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Experience Matters

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.

Professional Training

Biochemistry Degree
Washington State University

Medical Degree
University of Washington

Surgical Training
Texas A&M / Scott White Clinic

Licenses & Boards

American Board of Surgery - Certified
State of Washington - Unrestricted License
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member of American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Hernia Society

Dr. Wright enjoys spending time with his wife and four busy children. He is fond of snow and water skiing, boating and hunting. He is also active within his church community.




Meridian Surgery Center and Cascade Hernia Institute are conveniently located in the heart of Pierce County, just south of Seattle and east of Tacoma, in the city of Puyallup, Wash.