Partnerships with Head & Neck Surgical Associates in Portland Oregon

Partnerships with Head & Neck Surgical Associates in Portland Oregon


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We have partnerships with two major healthcare systems and the Greater
Portland area, the legacy health system and the Providence Health System.
We cover all the head and neck and facial trauma that comes through Emmanuel
Hospital which is the legacies level one trauma center and allows us to take care
of the vulnerable and sick and injured within a high-level trauma surgeon
working alongside our general trauma surgeons neurosurgeons anesthesiologist
to take care of the sick and injured in a very expeditious and effective way.
Because of the systemic support from both the Legacy and Providence cancer
centers, we’re able to help grow their programs particularly in the use of
cutting-edge treatments. Clinical trials for example using novel therapies to
fight cancer particularly immunotherapies which really have been
at the forefront of cancer care in the last four or five years. We really
brought awareness to a problem which historically has not had a lot of
awareness which is head neck cancer. Our patients get connected to all the
programmatic Cancer Network resources that have been built into that cancer
system so that patients can benefit from it. For example legacy employees an oncology nurse navigator one of the most critical
elements of a multi disciplinary head in a cancer team and all of our patients get
connected within an oncology nurse navigator. A service that’s totally
subsidized by Legacy and gives patients the ability they have something bounce
questions off of help navigate different and difficult situations outside of
medicine but that prevent them from getting the medicine that they need. I
direct the head neck cancer program at Providence Cancer Institute and I’m
privileged to lead a wonderful group of surgical oncologists, pathologists a bunch of different “ologists”, all of them come together to take care of the most
complex patients with head and neck cancer. He has made that a mature environment
and a high volume center as well working intimately with the immuno-oncology clinicians and researchers there to offer an amazing level of care
right here in Portland Oregon

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