Retired Air Force colonel now seeing patients at Longview Urology

Dr. Mansfield


LONGVIEW — John Mansfield, M.D., will begin seeing patients at Longview Urology in July. Longview Urology is located at 625 9th Avenue at Pacific Surgical Institute. Dr. Mansfield recently completed a 21-year active duty career at the rank of colonel with the U.S. Air Force. He has been stationed in Arizona, Alaska, England, Illinois and California.

From January to June 2008, he was the sole urologist at the Balad Air Base, Iraq Hospital. During that time, this 50-bed trauma hospital was the busiest Department of Defense trauma hospital. Dr. Mansfield operated on more than 200 patients at Balad, including 100 with various forms of trauma and another 100 with kidney stones. 

Kidney stones are the most common non-trauma surgery cases for U.S. troops in Iraq. Dr. Mansfield and the staff were able to keep 96 percent of all kidney stone patients in-country and completely treat their stone diseases. 

On the trauma side, 99 percent of U.S. troops that arrived at Balad alive left the hospital for Germany alive. Dr. Mansfield was involved in two mass-casualty events — one with 36 critically injured patients and one with 24 critically injured patients. 

He also operated on soldiers from Great Britain, France, Georgia, Iraq, Spain and Russia. 

In his most recent job as deputy commander of David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, he volunteered to lead a 60-person, 10-bed hospital in Haiti immediately after the earthquake in January 2010. 

Dr. Mansfield earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester and completed both his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Utah. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

He and his wife, Pamela, have five children. His hobbies include woodworking, fishing, boating and golf.

Call to make an appointment at 360-425-3720 or  online at


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