Cynthia Aks, DO, ABIHM, FACOS

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Surgical Oncology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Breast Surgery, Nutrition




Good Samaritan Medical Center, Mount Hood Medical Center

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

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  May 9, 2023
I absolutely love Dr. Aks and her assistant Kristin.

  Apr 20, 2023
Dr Aks and Kristin are great! They are very knowledgeable, helpful and reassuring.

  Apr 17, 2023
It would be helpful if providers acknowledged the impact of ongoing & societal upheaval & financial crisis on mental/physical emotional health rather than encouraging mindfulness only. Not patient's fault when stress comes from unreasonable food price hikes etc.

  Apr 10, 2023
Dr. Aks and her team and office workers are the most wonderful friendliest caring people that I've ever had in my life in the medical and receptionist fields. EVER!

  Mar 13, 2023
The doctor and nurse (scheduler/assisstant/all around does everything woman) we're both wonderful, I felt respected, listened to, and like they actually care about me. Also I had a fun visit and how often can you say that?

  Mar 6, 2023
I have had very good experiences with all your providers & staff everyone has been kind and respectful always helpful.

  Mar 2, 2023
The best team ever. I feel very confident with them.

  Feb 14, 2023
This was a follow up appt after last week's mastectomy. Dr. Aks is very good in all of her office calls & surgery. The only thing that bothered me before surgery was she asked if I wanted her to do a biopsy on my lymph nodes, but she didn't explain why that needed to be done. I first said no. Then I found out from family & friends the importance of having them biopsied. I emailed her to tell her I wanted it done. She did & thank God they were negative.

  Feb 9, 2023
This provider listens, is respectful in letting you know she has heard you, addresses your concerns with directly related resources, and shows genuine concern and compassion. She's gifted with not only her skills but her ability to interact with her patient.

  Feb 2, 2023
Dr. Aks, and her MA are caring, knowledgeable, considerate, and highly professional - they make me feel like I'm their most important patient, every single visit.

  Feb 2, 2023
I found Dr. Aks to be very thorough and concise when addressing my health situation. She provided answers to my questions and addressed my concern in a kindness and professionalism.

  Jan 31, 2023
Both my husband and I were very impressed by Dr. Aks. She was professional and inspired confidence in her assessment of my medical condition. She explained my options in a knowledgeable way and I feel confident in moving forward with her as my doctor. Thanks!

  Jan 30, 2023
I was referred to Dr Aks by a friend and she was so helpful helping me and explaining everything to me about my cancer and Zerg e yr. She's very knowledgeable, patient and professional. I have a co worker who also was diagnosed with breast cancer and was getting very bad care. After several times telling her to see Dr Aks she finally did and she is very happy. I would refer her to anyone,

  Jan 17, 2023
The doctor and her staff are very compassionate and professional people that I would recommend to anyone who has breast cancer

  Jan 3, 2023
Dr. Aks is a wonderful dr. She is loving, kind, concerned, careful, and thorough. I have recommended her to anyone I know that has cancer knowing they would get the best possible care.

  Dec 15, 2022
Extremely satisfied with the care I receive. Provider and staff are always courteous and professional and answer my questions with expertise.

  Dec 15, 2022
Dr. Aks is the best surgical oncologist ever. I would venture she is the best oncologist in the area. If anyone I know is diagnosed with breast cancer I would insist they see her for the best quality of care!

  Dec 13, 2022
Dr. Aks was helpful in clarifying what further testing I needed to isolate my current condition. I felt comfortable with our decision, and will pursue her recommendations after the first of the year.

  Dec 12, 2022
I love the atmosphere of this office. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I never feel rushed or that providers are rushed. I received great care.

  Dec 8, 2022
Good! Office staff is great. Dr. Aks is always caring & very active in asking & explaining everything regarding my cancer.

  Dec 8, 2022
This visit was surgery F/U. Dr. Aks and her team were great. Thank you!

  Dec 5, 2022
Dr. Aks always helps me feel I'm cared for & thought of.

  Dec 1, 2022
Dr Aks was my oncology surgeon. She is caring, knowledgeable about my health. I highly commend her for my care.

  Nov 29, 2022
Dr. Aks was great. Her nurse Kriten is wonderful.

  Nov 14, 2022
I had great care and I'm looking forward to working with the team on my treatment.

  Nov 3, 2022
Dr. Aks is amazin - She cares and it shows. Her assistant Kristen is also a 10+. I have never felt rushed & I have always felt I was heard.

  Nov 1, 2022
Dr. Aks and her MA Kristen are always amazing. Both are kind & caring. Always listening to their patients.

  Nov 1, 2022
They were all very knowledgeable and compassionate and very thorough.

  Oct 20, 2022
Good visit. Knowledgeable and caring.

  Oct 18, 2022
As always, Dr. Aks listens to my concerns and is very knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions. She seems to read up on my medical history before my visit because she starts off knowing what happened in the past and asks how I'm doing with Issues/concerns we discussed in a previous visit. I would definitely recommend Dr. Aks to family and friends!

  Oct 18, 2022
I really enjoy going to see Dr Aks. The staff is friendly, helpful and can always answer your questions.

  Oct 17, 2022
The doctor seemed capable, well informed, sensitive and patient.Kristen the MA, worked with me to relax before she took my blood pressure, and we got a nice low reading for that, even though my BP usually rises in any health care setting. I really appreciated that.

  Oct 13, 2022
Dr Aks is always ready to listen to my concerns puts me at ease is very smart and compassionate. Breast cancer is scary but she knows what she is doing and puts me at ease.

  Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Aks is an excellent oncology provider. She has the patient's total health interests at heart, is willing to listen and talk, and provides clear understanding of my condition. I was fortunate to have been referred to her.

  Oct 3, 2022
Dr. Aks is wonderful! So knowledgeable, kind & compassionate! Wonderful staff, very accessible. Thank you!

  Sep 26, 2022
Dr Aks is the best Doctor ever. I can't Imagine anyone being negative about her and her advise.

  Aug 25, 2022
She listened,gave options for care.I like that.

  Aug 15, 2022
Very informative backed by research.

  Aug 12, 2022
Dr. Aks has given me wonderful care, listens and answers my questions and has given me instructions which were easy to understand. I would highly recommend her to my friends & family.

  Aug 2, 2022
Dr. Aks & staff are wonderful.

  Jul 26, 2022
Professional and thorough. I have confidence in their treatment

  Jul 18, 2022
Dr. Aks was thorough and took all precautions to figure out what was going on. She reviewed imaging that was done and future implications. She spent far longer with me than I expected and really seemed to care about my overall health. Her medical assistant was also extremely thorough and helpful.

  Jul 11, 2022
Doctor Aks was very kind and caring. She made me feel as comfortable as possible

  Jul 8, 2022

  Jul 8, 2022
Everyone was kind, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient.

  Jun 30, 2022
I have always been treated with dignity & respect by Dr. Aks. She genuinely cares about her patients and not only treats the disease but believes in holistic care & the mind/body connection. She is the best of the best!

  Jun 20, 2022
Dr Aks is very thoughtful and patient. Spent alot of time. Also did a thorough exam.

  Jun 17, 2022
My visit had to be rescheduled as my previous PA had moved on. I was not notified.

  Jun 16, 2022
Dr Aks takes the time to really listen to her patients. She goes out of her way to explain things in a way that you will understand. She has shown much confidence as an oncologist surgeon to me while I have been under her care. I never feel rushed during her visits. She is a very caring and compassionate person to her patients and to her staff (who are wonderful!).

  Jun 16, 2022
This was my first visit with Legacy Medical Group. It was a very positive experience with all staff and provider.