What does FACS mean?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.

Timothy W. Bax, MD, FACS


Timothy W. Bax, MD, FACS came to Spokane after completing his surgical training at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and completed an additional year of training in Portland in the area of Minimally Invasive Surgery. His surgical practice encompasses all areas of general surgery with an emphasis on laparoscopically performed procedures. He has a special interest in diseases of the stomach and esophagus including surgery for heartburn and for stomach and esophageal cancer. Dr. Bax is an active staff member at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital and Deaconess Medical Center and at Valley Hospital and Medical Center. He is currently the Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Bax is available to see patients at both our Holy Family and Sacred Heart offices. Dr. Bax also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington.

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