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    70 Ratings    41 Comments

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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 97210-5100
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     70 Ratings     41 Comments

Mar 13, 2020
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Dr. Thakar is kind and extremely skilled. I have felt immensely well-cared for as her patient, and I'm so, so glad I was able to have someone as compassionate and competent as her as my surgeon.

Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Thakar & her team have been one of the best things to ever happen to me. I can't be more pleased with everyone & their service & talents & treatment to help me.

Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Thakar has been incredible with my care. She connects on a personal level and I felt she truly listens to any concerns I am voicing. She is very responsive in regards to questions, and has personally contacted me through mychart about health concerns I have presented. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a trans-affiriming, trauma informed surgeon.

Feb 27, 2020
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The front desk helped me immediately. The wait time to be roomed was longer than expected. The MA was efficient. Dr. Thakar was kind, knowledgeable, very helpful, and interested in me and my questions.

Feb 21, 2020
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Dr.Thakar and her team are so respectful. If I could go to her for my entire medical transition as a trans person, I would!! I wasn't ever misgendered by her, and I was taken seriously with each appointment both before and after surgery.

Feb 20, 2020
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visit went well however my one comment would be that congratulating someone on weight loss without any regard to how they lost it can be extremely triggering

Jan 24, 2020
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Saw this specialist for a very specific and personal reason. She handled it with the utmost care, sensitivity and knowledge.

Jan 17, 2020
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This provider was courteous and knowledgeable

Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Thakar was warm, knowledgeable, and honestly everything I could have hoped for. I will definitely be recommending her in the future.

Jan 2, 2020
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Follow up for breast implants; drain removal and also removal of one implant due to my type of skin & previous radiation in area of implant. Option explained very clearly.

Dec 27, 2019
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Dr. Thakar was nicer than ever expected! her team was just as nice and I cannot wait time move forward with the process.

Dec 2, 2019
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Seems competent enough, if busy, not going to recommend, since none of my family needs gender affirming surgery or hand surgery. Felt vaguely cornered at times, but then I have unusually strong boundaries around personal space and eye contact.

Dec 2, 2019
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Dr. Thakar is an incredible provider not only in surgical skill but with patient care as a whole. She is calm and cheerful making the time leading up to surgery and the check up process after much easier for her patients. Her staff is all incredibly helpful and respectful.

Nov 15, 2019
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Dr. Thakar is very attentive, demonstrates knowledge that shows she is an expert in her field, she is very caring and makes me feel valued and appreciated as her patient. I do not feel like our appointment is hurried. The pre-op, surgery and post op care has been above what I expected. I recommend Dr. Thakar without hesitation. I even tell my out of state friends and family members that if survey is needed and their insurance allows I highly recommend Dr. Thakar.

Nov 14, 2019
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Dr. Thakar, Christine Li, and their team provide phenomenal care. It was a relief to have such a knowledgable and caring set of individuals to work with through every step of the long process of surgery and recovery. I'm extremely pleased with the results of my surgery, and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.

Nov 4, 2019
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The wait-time for appointments is a bit obnoxious, but the provider and the provider's office have been mostly understanding and caring

Oct 18, 2019
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Dr Thakar is an incredible force. talented, professional, and has a warmth that not all drs, or people, have. The only possible set back I see happening is having a health care system in place that doesn't allow her to spend as much time as a patient needs with her, which can vary. I know that time is precious and drs need to stay on a schedule, but I hope a push for efficiency from the institution doesn't negatively impact an exceptional caregiver. that office deserves a 10/10 rating.

Oct 17, 2019
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Dr Thakar was amazing!!! She is helping me with a problem for which I am at my whit's end and I am so grateful.

Oct 11, 2019
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I was very impressed. I was anxious or the appointment but it was a very calming experience.

Oct 10, 2019
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Everything about this visit was a better experience than I could have imagined. I'm really looking forward to working with Dr. Thakar [info removed to protect privacy].

Sep 27, 2019
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Dr. Thakar and their entire team are absolutely amazing! They have taken such great care of me from day one and have always made me feel respected, affirmed, and cared for. I am so lucky to have found Dr. Thakar and her team-they have changed my life for the better!

Sep 27, 2019
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Dr. Thakar was great and very kind and engaging! she really seemed to know a lot and clearly cared to get understand every aspect of my health, which is good bc it is complicated. my only complaint is that her office made me reschedule this appointment three times.

Sep 26, 2019
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Excellent team very thankful and happy with my choice.

Sep 26, 2019
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Dr. Thakar was knowledgeable, considerate, and friendly. I feel very safe in her care.

Sep 20, 2019
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Everyone I encountered in this provider's office was extremely helpful, respectful, and kind.

Sep 17, 2019
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I have appreciated a visit,very good experience.I'm so happy and excited for the process

Sep 13, 2019
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Receptionists and front office people were transphobic and were using my deadname even after being corrected. They didn't correct it multiple times, even though my name has been changed legally for years. After showing my ID and filling out all the paperwork, they still haven't updated it in the system, and then I had to talk to my provider to change it. Her team (Dr. Thakar) ended up changing it for me, and they were super helpful and nice about it. However the front desk people were disrespectful on the phone and in person. I am only writing this comment because I know that Dr. Thakar treats many trans patients and I think that any patient should be treated respectfully and be able to have their voice heard. I think that Dr. Thakar has a wonderful team and is great herself, as a surgeon and doctor, but would stray away from recommended her solely based on my interactions with the front desk staff, who quite genuinely made me feel worse. The main reason I'm writing this is because that behavior needs to change in the medical industry, and it's something that I rarely see change at all.

Sep 13, 2019
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Dr Thakar always listens, is honest with me, is an advocate for doing the right thing and is very professional with me. I treasure her very much. The receptionist at this visit wasn't honest at first when I asked her a direct question as to why she wanted to copy my drivers license again. Just be honest. Don't dabble around the question like she did.

Sep 13, 2019
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Provider has a warm personality and is a pleasure to see. She is able to answer all of my questions and makes decisions that are personal to my health situation..

Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Thakar is an incredible. physician. I work with her in the OR and she always displays excellence in patient care. She treats her OR team with great respect. I have been in the OR for 43 years, Dr. Thakar is among the best physicians I have helped.

Aug 30, 2019
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I have had very positive experiences with this provider. The exception was yesterday, when an Rx didn't get called in to the pharmacy, and it is a weekend now. Not a big deal, but I was hoping to get started on it last night.

Aug 6, 2019
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Everyone was very kind, and I have no anxiety about contacting the office if need be

Jul 30, 2019
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Best visit I've had with any form of doctor. She was very kind and attentive. A relief to have such a good doctor.

Jul 26, 2019
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The Provider was kind, respectful and knowledgeable during my visit and answered all my questions regarding the procedure I'm considering.

Jul 23, 2019
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Could not find a mutually workable time for a f/u visit after having to take off work.

Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Thakar provided the most affirming, welcoming & quality care that I?ve ever received as a trans person. Special thanks to Katie for going above & beyond, too!

Jul 12, 2019
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My initial wait back in the patient room was an hour. I had to ask the receptionist if I had been forgotten.

Jul 12, 2019
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As a breast cancer survivor, I have had experiences with several plastic surgeons, and after meeting with Dr. Thakar after my last issue with a breast implant, I wish I had met her years ago! She was professional and empathic, clearly explaining all of my options, and showing the utmost in sympathy for my situation. I felt immediately at ease with her, which is not a feeling I've had with previous plastic surgeons. She came highly recommended by other doctors and providers whose opinions I value highly (Dr. Jennifer Garreau, Dr. Jacqueline Vuky, and Cyd Dashkoff, PT), and I agree wholeheartedly with their opinion of Dr. Thakar!

Jul 2, 2019
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Dr Thakar always makes one feel welcome, cared for and about, and confident that she knows her stuff. I've been in her care for 5 years and couldn't imagine working with any other reconstructive surgeon. I only wish there were more physicians like her!

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.
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