Our Services

Abdominal perineal resection

Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of rectal cancer. If the cancer has spread into the wall of the rectum, the section of the...

Academic evaluation

Even with treatment, symptoms of behavioral health disorders in children and adolescents can be difficult to manage and can make school...

ACL repair

Surgery for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries involves reconstructing or repairing the ACL. ACL reconstruction surgery uses a graft to...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries. It is based on the theory that there is energy, called chi or qi, flowing...

Acute rehabilitation services

Recovery from serious illness or injury often requires intense physical, occupational and speech therapy. Once a patient is discharged from the...

Adrenal gland surgery

Surgery to remove the adrenal gland (adrenalectomy) is often used to treat adrenocortical carcinoma. Sometimes the nearby lymph nodes are also...

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is a way to control pain during a surgery or procedure by using medicine called anesthetics. It can help control your breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm.

Ankle replacement

The ankle is a weight-bearing joint that absorbs the body's full impact. An injured or diseased ankle can be especially painful. Ankle replacement...

Anti-reflux surgery

Surgery Overview Fundoplication surgery is the most common surgery used to treat GERD and is usually performed by a general surgeon. This surgery...

Appendectomy

Surgery overview An appendectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix, is standard procedure to treat a swollen and inflamed appendix...

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside of a joint in your body through a thin viewing instrument called...

Assistive devices and orthotics

Our clinical experts can help you find appropriate orthotics, balance support, communication aid or other assistive equipment to help you be as...

Autologous stem cell transplant

Most stem cells are in your bone marrow. You also have some in your blood that circulate from your bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cells turn into...

Bereavement Services memorial events

The community is invited to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones at our spring memorials held every year in May and at our Light Up A...

Bile duct surgery

The following types of surgery are used to treat extrahepatic bile duct cancer: Removal of the bile duct: If the tumor is small and only in...

Bone biopsy

A bone biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of bone is taken from the body and looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection or other...

Bone grafting

Grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with an artificial, synthetic or natural material from the patient's own body.

Bone growth stimulator

Bone growth stimulators give electrical pulses that help the bones heal after spinal fusion surgery.

Bone marrow biopsy

A bone marrow biopsy is the removal of bone marrow tissue and is often done with a bone marrow aspiration. A biopsy allows close examination of the...

Braces

Braces, casts and splints are orthopedic devices used to immobilize or restrict movement of a body part in order to heal an injury or correct a...

Breast biopsy

A breast biopsy removes a sample of breast tissue that is looked at under a microscope to check for breast cancer. A breast biopsy is usually done...

Breast Cancer Outreach Program

The Breast Cancer Outreach Program at Providence Cancer Center provides women and their families with support services free of charge,...

Breast Conserving Surgery

Surgery overview Breast-conserving surgery removes the cancer or abnormal tissue, but leaves the rest of the breast intact. The goal is to take...

Breast MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio waves to make pictures of the breast. MRI may show problems in the...

Breast reconstruction surgery

Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the size and shape of a breast after your breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer. It is...

Breast self-awareness education

A breast self-examination involves checking your breasts to help detect breast problems or changes. Many breast problems are first discovered by...

Breast surgery

Surgery on the breast may be done for a number of reasons including: As local treatment for breast cancer: Breast surgery is considered the...

Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast,...

Bronchoprovocation challenge testing

Inhalation challenge tests are done to measure the response of your airways to substances that may be causing asthma or wheezing. These tests are...

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure doctors use to look at the airways leading to the lungs. During bronchoscopy, a thin, lighted instrument (bronchoscope)...

Bunionectomy

Bunion surgery generally involves an incision in the top or side of the big toe joint and the removal or realignment of soft tissue and bone to...

Cancer Center lending libraries

Knowledge about cancer helps patients and their loved ones as they navigate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For patients and families,...

Cancer financial counseling

In keeping with our mission and core values, Providence Health & Services cares for people and their health needs, even if they can’t afford to...

Cancer genetic counseling

Working as part of a team of doctors and other health professionals, genetic counselors provide education and support to families with members who...

Cancer information and referral

Providence Cancer Support Services provides emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families when they need it most.

Cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling

Cancer risk assessment examines personal and family history information that influences cancer risk.

Cancer support groups

Cancer support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff...

Cancer treatment plan and summary

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists recommends cancer patients receive a treatment plan and summary. The treatment plan includes a...

Capsule endoscopy

The term endoscopy refers to a special technique for looking inside the digestive tract. Capsule endoscopy uses a video capsule that contains a...

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a non-invasive and objective method to evaluate heart and lung function. Heart and lung capacity and function...

Career exploration days

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Career exploration days are designed for community organizations with their students’ interest in mind. Adult chaperones...

Career fairs

Career fairs provide a broad view of a various health care careers and are designed for high school students who have a general interest in health...

Career highlights

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Career Highlights are offered throughout the school year. Each is a small (30 to 40 students), three-hour class focusing...

Cataract surgery

A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. Aging and exposure to...

Cerebral angiogram

During this X-ray test, a catheter is inserted through a blood vessel in the groin or arm and moved up through the vessel into the brain. A dye is...

Cervical cancer surgery and treatment

The choice of treatment and the long-term outcome (prognosis) of women with cervical cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. Your age, overall...

Cesarean section

A cesarean section is the delivery of a baby through a cut (incision) in the mother’s belly and uterus. It is often called a C-section. In most...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter the...

Cholecystectomy

The main treatment for acute cholecystitis is surgery to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). Often this surgery can be done through small...

Circumcision

Male circumcision is a surgery to remove the foreskin, a fold of skin that covers and protects the rounded tip of the penis. The foreskin provides...

Clinical psychotherapy

Our therapists provide treatment for the mental and emotional effects related to a number of conditions including multiple sclerosis.

Clinical trials, brain

Providence Brain and Spine Institute is involved in several clinical trials for investigational medications for Alzheimer's disease, ALS, multiple...

Clinical trials, heart

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Colon surgery

Colon surgery (removing the cancer in an operation) is the most common treatment for all stages of colon cancer. A doctor may remove the cancer...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

Colorectal cancer education and research

Providence Colorectal Cancer Surgery Program medical director Mark H. Whiteford, M.D., is highly involved in education of other healthcare...

Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgical procedure that is done when part of the bowel (colon or rectum) has been removed and the remaining bowel cannot function...

Community Care workshops and seminars

Community Care seminars are offered at no charge to faith communities, outreach ministries, senior centers, civic organizations and community...

Computed tomography (CT) scan

CT scans, also known as CAT scans, obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the body by using special X-rays and computer enhancement to create an...

Convergent procedure

The convergent procedure is a minimally-invasive approach that combines the best of electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac surgery treatments to help...

Cortical mapping

Cortical mapping is an inpatient procedure conducted prior to brain surgery for patients who have a grid or depth electrodes placed inside the...

da Vinci adrenalectomy

Minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that may...

da Vinci cholecystectomy

Minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that may...

da Vinci colon resection

da Vinci Surgery for colorectal conditions, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative...

da Vinci esophagectomy

Surgery is generally the most effective way to treat disorders of the heart, lungs and esophagus. But traditional open surgery has a number of...

da Vinci gastrectomy

Minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that may...

da Vinci Head and Neck Surgery

TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) allows surgeons to access tumors through the mouth that previously required an extensive operation with an...

da Vinci hiatal hernia repair

Minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that may...

da Vinci hysterectomy

The Food and Drug Administration approved the da Vinci® Surgery System for gynecologic surgery in 2005. It's one of the newest techniques available...

da Vinci pancreatectomy

If you have been told you need surgery for a disease affecting your pancreas, such as chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, ask your doctor if...

da Vinci prostatectomy

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is surgery done through small incisions in the belly with robotic arms that translate the...

Dacryocystorhinostomy

Dacryocystorhinostomy is a type of surgery sometimes used to treat blocked tear ducts in adults. It is rarely used in children. This procedure...

Disk arthroplasty

Disk arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which a herniated spinal disk is removed and replaced with an artificial disk.

Ear foreign body removal

Objects (foreign bodies) inserted into the ear usually do not cause significant damage. But objects that are inserted forcefully can damage the ear...

Electroencephalograms (EEG)-adult

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors (electrodes) are attached...

Elementary school health breaks

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Elementary school health breaks provide basic health and safety information plus help elementary students learn about...

Emergency services

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1. Hospital emergency rooms (ERs) are set up to focus on medical emergencies. They are not set up to focus on...

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Endobronchial ultrasound is a less invasive alternative to mediastinoscopy for diagnosing and staging thoracic malignancies like lung cancer....

Endometrial cancer care

Endometrial cancer detected in its early stages can be cured with surgery and close follow-up. Treatment choices depend on where the cancer is and...

Endoscopic neurosurgery

Providence surgeons are improving care through endoscopic neurosurgery, an advanced procedure that uses a slender fiber-optic camera to improve...

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)

ERCP is short for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, a procedure used to diagnose and treat problems in the gastrointestinal tract....

Endoscopic ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). In this test, a small ultrasound probe at the end of the endoscope is placed down the throat to the chest area. The...

Epidermal biopsies diagnosis

A small amount of skin may be removed and studied under a microscope to assist in diagnosis of peripheral nerve diseases. This can be done in the...

Evoked potentials

Evoked potentials are diagnostic tests that can help detect problems with the nerve pathways of the body. Patients are given a stimulus, and the...

Exercise for patients with Parkinson's disease - physical and mental

Patients who exercise regularly do better as Parkinson’s disease progresses than people who don’t exercise.  Exercise improves a patient’s energy...

Extended EEG monitoring

A diagnostic test called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, can help determine if a patient is having seizures. An EEG is a test that records...

Eyes, ears, nose and throat exam

You may be asked to have a physical exam by a neuro-opthamologist or a neurotologist if your doctor needs help in diagnosing your condition related...

Fall risk assessment

Falling is a very real concern for older adults. Nearly half of all people over age 65 fall every year. Many are seriously injured. When people...

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube...

Fracture repair

Fracture repair is surgery to fix a broken bone using plates, nails, screws or pins.

Gamma Knife Perfexion

Gamma Knife is the most advanced radiosurgical tool available to treat a variety of brain lesions and disorders, including cancers of the brain. An...

Gastrointestinal surgery

Surgery is a common treatment of all stages of gastric cancer. The following types of surgery may be used: Subtotal gastrectomy: Removal of...

Gift shop

Our gift shops welcome guests in the lobby of many of our hospitals. Our teams of volunteers and staff are ready to assist you with a wide range of...

Grief support groups

Professionally-facilitated ongoing support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one are offered at a variety of locations and...

Guest housing

Providence Health & Services can ease hospitalization concerns for patients and their families. Providence offers guest housing and recommended...

Gynecologic surgery

Surgery is used to treat many gynecologic cancers including uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers. Surgeries for gynecologic cancers include...

HDR brachytherapy

High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy involves the remote placement of a tiny, very highly radioactive source, which is housed in a lead lined device...

Head and neck cancer surgery

Surgery is the most common treatment for oral, head and neck cancer. The type of surgery depends on the type and stage of the tumor. 

Health and Wellness Classes

At Providence Health & Services, you can find what you need to achieve wellness at every stage in life. Visit our online class catalog to...

Healthy Heart and Vascular Lectures

Join us as our physician experts explore a range of topics that will help you learn the facts about preventing, detecting and effectively treating many cardiac and vascular diseases. Our free community forums are held conveniently at several Providence medical centers and hospitals in Oregon.

Hernia surgery

Surgery overview A hernia is a bulge of intestine, another organ, or fat through the muscles of the belly. A hernia can occur when there is...

High-dose interleukin 2 (IL-2) immunotherapy

Interleukin-2 is a protein normally present in small amounts in the body. It does not directly attack cancer cells. It has powerful effects on the...

Hip replacement surgery

Total joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of both bones in a damaged joint to create new joint surfaces. Total hip replacement...

Hip revision

Hip revision surgery, which is also known as revision total hip arthroplasty, is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a previously implanted...

Home sleep testing

For portable sleep monitoring, you will use equipment at home that records information about you while you sleep. If you will have portable sleep...

Hospice animal assisted activity volunteer

Volunteers who have completed the Delta Society Animal-Assisted Therapy and Education program with their pets are assigned by the volunteer...

Hospice Bereavement volunteer

Bereavement volunteers act as part of the Providence Bereavement Services staff by contacting survivors of hospice patients after the death. They...

Hospice facility specialist volunteer

Hospice facility specialist volunteers are assigned to visit hospice patients in selected care facilities. The facility specialist is assigned to a...

Hospice hospital service volunteer

Hospice-trained volunteers in hospital service seek to support the patients, visitors and personnel of the department in a way that exhibits the...

Hospice massage therapy volunteer

Providence Hospice massage therapy volunteers are assigned by the volunteer coordinator and provide physical and emotional support to terminally...

Hospice patient pet services volunteer

Volunteers who serve in this area are part of the Pet Peace of Mind program.They are assigned to visit patients who have pet care needs. A...

Hospice program support volunteer

Hospice Program support volunteers act on the direction of the volunteer coordinator or other hospice staff member to provide assistance with...

Hospice respite volunteer

Providence Hospice respite volunteers provide comfort and companionship to terminally ill patients so that exhausted family caregivers can take a...

Hospice vigil volunteer

Providence Hospice vigil volunteers are assigned by the hospice staff to bring comfort, support and companionship to patients and their family...

Hospice visitation volunteer

Providence Hospice visitation volunteers  provide comfort and companionship to terminally ill patients residing in nursing facilities or adult care homes.

Hospital care

If you need inpatient care, get in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible. This will reduce costs and your risk of hospital-acquired...

Hyperbaric therapy

For hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the affected person lies down on a stretcher that slides into an acrylic tube about 7 ft (2.1 m) long and 25 in. (64...

Image-guided biopsy

Ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce an image of organs and other structures in the body. This technology can be useful in helping...

Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

Radiation oncologists use image-guided radiation therapy, or IGRT, to help better deliver the radiation to the cancer since tumors can move between...

Immunotherapy

Biologic therapy is a treatment that uses the patient's immune system to fight cancer. Substances made by the body or made in a laboratory are used...

Individual and family grief counseling

Bereavement social workers provide short-term individual and family counseling to children, teens and adults who are grieving the death of a loved...

Informational Interviews

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Small groups of students, usually numbering from five to 10 students, meet with a Providence professional for an hour to...

Inguinal hernia repair

Surgery is the only treatment and cure for inguinal hernia. Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries done in the United States. About...

Inpatient persistent pain therapy

While in the hospital, the Inpatient Persistent Pain Rehab team can help you address your pain experience through non-pharmacological...

In-patient sleep testing

Sleep studies are usually done by a trained sleep lab technician. The studies are usually scheduled for evening and night hours (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.)...

Insomnia referrals

Your doctor can learn a lot about your insomnia and its causes by reviewing your sleep history. He or she may also ask you to keep a sleep diary...

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is a specialized form of 3D-CRT that allows radiation to be more exactly shaped to fit the tumor. With IMRT,...

Joint aspiration

A sample of joint fluid can be taken from any joint in your body. The joint fluid is then analyzed in a lab to look for inflammation, infection,...

Joint fusion

Joint fusion permanently fixes a joint in one position.

Knee replacement surgery

Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new joint surfaces. In knee replacement...

Labor, delivery and recovery

During your prenatal visits, you may have developed a birthing plan with your care provider. If an emergency or an urgent situation arises, your...

LDR brachytherapy

LDR involves the longer placement of the temporary (several days) or permanent radiation source into the tumor area such as prostate seed implant...

Ligament and tendon repair

Ligament and tendon repair is surgery to repair a damaged or torn tendon or ligament.

Lithotripsy

Kidney stones are a painful medical problem that affects more than 400,000 Americans every year. The stones are formed from hardened mineral...

Liver surgery

Liver resection is the surgical removal of part of the liver. This operation is for some types of liver cancer and for certain cases of metastatic...

Long-term EEG monitoring

A diagnostic test called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, can help determine if a patient is having seizures. An EEG is a test that records...

Low vision therapy

Vision problems caused by cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, stroke and head injuries make it difficult to read the newspaper,...

Lumpectomy

Surgery overview Breast-conserving surgery removes the cancer or abnormal tissue, but leaves the rest of the breast intact. The goal is to take...

Lung cancer screening

Watch a video featuring Dr. Michael Skokan, pulmonologist, describing the need for lung cancer screening. What is lung cancer screening?...

Maintenance of wakefulness testing

This test measures whether you can stay awake during a time when you are normally awake. If a "maintenance of wakefulness test" is done,...

Mammography

A mammogram is an X-ray test of the breasts (mammary glands) used to screen for breast problems, such as a lump, and whether a lump is fluid-filled...

Mammosite

MammoSite is a treatment option for early-stage breast cancer following breast-conserving surgery. Current standard treatment for early-stage...

Mastectomy

Surgery overview Mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast. It is usually performed by a general surgeon as local therapy to treat breast...

Me Too family support group

The death of a loved one can affect the whole family. Me Too offers a family approach to grief support, with age-specific groups for children,...

Me Too Family Support Group volunteer

Me Too volunteers act as co-facilitators to children’s bereavement support groups under the direction of a professional facilitator. Me Too...

Mediastinoscopy

Mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure to examine the inside of the upper chest between and in front of the lungs (mediastinum). During a...

Medical education

Providence Health & Services offers three residency training programs. Program details include philosophy, curriculum, clinical training sites,...

Medical Records Authorizations

Providence Health & Services provides access to medical records from our hospitals and other medical facilities in Oregon to patients and their authorized representatives.

Medications for Parkinson's disease patients

There are several powerful medications that can help control tremors, stiffness and slow or unsteady movements caused by Parkinson’s disease. These...

Mental health assessment and evaluation

Health professionals often do a brief mental health assessment during regular checkups. If you are having symptoms of a mental health problem, your...

Midwifery

Providence understands selecting a provider is a very personal choice, especially when it comes to delivering your children. The relationship created with your care provider throughout your prenatal and delivery experience can last a lifetime. That’s why Providence offers midwifery and obstetrics options to fit your personal care preferences.

Mind-Body medicine

Mind-Body medicine is the provision of services which recognize that the mind, the emotions and the spirit all have a role in the healing of the...

Minimally invasive procedures

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions. 

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions. 

Minimally-invasive colorectal surgery

Surgery to remove cancer is almost always the main treatment for colorectal cancer. The type of surgery depends on the size and location of your...

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a simple, painless procedure. It uses a strong magnet and radio waves to produce high-quality pictures of...

Multiple sleep latency testing

This test measures how long it takes you to fall asleep. It also determines whether you enter REM sleep. If a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is...

Music-thanatology

Prescriptive music, also known as Music-thanatology, can provide comfort and relaxation at any point during treatment of a terminal illness, such as during the removal of life support, while a person is on comfort care, during periods of anxiety, intense pain, or sleeplessness or when a person is having difficulty breathing.

Neuro Urology/Rehab

Neuro urology rehabilitation is provided by physical therapists who work with male and female patients who have fecal and urinary incontinence.

Neuropsychological testing

You may be asked to have a neuropsychological evaluation if your doctor needs help in diagnosing your condition. A clinical neuropsychologist has...

Nissen fundoplication

Fundoplication surgery is the most common surgery used to treat GERD and is usually performed by a general surgeon. This surgery can also repair a hiatal hernia. 

Nocturnal polysomnograms

This test records several body functions during sleep, including brain activity, eye movement, oxygen and carbon dioxide blood levels, heart rate...

Non-invasive vascular screenings

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. They are life-threatening diseases of the veins and...

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine scans use a special camera (gamma) to take pictures of tissues and organs in the body after a radioactive tracer (radionuclide or...

Oncologic dentistry/maxillofacial prosthodontics

Oncologic dentistry and maxillofacial prosthodontics are services for patients with cancers of the head, neck or mouth. Services can include a...

Oncology nurse navigator

An oncology nurse navigator is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) who provides  education for each cancer patient concerning their individual...

Oncology social work

Oncology social workers assess the needs of cancer patients. They can facilitate communication with the health care team, provide emotional support...

Online childbirth education classes

For your convenience, Providence offers an online childbirth education program. This program is ideal for women whose schedules don’t allow them to...

Oral, head and neck cancer therapy

Providence Health & Services offers a variety of rehabilitation oncology programs. Laryngectomy Rehabilitation: Speech-language...

Orchiectomy

Orchiectomy is the removal of one or both testicles (testes) and is generally performed by a urologist. The testicles are the male sex organs that...

Ovarian cancer care

The choice of treatment and the long-term outcome (prognosis) for women who have ovarian cancer depends on the type and stage of cancer. Your age,...

Pancreas surgery

One of the following types of surgery may be used to treat pancreatic cancer: Whipple procedure: A surgical procedure in which the head of the...

Pediatrics

Pediatricians are medical doctors who specialize in the care of children. Pediatricians can treat children with any type of problem, or they may...

PHSOR Professional Staff Bylaws, Policies and Procedures

Medical Staff Services provides support to Providence professional staff leadership and the various committees and functions of the organized...

Physical and laboratory evaluation

A mental health assessment may include a physical exam. Your doctor will review your past medical history, as well as that of your family members,...

Pleurodesis

Pleurodesis is used to prevent fluid buildup around your lungs. During this procedure, a chemical or medicine (talc or doxycycline) is put into...

Portacath

A central venous catheter, or vascular access device (VAD), is a long, thin, flexible tube used to give medicines, fluids, nutrients or blood...

Positron emission tomography

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive chemical) to look at organs in the body....

Postpartum support

During the first weeks after giving birth, called the postpartum period, your body begins to heal and adjust to not being pregnant. It's easy to...

Pregnancy and Parenting classes

Parenting with Providence: Are you expecting a new addition to your family? Our classes include: Childbirth Preparation Breastfeeding...

Pregnancy Care Package

At Providence, we understand no two women are alike – and no two pregnancies are alike. We offer care, support, information and preparation...

Pre-Surgery Clinic

The Pre-Surgery Clinic helps patients prepare for their surgeries before the actual day of the surgery. Our goal here is to help assure a satisfying surgical experience for the patient, patient family, surgeon and nursing staff. The staff meets with each patient to obtain and compile all of the required pre-surgery tests and documentation. 

Prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland and is usually done by a urologist. This type of surgery is typically performed to treat cancer of the prostate or to reduce the symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate (difficulty passing urine, needing to go frequently). 

Providence Connections volunteer

Providence Connections volunteers are hospice-trained volunteers who support patients cared for by the Connections team. They make telephone...

Providence Maternity Services: Our 365 Web Nursery

Welcome to the online photo display of babies recently born at Providence Health & Services hospitals. This virtual photo album is designed for...

Psychiatric consultation liaison

About the service: Available to Providence Health & Services physicians and staff for hospital inpatients, both adult and adolescent. ...

Psychiatric evaluation and medication management

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide...

Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex testing (QSART)

The quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test measures the amount of sweat that is produced near a nerve. The sweat glands are stimulated by the application of a small amount of electrical stimulation on the skin. You may be asked to have this test if your doctor needs additional information to diagnose you with a peripheral nerve disorder. 

Radiation therapy

External beam radiation therapy treatment, also called x-ray therapy, is directed at the tumor from a machine located away from your body, usually...

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is the use of a special probe with tiny electrodes that kill cancer cells. Sometimes the probe is inserted directly through...

Radiology

X-rays are a form of radiation, like light or radio waves, that can be focused into a beam, much like a flashlight beam. Unlike a beam of light,...

Rotator cuff repair

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa and other debris from the space in the...

Sedation

Procedural sedation combines the use of local anesthesia with sedatives to relax you.

Short-term ventricular-assist device

A short-term ventricular-assist device is an external pump that temporarily does the work of a beating heart. For very sick patients the device...

Shoulder replacement surgery

Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new joint surfaces. In shoulder...

Sleep consultations

Providing answers and treatment for your sleep problems, Providence Sleep Disorders Centers have a team of sleep experts who have diagnosed and...

Sleep studies

Sleep studies are tests that watch what happens to your body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing your sleep problems....

Speakers bureau

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to providing ongoing outreach and education to various audiences including community forums,...

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a type of radiation therapy that uses a rigid head frame attached to the skull to aim high-dose radiation beams...

Steroid injections

Articular corticosteroids or steroids are medicines injected directly into a painful, inflamed joint, ligament or tendon.

Surgical viewings

Surgical viewings allow students to observe a surgery in real-time from an auditorium. Types of surgeries include Ortho Watch, Chest Watch, Heart...

Tai Chi class

Tai chi can help you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls. Check with your doctor first.

Telephone bereavement support and referrals

Bereavement social workers and specially-trained bereavement volunteers support grieving individuals over the telephone. Information about...

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest is a medical treatment used to treat patients who remain unconscious after resuscitation from...

Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)

Tumors are not regular; they come in different shapes and sizes. Three-dimensional conformal radiation thetapy, or 3D-CRT, uses computers and...

Thrombolytic or 'clot busting' drugs

Thrombolytic or "clot-busting" drugs offer an emergency treatment option for some people who are having a stroke. 

Thyroid surgery

Thyroid surgery is used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. During this procedure, part or all of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck.

Tobacco counseling

Ready to quit smoking? We can help.

Transarterial chemoembolization

Chemotherapy delivered during hepatic arterial occlusion is called chemoembolization. The anticancer drug is injected into the hepatic artery...

Transcutaneous oxygen evaluation

Transcutaneous oxygen evaluation is the evaluation of the oxygen available in the skin to support healing. This evaluation is performed in...

Transitions: An Appearance Center

We carry the following items in our Portland, Oregon locations: mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, and lymphedema garments. Begin to feel like...

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a test that uses reflected sound waves to produce an image of organs and other structures in the body. It does not use X-rays or...

Upper endoscopy

The term “endoscopy” refers to a special technique for looking inside a part of the body. “Upper GI” is the portion of the gastro­intestinal tract, the digestive system, that includes the esophagus, the stomach and the duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine.

Vaginal delivery

A vaginal delivery is the birth of a fetus through the mother's birth canal, or vagina.

Volunteering

Volunteers play an important role in helping Providence serve our community. There are many ways for you to get involved, share your talents and meet a variety of people.

Volunteering at Providence Portland Medical Center

Thank you for your interest in joining Providence Portland Medical Center's group of dedicated volunteers who serve our hospital and surrounding...

WADA testing

Your doctor may ask you to have a Wada test if you are a candidate for epilepsy surgery.  The Wada test checks to see which side of your brain is...

Weight management

Ready to lose weight? We can help. Weight management classes For information call Providence Resource Line at 503-574-6595, or visit...