Our Services

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

Acute rehabilitation services

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

Anesthesia: General 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...

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...

Bereavement Services memorial events

The community is invited to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones at our Light Up A Life events held in December at each of our...

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 Cancer Outreach Program

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

Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction

Breast cancer screening: Saves Lives Get the facts, risk factors and screening information. Learn more Schedule a mammogram 98 percent of...

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 Scan

A breast scan is an imaging test to look at your breasts. It is used when a mammogram has not given your healthcare provider enough information.

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

Breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the inside of your breasts. It can help your healthcare provider find breast problems. 

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 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 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

Career exploration days are designed for community organizations with their students’ interest in mind. Adult chaperones from the requesting...

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 and registration

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...

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, heart

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

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...

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...

Continuing Medical Education

Providence Portland Medical Center is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 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...

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...

Disk arthroplasty

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

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....

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 one of the most advanced radiosurgical tools available to treat a variety of benign and malignant brain lesions and disorders, including brain cancers.

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...

Graduate Medical Education and CME

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

Grief support groups

Bereavement support groups consist of sharing your experiences coping with grief as well as learning about the grieving process from a trained...

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...

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. 

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

Providence Cancer Center offers one of the top five high-dose IL-2 immunotherapy programs in the country and the largest program in Oregon. What...

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...

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 and during radiation treatments.

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

Small groups of students, usually numbering from five to 10 students, meet with a Providence professional for an hour to discuss their career...

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...

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is a specialized form of 3D-CRT that allows radiation to better conform to fit the tumor.

Joint fusion

Joint fusion permanently fixes a joint in one position.

LDR brachytherapy

LDR involves the longer placement of the temporary or permanent radiation sources into the tumor area, such as a prostate seed implant, with the radiation dose delivered over several days or months.

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...

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. Information provided in part by Lung...

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...

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...

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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

Providence offers online childbirth education programs to be done in the comfort of your own home. These are ideal for women whose schedules...

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...

Pediatric primary care

At Providence, we have a large number of family doctors and pediatricians who can care for your child from birth through their teen years. Whether...

Pediatric specialty care

When your child is sick, every decision is important. Having a pediatrician you trust is equally important. The pediatricians and pediatric nurse...

Persistent pain classes

When people understand how pain really works, their pain decreases. This class is designed to help you understand how pain works in the body and brain. You will learn about what pain really is and how much your own actions and thoughts can improve your pain and help you return to your life.  

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...

Pleurodesis

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

Pregnancy and Parenting classes

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

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 Brain and Spine Institute Clinical Research

Patient Clinical Trial Participation To be contacted about participating in a clinical trial at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute, please...

Providence Coronary Angioplasty Care Package

Providence performs more coronary angioplasties than any other health system in Oregon. That experience translates into excellent outcomes for our patients, and peace of mind for their families.

Providence OB\GYN Hosptialist

A hospitalist is a specialist in hospital medicine - a doctor whose office is the hospital itself and who focuses intensely on patient care at every stage of a person’s hospital visit.

Providence Open Heart Surgery Care Package

Providence performs more coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries than any other health system in Oregon.

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...

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,...

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 at a Providence site. Types of surgeries include Ortho Watch,...

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.

Transcutaneous oxygen evaluation

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

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.

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...