We’re here when you need us most

Northwest Surgical Specialists 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. Under the leadership of Dr. Travis Littman, PeaceHealth RiverBend achieved American College of Surgeons Level II Trauma Center certification in 2015. TRACS specializes in emergency surgery in a tertiary care setting.

Our trauma department has become the region’s epicenter for coordinated care and outcome tracking for more than 3,000 patients a year from western and southern Oregon counties: Lane, Linn, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson and Klamath.

Our surgeons have nuanced training for every aspect of surgical care. Four main surgeons with a primary focus on the care of the acutely ill and injured patients serve as our principal trauma and acute care providers. They are complemented by partners who are trained in a variety of surgical disease processes, including vascular, colon, and liver/pancreas surgeries. Our team also includes advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and a physician assistant, who ensure our care is patient-centered and of the highest quality.

Northwest Surgical Specialists and PeaceHealth Hospital Medicine Service collaborate to provide acute inpatient care and management of medical issues for TRACS patients. Through this partnership, a core group of experienced, board-certified internal medicine and family medicine hospitalists work in tandem with our surgical specialists to provide the highest-quality, evidence-based medical care for our TRACS patients.

The TRACS 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.