General surgeon John Hassapis, MD, joined the Whidbey General medical staff in July 2014. After completing his formal training in Chicago, Ill., he spent the next 19 years at a critical access hospital in Fortuna, Calif. Dr. Hassapis says that Whidbey General Hospital and Clinics is very much like his previous hospital and arriving here "felt like coming home." Hassapis chose the critical access hospital in order to use his broad training in general surgery. In addition to standard operations to treat breast, colorectal and thyroid cancers, as well as parathyroid issues and hernia repair, he also performs endoscopy and colonscopy procedures. Hassapis can perform many operations laparoscopically (aka: minimally invasive surgery). Additionally, he can place and replace cardiac pacemakers and he performs select chest operations.
Whidbey General Hospital Surgical Services
205 S. Main Street, Building A
P.O. Box 145
Patient Care Philosophy
"Maybe I'm 'old school,' but I enjoy meeting and talking to my patients in the office without a computer in the way. I also enjoy that, in a community as small as Whidbey Island, patients are my neighbors and acquaintances who I see around town. It is great to bring this breadth of surgical care to Whidbey, so that people do not have to leave the island to get their surgeries."
Scope of Care
Treatment of breast, colorectal and thyroid cancers
Parathyroid issues and hernia repair
Endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures
Placement and replacement of cardiac pacemakers
Select chest operations
Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago, 1990
Internship & Residency
Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine – General Surgery