Whidbey General Hospital

Surgical Services

At Whidbey General you can have the quality surgical care you need, close to home.

SurgeryWhidbey General performs more than 3,000 procedures on average per year. Our surgeons are board certified/board eligible in their fields and many have completed fellowships in advanced areas of study.

Our Surgical Services team follows the highest standards. Joining more than 50 other Washington hospitals, we participate in a statewide initiative to build a safer, higher quality, and more cost-effective surgical health care system called SCOAP (Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program). SCOAP is a physician-led, voluntary collaborative group looking for ways to improve surgical quality and patient outcomes. Our specialties include:



    • General and regional anesthetics are provided by board certified anesthesiologists



    • Colonoscopy
    • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), a test that examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine


General Surgery

We use high-definition, minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopy) that allow for faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and less risk of infection.

We use both laparoscopic and open procedures to treat:

    • Gallbladder
    • Appendix
    • Colon
    • Hernias

We offer minimally invasive thoracic surgery for:

    • Lung biopsies
    • Pleural effusions (fluid on the lungs)
    • Collapsed lungs



    • C-section
    • Diagnostic laparoscopy
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy, an inspection of the uterine cavity using endoscopy
    • Dilation and curettage (D & C)
    • Endometrial uterine ablation, which removes or destroys the endometrial lining of a uterus
    • Tubal ligation (commonly referred to as having “tubes tied”)



    • Cataract lens implant
    • Other surgeries of the eye


Orthopedic Surgery

    • Sports medicine and related procedures
    • Fracture treatment
    • Total joint replacement (hip, knee)
    • Arthroscopy and ligament repair
    • Carpal tunnel hand surgery



    • Urology and incontinence procedures
    • Prostate surgery including brachytherapy, a procedure that uses tiny radioactive seeds to treat cancerous tumors
    • Bladder surgery and impotence procedures

Our highly-skilled surgeons and the entire  Surgical Services team are committed to your complete satisfaction.

For more information, call 360-678-6799.



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