Whidbey General Hospital
Mario E. Porras, MD

Mario E. Porras MD

Orthopedic surgeon Mario Porras, MD, moved to Whidbey Island and joined our medical staff in 2013 after maintaining a successful practice in Reno, Nev., for 35 years. Dr. Porras has extensive experience in trauma care, sports medicine and joint replacements. He specializes in partial joint replacements using the Oxford Arthroplasty System, which may be recommended for patients who have knee problems but who are not ready for a total joint replacement. Understanding that effective care requires effective communication, Dr. Porras listens closely to patients in determining diagnosis and treatment. He serves on our Peer Review Committee, which advances the overall quality of care at the hospital.

Whidbey Orthopedic Surgeons

80 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 770

Coupeville , WA  98239
Office Phone: 360-678-4424 or 360-321-1226

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Take the time necessary to understand patient needs.
  • Collaborate with patients and family members to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Use evidence-based techniques and procedures.
  • Avoid surgery whenever less invasive treatment can meet patient needs.

Scope of Care

  • Full and partial joint replacement, including partial knee replacement
  • Shoulder resurfacing to treat advanced arthritis
  • Surgical and nonsurgical care for joint problems and musculoskeletal trauma
  • Adult reconstructive surgery
  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopy
  • Comprehensive treatment of sports injuries
  • Care for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome


  • Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1971

Internship & Residency

  • University of New Mexico, School of Medicine in Orthopedic Surgery


  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Mario E. Porras, MD


“BEST experience I ever had in a hospital. Five star all the way.”

Mario E. Porras, MD

Everyone at Whidbey General focuses on achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Read comments from our patients about the care they received. Want to share your own testimonial? Email myhospital@whidbeygen.org.