Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Cosmetic Specialties; Gender Affirming Care; Plastic Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified

Languages:

English, Interpreters available for other languages

Gender:

Female

Affiliations:

Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

Where I see patients

The Community Clinic at Good Samaritan

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 gender affirming procedures to breast and pelvic reconstruction. 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, and 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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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Jan 25, 2024
Without exception, my son and I feel like family during every visit to Dr Thaker's office. I don't think there's enough room here online to give all the specific examples of how wonderful each individual in the office is.

  Jan 25, 2024
One of the best medical experiences I've had as an adult. Thank you.

  Jan 23, 2024
Everyone was great and I really appreciated that every single person in the office was wearing a quality mask. It contributed a great deal to my comfort and sense of safety, and made me feel I was in conscientious and caring hands. I hope more offices keep doing this.

  Jan 19, 2024
Trauma-informed care at Legacy's Community Clinic was some of the most effortful and effective that I've received over many years struggling with doctor's appointments. For things to go so smoothly, everyone needed to work together with me and support me through intense PTSD symptoms triggered by medical settings. I'm so grateful for everyone's patience, generosity of care, empathy, and understanding.

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr Thakar is very compassionate. She made me feel important and listened to my concerns.

  Dec 28, 2023
Dr. Thakar and the whole Legacy gender care team are incredible! It's rare to have such professional skill, medical expertise, unwavering respect, and warm bedside manner/friendly demeanor all in one package, but Dr. Thakar nails it. I would recommend this team to absolutely anyone needing gender care or anything else Dr. Thakar can help with.

  Dec 15, 2023
Dr. Thakar is amazing. Kind and extremely helpful. Her whole team has been incredible to work with. I sincerely appreciate Dr. Thakar and everyone at the clinic.

  Nov 30, 2023
Dr. Thakar is very kind, charismatic, and knowledgeable. I never had any doubts or worries about her capabilities or being in her care. She and her team have been an absolute pleasure to work with.

  Nov 17, 2023
Dr. Thakar is an AMAZING provider. Her bedside manner is unparalleled and she is just so good with her patients. Honestly, I wish all my doctors were as wonderful to interact with.

  Oct 26, 2023
I was very nervous, but everybody was very kind and supportive

  Oct 26, 2023
Dr Thakar and her team always make me feel welcome!

  Oct 26, 2023
I've already recommended Dr. Thakar to my friends who are considering gender affirming surgery! Thank you for being so attentive to detail and helping me get the best results possible :-)

  Oct 26, 2023
This was one of the most affirming visits I've ever had.

  Oct 20, 2023
Dr. Thakar was very friendly, and put me at ease right away.

  Oct 12, 2023
It was a pre op appointment and I came in with a good deal of questions and anxiety which were addressed in helpful and sensitive ways.

  Sep 28, 2023
The provider assumed they were entirely aware of my medical history, and began giving advice on how to proceed. This included some rather condescending assumptions.It annoyed me so much I forgot parts of my medical history which were needed to facilitate the conversation.

  Sep 15, 2023
Dr. Thakar, Shay at the front desk, and everyone else on the team were amazing!!! They were all kind, answered all my questions, and went above and beyond to meet my care needs. I will definitely be telling everyone the incredible experience I've had so far!!!

  Sep 14, 2023
Dr Thakar and her staff are always an absolute pleasure to meet with. Without fail they are always exceptionally positive, respectful and professional.

  Sep 14, 2023
The check in person was so so kind, Dr Thakar and her staff are above and beyond in terms of care, listening, time and understanding. She is a gem.

  Sep 7, 2023
The office staff and care providers are very knowledgeable and helpful. All have been accepting and kind. They have been great about answering my portal messages or voicemails quickly and thoroughly.

  Aug 31, 2023
She is an amazing doctor! I absolutely adore her and am so sorry she has been promoted. Happy for her ! Bummed for me. She is the most professional, brilliant and lovely person that I have met in a long long time. Will miss being her patient.

  Aug 31, 2023
Dr. Thakar is amazing!!!

  Jul 27, 2023
Dr. Thakar was very friendly, respectful, and explained the necessary details about my surgery in a clear manner. All the staff I've interacted with leading up to and during this consultation were just as lovely. I feel very confident in the team that will be performing my procedure and any post-op support. Thank you all!

  Jul 6, 2023
Dr. Thakar is/was highly recommended by my child's medical team. She was extremely nice and supportive. She took time to answer all questions, including many we didn't know we had until talking to her. She is the nicest surgeon we've talked to.

  Jul 6, 2023
Really liked Dr Thakar. Very knowledgeable. I left her office feeling very good about my next surgery. She was very nice and I felt at ease.

  Jul 6, 2023
Dr. Thakar was very friendly and comfortable to work with. She also seemed very knowledgeable and trustworthy with her work.

  Jun 1, 2023
I had a great experience but was disappointed by the lack of masks amongst the office staff

  May 25, 2023
I wish Dr. Thakar was my primary care physician, not just my surgeon. She's the most compassionate, thoughtful and talented doctor I have had in years. I can not say enough good things about her and her staff. She's truly the best.

  May 19, 2023
The staff made me feel welcome and were friendly, warm and courteous. The folks at the front desk, the MAs, Dr. Christine and Dr. Thacker are absolute gems the trans community have always wanted and need in a world where transphobia and dehumanization is on the rise. I was treated with dignity, respect, and above everything else, treated like a human being in a medical setting. Both Dr. Christine and Dr. Thacker are knowledgeable doctors. My results are incredible and I definitely recommend these folks to anyone seeking gender affirming care.

  May 11, 2023
Dr. Thakar and her team have been incredible throughout my process. I highly recommend them!

  May 4, 2023
It took me over a year to get my appointment even scheduled. Nobody would call me back or would get the run around. Then because it had been over a year, had to start all over again w/ having to get another referral & approved for insurance. After months, finally went through, got appt & went in. From the start the Nurse/PA was rude, short & seemed just annoyed to be in the same room as me. Not sure if she was having a bad day but it came across very disrespectful & unkind. Lastly, provider visit was ok to start off but become quickly apparent she had no interest in actually helping me. That my complex rare disease & complications associated with it - she didn't want to touch me or have any interest in trying to look into things deeper, to find a better resolution. Very disappointed from start to finish. Not the kind of care I'd expect. I've had a couple really good experiences with Legacy over the last few years but overall, my experiences with Legacy have been extremely poor. I try to avoid going to any Legacy provider or have procedures down at your hospitals. Know everyone is burnt out & short staffed. Legacy needs to provide more staffing opportunities & provide your employees with the necessary resources & support to them. So that patient care & employee moral is much higher. Hope this info will be taken under real review & Legacy make much improvements. The big executives & upper management need to stop making decisions that make these issues worst & worst - please & thank you

  Apr 27, 2023
Everyone I interacted with in person was very helpful and kind.

  Apr 13, 2023
Seeing Dr. Thakar always feels special. She's a legend!

  Apr 12, 2023
Dr. Thakar is an amazing doctor. She is so nice and caring and knowledgeable. I am very happy with her and the results I've got so far. All of the staff nurses, receptionists are all so nice. I'm very happy with this office and recommend them when I can. Out of all of my providers, Dr. Thakar is definitely one of my favorites!

  Mar 24, 2023
Everyone was great and very kind, the only complaint I have is that nobody was willing to tell me even an estimate of the price ahead of time.

  Mar 16, 2023
Thank-you!

  Mar 16, 2023
Doctor Thakar and her staff were INCREDIBLY kind, patient, and understanding. I felt so comfortable and respected!

  Mar 10, 2023
Dr.Thakar is amazing and I have recommended them along with her team to other as I have been recommended by people around me.

  Mar 9, 2023
Great care, process easy to go through. I felt like I was being hear.

  Mar 2, 2023
I always worry when leaving a review for Dr Thakar that it may sound like hyperbole, but she remains the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure to interact with. She is exceptionally talented in her surgery, dedicated to her patients, and just an all-around wonderful and nice person.