About Us / Employment

This is how we came about:

Surgical Specialists of Spokane officially came into being January 1, 2005. This group was formed by the merger of several surgical groups and surgeons with a long history of providing excellent surgical care to their patients. Drs. Bates, Schrock and Matsumoto have retired, and since our merger, we have added Drs. Merg, Juviler and Nickoloff.

The group was formed by invitation from surgeons who had outstanding reputations as caring physicians and technical superiority. Additionally, we looked for the qualities of humility and ability to work well as a group.

This is what we are about:

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalized surgical care to all of our patients.

Our primary goal is to treat you or your loved one in a caring, personal and compassionate way based on your individualized needs utilizing a surgeon that specializes in your area of treatment. We believe your care begins with your first phone call to our practice.

Our surgeons practice at all four of the local area hospitals. Many of them have obtained advanced specialty training and have an acute interest in your specific condition. Together they have over 250 years of surgical training and expertise.

The staff at Surgical Specialists of Spokane consists of long-term office management and health care professionals. We employ a medical administrator to provide our clinic with financial management, strategic advice, planning and leadership to take us to the next level of quality health care. Because we are a large group, we have the ability to invest in the most leading-edge technology and equipment to better care for our patients.

We continue to serve the needs of the Spokane Community and the Inland Northwest and strive to be the region’s hallmark for excellence in health care.