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Surgery

Providence St. Patrick Hospital

Whether it’s an outpatient procedure that’s done in a day or complex surgery requiring a hospital stay, the surgeons at Providence St. Patrick Hospital have you covered.

Providence surgeons perform minimally invasive, robotic-assisted and open surgeries. They work with anesthesiologists, nurses and other specialists in sophisticated suites equipped with the latest technologies and systems.

Our general surgeons treat many diseases and disorders, including traumatic injuries and emergencies. They may operate to find the source of pain, stop internal bleeding or remove diseased tissue. Specialists and subspecialists perform widely varied procedures from delicate eye operations to complex brain and spine procedures.

In most instances, your doctor will refer you to our surgeons if surgery is part of your treatment plan. Our surgeons work as a team to evaluate and treat a full range of conditions, including:

  • Appendicitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries and disorders
  • Brain injuries, concussion, stroke and brain disease
  • Breast lumps and breast conditions
  • Cancer and noncancerous tumors
  • Cataracts and other eye and vision disorders
  • Colorectal disease and conditions
  • Dental and jaw injuries, tooth extractions and other conditions
  • Ear, nose and throat infections and disorders
  • Gallstones and gallbladder conditions
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Head and neck pain
  • Hearing disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Hernias
  • Hysterectomy, pelvic floor disorders, uterine and gynecological conditions
  • Lung disease and chest conditions
  • Speech and swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Urinary tract infections, prostate disorders and urological disease
  • Varicose veins and other vascular conditions 

Your surgery is in the hands of skilled doctors, nurses and specialists who are part of a well-orchestrated team. Their care encompasses a full array of services, from diagnosis and medical therapies to outpatient or inpatient surgery and follow-up care.

Your doctors may work within one or more of the following specialized areas: 

  • Bariatric weight loss surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery 
  • Emergency and trauma surgery
  • General surgery
  • Heart and vascular surgery
  • Lung and chest surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetric and gynecologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Urologic surgery 

Minimally invasive procedures

Doctors sometimes use minimally invasive surgical procedures for diagnosis — such as colonoscopy — or to surgically remove or repair diseased organs or tissue. 

During minimally invasive surgery, doctors use powerful image-enhanced technology and tools which enable surgeons to reach, view and repair tissues through just one or a few small incisions.

In some cases you can go home the same day as your surgery. After surgery you’ll feel less discomfort and your healing process will be faster than what’s typical for traditional open surgery. 

Robotic-assisted surgery

The da Vinci robotic-assisted procedure is another alternative to both traditional open surgery and laparoscopic surgery, which involves a special video-guided scope and surgical tools.  

During a robotic-assisted procedure, your surgeon's hands are at the controls of a computer-guided operating system. Guided by the da Vinci system, surgeons can perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions. 

  • Surgery
    Our experts perform surgeries using laparoscopic, minimally invasive and robotic-assisted techniques.
  • Urology
    Provide the essential care and treatments for a broad range of urological conditions that affect the kidneys, bladder and prostate.
  • Robotic Surgery
    Robotic-assisted surgery often means less pain, faster recovery and reduced risk of complications following surgery.
  • Gynecology
    Our providers carefully diagnose, manage and treat the conditions that affect women as they age.
  • Otolaryngology
    Treating a wide range of ailments, our ENT specialists provide expert care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions.
  • Laryngectomy
    Laryngectomy is the surgical removal of the larynx for cancer treatment of the larynx and severe neck injuries.
  • Pharyngectomy
    This procedure is designed to treat cancers of the throat and neck with precision and care.
  • Partial Hepatectomy
    A partial hepatectomy is the surgical removal of a portion of the liver.
  • Whipple Procedure
    Whipple surgery for pancreatic tumor removal offers the best chance for full recovery.

At Providence we want you to be fully informed and comfortable with your experience. Your care providers will tell you what to expect and guide you through every step.

It’s important for you to understand and follow all instructions from your doctors, nurses and care team. Please feel free to ask questions along the way. Your care providers will address any concerns and find extra help or support for you if you need it. 

Before and after surgery

Before your surgery, a care coordinator will ask you for certain information about your condition, medical history and other details. This helps us to give you the best, safest care possible.   

Your surgeon may want you to perform certain tests, have a preoperative appointment or use or stop taking certain medications before surgery.

At your pre-surgery appointment, you’ll have a chance to talk with your surgeon and other care providers. You’re encouraged to bring questions and ask about anything you don’t understand.

After surgery, you may have a short stay in a recovery room where nurses will closely monitor your condition. Once you’re alert, your doctor and care providers will talk with you and tell you what to expect and what’s next for your recovery.

Education and services

Ask your care providers about support groups, services or educational resources that may help you learn more about your surgery and condition or find personal assistance with related challenges such as insurance, stress management or home care.

Providence can share resources or refer you to organizations that cover a wide range of areas such as:

  • Accident and disease prevention
  • Fall prevention
  • General health and wellness
  • Personal safety tips at home or on the job
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stroke and heart disease prevention
  • Weight management
  • Wound care 

Your care team may include these and other Providence surgeons, specialists and care providers: 

  • Anesthesiologists 
  • Cardiologists 
  • Chaplains
  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Dental surgeons
  • ENT surgeons
  • General surgeons
  • Gynecologists
  • Heart and vascular surgeons
  • Hospitalists
  • Intensivists 
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Obstetricians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech/language pathologists
  • Thoracis surgeons
  • Trauma surgeons