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Specialized Surgery

PeaceHealth surgeons have extra training in many specialty areas, such as brain surgery, heart surgery and orthopedic surgery. Many surgeries can be performed as an outpatient (also called same day surgery) or inpatient, where you stay overnight in the hospital.

When you need surgery, you can trust that we use the latest technology and minimally invasive approaches – including robotic-assisted procedures. This often means smaller and fewer incisions, shorter hospital stays and faster healing.

If you need a second opinion, we can help you understand your options. You can feel confident that you are in expert hands throughout your surgery and recovery.

Advanced specialized surgery services at PeaceHealth

You can find a PeaceHealth specialty surgeon throughout Oregon, Washington and Alaska. You’ll receive the excellent quality and personalized care you trust.

Experience matters

Every year, surgeons at Sacred Heart Medical Center perform about 20,000 procedures. Our surgery center is organized in “pods.” This means you get care from the teams who always work together with patients who need your type of surgery.

Advanced surgical operating rooms

You benefit from the latest integrated surgical technology, including 3D image-guidance. PeaceHealth surgeons can perform a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures, often at the same time. This can lead to better results and safety for you.

Advanced recovery suites

After surgery, patients recover in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), a high-level critical care area staffed 24/7 by critical care nurses. The PACU has constant monitoring and a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 depending on each patient’s needs.

Ongoing care after surgery

If you need rehabilitation [Link to Rehab page], physical therapy or physical medicine after surgery, we’re here for you. Whether it’s in the hospital, or after you’re discharged, rehab will help you get stronger and recover.

Treatments Provided

Brain surgery (specialized surgery)

Neurosurgeons treat stroke, aneurysms, movement disorders, peripheral nerve disorders and traumatic brain injury (TBI). PeaceHealth offers endovascular neurosurgery, microvascular decompression, deep brain stimulation (DBS) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). 

Eye surgery

Ophthalmologists at PeaceHealth are experts in a wide range of methods to treat eye disease, including:

  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) – A range of surgeries that treat droopy upper and lower eyelids.
  • Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) – Uses tiny equipment and incisions (cuts), which may offer a shorter recovery than traditional glaucoma surgery.
  • Minimally invasive cataracts surgery – Uses very small cuts to replace a cloudy lens with a new lens without stiches.
Head and neck surgery/ENT (specialized surgery)

Surgeons correct or repair conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, airways and head and neck. These include sinusitis, hearing problems, sleep apnea and tumors. We offer non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures, including endoscopic transoral robotic surgery, or TORS (access through the mouth).

Gynecologic surgery (specialized surgery)

Conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, urinary incontinence or gynecologic cancer may require surgery. Surgeons perform advanced procedures, including robotic hysterectomy and hysteroscopy techniques (access through the vagina) that require few or no incisions. 

Heart surgery (specialized surgery)

Expert cardiac surgeons treat conditions that affect the heart, vessels and arteries. Heart surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including coronary bypass surgery, ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (specialized surgery)

Surgeons treat diseases and defects of the mouth, teeth, tongue and jaws, such as TMJ, trauma, tumors, cleft lip/palate and infections. Treatments include extractions, orthognathic/corrective jaw surgery, Le Fort osteotomy, dental implants and bone grafting.

Orthopedic surgery (specialized surgery)

Treating diseases and injuries of the bones, joints and ligaments, including those of the shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs and feet requires specialized skills. Orthopedic surgeons perform knee surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery and joint replacement often using only a few small incisions. 

Plastic and reconstructive surgery (specialized surgery)

As specialists in treating diseases, burns and other disfiguring conditions, our cosmetic and reconstructive specialists repair and enhance the appearance of the skin, face and other areas. 

Spine surgery (specialized surgery)

Back and neck conditions such as scoliosis, a herniated disc or a pinched nerve can cause pain and impair normal movement. Our surgeons perform back surgery and neck surgery using minimally invasive approaches. These include spinal fusion, laminectomy and discectomy. 

Urologic surgery (specialized surgery)

PeaceHealth surgeons treat conditions affecting the bladder, kidneys, prostate and urinary tract. Common problems include kidney stones, cysts, urinary incontinence and prostate cancer. We offer minimally invasive prostatectomy (prostate removal), nephrectomy (kidney removal) and more.

All Specialized Surgery Locations