We’re here when you need us most

Northwest Surgical Specialists (NWSS) is a private practice, multi-specialty surgery group. Our Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Team (TRACS) provides 24/7 emergency general surgery and trauma care for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. Our team proudly cares for over 3000 patients each year including 1500 who sustain a variety of injuries.

Under the leadership of Dr. Travis Littman, PeaceHealth RiverBend achieved American College of Surgeons Level II Trauma Center certification in 2015.

Through this collaboration between NWSS and PeaceHealth, the trauma department has become the region’s epicenter for coordinated care and outcome tracking for patients in western and southern Oregon counties: Lane, Linn, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson and Klamath.

Our surgeons are leaders locally and nationally. They provide outreach by offering trauma education, including Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and lecturing at regional and state trauma and EMS conferences. Our surgeons also participate in community programs, including child/auto safety and fall-injury prevention.

Meet our TRACS Team.