Melissa Pendergrass, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Gynecology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Abnormal Bleeding (Management), Adolescent Gynecology, Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynological Surgeries, Endometriosis, Outpatient Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menopause Management, Myomectomy, Ovarian Cysts, Pelvic Pain and Adhesive Disease, Robotic Surgery, Sexual Health, Uterine Fibroids


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

Where I see patients

About Me:

Dr. Pendergrass is passionate about providing women with minimally invasive surgical options to treat a majority of gynecologic disorders. She is fellowship-trained in Gynecologic Endoscopy through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (ASRM), and Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During her two-year fellowship, she performed over 550 robotic, laparoscopic, and hysteroscopic procedures. This breadth of knowledge and experience resulted in her becoming a surgical consultant for gynecologists in the Portland community. She has lectured regionally, presented at national conferences, and her surgical videos have been shown across the country. Hobbies include: Traveling, Hiking, Spending time with my family, Reading, Fitness, Square Dancing

Fellowship: Legacy Portland Hospitals-Emanuel & Good Samaritan
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - Chicago
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Nov 3, 2023
Very good experience all the way through the process

  Nov 1, 2023
Excellent patient care, this was my first time seeing Dr. Pendergrass and her assistant, both were professional , attentive and very welcoming!!. I couldn't be any happier !!

  Oct 20, 2023
Dr. Pendergrass is kind, knowledgeable and attentive. I cannot recommend her enough!

  Oct 4, 2023
I love that this doctor feels like she's on my side and listens and cares about my experience.

  Sep 26, 2023
Melissa was knowledgeable and took the time to explain the options and whys. It was well worth the 5 hour drive to see an expert like her.

  Sep 8, 2023
I have already recommended the doctor and clinic. I have had excellent care over the years

  Sep 6, 2023
Dr. Pendergrass is the best doctor I could have for the care I needed. I'm very happy and satisfied with the results.

  Aug 10, 2023
Dr Pendergrass and her staff really are some of, if not the best I have ever had. She is smart as can be, friendly and takes plenty of time with me.

  Jul 28, 2023
I had a good experience

  Jun 16, 2023
I like Dr Pendergrass very much and she is one of the nicest doctors I have ever met.

  Jun 14, 2023
The doctor and assistant are very personable and caring!

  Jun 7, 2023
Dr. Pendergrass is very thorough, & takes the time to listen. She is a wonderful doctor.

  May 12, 2023
Dr. Pendergrass is empathetic and an active listener. I am very grateful for her care.

  May 10, 2023
Perfect service, all of the staff were wonderful!

  May 5, 2023
Dr Pendergrass is Amazing she listens and I never feel rushed or dismissed if I have an issue. She truly cares and I'm so lucky to have been her patient.

  Apr 28, 2023
I love Dr. Pendergrass she's amazing & so thorough I love her nurse Katrina so helpful with managing my endometriosis and pelvic pain.

  Apr 26, 2023
For some reason the OB/GYN's at Legacy push Gabapentin for pain and NEVER want to prescribe actual pain medication when it's necessary. This stigma has GOT to stop! It is doing actual harm to people. Including after surgery!! I have actually decided to have my upcoming and all future surgeries elsewhere because I'm terrified I will not be properly cared for, concerning pain, after surgery.

  Apr 14, 2023
Dr. Pendergrass was very thorough. She did not rush and took the time to fully explain the plan for care and the reasons for each part of the plan.

  Mar 22, 2023
This visit was a 6 month past hysterectomy visit. She was amazing through the whole thing.

  Mar 6, 2023
Good experiences include: Doctor actually taking time to talk to me, write up a game plan for the future.

  Mar 6, 2023
Doctor PENDERGRASS and her nurse are always very kind and helpful.

  Feb 17, 2023
I expressed fear and anxiety over the level of pain involved in my procedure. Dr Pendegrass listened to my concerns genuinely and helped (via medications) to make this a smooth and comfortable process.

  Feb 6, 2023
Dr Pendergrass is Exceptional! She is smart and kind and is The Best obgyn I've ever had!

  Jan 26, 2023
Excellent doctor, kind, tentative & caring.

  Jan 11, 2023
The the receptions have always been friendly, courtesy and treated me like a human being

  Dec 30, 2022
Dr. Pendergrass was very polite & attentive. I felt she heard my concerns & addressed them graciously. Very knowledgeable. Very thorough. Would see her again & refer her.

  Dec 7, 2022
My experience with Dr. Pendergrass was very good and I will continue to see her. She was very helpful, thorough, and informative.