Whidbey General Hospital
John T. Hassapis, MD

John T. Hassapis MD

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

Coupeville , WA  98239
Office Phone: 360-678-6799

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

John T. Hassapis, MD

I was made comfortable by all staff.
They were attentive, cheerful and efficient.

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