Joseph Frankhouse, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

4.9 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:  4.9 out of 5.0

  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.

  Jul 6, 2023
Dr Frankhouse took my concerns seriously and provided me the information I need to make an informed decision.

  Jun 23, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse, as my surgeon, has been excellent. He is compassionate and incredibly competent.

  Jun 21, 2023
I feel that Dr. Frankhouse is tops in his field. I have past history with him (20 years) and he takes that into consideration with my treatment plan. he was also aware of what outcome I wanted.

  May 31, 2023
Dr Frankhouse is great to work with. Very personable yet very professional and thorough. Explains things clearly ans is very straightforward.

  Apr 28, 2023
I'm a new patient and when I walked into the office, all the staff were smiling and eager to help. Dr. Frankhouse was friendly and helped put me at ease. He listened carefully, and explained things thoroughly and with common language, and made sure I understood what he was telling me. I left feeling very good about my visit.

  Apr 20, 2023
Doctor took his time and spent about an hour with me explaining my upcoming surgery and what will be done .

  Apr 5, 2023
Dr Frankhouse is very good and I like his humor. Makes me comfortable

  Mar 24, 2023
In one word -- Superb.

  Mar 8, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse is an excellent doctor for this field. He has a great personality and sense of humor that makes one feel as comfortable as possible for the situation. He's a great ASSet to your team!

  Mar 8, 2023
Dr Frankhouse is terrific. I look forward to our visits even for uncomfortable procedures

  Mar 2, 2023
Always have had a good experience with Dr. Frankhouse, his nurse, and the receptionist. Very friendly.

  Mar 1, 2023
I think Dr. Frankhouse is an exceptionally bright and skilled physician. I saw him for a colonoscopy five years ago, and was terrified about the procedure at the that time . He has totally gained my trust, and I returned to him this spring for a five year follow up.

  Feb 28, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse is expertly skilled in his specialty. I am very fortunate to be under his care. He makes me well again.

  Feb 20, 2023
Very knowledgeable provider that I have been seeing for many years.

  Feb 2, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse read me medical history, listened to me, thoughtfully explained my options, his preference and why and then let my husband and me decide. More and dare I day all doctors should be like this.

  Jan 27, 2023
Dr. Frankhouse was very thorough, respectful & put me at ease about the procedure. I would highly recommend him.

  Jan 25, 2023
He's a great guy and a very highly rated practitioner. Plus friends with people in his profession I know and respect.

  Jan 11, 2023
Dr Frankhouse is a trusted physician - so glad to have him as part of my health care team

  Dec 29, 2022
Dr. Frankhouse made me very comfortable discussing an uncomfortable condition. This was my first visit with him since my other doctor of 20 years retired.

  Dec 9, 2022
I love Frankhouse , he is very nice . He talks to us so that we understand what is going on . Thanks !

  Nov 9, 2022
Staff was very helpful and friendly. I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Frankhouse. I feel like he listened and was empathetic to my concerns. I have great confidence in him.

  Nov 9, 2022
They got me in the next day. It is an urgent situation and scheduled me for surgery in 9 days. He was excellent on explaining every possibility. We couldn't be happier with the care received.

  Nov 7, 2022
My procedure had to be rescheduled because I was not informed that I should discontinue WARFARIN prior to the procedure.

  Oct 20, 2022
Always a positive experience (but it feels like time to give up the COVID mask).

  Oct 20, 2022
Very knowledgeable, caring are respectful. Wouldn't want any other doctor for this particular health issue.

  Oct 17, 2022
The provided has the history for my medical problem and he addressed it professionally. Dr Frankhouse is a true doctor and knows how to address this problem with dignity.

  Oct 12, 2022
Dr. Frankhouse is a compassionate, skilled, accomplished physician. I have absolute confidence in his care.