Surgery Center


Established in 1993, Futures Outpatient Surgical Center was created with the goal of providing a safe, convenient, and economical alternative for surgical patients. As a AAAHC accredited surgical center, Futures has the highest possible standards and accreditation. Along with the doctors at HNSA, we have an excellent anesthesiologist and several outstanding local physicians who routinely use Futures for their surgical needs and patient care.

Mark Mertens


Mark Mertens, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist in Portland, OR. Dr. Mertens graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in 1981 and has been in practice for 34 years. He completed a residency at Southside Medical Center. He currently practices at Oregon Anesthesiology Group and is affiliated with several local hospitals, along with Futures Outpatient Surgery Center.

James Thomas


Dr. Thomas’ special area of interest is voice disorders, including singing, speaking, breathing, and swallowing. Dr. Thomas’ qualifications for the laryngeal or voice subspecialty of ear, nose, and throat surgery (otolaryngology), include a passionate interest in voice disorders, as well as extensive study including and beyond a six year residency training program in otolaryngology. Dr. Thomas has traveled widely, studying under numerous other laryngologists (otolaryngologists who specialize in throat disorders) in the United States, Canada, and in Europe. In addition, Dr. Thomas completed a concentrated fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago studying under Robert Bastian, M.D.

Tuan Nguyen

M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Nguyen is an outstanding board certified plastic surgeon offering each individual their maximum aesthetic potential through expertise and warmth in a personal and private setting. He has a strong commitment to personalized patient care combined with unparalleled professional and ethical standards. Through his unique approach and attention to detail, Dr. Nguyen strives to provide you with guidance, security and support in choosing the surgical procedure best suited for you. Dr. Nguyen’s practice is dedicated to providing only safe and effective procedures in cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery.