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Dr. Robert Wright
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Dr. Wright has performed thousands of surgeries, with experience in all types of hernias and operative options:

Surgery Tally
Data as of September 2011

Hiatal hernia repair - Hill & Nissen 2500
Paraesophageal hernia 450
Inguinal hernia - groin 2040
Inguinal incarcerated hernia 1000
Recurrent inguinal hernia 270
Ventral hernia 1710
Recurrent Ventral hernia 220
Umbilical hernia 1620
Femoral hernia 60
Epigastric hernia 90

One of the most respected surgeons in the Puget Sound, Dr. Robert C. Wright’s passion is to bring life-changing benefits to people through surgery. 

He has performed thousands of life-saving and life-improving surgeries during his career of more than 25 years. In addition, he has been a leader in employing laparoscopic, robotic and up-to-date current surgical techniques for hernia, gallbladder, intestinal, breast cancer, thyroid and more.

As a top laparoscopic surgeon in the Puget Sound, Dr. Wright became a specialist in GERD/hiatal hernia repairs and opened the Cascade Hernia Institute (CHI) at his newly expanded Meridian Surgery Center in March of 2011. With numerous articles in all areas of hernia-related surgeries to his credit, his institute brings research opportunities to area students and offers the latest surgical techniques to his patients.

With the experience of more than 25,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 10,000 hernias, and research breakthroughs in hernia surgery to his credit, Dr. Wright has earned the respect of patients who travel from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii and New York to seek out his expertise.

In addition to performing surgeries at Meridian Surgery Center, Dr. Wright is privileged at MultiCare’s Tacoma General Hospital and Franciscan Health System’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center and St. Clare Hospital.



Dr. Wright and staff - hernia surgery
Dr. Wright, Dr. Nelson and staff in the state-of-the-art Meridian Surgery Center.


"I felt very comfortable as a patient because you explained the procedure so precisely and took time to make sure I understood the operation."
-- patient