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...

Anal fissure fistulectomy

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anus) that causes pain during bowel movements. It is a common condition. Anal fissures...

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...

Audiology

Au-di-ol-o-gists: Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. (American Academy of Audiology)

Balance and vestibular conditions therapy

Besides hearing, the ear provides a sense of balance. If the inner ear, or vestibule, is affected by any of a variety of disorders, a person may...

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...

Biventricular pacemaker

Biventricular pacing is a promising new procedure that improves the pumping function of the heart by aligning (or "synchronizing") the function of...

Bone densitometry

Bone densitometry uses special X-ray equipment to quickly and accurately measure the density of bones. This measurement helps doctors identify...

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 options. Schedule a mammogram Learn...

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. 

Breastfeeding consultations

Consultations are private and last from 30 to 90 minutes and are covered by most insurance plans.

Breast-pump rentals

All products carried in our stores have been selected for their high quality. The full range of products available makes this the only place you'll...

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...

Cardiac device follow-up and monitoring

Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are heart devices. They are surgically placed in people. Pacemakers are used to treat slow heart rhythms. ICDs stop dangerous, fast heart rhythms.

Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI uses strong magnets and radio waves and can show problems with heart structure, abnormal blood flow or tissue damage.

Cardiology

Cardiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as...

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...

Carotid artery ultrasound

This test uses ultrasound to evaluate the arteries on each side of your neck that lead to your head. During this test you will lie flat on your...

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...

Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation at Providence St. Vincent

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute’s Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation is a comprehensive center caring for...

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...

Chalazion excision

Chalazion is a round, slowly emerging, localized swelling, in the form of a cyst located on the lower or upper eyelid. (Chalazion is the Greek word...

Child life specialists

Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) are professionals who are specially trained to help children of all ages and their families understand and...

Cholecystectomy

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

Chordee procedure

Hypospadias is sometimes treated with surgery to correct the placement of the urethral opening, usually during the first year of life. There are...

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...

Cleft lip repair

Cleft lip is a treatable birth defect that occurs when the tissues of the upper jaw and nose do not join as expected during fetal development,...

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...

Closed reduction/manipulation

A closed reduction is done on a simple fractures in which the bones can be put back in place by simply manipulating them back together without...

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.

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...

CPAP and BiPAP units and supplies

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is treatment provided by a machine that the patient wears at night or when sleeping. It is the most...

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...

Dental rehabilitation

In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. The following will help speed recovery: Take painkillers as prescribed by your...

Diode laser cyclophotocoagulation

Laser cyclophotocoagulation is a type of surgery (cyclodestructive procedure) used to destroy the ciliary body, the part of the eye that produces...

Disability/Workers comp

Disability insurance and worker’s compensaton are forms of insurance that cover medical expensense if an employee is injured on the job or...

Disk arthroplasty

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

Dobutamine stress echo

This echocardiogram is similar to a stress echocardiogram but does not require you to walk on the treadmill. Dobutamine, a medication that raises...

Drop-in child care

My Little Waiting Room offers a fun, safe, drop-in child care environment for children whose families are tending to medical appointments or...

Ear paper/fat patch

A hole in the eardrum or "perforated eardrum" can come from a bad ear infection; a surgical procedure, such as placement of an ear tube;...

Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve

The Edwards SAPIEN valve is a collapsible aortic heart valve that can be introduced into the body via a catheter-based delivery system. The valve...

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...

Event monitor

For this test, you are fitted with three electrodes and a monitoring device. While wearing the device, you must activate the monitor by pushing a...

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.

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

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...

Hand-finger percutaneous pinning

You will probably need surgery to fix your fracture. The type of surgery you have will depend on where the break is and how bad it is. Your doctor...

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...

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.

Implanted hearing aid

An Implanted hearing aid, is a surgically inserted hearing device. A sound processor transmits sound vibrations to an inserted titanium implant....

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.

Intraoperative MRI (IMRI)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors. With intraoperative magnetic...

Joint fusion

Joint fusion permanently fixes a joint in one position.

Laparoscopic orchiopexy

Surgery to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum is called orchiopexy or orchidopexy. It is usually performed on babies who are 6 to 15...

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...

Mandibular/maxillary osteotomy

Orthognathic surgery treats malocclusion ("poor bite") by restructuring the jaw through cutting the bone and repositioning the bone...

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...

Meatoplasty

Meatal stenosis is the most common long-term complication of male circumcision. Stenosis is a blockage or narrowing that develops in the opening of...

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.

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.

Neonatal long-term EEG monitoring with video

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

Neonatal long-term EEG monitoring with video

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

Neuro biplane catheterization lab

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are homes to highly advanced cranial procedure labs. In these labs,...

Neuro biplane catheterization lab

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are homes to highly advanced cranial procedure labs. In these labs,...

Neuro Urology/Rehab

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

Neuro Urology/Rehab

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

Newborn and neonatal surgery

We provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for children with surgical needs, including neonatal surgery and surgery for congenital anomalies....

Newborn and neonatal surgery

We provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for children with surgical needs, including neonatal surgery and surgery for congenital anomalies....

Newborn care services with NICU care

Should you need us, we have the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the northwest. We offer 19 single-family suites, for a capacity of 70...

Newborn care services with NICU care

Should you need us, we have the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the northwest. We offer 19 single-family suites, for a capacity of 70...

NICU graduate appointments

Babies who were born very pre-term or who were very sick at birth are at increased risk for developmental problems. When delays in development are...

NICU graduate appointments

Babies who were born very pre-term or who were very sick at birth are at increased risk for developmental problems. When delays in development are...

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. 

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...

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...

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...

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...

Otoplasty

Otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery to change the look of a person's ears through a combination of moving, reshaping, adding, or removing structural...

Pediatric epilepsy monitoring

Pediatric epilepsy monitoring (EMU) is done with video for pediatric patients who have had difficulty controlling their seizures with medication,...

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...

Percutaneous pinning

Some fractures require percutaneous pinning which is helpful in stabilizing unstable fractures. It involves using an X-ray to insert pins through...

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.  

Pharmacologic nuclear scan

This is a test in which you receive an IV infusion of a medication to exercise your heart. Your heart rate, blood pressure and ECG are monitored...

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...

Posterior vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye. It may be done when there is a retinal detachment, since...

Postpartum visit at Providence Mother and Baby Clinic, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

The last step of the hospital delivery experience is for you and your baby to visit the Providence Mother and Baby Clinic, Providence St. Vincent...

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. 

Preventative and treatment plans for travel issues

Preparing for a journey takes planning and time. Proper planning is the best way to stay healthy during your trip. See a doctor at least six weeks...

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...

Psychometric testing

During psychometric testing, you may be asked questions to understand how different parts of your brain are functioning. Commonly memory, language,...

Pull through

Endorectal soave pull through is a surgical procedure used in the treatment for Hirschsprung disease. It requires a reconstructive “pullthrough”...

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.

Septoplasty

Surgery to straighten the septum is called septoplasty, submucous resection of the septum, or septal reconstruction. 

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...

Skin tag removal

Skin tag removal is the removal of excess skin growths (skin tag) that may occur on your body.

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.

Stress echo

An echocardiogram is performed immediately before and after you walk on a treadmill. During the test, your heart rate and blood pressure will be...

Sublingual cyst excision

In an excision, the infected material is drained and the cyst is removed. Because an excision is a complex procedure that requires a deeper cut...

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. 

Thyroglossal duct excision

Treatment for a thyroglossal cyst often requires surgical removal to prevent recurrence. Before the cyst is removed, it is important that the...

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.

Travel health screening and risk assessment

Check with a travel medicine clinic at least six weeks before traveling so that you'll have time for immunizations and other health precautions that may need to be done in advance. Better yet, talk to your doctor as soon as you know you will be traveling.

Travel prescriptions

International travel is an exciting and potentially dangerous endeavor. Travelers will encounter different public health standards and environmental conditions while away from home, and these can lead to illness. If you are going abroad, Providence Traveler's Services can help you plan a safe and healthy trip.

Travel vaccinations

Before you travel, you should be aware of any needed immunizations or medicines, disease outbreaks, food and water precautions and any other...

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.

Vasectomy

A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control that prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates.

Ventricular-assist device

A VAD is a mechanical heart pump that is surgically implanted in the body. The device helps a weak heart by pumping blood for the heart. A tiny...

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...