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: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 103 RATINGS & 60 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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4.9 out of 5     103 Ratings     60 Comments

Oct 20, 2022
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Good visit. Knowledgeable and caring.

Oct 18, 2022
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As always, Dr. Aks listens to my concerns and is very knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions. She seems to read up on my medical history before my visit because she starts off knowing what happened in the past and asks how I'm doing with Issues/concerns we discussed in a previous visit. I would definitely recommend Dr. Aks to family and friends!

Oct 18, 2022
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I really enjoy going to see Dr Aks. The staff is friendly, helpful and can always answer your questions.

Oct 17, 2022
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The doctor seemed capable, well informed, sensitive and patient.Kristen the MA, worked with me to relax before she took my blood pressure, and we got a nice low reading for that, even though my BP usually rises in any health care setting. I really appreciated that.

Oct 13, 2022
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Dr Aks is always ready to listen to my concerns puts me at ease is very smart and compassionate. Breast cancer is scary but she knows what she is doing and puts me at ease.

Oct 13, 2022
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Dr. Aks is an excellent oncology provider. She has the patient's total health interests at heart, is willing to listen and talk, and provides clear understanding of my condition. I was fortunate to have been referred to her.

Oct 3, 2022
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Dr. Aks is wonderful! So knowledgeable, kind & compassionate! Wonderful staff, very accessible. Thank you!

Sep 26, 2022
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Dr Aks is the best Doctor ever. I can't Imagine anyone being negative about her and her advise.

Aug 25, 2022
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She listened,gave options for care.I like that.

Aug 15, 2022
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Very informative backed by research.

Aug 12, 2022
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Dr. Aks has given me wonderful care, listens and answers my questions and has given me instructions which were easy to understand. I would highly recommend her to my friends & family.

Aug 2, 2022
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Dr. Aks & staff are wonderful.

Jul 26, 2022
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Professional and thorough. I have confidence in their treatment

Jul 18, 2022
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Dr. Aks was thorough and took all precautions to figure out what was going on. She reviewed imaging that was done and future implications. She spent far longer with me than I expected and really seemed to care about my overall health. Her medical assistant was also extremely thorough and helpful.

Jul 11, 2022
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Doctor Aks was very kind and caring. She made me feel as comfortable as possible

Jul 8, 2022
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Exceptional

Jul 8, 2022
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Everyone was kind, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient.

Jun 30, 2022
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I have always been treated with dignity & respect by Dr. Aks. She genuinely cares about her patients and not only treats the disease but believes in holistic care & the mind/body connection. She is the best of the best!

Jun 20, 2022
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Dr Aks is very thoughtful and patient. Spent alot of time. Also did a thorough exam.

Jun 17, 2022
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My visit had to be rescheduled as my previous PA had moved on. I was not notified.

Jun 16, 2022
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Dr Aks takes the time to really listen to her patients. She goes out of her way to explain things in a way that you will understand. She has shown much confidence as an oncologist surgeon to me while I have been under her care. I never feel rushed during her visits. She is a very caring and compassionate person to her patients and to her staff (who are wonderful!).

Jun 16, 2022
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This was my first visit with Legacy Medical Group. It was a very positive experience with all staff and provider.

Jun 7, 2022
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Excellent breast cancer surgeon.

Jun 6, 2022
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I was very upset about what was going to be said about the procedure I need. The staff and everyone tried calming me down. They were all happy I have chose to do the right thing.

May 31, 2022
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Very good experience with all visits to this doctor I would rec. this clinic to everyone. Every place in hospital or clinics have been great.

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.
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