Thomas Knowles, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

General Surgery, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained

My Areas of Focus:

Esophageal Disease, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Gastric Carcinoma, Esophageal Motility, Endoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Swallowing Disorders, Donor Nephrectomy, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gallbladder Disease, Abdominal wall reconstruction, Esophageal Diagnostics, Barretts Esophagus, Interventional endoscopy, Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Esophageal and Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease





About Me:

I am Board certified in General Surgery and a Fellowship trained Foregut surgeon. After obtaining my medical degree from Creighton University, I completed my General Surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University and went on to complete a fellowship in Thoracic and Foregut surgery at Swedish Medical Center. I chose a specialty in Foregut Surgery as it allows me to deal with complex problems with access to multiple different techniques to find the best solution for each patient. My aim is to provide comprehensive care, including both diagnostics and treatment through minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. I enjoy the opportunity to treat both malignant and benign esophageal and gastric conditions as well as general surgery problems including hernia, gallbladder and intestinal diseases. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 children, enjoying the outdoors and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Fellowship: Swedish Medical Center
Residency: Oregon Health and Science Univeristy
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 2019
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Publication: Surgery, Chest

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Jun 21, 2023
My first visit with Dr.Knowles

  Jun 19, 2023
Dr. Knowles is one of the best physicians I've seen in the last 2 years & his kind, knowledgeable & listens to what I'm saying. I had a stroke & am facing some SCARY future decisions & I am feeling confident do his visit to help me make those decisions.

  Jun 8, 2023
Why would I recommend a medical professional when I am not one. Seems kind of manipulative to me.

  May 17, 2023
Dr. Knowles is very professional and very good at what he does. He also has a great personality and his staff reflects him well. Everyone is quite happy. You can see it in them all.

  May 10, 2023
Dr. Knowles is an exceptional provider. I was really nervous about surgery because there's always a chance of going things wrong and I have four children. He explained things really well and always was kind and relatable and courteous. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs general surgery and if I have to have any procedures in the future I would request him with no exception. I had a great surgery experience and he is a wonderful doctor and person!

  May 4, 2023
Post surgical follow-up appt., Staff and Surgeon provided professional, courteous and knowledgable assistance regarding the surgery and current healing process.

  Apr 24, 2023
Excellent experience - followed up with gallbladder removal surgery w/Dr. Knowles which also went very well.

  Mar 6, 2023
I was very pleased with my appointment. Dr Knowles provided more options to help him and me understand what is going on with my esophagus and stomach. I'm moving forward on that. Thank you for that!

  Feb 9, 2023
I have been seeing Dr. Knowles for over a year now. I have always found him and his staff to be courteous, highly skilled and compassionate. I feel I quite literally owe my life to Dr. Knowles and the entire Legacy team.

  Feb 9, 2023
Dr. Knowles is by far the most caring, understanding and proficient provider I have seen in a very long time

  Jan 9, 2023
Amazing Doctor. Makes me feel welcome and heard and cared for. Trust him with my life for sure

  Dec 29, 2022
Everyone was nice and the provider was very clear.

  Dec 29, 2022
Tired of being forced to wear an ineffective mask the hospital not following the science. It should be optional.

  Dec 21, 2022
Great experience Dr Knowles did a great job with my surgery, he explained everything so well. All went smooth as explained by Dr Knowles.

  Dec 20, 2022
Dr. Knowles was relaxed & friendly & funny & explained things in simple terms putting me at ease. I was able to get an appointment a couple wks. after my initial visit & Kandace has been very patient with me & all my questions. A good experience all around & I'm sure it will continue after my procedure.

  Nov 2, 2022
Good rapport with doctor. Knowledgeable Only problem is not being able to schedule needed surgery for hernia sooner. 3months out seems excessive.

  Oct 24, 2022
Every thing went fine.

  Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Knowles and staff were always helpful.

  Sep 28, 2022
The wait time was a bit long both in the outer office & in the exam room. The Dr did a good job of explaining things to me but I am still trying to digest the information. It's good that the issue is not an emergency because the surgery could not be scheduled until [date removed].