What does FACS mean?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.

Jonathan M. Nickoloff, MD, FACS

Jonathan M. Nickoloff, FACS is a native of Spokane. He is a graduate of Washington State University and earned his medical degree at Creighton University. He completed his internship and residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and spent an additional year of training at the University of Massachusetts in General Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Nickoloff’s surgical practice encompasses all areas of general surgery including laparoscopic procedures. He has special interest in treating lung cancer and has been trained in minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Nickoloff has active privileges at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Valley Hospital and Medical Center, and Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nickoloff is available to see patients at our Holy Family location. Dr. Nickoloff also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington.