Walter J. Trautman III, MD

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  • 1229 Madison Street Suite 1440

    Seattle, WA 98104

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  • 206-625-0578

About Walter J. Trautman III, MD

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  • Anesthesiologists
  • Anesthetists

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Dr. Trautman was recommended by our Pediatric Dentist who was scheduled to perform oral surgery (ankylosed tooth) on my 9 year old daughter. All staff spoke very highly of him and getting an appt set up went smoothly. I had discussed with both dentist and Dr. Trautmans office (not him directly) my daughters extreme anxiety about being put to sleep (she's never had ANY kind of medical/dental procedure) and that it's taken us months to prepare her for this, and I was assured that Dr. Trautman was wonderful. Day of surgery, after waiting 2 1/2 hours, we finally meet Dr. Trautman and exchange introductions and any last minute questions. My daughter was then escorted into the procedure room, picked up and placed in the chair (she's 9) and within about 30 seconds, had BP cuff in place, pulse ox on her finger, electrodes placed on her torso (with no explanation and monitor beeping loudly as her pulse was racing) and before she was even completely laying down, Dr. Trautman swings the mask up from behind her head and aggressively put it on her face. It felt/looked like an ambush and she completely reacted as such. He forcibly held the mask on her face despite her reaction. I had to tell him to stop and wait and the first thing he told me was that I may have to leave the room. Then, while my husband and I were trying to calm our daughter down, he kept interjecting completely unhelpful things that would just upset her more. All this didn't even last 4-5 minutes, and he was visibly impatient with us. I understand he was obviously behind in the days schedule, but no way did that justify his behavior. I also realize that my daughter may never have completely calmed and allowed a mask to be put on her face, but he never even gave her a chance to be ready, not once did he talk to her like a human being and ask her or reassure her. His treatment of my daughter was completely absent of patience, understanding or compassion. While I cannot comment on his skill as an actual anesthesiologist, HE SHOULD IN NO WAY BE WORKING WITH CHILDREN!!!!! I have a hard time believing that this was an isolated incident and no other person, ESPECIALLY A CHILD, should be subjected to such unprofessional, aggressive treatment. My trust in the dentist for even referring him is questioned now as well.

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Dr. Trautman was recommended by our Pediatric Dentist who was scheduled to perform oral surgery (ankylosed tooth) on my 9 year old daughter. All staff spoke very highly of him and getting an appt set up went smoothly. I had discussed with both dentist and Dr. Trautmans office (not him directly) my daughters extreme anxiety about being put to sleep (she's never had ANY kind of medical/dental procedure) and that it's taken us months to prepare her for this, and I was assured that Dr. Trautman was wonderful. Day of surgery, after waiting 2 1/2 hours, we finally meet Dr. Trautman and exchange introductions and any last minute questions. My daughter was then escorted into the procedure room, picked up and placed in the chair (she's 9) and within about 30 seconds, had BP cuff in place, pulse ox on her finger, electrodes placed on her torso (with no explanation and monitor beeping loudly as her pulse was racing) and before she was even completely laying down, Dr. Trautman swings the mask up from behind her head and aggressively put it on her face. It felt/looked like an ambush and she completely reacted as such. He forcibly held the mask on her face despite her reaction. I had to tell him to stop and wait and the first thing he told me was that I may have to leave the room. Then, while my husband and I were trying to calm our daughter down, he kept interjecting completely unhelpful things that would just upset her more. All this didn't even last 4-5 minutes, and he was visibly impatient with us. I understand he was obviously behind in the days schedule, but no way did that justify his behavior. I also realize that my daughter may never have completely calmed and allowed a mask to be put on her face, but he never even gave her a chance to be ready, not once did he talk to her like a human being and ask her or reassure her. His treatment of my daughter was completely absent of patience, understanding or compassion. While I cannot comment on his skill as an actual anesthesiologist, HE SHOULD IN NO WAY BE WORKING WITH CHILDREN!!!!! I have a hard time believing that this was an isolated incident and no other person, ESPECIALLY A CHILD, should be subjected to such unprofessional, aggressive treatment. My trust in the dentist for even referring him is questioned now as well.

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