Joseph Frankhouse, MD, FACS

Specialist
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
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    101 Ratings    40 Comments

Where I see patients

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Legacy Medical Group-Colon and Rectal Surgery

2222 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 601 Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-5514

Legacy Medical Group-Colon and Rectal Surgery

2121 N.E. 139th St., Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-487-1036

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

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4.9 out of 5     101 Ratings     40 Comments

Nov 4, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is so caring and is a great doctor.

Oct 4, 2019
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This provider was superior in every single way you could possibly ask for!!!! I have NEVER been so impressed, so pleased, and confident, actually smiling an so thankful I had found and chosen this outstanding provider!!!!

Sep 26, 2019
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I enjoyed his sense of humor.

Sep 18, 2019
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BEST HEALTH PROVIDER I HAVE EVER HAD IN [age removed] YEARS THANK YOU SO MUCH

Sep 11, 2019
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I like him quite a bit. However, his handshake is to hard for me. I have bad arthritis in my fingers and he crushed me with that grip. I appreciated a strong manly handshake in my 40s now not so much. He is a good guy though!

Sep 6, 2019
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I had an appointment within 2 days and am scheduled for surgery within 10 days! Awesome! Dr. Frankhouse was very thorough, kind and considerate.

Sep 4, 2019
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very thoughtful and kind and energetic and informative Doctor. I liked him very much.

Jul 29, 2019
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It was short.

Jul 10, 2019
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no complaints.

Jul 10, 2019
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Whenever I mentioned that the surgeon was Dr. Frankhouse, all the other doctors & nurses told me that Dr. Frankhouse was the BEST! We found that to be true. Not only did he do an excellent job performing the surgery, he called us after hours to tell us about the cancer he'd removed & that there was a clean margin. He'd also called us previously to answer questions & keep us informed. This was during his lunch break, I believe. Dr. Frankhouse puts the patient first. He is also extremely funny. He gives excellent advice for the present and future. He's a gem.

Jul 8, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was running late, so there was a wait.

Jul 1, 2019
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Frankhouse is always super empathetic & has great bedside manner.

Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is great. Excellent professional skill and above all, he cares. I called him on weekends twice. He, himself, called me back both time, within 15 minutes. He arranged an emergency visit for me on a Sunday p.m.

May 9, 2019
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Both doctor and staff were very prompt, knowledgeable, and understanding!

May 9, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was a referral and was very good in helping me with my needs for a stoma that is a forever thing. I have new health insurance now an my needs are being taking care of.

May 6, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was very easy to talk to and it was very obvious he loves what he does. Made me feel comfortable talking about a very uncomfortable situation.

Apr 29, 2019
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good experience answered all my questions and concerns.

Apr 17, 2019
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Always kind and compassionate care!

Apr 11, 2019
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The Front Desk lady, the Medical Assistant & Dr Frankhouse were all very personable & I am very likely to refer my friends & family to them for similar problems in the future.

Apr 8, 2019
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My visit was very good. I learned a lot. Great visit.

Apr 8, 2019
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He listens very intently. Never rushed.

Apr 1, 2019
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Wait time was brief. Doctor was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.

Mar 18, 2019
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Was nervous for first visit. I felt relieved after visit. Good experience overall.

Mar 18, 2019
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enjoyed the visit all together.

Mar 13, 2019
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I truly cannot imagine having a better experience than the one I had with Dr. Frankhouse. His technical skill set is impressive and he has a humanizing approach to his practice to match.

Mar 13, 2019
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I wish I hadn't needed to be there! But, it was a great experience all around. On time, nice, considerate, informative and patient.

Mar 6, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse made me feel uncomfortable with the language he used during my visit and I did not feel that he was truly listening to my concerns or the history of my issue and instead rushing to a conclusion/diagnosis. He even made a comment that I "may not remember fully" the history of my condition. I hope to not have to visit is office again.

Mar 4, 2019
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Both times I visited Dr. Frankhouse I arrived early and they got me in early.

Mar 4, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is an amazing Dr. he has always shown compassion and understanding for my situation. he has always sat down with my son and I and explained everything to us both then let us ask questions. my son and I have seen alot of Drs. but never have we met one like Dr. Frankhouse. he is an outstanding Dr. and a very caring person! we highly recommend Dr. Frankhouse!

Feb 27, 2019
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I waited 25 minutes after my appointment time to be called back. Additional waiting throughout the appointment, after I undressed and waited for doctor to return, and after I got dressed again and waited. I would have thought there'd be a little more urgency given how late the 30-minute appointment had started.

Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was very professional & helped to put my mind at ease.

Feb 22, 2019
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Dr Frankhouse was VERY reassuring through out our discussion and I left his office feeling thankful that he is doing the procedure.

Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is smart, caring and responsive.

Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse provided me with the best experience I could have hoped for. Thoughtful, sincere, caring, and knowledgeable. I am grateful to be in the best care. His staff and team have been helpful and kind. A great team. Thank you.

Feb 11, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was kind & helpful. He explained everything well. The treatment worked well & highly recommend Dr. Frankhouse.

Feb 6, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best. I see him for a recurring condition and he always is responsive, thoughtful, and respectful. I am an experienced consumer of medical services (unfortunately), and he is among the top 2 or 3 providers I have had. I have complete confidence in him.

Feb 4, 2019
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Was upset that I wasn't seen until 30 mins AFTER my appointment time, felt like my time didn't matter to anyone there

Jan 11, 2019
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Always a great experience w/Dr. Frankhouse. (Always feel that I am listened to & taken care of.)

Dec 21, 2018
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a god experience

Dec 12, 2018
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Dr. Frankhouse is great.
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