Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

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    76 Ratings    50 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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     76 Ratings     50 Comments

Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Thakar has only been helpful, professional, compassionate and an amazing human being. She is open minded, supports LBBTQ+ individuals and is easy to work with. The appointments are long enough for questions and education. She is personable and positive. I could not of had a better experience or a better Doctor!

Jun 13, 2019
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Dr Thakar is always pleasant, always smiling and always willing to answer any question. She is also a remarkable surgeon.

Jun 4, 2019
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the office staff and medical professions are all of extremely high caliber. BUT it feels like everyone is on a timer. I do not blame the people, i blame the institution which is most likely demanding care providers act like machines.

May 30, 2019
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It was really nice to see Dr Thakar again!

May 14, 2019
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Dr. Thakar is wonderful. She's been a bright light for me in the surgery process. I've appreciated her positivity at kindness. AND she's an amazing talented surgeon!

Apr 26, 2019
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She is awesome!

Apr 5, 2019
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Dr. Thakar was very relatable, she listened attentively and was very informative. I grateful appreciated how she took her time to explain how my surgery would be performed, follow up treatment and the best time to have the surgery performed. I left the appointment feeling at ease and looking forward to my surgery. No concerns or hesitations.

Apr 4, 2019
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Dr. Thakar is always attentive and helpful. She is one of the best doctors I've seen.

Apr 4, 2019
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great in all aspects

Apr 2, 2019
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Dr. Thakar has forever changed my life. she is a miracle worker and I owe so much to her and her staff for doing such amazing and professional work. Truly, they all go above and beyond to make their paitients comfortable, relaxed, and in the know of whats going on. Dr. Thakar herself is so confident and bubbly, and she explains everything very thoroughly every time. Seeing her results blew my mind away, and after seeing the combination of consistent, beautiful work and her radiating confidence and knowledge i knew she was who could give me exactly what ive dreamed of. I knew feel down that she ccould give me exactly what i was looking for, and there was never one time that I felt uneasy about her doing an amazing job! I am so over the moon and back happy about my results and I wish i could properly explain just how much you have helped me progress in my pursuit of happiness.

Mar 29, 2019
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The provider was incredibly knowledgeable and comprehensive. My only issue was the long wait time but it's not that that big of a deal, everything else was great!

Mar 22, 2019
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The doctor and staff were great and made my son feel very welcomed. Thank you for being so great.

Mar 22, 2019
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Dr Thakar was great! I didn't mind the extra wait to see her, I know she is busy, but once she was in the room we got right to business and she helped explain the surgery and any concerns I had about it.

Mar 22, 2019
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it was a good visit. all my questions were answered,and I did not feel rushed. everyine was attentive.

Feb 19, 2019
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ALWAYS a good experience, have already recommended. Thank you!

Feb 19, 2019
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The provider exceeded my expectations and made me feel comfortable and empowered. However, the MA that called me back used my dead name in the waiting room, despite my preferred name listed. As a transgender person, seeing a provider that sees many trans patients, that was disheartening and embarrassing.

Jan 29, 2019
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Just love Dr. Thakar. She has always been so respectful and compassionate about my issues.

Jan 25, 2019
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long wait in, but okay. 1/2 hour

Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Thakar is very helpful and understanding. Answers all my and my husband's questions with patience and respect. She always has a smile for us. Her care is above and beyond the norm.

Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Thakar was WONDERFUL! her bedside manner was very good. i felt so comfortable and safe with her.

Jan 24, 2019
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Personable, interested in my condition.

Jan 15, 2019
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my main comment is that if your office is going to be working with transgender patients, it's important to have the correct name in your records. every time I get a letter or email from you (including this survey), it uses a name I no longer go by. getting people's names right is an easy and major way to help them feel respected.

Jan 8, 2019
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Very nice. Thank you for all of your help.

Jan 4, 2019
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The only problem we experienced was attempting to get an initial price quote for the procedure. It literally took 2 months to get a price - we almost wait elsewhere. But loved the people.

Dec 18, 2018
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Dr Thakar is a wonderful provider, very much enjoy her spirit and energy.

Dec 14, 2018
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My provider made me feel at ease during my visit and was very precise and clear in her explanation. I felt that I was in good hands.

Dec 7, 2018
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Dr. Thakar is amazing and I adored going through this at times scary process with her. I've always felt listened to, cared for and at ease in her presence.

Dec 7, 2018
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Everyone was friendly. I was seen in a timely manner. Dr was kind and informative.

Dec 4, 2018
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I wish I didn't feel like she had to run out the door from the moment she came in. other than that, I love Dr Thakar!

Nov 30, 2018
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I was very impressed by the caring shown to me by Dr. Thakar and the entire staff. very professional, kind and caring.

Nov 30, 2018
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I left my appointment feeling very confident and excited about my possible procedure in the future.

Nov 30, 2018
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It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Thakar. She is an artist!!

Nov 27, 2018
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I had a very good visit, learned things I didn't know. gave me a lot of good information about what I went in for. very happy to work with her!

Nov 27, 2018
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everyone was very pleasant and helpful

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!

Nov 13, 2018
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Dr. Thakar did amazing work on my chest. I don't think i could be more pleased with my results!

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.
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