Our Services

  • Liver and Pancreas Cancer Treatment

    We strive to provide a comprehensive approach to evaluate, counsel and treat patients with liver and pancreatic cancer and other major conditions.
  • Bowel Health

    Bowel disorders involve the inability of the body to control bowel functions. This may be related to an underlying bowel disorder or to the muscles of the pelvic floor.
  • Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

    Screening for cancer is important because it can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection is important because when cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.
  • Cancer Services

    For our patients, what matters most is being able to stay close to home without compromising on comprehensive cancer care. We offer advanced treatments, a team of cancer experts and a broad range of support services – all in proximity to family, friends and the support of your community.
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment

    Most colon and rectal cancers develop from a single cell in the lining of the bowel. The cells multiply and develop into a non-cancerous (benign) growth, called a “polyp.” As the polyp grows, it might become cancerous, with the potential to invade through the rectal wall or spread to other parts of the body.
  • Digestive Health

    Providence Digestive Health provides state-of-the-art gastroenterology services. Our staff diagnose and treat disorders of the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system.
  • Providence Medical Group

    Providence Medical Group is more than just your primary care doctor. Our network offers you access to cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, brain and spine surgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists, infectious disease doctors, oncologists, endocrinologists, urologists, diabetes experts and chronic disease specialists.
  • Surgery

    At Providence hospitals, patient safety is a top priority. Patients who undergo surgery at Providence hospitals can rest assured, knowing that their surgeons have access to leading-edge technology and equipment. By using advanced techniques, surgeons can make safe, effective treatment plans.

Providence Liver and Pancreas is a multidisciplinary program that provides clinical services and cutting-edge therapies for patients with cancerous or non-cancerous conditions of the liver, pancreas and biliary system.


Surgical resection

For certain patients diagnosed with cancers of the liver, pancreas or biliary system, surgery (resection) offers the best chance for cure or long-term survival.

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery involves removing certain benign or malignant tumors through three or four half-inch incisions. Laparoscopic surgery usually results in faster recovery, less pain and scarring.

Radiofrequency ablation

For people with inoperable primary or metastatic liver tumors, RFA is an exciting new approach to destroying tumors in the liver. This procedure helps to shrink the tumor by placing a probe through an incision in the body so tiny electrodes can destroy cancer cells with heat.

Intrahepatic chemotherapy/chemoembolization

For people diagnosed with liver cancer, chemoembolization is the process of injecting chemotherapy drugs into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor in the liver.


The conditions we treat at Providence Liver and Pancreas Surgery in Spokane include:

Bile ducts

  • Bile duct cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis


  • Benign liver tumors
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (Primary liver cancer)
  • Liver cysts
  • Liver metastases (Secondary liver cancer)


  • Ampullary cancer
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine (islet cell) tumors
  • Pancreatic pseudocysts