Legacy Health Partners

Kai Engstad, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Cardiothoracic/Vascular Surgery, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Pacemakers, Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 51 RATINGS & 29 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group—Cardiothoracic Surgery

About Me:

Dr. Engstad is a board-certified general surgeon, specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. He received his medical degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada. He completed his residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey and completed a thoracic surgery fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Engstad focuses on treating patients who are in need of aortic surgery, including valve sparing procedures, coronary artery surgery, pacemaker implementation and minimally invasive thoracic surgery and other cardiothoracic procedures.

Education:
Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University
Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 2006
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     51 Ratings     29 Comments

Jun 8, 2021
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Everyone I was in contact with for this appointment. From the receptionists, nurses, and Dr. Engstad, were friendly, and professional.

Jun 1, 2021
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All my experiences at Legacy have been good!!!

May 25, 2021
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Dr. very friendly and not in a hurry. Good first impression.

May 11, 2021
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Everyone I came into contact with was helpful & friendly. Dr. Engstad was professional, friendly & treated us patiently. He actually drew pictures of the procedure proposed. He put us at ease with his gentle manner & a little humor -

Apr 20, 2021
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Dr. ordered appropriate tests & went over results. He was very thorough and easy to talk with.

Apr 13, 2021
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Dr. Engstad is very knowledgeable & personable. I felt at ease given the complexity of my upcoming surgery.

Mar 30, 2021
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Dr. Engstad was very knowledgeable and thorough with his answers to my questions. He answered all my concerns and made sure I understood what steps to take.

Mar 23, 2021
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Dr. Engstad and his staff have always been very caring and concern - after seeing him for felt much more confident with him & his staff for the surgery that it going to happen.

Mar 16, 2021
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Dr. Engstad carefully & patiently explained his approach to my situation. He was kind, & thorough. He explained things in an easy-to-understand way. After the visit he did the same as he explained the results of my PET scan.

Mar 16, 2021
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Dr. Engstad is one of the most skilled, compassionate, and thoughtful physician I've had. He communicates so well answering questions & concerns I haven't even thought to express! He makes me feel as if I'm the most important, only patient despite his busy schedule. He is a treasure!

Mar 16, 2021
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Do not have any negative or bad experience. This was a pre-scheduled do to nature of my case (pleural effusion and need for future treatment.

Feb 23, 2021
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Dr. and staff are warm, attentive and helpful, in addition to being very prepared and efficient. My only problem was finding the office; the doors not visible from hallway, and poorly marked.

Feb 16, 2021
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Dr. Engstad and his team are fantastic!

Feb 9, 2021
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Dr. Engstad gave me some hope about a solution to my year long illness and a good referral.

Jan 28, 2021
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Dr. Engstad took time to help me. He was thorough, thoughtful, well informed, kind, friendly. It was a very positive experience.

Jan 19, 2021
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Very satisfied with my visit. Dr. Engstad is very thorough & explained my options clearly.

Dec 29, 2020
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Wonderful care

Nov 17, 2020
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Dr. Engstad has been following me for the last 6 mo regarding lung cancer. As of my last visit he will be seeing me YEARLY as agreed & planned.

Nov 16, 2020
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Don't understand why dr. (surgeon) didn't wait for me to get over my cold/cough before lung surgery.

Nov 3, 2020
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Exceptional staff! Amazing doctor and human being! They went out of their way to help with AME. So grateful for their service and making the process so seamless.

Oct 13, 2020
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No bad visits.

Oct 6, 2020
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Dr. Engstad seemed checked my records & knew about my problem. Was very happy with my visit.

Sep 22, 2020
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General speaking everything is good.

Sep 1, 2020
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Dr. Engstad - was very calming in his language & over all presence - he is a real plus to your health care system.

Aug 25, 2020
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I seem to be having a difficult time getting a call back from the office to schedule the surgery Dr. Engstad and I discussed.

Aug 25, 2020
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Dr Engstad is a very compassionate physician who listens and responds to all patient needs --- Despite his very busy and demanding schedule he treats me as if I'm his only patient ---- All my concerns and questions were completely answered in a thoughtful manner. I am so grateful to have him as my thoracic surgeon> The diagnosis is terrifying, but he gives me reassurance, and through his knowledge and expertise I know he gives me the best care possible.

Aug 11, 2020
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Quadruple bypass that was successful! Amazing care.

Aug 11, 2020
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Dr. Engstad saved my life. Visits to his office have been professional, positive and pleasant. Everyone, nurses, PA's, office staff, etc. The best!

Aug 11, 2020
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The doctor spent a lot of time talking to me about my medical condition and explaining my options clearly, he seems like a good doctor even though I only saw him once.
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