Frankhouse Joseph

Joseph H Frankhouse, MD


  • Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Sub Specialties: General Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Male


I have a relatively unique background in surgery. I was recruited to come to Portland in 1997 by Surgical Associates to become an all around General Surgeon similar to my mentor and surgical giant, Larry Eidemiller. I initially began my career doing all sorts of surgery ranging from vascular reconstructions, to breast, to head and neck, to colorectal. I was young and brought a fresh outlook to the group including the liberal use of laparoscopy. I grew and learned immensely from Dr. Eidemiller, but as time went on and the era of surgical subspecialization became more evident, I realized the value of obtaining fellowship training in a surgical subspecialty.

For that reason I left the group in 2006 and returned to USC for an additional year of training focused solely on Colorectal Disease. I returned to Portland following and joined the oldest Colorectal surgical group in Portland working closely with other surgeons also highly trained and focused on only Colon/Rectal Surgery. My training and education as well as subsequent experience proved to be extremely beneficial and rewarding.

In 2010, I was recruited to lead Legacy Health's Colon/Rectal Surgery program, with special interest in developing a program for screening, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. Legacy is keenly interested in supporting efforts to make an impact on cancer of all kinds through community outreach, education, research, and state of the art treatments. My current practice is focused principally on colorectal surgery, but also includes surgery of the abdomen in general. I also treat all types of anorectal complaints including hemorrhoids, and what is traditionally regarded as Proctology. Legacy provides me the opportunity to bring state of the art surgical care in an environment in which the individual patient still remains the focus.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: Emory University
  • Residency: University of Southern California School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA
  • Internship: University of Southern California School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA

Personal Interests

Running, Hiking, Snowboarding

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • 24900 SE Stark St., Suite 206, Bldg 1
    • Gresham, OR, 97030
    • Phone: 503 413-5514
    • Fax: 503 413-5594
  2. Secondary Address
    Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • 1040 NW 22nd Ave, Ste 540, Bldg 2
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503 413-5514
    • Fax: 503 413-5594

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959