Cynthia Aks, ABIHM, DO, FACOS

Specialist
My Specialties: Surgical Oncology, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Breast Surgery, Nutrition
Languages:
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    88 Ratings    51 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 560 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-5525

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

25050 S.E. Stark St., Suite 265 Building 4, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center campus
Gresham, OR 97030
503-413-5525

About Me:

A Board Certified General Surgeon in practice since 1990 and a dedicated breast surgeon since 1997. My practice focus is influenced by an interest in Integrative Medicine with principles in Holism a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. I am a patient advocate with a kind, calming and compassionate bedside manner. I am a very seasoned surgeon with skills to include, but not limited to, office based ultrasound and cryoablation .. I have experience in program development and have worked in a NAPBC accredited comprehensive breast center. On a personal note, I am a graduate of the internationally know Landmark Forum, a personal and professional growth training and development program. I am a 500hr certified yoga instructor with a special interest in yoga therapy and have training in Reiki therapy and a special interest in nutrition as it relates to health. I am a lover of nature, music, scuba diving, cooking and have a passion for life and learning

Year I Started Practice: 1990
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     88 Ratings     51 Comments

Oct 15, 2018
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Dr. Aks is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. She is very thoughtful and respectful. And, just as she does during every visit, she spent the time I needed with me to answer questions without feeling pressure to hurry along.

Oct 8, 2018
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The only problem was paperwork - accidentally not sent to me beforehand so had to fill it out there - no worries though - errors sometimes happen -

Oct 1, 2018
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It was a relaxed environment that helped to put my mind at ease concerning my health problem.

Sep 28, 2018
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I had the port removed that was put in for chemo. All went well.

Sep 28, 2018
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Dr Aks and her assistant were very helpful and compassionate. I had surgery on my breast and was treated with honesty, kindness and with a smile.

Sep 28, 2018
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Everything was great. Kristin Rodriguez the Medical Assistant is phenomenal and deserves a raise. She is great. I am a cancer patient and she makes it ok to come to the doctor.

Sep 20, 2018
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I'm very thankful that Dr. Aks was referred to me by my primary care physician Dr. Choong. Dr. Aks advice, care and humanism have blessed me not only for her expertise as a surgeon on my body but on my mind and soul. I've really appreciated her staff and office also.

Sep 13, 2018
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I adore Dr. Aks. She's sensitive, thorough and takes the time to explain things. Plus, the woman has magic hands. Every surgical procedure she has done has never required post-op meds. Amazing!

Sep 13, 2018
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It is always a great checkup with Dr. AKS.

Sep 10, 2018
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THANK YOU DR. AKS for your care since [date deleted]. (& Kristin.)

Aug 16, 2018
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I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and this is all new to me. Dr. Aks was recommended by two of my regular doctors that I trust very much. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I am very pleased to have her or my oncology surgeon. The entire office is very nice and caring.

Aug 7, 2018
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Dr. Cynthia Aks and her staff are excellent, very caring and compassionate to my needs. I am so lucky to have them in my corner.

Jul 31, 2018
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This was a bad experience as it was related tot the return of breast cancer but the doctor help make the visit better.

Jul 24, 2018
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Everyone in the office gave myself, and my husband, as positive and supportive environment possible under such emotional distress.

Jul 23, 2018
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Everyone was nice and respectful

Jul 6, 2018
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This was only my first consultation with Dr Aks. She was very courteous and well prepared. She went over the cancer diagnosis and pathology reports in easy to understand terms she also set up all appointments & further diagnostic tests.

Jul 5, 2018
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Dr. Aks is very thorough, professional, and personable. I believe she truly cares about my health and about me as a person.

Jun 25, 2018
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Dr Aks and Kristin are always awesome, great care and excellent responses to my questions.

Jun 7, 2018
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When I was there the dr. was very helpful to me.

Jun 5, 2018
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It was all good. I thought she was very knowledgeable helpful & sympathetic.

Jun 4, 2018
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All good

May 21, 2018
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Dr Aks and her staff have always been very thorough and knowledgeable. They spend time with me, discussing all my various concerns and helping me to cope with them.

May 8, 2018
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For this additional consultation, concerning my breast cancer, I received excellent advice.

May 7, 2018
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Great experience.

May 1, 2018
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The entire staff seems very pleasant and polite and knowledgeable. I liked the doctor and everyone I met while at my visit. I give them a TEN!!!

Apr 19, 2018
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Dr. Aks was excellent and thorough in explaining my condition. She ordered more tests that were necessary to treat me. I appreciated her professionalism and honesty. her attitude toward me was very positive.

Mar 29, 2018
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this was a visit related to a new cancer diagnosis, so it was very difficult information for me to take in; any confusion was, I believe related to the general state of shock I was in following the diagnosis

Mar 26, 2018
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Dr. Aks is the sweetest kindest most helpful doctor I have ever had.....she is a good reason you don't mind ever going to the doctor and I praise her highly and have recommended her and the whole office to my chemo director and founder

Mar 20, 2018
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Dr. Ask, Christine and the rest of the office staff have always been the best and caring professionals ever. I feel they have always treated me with nothing but the best care I could ever ask for.

Mar 13, 2018
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Dr. Aks was incredibly patient with me. She answered all of my questions and even came out to the scheduling room after our appointment was over because I had a remaining question that I brought up with her assistant. Both Dr. Aks and her assistant were very responsive to my needs.

Mar 2, 2018
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I was very comfortable with Dr. Aks. She was very patient and considerate about telling me I had cancer.

Mar 1, 2018
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Dr Aks and her team were very professional and great to work with

Mar 1, 2018
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wait time in waiting area before being called back was a little long , they apologized when I finally got back in the room. Cynthia and her nurse were a class act!

Feb 27, 2018
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Dr. Acks was very wonderful at explaining my illness and course of action. Kristin her nurse was also so positive and reassuring. They helped turn a negative into a positive!

Feb 16, 2018
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Dr. Aks was very supportive and very patient with us as we had many questions after I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Both she and her MA put us at ease right away.

Feb 6, 2018
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Dr Aks and her team are simply the BEST!! Always working to help me (the patient) improve my health as well as my well being. Not only do they help with their specialty but go out of their way to help recommend or give advice where they can. They really try to also use wholistic and natural treatments where possible versus more medication.

Feb 5, 2018
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I received excellent care. Many thanks to your staff.

Feb 2, 2018
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I went to see Dr. Aks to confirm information regarding cancer updates and what to look for if I needed to go to the Doctor.

Feb 1, 2018
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It is possible to have this physical therapist work, and have an office there on the Mt. Hood Legacy Hospital Center.

Jan 29, 2018
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It all went well.

Jan 18, 2018
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I respect Dr. Aks and am grateful for her expertise for my particular situation. She's very clinical and I especially like that she uses visuals to help me understand what exactly she's talking about.

Jan 16, 2018
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Dr Aks is a very caring person. She suggested things regarding my down moods and just talking to her about it helped. She always listened to any concerns I had. I greatly appreciated her as my doctor.

Jan 15, 2018
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Very impressed with straight forward answers to my questions and her attention to my concerns.

Jan 12, 2018
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I am very pleased & feel confident with my CARE. When visiting Dr. Aks - she referred me to Geriatric Oncology Support Clinic. I have questions & as of today [date deleted]- went and met with pharmacist (Kelly Rice), social worker (Sara Butler) & dietician (Marci Reed). All were very helpful & needed. THANK YOU!

Dec 29, 2017
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It was very good. I am having [diagnosis deleted to protect privacy] surgery this coming month. She was very good at letting me know what will be happening. She is a wonderful DR. I feel very good about getting this done. Thank You.

Dec 18, 2017
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I could not - - have been - treated better - Dr. Aks is wonderful, I am doing very, very well and I thank God for her - Legacy is lucky to have her!

Dec 8, 2017
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Excellent care from Dr. Aks and staff!

Dec 7, 2017
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Everything was excellent.

Dec 5, 2017
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Dr. Aks is a wonderful physician -- an asset to the medical community, and a kind and competent gift to her patients.

Dec 5, 2017
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The dr. is very nice to me. Everybody in the office nice.

Nov 20, 2017
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I am now only visiting Dr Aks as followup but it is always a pleasure to meet with her. She is very knowledgeable, thorough and most of all friendly.
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