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    90 Ratings    59 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 97210-5100
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

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. It works like this: Real patients give us feedback through Press Ganey, a patient satisfaction survey company. They verify and confirm the results. National Research Corporation, an independent company, provides the technology to show the ratings and comments on our website
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4.9 out of 5     90 Ratings     59 Comments

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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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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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.

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 16, 2019
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My office visits & follow up were great! As a transgender patient, doctor visits can rattle the nerves. but the staff was great. my surgical experience was great, just one person in the pre-OP area mis-gendered me while speaking with me & my wife before my surgery. That scared me a little. other than that I have no complaints & have recommended her to others.

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!

May 10, 2019
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Dr. Thakar and everyone in her office/on her team are so amazing! You can tell they really care about their patients and the work they are doing. Definitely the most positive and affirming health care I have ever received.

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!
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