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    68 Ratings    37 Comments

Where I see patients

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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

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4.9 out of 5     68 Ratings     37 Comments

Nov 16, 2018
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Thakar. She is a kind and compassionate surgeon whom I admire greatly!

Oct 30, 2018
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it was ok but I spent over a hour just waiting in the examination room then felt rushed when I finally met with the Doctor.

Oct 30, 2018
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Dr. Thakar and Christine Li PA are the most caring and sweet providers. They never cease to make me feel so comfortable and at ease with my major surgery I had [date deleted]. Such an amazing team and legacy plastics and recon. I am a [detail deleted to protect privacy] employee and I am so glad I chose Dr. Thakar for my care. Will recommend to friends and coworkers.

Oct 19, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is wonderful. She listens well, attends to detail and has an upbeat attitude. She is a source of hope to me.

Oct 19, 2018
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the whole staff is amazing

Oct 16, 2018
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The fact that she had no medical information relevant to me is because there's very little that I have access to. I did give her the information that was necessary, and she asked all the questions that a medical person should ask in preparation for a surgery.

Sep 14, 2018
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the doctor is excellent.

Sep 4, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is one of best medical practitioners I have ever interacted with. She's thorough, upbeat, understanding, and helpful.

Aug 17, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is excellent. Only problem happened when the staff & dr. miscommunicated about me waiting for appointment so spent over 45 minutes in treatment room. I did get a sincere apology for the mistake.

Aug 17, 2018
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The [date deleted] appointment was for surgery on my rt index finger. Everything and everyone from Drs to staff were very good. The negative part of this entire procedure was not at the hospital but was at my first meeting with the surgeon. In this evaluation meeting the doctor explained that it would be a fairly simple procedure to remove the growth on the end of my finger. She went on to say that she could do the procedure in her office but preferred doing it at the hospital because they have better equipment. From this, I left the office thinking that it would be simply a shot to "deaden" my hand and then and quick removal of the growth. Then I would be able to drive myself back to work and get on with my day. When she suggested that we do this at the hospital I thought it would go the same way. It wasn't until a hospital person call for a pre-op discussion and asked several times if I had someone to drive me home that I realized I was going in for a full operating room procedure including anesthesia. So rather than a quick in and out at the doctors office and I could get back to work, I ended up spending the entire morning at the hospital and the rest of the afternoon at home recuperating. Additionally, what I envisioned costing a couple thousand dollars turned into a $10,000 Bill. Fortunately my insurance covers this. I've had several in-hospital surgical procedures done so I'm familiar with the routine but this one truly surprised me. I think the communication could've been more detailed when the doctor first suggested that we go to the hospital. In the end surgery went fine and my finger is healing normally. But, it would have been much more comfortable and convenient for me if I had fully understood what was going to happen.

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 17, 2018
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Was given information for future visit & assured this doctor wants to help with surgical intervention in future.

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.
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