Levi A. Deters, MD, FACS
Dr. Deters was born and raised in the Inland Northwest, and is dedicated to serving his local community. He is a proud graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory School. He attended Wheaton College in Illinois and went on to attend the University Of Washington School Of Medicine as part of the WWAMI program. After medical school, he completed a six year urology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He spent the first two years in the general surgery program managing critically ill patients, as well as learning surgical technique from the trauma, vascular, plastics, cardiothoracic, and transplant surgical services. He then completed four years of urology training that included both adult and pediatric patients.
In his practice, he specializes in the treatment of both benign and malignant urologic conditions. As a resident, he spent four years training on the DaVinci Surgical System to augment his previous training in laparoscopic surgery with this advanced robotic technique. He is pleased to offer minimally invasive surgical procedures for the management of kidney, bladder, and prostate cancers. This includes nerve sparing robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy for prostate cancer, nephron sparing robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, and robotic assisted cystectomy with urinary diversion for bladder cancer.
In addition to laparoscopy, he has treatment and research interests in the management and prevention of kidney stones. He offers laser and shock wave based procedures for most stones, as well as percutaneous management of larger and more complex renal stones.
Besides offering a wide spectrum of treatments, Dr. Deters believes that effective patient care starts with patient education and an open discussion with the patient about their condition and their options, this often includes a multidisciplinary approach.
Dr. Deters is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He currently holds privileges at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Deaconess Medical Center, and Valley Hospital. He is on the committee for robotic surgery for the Providence Health Care System.
Teaching remains a passion, and Dr. Deters holds faculty positions at both University of Washington School of Medicine as well as Washington State University Elson Floyd School of Medicine. He teaches at both institutions in both the classroom and clinical settings.
His main joy is his family and exploring with them the mountains and lakes of the region.