Ascension Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas, is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care. We deliver care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Our surgical center has robotic and image-guided technology, and our surgeons perform minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to help with recovery. Our care teams listen to quickly understand your health needs and deliver care that's right for you. Ascension Providence Hospital is a destination for specialty care - including heart and vascular health, orthopedics, women's health and maternity services. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams at our Women's and Newborn Center, deliver a personalized birthing experience and advanced neonatal care for sick babies. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, imaging, lab tests and rehabilitation services, all on one campus.
Care for your everyday health needs
Our primary and specialty care doctors offer advanced care close to home. Learn more about our services and programs:
- Emergency Care - (This location also offers Dell Children’s Emergency Care services for children)
- Heart and Vascular Health
- Women’s Health
- Maternity Services
Ion Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy
The Ion robot-assisted bronchoscopy is a minimally-invasive technology that improves accuracy and precision of the biopsy of a potentially cancerous nodule. Thanks to this technology, our Ascension Providence doctors can reliably biopsy nodules through a bronchoscopy as small as 1 centimeter, potentially diagnosing lung cancer earlier. They can also investigate nodules in more hard-to-reach areas that may have previously required CT scan-guided biopsies which can have significant complications.
The Ion is the newest tool the team of clinicians at Ascension Providence can use to diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer. Using this new technology, doctors can create a roadmap to access the lung nodule before they even begin the procedure. Then, a doctor controlling the robot can access the nodule by guiding a catheter to it using the roadmap and a camera. The robotic device remains steady and adjusts with the patient’s breath, which can reduce potential complications.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.