General and Specialty Surgery
When patients face surgery, their specialists will refer them in most cases to a general surgeon, unless the condition calls for another type of surgical specialist.
Providence Medical Institute surgeons are highly trained and work at Providence medical centers or outpatient centers where expert-to-expert teamwork brings a broad range of knowledge to each patient.
General surgeons perform several types of procedures, including focus on the abdomen, pancreas, gallbladder, digestive tract, the breast, skin and more of the anatomy. They care for cancer patients, those with diabetes, glandular disease, hernias or traumatic injuries.
In addition to general surgery, at Providence Medical Institute we have surgeons who specialize in neurosurgery, cardiac, and head and neck. We have ob-gyn’s who perform surgery specific to women’s healthcare needs, and even podiatric surgery for foot and ankle care.
Surgeons work closely with anesthesiologists who administer the appropriate sedation in the hospital or outpatient office.
Many Providence surgeons specialize in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures and robotic procedures when appropriate. This new technology means improved accuracy, less pain and faster healing.