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Luis F. Santamarina, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English, Spanish
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Luis F. Santamarina, MD, is a Thoracic Surgery specialist in Olympia, Washington. He attended and graduated from Universidad Francisco Marroquin Facultad de Medicina in 1986, having over 32 years of diverse experience, especially in Thoracic Surgery. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Capital Medical Center, Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Mason General Hospital & Family Of Clinics, Providence St. Peter Hospital, and Summit Pacific Medical Center.
Universidad Francisco Marroquin Facultad de Medicina
Medical School
Personal Interests
Dr. Santamarina is interested in traveling and photography. He also enjoys fitness-related activities.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • achalasia
  • anomalies of diaphragm
  • asbestos lung
  • barrx
  • biopsy chest wall
  • biopsy diaphragm
  • biopsy of lung
  • bronchial fistula repair
  • bronchoscopy
  • cancer of mediastinum
  • chest wall disorder
  • chest wall tumors
  • closure of diaphragmatic fistula
  • closure of external fistula of trachea
  • collapsed lung
  • contusion of chest wall
  • correction of pectus deformity
  • cryoablation
  • decortication of lung
  • diaphragm pacemaker procedure
  • diaphragm pacing
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • diaphragmatic tumor
  • empyema
  • esophageal diverticulectomy
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal myotomy
  • esophageal perforation
  • esophageal stenosis
  • esophageal stricture
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophageal varices
  • esophagectomy
  • excision of bronchus
  • exploratory thoracotomy
  • fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • foreign body in esophagus
  • fracture of sternum
  • hamartoma of lung
  • ligation of bronchus
  • lung abscess
  • lung cancer
  • lung contusion
  • lung mass
  • lung resection
  • lung transplantation
  • lung volume reduction surgery
  • malignant effusion
  • malignant neoplasm of esophagus
  • malignant neoplasm of main bronchus
  • mallory weiss tear
  • mediastinal abscess
  • mediastinal tumor
  • mediastinitis
  • mediastinoscopy
  • mesothelioma
  • minimally invasive lung cancer surgery
  • minimally invasive pulmonary lobectomy
  • open biopsy of bronchus
  • open biopsy of lesion of mediastinum
  • open biopsy of lung
  • pectus carinatum
  • pectus excavatum
  • percutaneous tracheostomy
  • pleural cancer
  • pleural effusion
  • pleurodesis
  • pleurx catheter
  • plication of emphysematous bleb
  • pneumothorax
  • pulmonary metastases
  • repair of diaphragm
  • repair tracheoesophageal fistula
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rib fracture
  • sequestrum of lung
  • single lung transplant
  • spontaneous pneumothorax
  • tension pneumothorax
  • thoracentesis
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • thoracoplasty
  • thoracoscopy
  • thoracostomy
  • thoracotomy
  • thymoma
  • thymus cancer
  • thymus disorders
  • tracheoesophageal fistula
  • tracheomalacia
  • tracheostomy
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • video assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Dr. Santamarina has conducted original research about cardiovascular surgery at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and hyperacute rejection in allograft cardiac transplantation at the University of Minnesota.

He published a book chapter entitled “Cardiac Surgery” in Clinical Cardiology for the Elderly and has also published a thesis regarding heart disease and diabetes.

Providence Medical Group Olympia Cardiac Surgery
525 Lilly Road Northeast Suite 200
Olympia, WA 98506