in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, acute and chronic pancreatitis, laparoscopic endosurgery, cost and outcome analysis, global databases for continuous quality improvement, and registries to identify familial components of pancreatic disease.

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