Our Services

Many of our surgical services are available using minimally-invasive techniques or state-of-the-art robotic surgery with the da Vinci ® Surgical System at Providence Portland Medical Center, including pancreatectomy and cholecystectomy.

Adrenal gland surgery

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

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...

Cholecystectomy

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Portacath

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

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...

Transarterial chemoembolization

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