Thomas Knowles, MD

Specialist

  • 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
  • Languages:

    English
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 61 RATINGS & 26 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-General Surgery

  • 1130 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 500
    Building 3, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-2976
  • 503-413-5725
  • 503-413-5726
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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.

Education:
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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4.9 out of 5     61 Ratings     26 Comments

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

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

Sep 28, 2022
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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].

Sep 22, 2022
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Genuine, professional, informative

Sep 19, 2022
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Dr. Knowles showed a disturbing lack of understanding of my post-surgical problems and a callously in caring attitude toward the difficulties I'm having. I have never had such poor treatment at Legacy. It was the single most disappointing and unhelpful doctor appointment I've ever had.

Aug 15, 2022
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Was very professional and thorough

Aug 15, 2022
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Everyone I talked to was very courtesy & helpful. Thank you Dr. Knowles.

Jul 25, 2022
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The medical system is broken - The professionals do great work! The support staff is very lax. Very difficult to communicate with Regency - Blue Cross! Legacy - this is the major problem.

Jun 29, 2022
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Dr. Knowles was impressive.very familiar with my medical history, truly empathetic, and excellent communicator.

Jun 27, 2022
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Dr. Knowles is very up front and has gotten me into his office and surgery in a weeks time I couldn't ask for a better provider.

Jun 22, 2022
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Dr. Knowles is an excellent doctor in all respects-he listens, explains and suggests in a manner that engenders complete trust and confidence in the patient.

Jun 22, 2022
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I like Dr Knowles a lot

Jun 20, 2022
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Dr. Knowles was on time. He listened to my relevant history. He showed me the CT scan and the issue at hand. He carefully explained the preferred treatment plan and next steps.

Jun 1, 2022
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If I wasn't getting the service I felt I was do I'd Be changing Drs!!

May 5, 2022
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I feel like I'm in good hands

Apr 21, 2022
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Dr Knowles was my surgeon for major surgery and he is a very warm, caring provider who explains well and listens

Mar 30, 2022
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I think I have seen Dr. Knowles twice for office visits. Both times I felt like I really found the right doctor. The first visit he was was very thorough trying to find out everything he could about my problem. He listened to everything I had say and never misunderstood my comments as some doctors do. And he never minimized the problems I've had.

Mar 7, 2022
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Listened very well. Good front desk staff!!

Jan 26, 2022
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He was very good at... what he had to do to fix my hernia also had plots.

Jan 19, 2022
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I have always been treated with total respect on every visit. Thank you.

Jan 17, 2022
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Dr. Knowles was good about answering all my questions. Didn't interrupt when I was talking. Very calm atmosphere at this doctor's office.

Jan 10, 2022
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Dr Knowles fit me in to take care of a clogged feeding tube. He also ordered a spare part that was delivered before I finished radiation

Dec 16, 2021
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My visit was very good. Dr. Knowles is very kind and knowledgeable.

Dec 13, 2021
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It was somewhat difficult, to obtain additional pain meds. We played phone tag, so finally I gave up, and dealt with the pain for a few days.

Dec 8, 2021
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Initially had consult appt. w/another dr. in that office who didn't listen, answer questions or even look at me. Asked to see someone else & Dr. Knowles was great, inspired confidence and did five star surgery.

Dec 6, 2021
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Great initial visit, but pre surgery testing has not been scheduled as of yet. No known date of when this may occur.
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