Many cardiac procedures can be performed less invasively thanks to robotic technology combined with the expertise of robotic assisted cardiac surgery pioneer Thomas Molloy, MD, and his team at Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular. Smaller incisions and less tissue and bone trauma result in faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and reduced pain.
Many of our patients come to us because they ask good questions about what are the best options for their unique condition and goals. Take our heart risk assessment to receive a full report to guide this discussion with your provider.
In addition to our flagship hospital surgical center in southeast Portland, we have clinics and offices across the state to support patients from around the Northwest and beyond. Learn more about the care available where you like it best: close to home.
You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. This applies to your heart too. Making small adjustments to your daily diet can make a big impact on your heart health.
Borscht is typically made with red meat. For a heart-healthy version, choose ground turkey, double the beans or use tofu. Tomatoes, parsnips and potatoes add potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. Less sodium is also better for blood pressure, and this recipe keeps it under 500 milligrams per serving.
When you think of heart disease, your mind may quickly picture an older man with a previous heart attack, family history of high blood pressure and years of smoking history. However, heart disease affects many people who may seem like a picture of health.
You could have an irregular heartbeat and not know it — but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. “Many people never feel an irregular heartbeat,” says Brian Moyers, MD, a Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular cardiologist and electrophysiologist.
For many years, people thought heart disease and heart attacks were men’s problems. Research studies focused on men. Diagnoses and treatments were designed for men. Today, health professionals recognize that heart disease is the top killer of women, responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined.
I love using my knowledge and skill set to help our doctors corroborate and assure the patients on their journey to a healthy heart.
I truly enjoy working with people, giving my best focus, and treating everyone as I want to be treated and have my family treated.
I like how everyone--from housekeepers and aides to nursing staff and providers--works as a team to make the best patient experience.
Our clinic is part of a much larger team all dedicated to providing quality care.
Our patients inspire us with their trust and honesty.
My favorite part of this job is helping patients gain back their desired quality of life.
The expertise and experience our team brings to your heart surgery create the excellent outcomes we consistently deliver.
Hearts are complex, but our goal is simple: to restore yours to health.
Cardiology is on the front lines with evidence-based interventions that make people feel better and live longer.
What’s best for patients comes first here. That’s why I feel at home.