Legacy Health Partners

Cynthia Aks, DO, ABIHM, FACOS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Surgical Oncology, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Breast Surgery, Nutrition
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 87 RATINGS & 43 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

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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4.9 out of 5     87 Ratings     43 Comments

Mar 26, 2021
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I was treated with compassion and care and lots of helpful information. . very impressed.

Mar 11, 2021
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Very informative and explained well my condition.

Mar 8, 2021
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Dr. Aks is wonderful.

Feb 16, 2021
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Provider was extremely thorough is explanations, made sure she was asking along the way for any questions, was direct, which I appreciate, and yet very compassionate and gentle in tone.

Feb 11, 2021
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Very friendly staff. Everyone has been good to me.

Feb 11, 2021
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It was great (18 mo.) post breast surgery check up. Dr. Aks was professional, kind & thorough even though a blizzard was eminent & everyone wanted to get home.

Feb 5, 2021
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Dr. Aks does an excellent job explaining your test results. She NEVER makes you feel like she's in a hurry. Her assistant is VERY GOOD also. I feel like I am in VERY GOOD CARE.

Jan 18, 2021
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I wish I could have Dr. Aks for my regular doctor. She's wonderful!

Jan 15, 2021
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My general paranoia is getting lab results on the "automatic" website before my doctor gets them or can call me about results; and then having to wait (especially on the weekend) to discuss results with doctor.

Jan 11, 2021
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I have been diagnosed for the 2nd time & about to have double mastectomy with reconstruction. Dr. Aks is part of my team & I am extremely happy with her & the rest of my oncology team.

Dec 22, 2020
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excellent care.

Dec 3, 2020
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All DOCTORS and staff are very nice. Care my health condition. I am happy & was being well taking care!

Dec 1, 2020
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Excellent care from the doctor & medical staff. Very kind & listened to my questions and I received answer and instructions that were easy to understand.

Nov 16, 2020
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Aks and the entire Legacy Oncology team. They lowered my fear of a cancer diagnosis and were informed and caring. I feel very fortunate to be under her care.

Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Aks always has excellent information, insight and compassion

Nov 12, 2020
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"Dr. Aks" -> very knowledgeable & kind. Nurse "Kristin" is alwyas friendly & helpful. I've liked using "MyChart" for online questions, appts.

Nov 12, 2020
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I felt heard & valued. It was a lot of information but dr. also took the time to review my options and didn't push me into choosing any one option.

Oct 30, 2020
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Listened to my questions,gave me choices that were different, and also educated on things I may not have known

Oct 29, 2020
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Compassionate, obviously knows her complex field well, spent ample time, made me feel confident in her as my surgeon. Greatly appreciated that her MA got me in immediately. very impressed overall with care, from mammography, ultrasound, radiology to all clerks. my first encounter with a Portland Legacy facility as a patient.

Oct 19, 2020
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Dr. Aks is a knowledgeable, compassionate l for the care she has provided me during my cancer treatment

Oct 19, 2020
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and everyone was amazing except for one person that put in the IV during my MRI it was the most horrible experience ever. if I didn't need it done I would have left. He was arrogant insensitive and should not be around people.

Oct 19, 2020
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She is wonderful and am very happy that she is part of my medical team.

Oct 19, 2020
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she always has time to listen and explain everything.

Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. is great & her MA Kristin is super helpful.

Oct 12, 2020
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Dr. Aks is very thorough, knowledgeable, and concerned. I trust her completely.

Oct 9, 2020
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Everything was good.

Oct 9, 2020
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Dr. Aks has become a friend as well as my doctor over the past 5 years. She has followed me post surgery for breast cancer. Dr. Aks is a true professional and trusted.

Oct 2, 2020
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My doctor and her nurse treated me with the best care and respect. I really feel comfortable with him. I feel like their family & great friends.

Oct 2, 2020
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I always receive first class treatment and excellent service when I. visit Dr Aks and her staff. Thank you for caring.

Sep 28, 2020
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Love this woman! She is so compassionate and takes so much time to explain EXACTLY what's going on, The best Dr. I've ever ever been to.

Sep 14, 2020
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Dr. Aks is very personable, professional & helpful. It's great to have her as a resource and on my team.

Aug 21, 2020
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provider was very thorough in explaining my upcoming procedure.

Aug 13, 2020
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Dr Aks is an excellent surgeon. She always has time for my questions. Kristin, her assistant is excellent also. They both get an A= from me.

Aug 6, 2020
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Dr. Aks' office sent a referral to a plastic surgeon & I had to call & leave a message again for that dr.'s ofc. to call & set up an appointment. The appt. set up was too close to my surgery day so it will only give me a little time to finalize our decision. I wish I would have met the plastic surgeon sooner rather than later -

Jul 31, 2020
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Dr. Aks, Kristin her MA, front office staff - everyone was incredible, respectful, sympathetic, informative. I am grateful to have them as my team.

Jul 23, 2020
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positive even with a bad situation

Jul 20, 2020
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She is super knowledgeable as well as being holistic and open minded to alternative care which really resonates with me

Jul 17, 2020
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My first visit with this provider was good and influenced my decision to have her perform my mastectomy. I do feel, though, that in my post-op visit she was less than attentive in addressing my concerns. She also indicated in my first visit that she would work to match the scar from a previous mastectomy. I don't feel that she did that.

Jul 14, 2020
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Everyone at the breast center (Legacy - Mt. Hood) I have been in contact with, has been very knowledgeable, bend-over backwards helpful & well connected with other team members in other depts. Am very impressed.

Jul 2, 2020
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Everyone in Dr. Aks. office is extremely kind and helpful. It was the best experience I've had in a doctors office.

Jun 2, 2020
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Dr. Aks is one of the best providers I've had in the Legacy Group. I feel fortunate to have her as my oncology surgeon.

May 11, 2020
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I was blessed with every aspect of my care by Dr. Aks. She spent time, was thorough, and put things in terms I could understand. I always felt I was the best hands!

May 11, 2020
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the lab receptionist that day was extremely unkind.
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