Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our staff and patients, due to the current flooding in Whatcom County, our office will be closing at 4pm on Monday, November 15.
Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons joined the Proliance Surgeons network effective March 1.
This means that some of the insurances that we accept has changed. Please check with your insurance company to confirm that we are in-network with your insurance plan.

*Electronic registration and check-in from your own device before your visit*
Our patient reminder, pre-registration, and check-in process has gone electronic! It's super simple, more efficient and accurate. Help us help reduce your healthcare costs by completing your pre-registration and check-in before your office visit!

Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons continues to actively monitor the spread of the COVID-19 in our communities and continuously updates our safety protocols based on CDC and Department of Health Recommendations.

We have in-office appointments available, as well as telemedicine visits (you will need a smartphone or other video-capable device). Call us to learn more or to schedule!

As a healthcare facility providing direct patient care, we continue to require the use of face-coverings in our office regardless of vaccination status. Please wear a face-covering or mask that covers both your nose and mouth, at all times while in the NW Medical Center and for the duration of your appointment.

We ask that patients call PROS before arriving for all appointments if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. Do you or have you had symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, or any other cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days?
  2. Does anyone or has anyone you live with had symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, or any other cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days?
  3. Are you currently quarantined to monitor COVID-19 symptoms in yourself?
  4. Do you live with someone who is currently quarantined for COVID-19?
  5. Have you been tested, or has anyone you live with been tested for COVID-19, and are currently awaiting testing results?
  6. Have you tested positive, or has anyone you live with tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  7. Have you, or anyone you live with, been in potential contact with a person known to have COVID-19?
  8. Have you, or anyone in your household, been involved in, or exposed to large groups or gatherings (more than 5 people) in enclosed spaces, where you and/or others did not wear face coverings, and you are not vaccinated (including family gatherings, social gatherings, protests)?

If any of the above criteria apply to you (i.e. you answered “YES” to any of the above questions) PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC. Please call to discuss rescheduling your appointment or to determine if we can perform your visit via telehealth (phone or If none of the above criteria apply to you (i.e. you answered “NO” to ALL of the above criteria), please come in! 

Please DO NOT bring guests to your appointment. One necessary caregiver is allowed under certain circumstances. 

Washington State Department of Health 1-800-525-0127. Whatcom County Department of Health 360-778-6100.  CDC website:

Thank you for choosing PROS for your care. We are honored to be your trusted healthcare provider.-

With the goal of improving your quality of life

Welcome To Our Website

Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is a locally-owned, private practice of board-certified physicians.
About Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons

Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is committed to provide our patients with the highest quality care using the best orthopaedic techniques and technologies in a comfortable, caring private practice setting focused on improving and restoring patients’ quality of life.

We specialize in the treatment of injuries and disorders in:

  • Shoulders
  • Hands / wrists
  • Hips
  • Foot / Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine

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Quality of Life

Aging, disease, and injury can severely impede movement.
The focus of Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is to enable you to return to the activities you enjoy in life.

We strive to help our patients achieve a return to normal activity through compassionate and exceptional care using evidence-based medicine in a patient-friendly environment. We are committed to bringing you a high standard of care that is patient-focused,with the goal of improving your quality of life.

Patient Education

Elbow Pain
Knee Replacement
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Hip Pain
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Our Team

Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons are here to help patients through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
to help them return to their active lives.

Dr. Christopher Van Hofwegen

Christopher J. Van Hofwegen

Orthopedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr Jason Dahl

Jason Dahl

Orthopedic Surgeon
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist

Dr. Paul Haeder

Paul R. Haeder

Orthopedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

Thiran Udawatta

Thiran Udawatta

Orthopedic Surgeon
Foot & Ankle Specialist



Michael K Gannon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Frazier Coe

Frazier Coe


Alex Tabayoyon

Alex Tabayoyon


Austen Epstein

Austen Epstein


After Hours Answering Service Phone

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