Legacy Medical Group–Gastrointestinal Surgery

"At our clinic, we understand that these conditions are often extremely sensitive to discuss, let alone have someone examining you in that area.
My staff and I strive to make each patient feel safe and comfortable."

- Colorectal surgeon Joseph Frankhouse, M.D., FACS


At Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery, we offer the expertise of fellowship-trained surgeons with experience and interest in treating both non-cancerous and cancerous colorectal diseases. Patients come to our clinic to be seen for a variety of surgical and non-surgical issues including any anorectal concerns, hemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome. As we understand the often-sensitive nature of these conditions, we provide a comfortable and private environment for patients to share any concerns they may have.

We care for patients with both non-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the lower digestive system, including:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Anal fistula
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal bleeding

Specialized cancer services

Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery is part of the award-winning Legacy Cancer Institute. Our patients have access to:

  • Nurse navigation
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Clinical trials
  • Integrative services from support groups to nutritional advice to yoga, through the Legacy Cancer Healing Center
  • Survivorship services

    Our surgeons

    Joseph Frankhouse, M.D., FACS, board-certified colorectal-GI surgeon and medical director of the Colorectal Cancer Center at Legacy Good Samaritan

    Alizah Rotramel, M.D., board-certified colorectal surgeon 

    Our locations

    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Building 2, Suite 540
    1040 N.W. 22nd Ave.
    Portland, OR 97210
    Phone: 503-413-5514
    Fax: 503-413-5594
    Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
    Building 1, Suite 206
    24900 S.E. Stark Street
    Gresham, OR 97030
    Phone: 503-413-5514
    Fax: 503-413-5594
    Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.