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Colon and Rectal Surgeon

The first female colon and rectal surgeon in King County

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Dr. Ehsan opened her practice because her passion was to deliver the best possible colorectal surgical care to the residents of the Eastside. She grew up here, her extended family lives here, and her community is here. At that time, there were no women with advanced subspecialty training in colon and rectal surgery in King or Snohomish counties. She felt there was a need for someone who could bring the latest in training and expertise, but also a woman's compassion and empathy to this surgical specialty. Now, Dr. Ehsan has joined her practice with Proliance Surgical Specialists at Overlake to continue to fill that need and provide excellent colorectal surgical care to Seattle and the Eastside.

"Colorectal surgery is unique in that it is hard for patients to seek care, to acknowledge that they need help in this sensitive area. But I believe that my skills as a surgeon, a physician and as a woman give me a unique ability to listen and heal patients despite these challenges."

- Dr. Mitra Ehsan.


Welcome to Our Clinic

Proliance Eastside Surgical Specialists is located in Bellevue, Washington on the Overlake Hospital campus. Dr. Mitra Ehsan has been practicing colon and rectal surgery in this community for almost 20 years. She is fellowship trained and board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Areas of expertise:


Treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum,anus, and small bowel.


Anal surgeries including hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, tags, abscess drainages; and office procedures such as hemorrhoid banding


Colonoscopy including removal of polyps, biopsies, and dilation of strictures.


Laparoscopic and open abdominal surgeries, including use of the daVinci robot for minimally invasive surgeries.


Transanal endoscopic microsurgery

 (TEM or TAMIS).


Mitra Ehsan, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Ehsan was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington where her father was a physician at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. She completed both her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Washington where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then did her residency in General Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She returned to Seattle where she did an accredited fellowship at Swedish Medical Center/Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic.

Dedicated to helping her patients understand their disease, Dr. Ehsan encourages her patients to be active partners in their care. She regularly collaborates with other physicians and surgeons in the region to treat complex oncology (cancer) cases and pelvic floor reconstruction. She is committed to providing you with high-quality, cutting edge care in an environment of compassion and understanding.

Dr. Ehsan opened the Overlake Colon and Rectal Clinic in 2002 (currently, Proliance Surgical Specialist at Overlake). In addition to her surgical practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, hiking, camping, skiing, fishing, and attending the opera. She is also an avid gardener and birder.

Dr. Ehsan is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. In addition, she is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.



Sasha M

Dr. Ehsan enabled my elderly mother in law to gain the necessary knowledge needed to be a patient agent in her own care. Thankfully since Dr. Ehsan empathetically listened and validated my mother in laws ailments and feelings , Dr. Ehsan empowered her to learn about her diagnosis and advocate for herself when speaking to other physicians about her ailment. She also began educating many members of our extended family regarding her diet and which fiber tablets work best for her body in this moment in time. 

The level of independence gained through direct patient education and superb medical care is absolutely superb. My mother in law is finally able to attend family outings again for more than 4 hours without any accidents or pain.

Thanks to Dr. Ehsan , she no longer has pain, has eliminated all incontinence issues and again has found joy in engaging with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

We will always be thankful for Dr. Ehsan's knowledge and empathetic nature. She is truly a gem of a doctor!

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