Surviving the Unthinkable

As surgeons in the emergency room at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, the Northwest Surgical Specialists trauma team has seen their fair share of tragedies, including mass shootings. Watch this special report for tips on how you can help save lives if you are ever caught in an active-shooter situation.

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00January 10th, 2020|

Passion for Patients: Four local healthcare providers and how they found their path

Eugene Magazine By Julie Winsel

Eugene Magazine By Julie Winsel

Photo credit: Jeremy Bronson
Published December 2018
Read the article

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00March 1st, 2019|

The Breast Care Team supports Bras For Cause​

The Breast Care Team at Northwest Surgical Specialists was the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Bras for Cause campaign benefitting Oregon Cancer Foundation. This year, 71 individuals, groups and businesses created bras during this colorful fundraiser.

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00November 6th, 2018|

Navigating Breast Cancer Part 2: Breast cancer treatment advances used locally

Major advances in diagnostics, surgeries and medical treatments made in breast cancer care are reshaping how doctors and patients approach the myriad challenges.

By |2018-10-10T10:31:20-07:00October 9th, 2018|

Breast cancer survivor creates 5K event to support other patients

The Breastcare Team at Northwest Surgical Specialists was proud to sponsor My Breast Friends 5K to support their patient, Kelly Barton. Funds raised helped cancer patients in Lane County through the Oregon Cancer Foundation.

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00July 9th, 2018|

Naturopathic Doctors Play Increasing Role in Oncology Care

By Monica Smith, Clinical Oncology News

The use of integrative care in oncology has become somewhat standard at large academic centers. Now it's gaining ground in smaller treatment centers, where physicians recognize that for many cancer patients, holistic support throughout the course of their treatment and in survivorship is of increasing importance.

"The use of herbs and supplements in general is growing in the U.S., and the use of integrative medicine is increasing as more people are interested in supporting their standard treatment, whether it's for cancer, diabetes or other health issues," said Michelle Niesley, ND, MS, FABNO, a naturopathic physician with the Clinic of Natural Medicine, in Eugene, Ore.

"They're looking for things they can do that will give them the best chance to live the highest-quality life they can."

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00December 11th, 2017|

Banner year for 2017 Bras for Cause campaign

The Breast Care Team at Northwest Surgical Specialists was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Bras for Cause Campaign, supporting Lane County cancer patients through Oregon Cancer Foundation (OCF). Our team helped raise more than $79,000 for OCF’s Financial Assistance Program by supporting and participating in this inspiring six-week campaign.

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00December 1st, 2017|

Caring spirit: Dr. Winnie Henderson blends quality and community collaboration

Lane County Medical Society Sept 2017

By Amy Klarup, Director of Communications, Lane County Medical Society

Read the article

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00September 1st, 2017|

Physicians collaborate on patient care

As a member of the Oregon Cancer Alliance, Northwest Surgical Specialists is part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work together to help ensure breast cancer patients get the most efficient and strategic care possible.

By |2020-04-02T09:27:37-07:00July 28th, 2017|