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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor > Services > Surgery



Clinic Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Surgical Hours:

  • Tuesdays - Full Day
  • Thursdays - ½ Day

Consultative Services are available during normal business hours.

  Specialty Hallway is the 3rd hallway on the left from the main entrance of the hospital.
  (360) 257-9801
  (360) 257-9898
Scope of Services:

Common Diagnoses Include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Hernias
  • Cancers: Breast, Colon
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Ulcer disease
  • Anal problems
  • Pilonidal cyst disease
  • Skin lumps, moles, and cancers
  • Wound care (burns, abscesses, pilonidal cysts)

Diagnostic Procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Esophagus and stomach endoscopies (EGD)
  • Needle aspirations (breast lumps/cysts, lymph nodes)

Common Surgical Procedures:

  • Appendectomy (elective and emergent)
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy - removal of gallbladder (elective and emergent) 
  • Colon, Rectum, and Anus
  • Hernias (umbilical, ventral, incisional, inguinal)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (appendectomy, cholecystectomy, ventral/umbilical/incisional)
  • Skin and Muscle
  • Damage control Laparotomy to stabilize trauma patients prior to transport if required

Minor Surgery:

  • Biopsy of Skin Lesions
  • Removal of Skin Lesions (moles, cysts)
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Incision and Drainage of Abscesses

Services Not Provided

Some general surgical services are not provided at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor such as:

  • Breast Reconstruction or Reduction
  • Gastric Operations for Obesity
  • Cardiac and Chest Surgery
  • Some Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Some Specialized General Surgical Procedures
  • Elective surgery on patients who may require intensive care or respiratory therapy.
Non-Operative Services:
  • Other Specialty Nurse Educators
  • Dietary Consultation
  • Home Health Nursing
  • Coumadin Clinic
  • Social Services
  • Utilization of educational materials available at the Clinic.
  • Utilization of available accepted medical information Web sites.
  • Internal Medicine consultative services.
  • Some Whidbey General Hospital Support Resources available.
General Surgery Clinic Staff:
  The General Surgical Department is a multidisciplinary staff. It consists of:

  • Two Surgeons Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care 
  • Two Navy Medical Corpsmen
  • One Receptionist

One of the surgeons is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Helpful Links:
  General Surgery Clinic's Online Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) - Patients are invited to take our online Customer Services Survey every time you visit our facility, especially if you see a difference in the care you receive, whether positive or negative. This is the only way that we have of getting feedback from our General Surgery patients to try and make a positive and lasting impression of our facility and most importantly your healthcare treatment.
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