Hema Thakar, FACS, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Cosmetic Specialties, ; Microsurgery, ; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     82 Ratings     42 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2222 NW Lovejoy Ave., Suite 304 Medical Office Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-4992

About Me:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a marriage between form and function. My goal is to restore my patients self-confidence, whether through cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, so that my patients can look, feel, and function at their best. I take pride in providing comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery care in a safe and compassionate manner. My areas of expertise range from transgender surgery to microsurgery. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Oregon who performs DIEP flaps. I feel highly privileged and find satisfaction in being able to help my patients during such an important time in their lives. I also have specific interests in facial rejuvenation, aesthetic surgery of the breast, cosmetic and functional procedures after massive weight loss. I my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking with my family, and cooking.

Education:
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Internship: University of Texas, Southwestern
Medical School: Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science: Rice University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Publication: Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     82 Ratings     42 Comments

Aug 10, 2018
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Dr. Hema Thakar is one of the most compassionate, kind and positive doctor that I have had the pleasure of being treated by. She was my reconstructive surgeon after breast cancer surgery. One helped make a scary experience not so scary by providing a lot of information. I communicate mainly via health portal and she was always responsive.

Aug 9, 2018
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my experiences with Legacy has always been nothing but THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE!!!

Aug 3, 2018
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The front staff there was very nice and respectful. while in the back the nurse and doctor was very friendly and knowledgeable. I have recommended this clinic to several friends are ready for their outstanding compassion and understanding.

Aug 1, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is the epitome of superb physician. I had damaged my finger badly and she was caring, clear, engaging, empathetic and a skilled expert who save the tip of my finger.

Jul 27, 2018
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Hemangini has been consistently warm and welcoming in my interactions with her. I have given her glowing reviews and recommendations to family and friends.

Jul 20, 2018
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Great care and concern from Dr. Thakar. I am so blessed to have her for my cancer reconstruction and care.

Jul 13, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is my specialist and is always on top of her game with current research, excellent explanations and great options, appropriate humor and wonderful compassion. I highly recommend her.

Jun 29, 2018
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I had a great visit with Dr. Thakar. she was very personable, respectful and informative! I look forward to future visits.

Jun 28, 2018
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The Dr. was very informative and took the time to explain everything.

Jun 15, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is so much warmer and more professional than I expected a surgeon to be! I feel like I'm in good hands with her.

Jun 15, 2018
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Got my stitches out after carpal tunnel surgery

Jun 14, 2018
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Many of the doctors and staff I have visited at Legacy over the years have been exceptional but Dr. Thakar and her staff really stand out. When I came in for my visits and my surgery, she and her staff not only made me feel comfortable but they made me feel welcome. The love she has for her job and her patients really shines through.

Jun 5, 2018
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There was some confusion about my scheduled appointment time, i later understand the doctor was call into emergency surgery.

May 31, 2018
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Everyone was so affirming and understanding, I really appreciate the team that I saw at Legacy

May 29, 2018
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I love Dr. Thakar and her team. I had a wonderful experience working with her and would definitely recommend her to my friends if they had the chance!

May 4, 2018
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I had a panic attack due to anxiety prior to my procedure. I told both nurses before seeing my provider and neither were helpful in calming my anxiety. I waited an excessively long time in the room which contributed to the severity of my panic, since I was placed in a small room with medical tools and a bright medical light, which brought to mind an interrogation room with torture tools. The nurse (or nurses aide?) who assisted my provider during my procedure stayed in the room with me until my provider arrived but was not helpful in calming my anxiety, and it was clear that she did not have sufficient experience in dealing with panicked patients; she tried to distract me with small talk but it only made it worse. I wanted to ask for another nurse but didn't know how to advocate for myself in that situation, especially as I was overwhelmed by anxiety. My panic began to lessen when my provider finally arrived and the procedure began, but I felt embarrassed and awkward afterwards.

May 3, 2018
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I had to wait 45 minutes to see my provider for a ten minute appointment. That was frustrating.

Apr 6, 2018
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very helpful and informative

Mar 16, 2018
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Thank you Dr. Thakar for all you help. May you be blessed.

Feb 20, 2018
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Dr Thakar and her staff were incredible at understanding trans issues, asking my chosen name and pronouns and never messing them up which immediately put me at ease

Jan 19, 2018
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It was a excellent visit.

Jan 12, 2018
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this doctor wanted to see ne in 2 weeks but the clerk booked me 4 weeks out because dr. Thakar's schedule was filled. Thats a problem. when i read her reviews, everyone liked the dr., but found the adminastrative side frustrating/ unsatisfactory

Jan 11, 2018
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Dr. Thaker had performed surgery on me on [date deleted] and I was having some post-op problems, which was the reason for this visit. She (and her entire staff) treated me with same high level of care and respect they have always shown me.

Jan 2, 2018
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Nice people, made me feel comfortable.

Dec 29, 2017
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Dr. Thakar made me feel like part of the team, including me in the medical decisions. -Respectful.

Dec 14, 2017
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I may lose my ability to continue to see Dr. T due to new insurance coverage but I have completely appreciated all of her care.

Dec 5, 2017
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Dr. Thakar was called into co-perform my surgery by Dr. Frankhouse, a GI doc. It needed to be done ASAP. The surgery was complex (in my mind) and needed to be well-..., both the surgery & follow-up were done beautifully.

Nov 21, 2017
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Records are in the Providence system - need to be available to other doctors. Online patient info "My Chart" etc., should be integrated. Dr. Thakar is great.

Nov 21, 2017
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I had difficulty with this office administration getting my leave paperwork done. Each time I called prior to surgery the administration did not know when my surgery date was or thought it was on the wrong date. This is not related to this particular visit, but working with the administration side of this office has been incredibly stressful in the past.

Nov 7, 2017
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Feel this is a very professional office and I certainly received great care.

Oct 30, 2017
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I don't have anything too bad to say about it. The doctor herself was quite amazing and sweet to me, I really appreciated that. One of the receptionist showed visible annoyance at me for being late...I got lost and traffic was more terrible than expected. ;_; But other than that, I would recommend any of my trans friends to this office. So far, just a very good experience mostly.

Oct 27, 2017
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Dr. Thakar should be teaching classes on bedside manor because her bedside manner is impeccable.

Oct 24, 2017
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Was a very positive experience, I felt at ease with staff and Dr.

Oct 16, 2017
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I like this place if you can say that about a hospital! Only issue is about the communication for my payment. I have been told I don't have to pay more than I already have, but I still get bills. The people who have to solve this problem, don't seem to work very efficient to help me. Michelle in room 304 know about my case and hopefully I will get an answer very soon and my account will be in zero $. Next time somebody contact me account number: _____.

Oct 10, 2017
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Dr Thakar and her entire staff are exceptional in every way.

Oct 6, 2017
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Dr. Thakar AND her staff are wonderful, very compassionate and respectful with my son.

Oct 5, 2017
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Dr. Thakar is amazing!

Oct 2, 2017
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I'm not sure if she was a nurse or an aide of some sort, but the lady who came in to take my blood pressure and such was very curt and didn't seem to want to have anything to do with me. Or know much about reconstructive surgery.

Oct 2, 2017
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This was a follow up visit. It was helpful to review all of the steps we took to complete my care. The doctor has a warm and personable personality.

Sep 26, 2017
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It was a lovely visit and I look forward continuing to work with Hema and the staff.

Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Thakar is amazing. She is very kind and intelligent. It is always a pleasure to see her even knowing whatever procedure she is going to perform isn't going to be pleasant. She genuinely cares about her patients.

Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Thakar and the office staff were all simply exceptional in all ways.
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