Olympia Surgery & Olympia Surgeons
At Providence St. Peter Hospital, we take pride in serving as the region's premier center for surgery. Our talented surgeons and staff have been nationally recognized for excellence in this field, earning a number of awards over the past several years, including 2010 Magnet Certification.
Our medical staff members' extraordinary commitment to excellence has been a driving force behind the awards and national recognition we've attained in recent years. Nearly 90 surgeons work in our surgical suite, covering a wide range of specialties.
Our physicians are uniquely qualified, each having met our stringent requirement of attaining board certification in their specialty before practicing here. Along with our physicians, the Surgery team is composed of registered nurses (including resource nurses trained extensively in surgical specialties) and an array of skilled surgical technicians and support personnel.
Providence St. Peter Hospital purchases and maintains the latest equipment for
our surgeons, and we constantly update our technology. Some of the cutting-edge techniques our surgeons use are:
- Laser technology, allowing a surgeon to quickly perform minimally invasive procedures without traditional surgery's large incisions
- Endoscopy, examination inside the body with an endoscope: a tube-shaped instrument connected with lenses and light
- Laparoscopy, examination and repair inside the body with a special endoscope)
- Arthroscopy, viewing and repair of muscles, bones or joints with a tube through a very small incision)
In January 2010, two Integrated Operating Rooms were opened. These operating rooms offer an unparalleled and incredibly innovative video system which delivers exceptional results that assist the surgical team in providing the best patient care.