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Surgical Procedures


Providence St. Peter Hospital surgeons are highly skilled in both traditional surgery, using a scalpel, and in laser surgery.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

As the region’s leader in cardiac surgery, surgeons at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia perform the latest types of cardiac surgeries, designed to address a full range of heart problems. Please visit our Heart & Vascular Center to learn more.

Ear, Nose and Throat

We are equipped and experienced in a variety of ENT procedures for children and adults. The procedures include, but are not limited to, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, insertion of ear tubes, nasal septal and endoscopic sinus procedures, thyroid and parathyroid procedures, surgical treatment of cancers of the mouth and throat, and many other procedures involving the ears, nose, throat and neck.

General/Vascular Surgery

We perform numerous general surgical procedures, ranging from bowel resections, removal of gall bladder, from removal and dissection of lymph nodes, to breast biopsy, removal of appendix and hemorrhoids, vein removal and many others.


We routinely perform diagnostic and treatment procedures for a number of gynecological conditions. Most common are hysterectomy (surgical removal of uterus), hysteroscopy (inspections of the uterus with a tube through the cervix), pelvic laparoscopy (viewing of pelvis with a tube through a very small incision), and dilation and curettage (dilation of cervix and scraping of the lining of the uterus) for diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, fibroids and certain gynecological cancers. We also perform advanced gynecologic procedures for the reconstruction of the pelvic floor using a mesh product.


Our physician and surgery staff members provide expertise in a variety of neurosurgical procedures. We provide diagnostic and definitive treatment for brain tumors, brain bleeds (examples- aneurysms, subdural hematomas, intracranial hemorrhage), and trauma. Our spinal program includes back and neck surgery for herniated disc, stenosis (spinal canal is narrowed and is pinching nerves) and reconstructive surgery using hardware to support the spine. Another common surgery is a carpal tunnel release (which relieves symptoms of hand numbness). Many other procedures are offered for relieve of numbness and pain related to compressed nerves. Please visit our Neuroscience Center to learn more.

Orthopedic Surgery

Our surgery staff is expert in a number of orthopedic surgeries, including joint replacement (Total Hip, Total Knee, and Total Shoulder), repair of fractured bones, arthroscopy (viewing and repair of muscles, bones or joints with a tube through a very small incision) for various sports injuries and carpal tunnel and rotator cuff (shoulder) repairs. We also perform ACL (anterior cruciate ligament of the knee) reconstruction, removal of hardware from past surgeries, repair of trauma injuries. Please visit our Orthopedic Healing Center to learn more.


We also have expert podiatry services, including correction of hammertoes and bunion surgery.

Thoracic (Lung & Chest) Surgery

If you have a condition that affects your lungs or chest, thoracic surgery may help improve your quality of life. Examples of issues range from chest wall deformity to pleural effusion and tracheal disorder. 

We are constantly expanding our treatment options, recommending minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Among other benefits, you will likely experience a faster recovery, less pain and reduced scarring. Additional procedures offered include video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted technology. Please visit our Thoracic Services: Chest & Lung Health website to learn more.


We routinely remove bladder and ureteral stones, in addition to performing various procedures to treat urinary incontinence, removing bladder tumors, ureteroscopy (viewing and repair of ureter with a tube through a very small incision), circumcision and other procedures.