Joseph Frankhouse, MD, FACS

Accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Board-certified; General Surgery, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Colon & Rectal Surgery (GMIS), Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

I was recruited to come to Portland in 1997 by Surgical Associates to become an all-around General Surgeon. I initially began my career doing all sorts of surgery ranging from vascular reconstructions, to breast, to head and neck, to colorectal. I returned to Portland following and joined the oldest Colorectal surgical group in Portland working closely with other surgeons also highly trained and focused on only Colon/Rectal Surgery. My training and education as well as subsequent experience proved to be extremely beneficial and rewarding. . In 2010, I was recruited to lead Legacy Health's Colon/Rectal Surgery program, with special interest in developing a program for screening, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. My current practice is focused principally on colorectal surgery, but also includes surgery of the abdomen in general. I also treat all types of anorectal complaints including hemorrhoids, and what is traditionally regarded as Proctology.

Year I Started Practice: 1997
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Jun 14, 2024
I respect and trust Dr. Frankhouse. He explains everything to me so I understand exactly what he is talking about. I am so fortunate he is my doctor.

  May 30, 2024
Dr. Frankhouse is one of the kindest Doctors I've met. He had an excellent bedside manner, and was able to explain the sensitive problem I'm experiencing in a way that made me 100% comfortable. It did take some waiting time to be able to get the appointment. I was grateful that he opened up an extra day to see patients. I don't know what is considered a "typical " amount of time. Dr. F's medical assistant was very helpful as well.

  May 30, 2024
Doctor Frankhouse was wonderful. I'd strongly prefer to see him in the future for related health issues.

  Apr 10, 2024
Excellent Doctor, very good communicator

  Mar 25, 2024
Dr Frankhouse and team are fantastic.

  Mar 13, 2024
I appreciate the level of care I receive fromDr. Frankhouse. He is extremely busy but he always answers my questions and I feel he truly cares about getting me healthy again and ba k to normal. I am fortunate to have him as my surgeon.

  Mar 13, 2024

  Feb 15, 2024
Very friendly discussion and my nerves were put at ease.

  Feb 14, 2024
Very quick wait compared to other providers. Always polite and helpful in answering all of my questions.

  Feb 14, 2024
Dr Frankhouse is very thoughtful and thorough. Our conversations cover a lot of moving parts and he is always well informed and helpful. I can't say enough good things, I wish all doctors were as conscientious and amazing

  Feb 9, 2024
Dr Frankhouse is amazing he has taken great care of me thru surgery and after.

  Feb 9, 2024
He's a great Doc

  Feb 7, 2024
Very professional, efficient and well organized

  Feb 7, 2024
Dr Frankhouse is a very compassionate and caring physician. O felt at ease with hom and his staff.

  Feb 5, 2024
Too much time between the problems between the exam.

  Jan 31, 2024
Dr. Frankhouse was very approachable, easy to talk to, addressed all questions and concerns as they came up, asked appropriate questions of me and my husband and daughter. Was genuinely concerned about my current health issues, expressed concern for my immediate family, and made sure to explain what he was thinking and willingness to help me. He's extremely knowledgeable, and understands my current medical condition. I will definitely refer any family or friends to him, without hesitation. We left the office feeling confident that he will take excellent care of me and I have zero doubts his ability to make me whole again.

  Jan 31, 2024
Excellent bedside manner. Described procedure as he went along.

  Jan 10, 2024
My sense is that Dr. Frankhouse Is an excellent physician and surgeon who relates very well with patients.

  Dec 11, 2023
He seemed to have trouble understanding what my medical question was

  Dec 7, 2023
My husband and I were very pleased with Dr. Frankhouse. He was very thorough and explained things in a way we could understand. He brought up questions that we had not considered before. We were very comfortable with his plan going forward.

  Dec 6, 2023
I'm used to Dr F being a little behind and having to wait, and it is not a problem and worth it because I feel he is never rushed and takes all the time never to address my concerns. They do need to be a bit more rigorous about labeling test specimens prior to collection. I had to ask to have my specimen labeled and shown to me before I left the exam room. It was not labeled until I requested it to happen.

  Nov 24, 2023
I find Dr. FrankHouse and his staff to all go out of their way to be professional and polite. I felt the doctor is very knowledgeable on my health problems that I came in for.

  Nov 22, 2023
First time with this provider, and I appreciated how he took the time make sure he heard my concerns and understood my condition.

  Nov 10, 2023
Dr Frankhouse is one of the nicest, knowledgeable, and understanding doctors I've ever seen. He is kind and took plenty of time to talk to me about my condition and help me with it. The receptionists and nurse reflected that same kindness and concern. I highly recommend this doctor and office. I wish more doctors were like Dr Frankhouse.

  Nov 10, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse showed genuine concern for my wellbeing, and layed out in laymans terms what my possible outcome could be after treatment, very informative.

  Oct 30, 2023
My appointment was rescheduled but did not get notified of change, but showed up anyway

  Oct 19, 2023
He listened with care and explained clearly what the next steps are to to proceed with my care.

  Oct 6, 2023

  Oct 4, 2023
Appointment with Dr Frankhouse was for a second opinion. He was so nice and friendly and knowledgeable but spoke in simple terms. Provided a detailed visual from pamphlet with notes and "John Madden" style annotations. Fantastic all around. I wish all clinicians were just half as professional and personable as Dr Frankhouse.

  Sep 25, 2023
Very impressed with the doctor's knowledge, explanations, courtesy and compassion for our situation.

  Sep 8, 2023
I was ignored in the lobby and no one offered to check me in. Waited 20 min and had to tell them to do their job. Provider care was excellent

  Sep 7, 2023
He knows it all and takes good care of his patients.

  Sep 6, 2023
Provider did everything fine. Can't think of anything wish had done differently.

  Sep 6, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse is an absolute saving angel

  Sep 6, 2023
Very clear in explaining things. On time, friendly. Sensitive to difficult issues.

  Aug 30, 2023
I was told he was the best in the business and I fully agree with this.

  Aug 23, 2023
Such Great Customer Service. All very helpful and answered all my questions and concerns.

  Aug 21, 2023
All were very kind, concerned and very straight forward with several procedures needed for a complete diagnosis. Very glad to be recommended to your organization.

  Aug 16, 2023
I had unfortunate and serious complications with my surgery and Dr Frankhouse did everything he could do to address my health complications. He was responsive and thorough in his approach to get me healed and on the way to recovery. I truly felt that he cared about me and showed empathy. He would check In on me every day while I was in the hospital and came in on his off day to ensure I was doing alright. I'm glad he Is my doctor, as he was dedicated to getting me better in very difficult circumstances.