Legacy Health Partners

Cynthia Aks, DO, ABIHM, FACOS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Surgical Oncology, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Breast Surgery, Nutrition
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 83 RATINGS & 50 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

  • 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 560
    Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97227
  • 503-413-5525
  • 503-413-5526
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Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

  • 25050 S.E. Stark St., Suite 265
    Building 4, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center campus
    Gresham, OR 97030
  • 503-413-5525
  • 503-413-5526
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About Me:

A Board Certified General Surgeon in practice since 1990 and a dedicated breast surgeon since 1997. My practice focus is influenced by an interest in Integrative Medicine with principles in Holism a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. I am a patient advocate with a kind, calming and compassionate bedside manner. I am a very seasoned surgeon with skills to include, but not limited to, office based ultrasound and cryoablation .. I have experience in program development and have worked in a NAPBC accredited comprehensive breast center. On a personal note, I am a graduate of the internationally know Landmark Forum, a personal and professional growth training and development program. I am a 500hr certified yoga instructor with a special interest in yoga therapy and have training in Reiki therapy and a special interest in nutrition as it relates to health. I am a lover of nature, music, scuba diving, cooking and have a passion for life and learning

Year I Started Practice: 1990
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     83 Ratings     50 Comments

May 17, 2022
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Dr. Aks and her assistant Kristen are very easy to talk with. Everything is very casual and you feel very important to both of them

May 12, 2022
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Always a great experience at legacy mount hood. Everyone here is helpful and willing to listen and do everything they can in a timely manner and I appreciate that!

May 10, 2022
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This provider has an amazing way of presenting a calm manner and making one feel they have all the time and attention needed

May 9, 2022
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There is absolutely NO BAD" TO REPORT. (DR.) SHE IS AWESOME AND HELP TOO.

Apr 26, 2022
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I'm so glad Dr Aks is my cancer Dr. She made me feel safe with the decisions.. And still she follows up with me and has refered me out for better help.

Apr 22, 2022
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I'm always so pleased and impressed with my health care team of professionals-Brilliant, kind, Capable ans caring

Apr 21, 2022
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Dr Aks is wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable.

Apr 18, 2022
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Dr. Aks is always very professional and listens to my concerns. I am very pleased with the cutting edge Cryoablation breast cancer surgery I received and would and have recommended her to friends and family.

Apr 18, 2022
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It was very good And I don't like going to any doctor, but she made it Pleasant

Apr 11, 2022
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Dr. Aks office is best ever!

Apr 4, 2022
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Fantastic provider - and team.

Mar 28, 2022
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Dr Aks is great

Mar 11, 2022
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Thoughtful & helpful.

Mar 11, 2022
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Dr Aks gave me very clear description of my diagnosis and clear direction moving forward. She was quite professional and very nice. Kristin the nurse was fantastic. Very personable and extremely efficient in ordering some tests and surgery for me.

Mar 11, 2022
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No bad experience. All good

Feb 1, 2022
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Always excellent care from ALL staff.

Jan 31, 2022
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Dr. Aks really is the best - she saw me for a genetic screening appt. as she was my mom's provider for breast cancer - I left her office knowing I am in good hands -

Jan 28, 2022
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Dr Aks Is simply the BEST

Jan 28, 2022
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Every person in this office was extremely professional, kind, and competent. I was very nervous about my situation when I came in. Dr. Aks took me very seriously, looked at my case thoroughly, and made sure that I understood and agreed to a plan for monitoring my condition. The MA, Kristen was also excellent. She took care of me every step of the way and gave me confidence that I have an excellent support system for my care with good communication and follow-through.

Jan 24, 2022
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It's always wonderful to see Dr. Aks

Jan 20, 2022
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Understanding informative pleasant

Jan 18, 2022
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Bedside manner was really good very carrying and explained everything

Jan 17, 2022
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Dr. Aks is very kind and compassionate. She is thorough and an excellent listener. Kristin, her medical assistant is outstanding as well. I always feel supported when I am there.

Dec 21, 2021
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The whole staff was the most caring and kind medical staff I have ever worked with!

Dec 21, 2021
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I just want to clarify that Dr. Aks was my surgeon for breast cancer and not my primary care physician. This visit was about continuing symptoms related to the surgery.

Dec 20, 2021
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I spent considerable time at home completing questionnaires that are not read by the staff. The staff asks me to provide questionnaire answers all over again during the visit. Why bother asking patients to fill out questionnaires that no one in the office reads? I am not inclined to fill out questionnaires in the future.

Dec 20, 2021
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My visit was good.

Dec 20, 2021
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Very nervous about cancer diagnosis, but Dr Aks put both myself and my husband at ease with all her explanations.

Dec 20, 2021
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Very thorough, patient, knowledgeable and understanding

Dec 16, 2021
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Dr Aks is the best oncology surgeon in the state in my opinion!

Dec 13, 2021
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Dr. Aks explained my current situation in easy to understand language and also explained what my options are to deal with the situation. She did not rush the appt and asked lots of questions to increase her understanding of my medical history. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.

Dec 9, 2021
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She is extremely knowledgeable in the field of breast cancer

Dec 7, 2021
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For a biopsy a patient should be asked if they need anti-anxiety meds. The novocaine needle hurts not a pleasant experience.

Dec 7, 2021
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Cynthia is a compassionate, very human woman who loves her work and it shows. I am blessed to have her on my health care support group. Thanks so much.

Dec 6, 2021
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Follow-up from breast surgery.

Nov 15, 2021
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Dr Aks and her assistant Kristen are the best. Very friendly and I am never rushed. Dr. Aks takes her time and we talk about all my health care questions. Wish she were my family physician.

Nov 4, 2021
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I cannot say enough good about this team! Wonderful people. Caring. Compassionate. Thorough.

Nov 4, 2021
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Excellent surgeon, excellent physician bedside manner, excellent follow up. Very thorough.

Oct 19, 2021
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This office is great always on top of things. Always willing to help, friendly and caring

Oct 15, 2021
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Everyone in the office was so kind and patient. I truly felt taken care of during this visit.

Oct 15, 2021
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I could not be in better care

Oct 11, 2021
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Dr. Aks is a very knowledgable, and thorough, physician. She constantly encourages her patients to better care for their bodies through good eating, sleeping, and behavior habits - rather than use of medications. She does not rush through a visit; makes sure patient understands results of visit. Good sense of humor.

Oct 5, 2021
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Dr. Aks appears to be a very good doctor, appears to care about your concerns and gives good information going forward with care.

Sep 10, 2021
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Doctor doesn't remember pertinent info regarding radiation treatment conversation with radiation once @ my course of radiation & didn't recall my primary doctor's name or that I've been seeing a dermatologist x2 years when she told me I should see a dermatologist.

Sep 2, 2021
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Physician and all staff were polite and courteous.

Sep 2, 2021
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The receptionist was NOT wearing a mask! Just a plastic shield, which does nothing to protect her or me! Yikes! What ignorance and also lack of administrative oversight!

Aug 27, 2021
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Dr. Aks and her staff were great. They took the time and really listened to all of my concerns. Wish she could also be my primary physician. Would definitely recommend her and staff.

Jul 27, 2021
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Dr Aks is perfect

Jul 26, 2021
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Great

Jul 15, 2021
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Dr. Aks is professional, intelligent and is a very caring physician.
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