Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Cosmetic Specialties; Plastic Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

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.

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

  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

  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.

  Feb 9, 2023
The whole team is very good

  Feb 2, 2023
Dr. Thakar and their surgical team are phenomenal! Having a provider that understands me as a trans non-binary person is priceless. Having this gender affirming surgery saved my life. I am pleased with my results.

  Jan 20, 2023
Very caring, appropriately funny which helped easy my anxiety. Spoke to me and I felt h\heard. I left feeling encouraged and empowered,

  Jan 12, 2023
Dr Thakar was so warm and friendly and I feel very safe and confident in their care.

  Jan 12, 2023
Hemi Thakar is Knowledgeable, kind, caring and professional. I am so fortunate to have her take care of me.

  Dec 29, 2022
The doctor and staff did an excellent job. Thank you I love my boobs!!

  Dec 22, 2022
Dr. Thakar gave me excellent care and is very lovely and helpful with any questions I had!

  Dec 8, 2022
Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and made me feel comfortable and cared about.

  Dec 1, 2022
Dr. Thakar was thorough and provided me with answers to questions before I even had a chance to ask. She is kind, warm and made me feel very seen. I was feeling super nervous about my surgery but Dr. Thakar's demeanor was very reassuring and her years of experience show. I was relieved and felt way less nervous about my upcoming surgery. I would and have already recommended her to friends.

  Dec 1, 2022
Dr. Thakar was very efficient, kind and affirming to me especially about my questions concerning surgery and post surgery.

  Nov 11, 2022
Dr. Thakar is a wonderful provider and has been nothing but kind and helpful.

  Nov 10, 2022
Everyone in Dr. Thakar's office was amazing at their jobs - kind, professional and Dr. Thakar herself was so amazing - she clearly loves her job and is very good at it. I feel really lucky.

  Nov 3, 2022
Dr. Thakar is one of the best medical providers I have ever had. They are knowledgeable, communicate so I can understand, and respects me as a trans patient - That is important to me. 10/10.

  Nov 3, 2022
Dr. Thakar and the entire team and plastic and reconstructive surgery have been absolutely amazing. Medically transitioning is a very important and deeply personal experience, so having providers and staff that are aware, supportive, and knowledgeable is essential. I know 2 other people who have had to surgery with Thakar and I know two more who will be in the future, solely because their team is amazing.

  Oct 31, 2022
Positive experience all around! :D

  Oct 28, 2022
Dr. Thakar was very friendly and professional. I feel comfortable and safe moving forward with having surgery done by her.

  Oct 28, 2022
Everyone was professional and friendly.

  Oct 28, 2022
Dr Thakar is extremely kind, honest and helpful. I feel extremely satisfied with LHS as a provider.

  Oct 24, 2022
I have great respect for Dr Thakar. She works very hard

  Oct 21, 2022
She was so friendly and relatable, I would recommend her and her staff to anyone. They were amazing from check in to check out.

  Oct 21, 2022
Dr. Thakar and I got along amazingly. She was very thoughtful with their questions for me and listening. She is also has a great sense of humor which can be really helpful when in awkward situations.