Cynthia Aks, DO, ABIHM, FACOS

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

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    68 Ratings    40 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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     68 Ratings     40 Comments

Apr 5, 2019
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Dr. Aks, Kristin and their staff have always been very kind and helpful. Dr. Aks and Kristin are so supportive and caring

Apr 4, 2019
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Considering the news that I have breast cancer, the visit was very good. Dr. Aks is thorough and patient and listened to my concerns. I feel confident that she will do her best for me.

Mar 29, 2019
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Just a note about the Providers Waiting Room: Cancer feeds off of processed sugar. in the waiting room there is a basket for patients with candy bars plus the creamer provided for the coffee is mostly added with processed sugar.

Mar 28, 2019
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excelente

Mar 22, 2019
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the office and staff were the best i have seen in a very long time in going to a new provider. they all were very warm and caring i had a very wonderful visit and was very comfortable.

Mar 19, 2019
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The good. part was that my Dr. Aks said all was well and I did't have to come back for a year.My cancer is gone and she did. a great job on my surgery of Cancer, it is gone. I will have a mammogram in {date removed to protect privacy} Thank you so much Dr.Aks!!!!

Mar 15, 2019
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The receptionist was talking with a patient who was checking out about KENO - for over ten minutes while we waited to check in - unacceptable. Everyone else was a lot.

Mar 15, 2019
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Everything went well.

Mar 15, 2019
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This provider goes to great lengths to speak in easily understood layman's terms. She often stops to ask if you understand what's been told & to see if you have questions.

Mar 5, 2019
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I was referred to Dr Aks 5 months ago, when diagnosed with BC. Dr. Aks has always listened and explained everything I've asked about the cancer. Dr. Aks has been very kind and has explained exactly what was going to happen step by step of treatment for my Breast Cancer. My Personal Dr gave her a high recommendation and told me I'd like Dr Aks and I agree.

Mar 1, 2019
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I have had great experiences from all staff and physicians every time that I've had appointments.

Feb 15, 2019
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I was nervous about my genetics consultation but Dr. Aks was very kind and thoughtful. Even though I am a fellow medical professional she used terminology that I understand and gave me the education I needed to give me peace of mind. I would recommend her to anyone!

Feb 12, 2019
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The doctor was unwilling to look for a different treatment option, although I told her that her treatment option made me extremely uncomfortable. I will be looking for another provider to help me with my issue. Her MA was incredibly supportive throughout.

Feb 12, 2019
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Due to the potential urgent symptoms, the doctor got me in the same day I called. Very impressed.

Feb 1, 2019
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Dr. Aks seems very knowledgeable & kind. I just wish I would've met w/her first instead of meeting w/a provider only once before needing to switch over because she had moved.

Jan 28, 2019
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She is an outstanding caring person. For going through a stressful situation she has a comforting peace - If I ever have cancer I want her to treat me - Very knowledgeable.

Jan 25, 2019
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Waiting on test results from blood work going back on [date deleted]. Good rapport.

Nov 9, 2018
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Dr. Cynthia Aks is very caring, very compassionate; she's great! Her assistant Kristan is great also.

Nov 5, 2018
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My previous doctor retired and I have been unable to successfully have my pertinent medical records sent to my new doctor. The staff wasn't sure they would be able to get them, but would try.

Nov 2, 2018
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Dr. Aks always takes the time to explain everything to me and makes me feel comfortable.

Oct 25, 2018
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Dr. Aks is awesome. I wish I had found her sooner.

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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This survey does not really apply to my visits with Dr. Aks. Dr. Aks is in charge of the surgery part of my treatment for cancer. She is an excellent physician. Sometimes I do not completely understand the technological medical term.

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.
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