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

5.0 out of 5    101 Ratings    44 Comments

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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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5.0 out of 5     101 Ratings     44 Comments

Dec 30, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse was very knowledgeable about my issues and helped me feel comfortable.

Nov 30, 2020
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excellent with peace of mind

Nov 4, 2020
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Saw Dr Frankhouse for a limited consult. He and his staff were fantastic.

Nov 2, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse's team has been great (as he has been). They have been nice & respectful, helpful in every way.

Oct 28, 2020
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Dr Frankhouse is the best!

Oct 21, 2020
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very friendly, and with the nature the type of visit it was, he examined in a painless way... I was expecting there to be a lot more pain

Oct 6, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse was excellent answered all questions.

Sep 30, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse was outstanding! Warmest thanks! Greatly appreciated!

Sep 17, 2020
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Frankhouse is an outstanding provider. He is so patient friendly.

Sep 17, 2020
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The provider in question is one of specialized skill and I saw him for a specific reason. The test that was ordered has not been completed yet so that conversation is one for a later date and time. I thought the provider could have been a little more diplomatic while still being direct. Overall I think it was an adequate visit.

Sep 17, 2020
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Dr Frankhouse always takes time to listen to my questions and concerns.I would highly recommend him.And I,m so happy he was my surgeon,I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon

Sep 16, 2020
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Frankhouse is always respectful and explains things in a way that patients understand. He also listens to me babble on about stuff and doesn't get rude about it. Also, everyone in the office has always been respectful even when I was in a lot of pain and probably pretty grouchy!

Sep 14, 2020
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Doctor irritated my condition with his probing hemorrhoids have been worse since my visit.

Sep 11, 2020
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I can't say enough on how everyone at this office were nothing short of exceptional. I'm very happy with everyone at this office it's a team effort and they didn't disappoint.

Sep 3, 2020
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Straight up, don't sugar coat things.

Sep 2, 2020
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Outstanding experience for a very personal issue.

Aug 13, 2020
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All good.

Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse was superb. He couldn't have been better. Both me & my wife left with absolute confidence & comfort.

Aug 6, 2020
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dr Frankhouse is an excellent doctor that shows warmth and care with a dose of humor which makes him comfortable to be around He explains things very well.

Aug 6, 2020
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Very caring Doctor and he speaks clearly and makes sure you understand him

Aug 5, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse has wonderful bedside manner and is clearly very knowledgeable. I felt safe in his hands when I was going down to surgery. After surgery he made sure to answer all of my questions.

Jul 8, 2020
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All my experiences were good during this visit.

Jul 1, 2020
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Dr. Joseph Frankhouse always puts you perfectly at ease and tells you step by step what his findings are in your examination. He is a superior doctor and very thorough. I highly recommend him.

Jul 1, 2020
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It is extremely easy to converse with Dr. Frankhouse. He listens intently and communicates his thoughts in an easy to understand manner. He made the visit very comfortable, and I feel like my concerns were heard and addressed as fully as possible.

Jun 16, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best, I appreciate what he did for me bless him...

Jun 10, 2020
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Excellent care and attention! Warmest thanks! Greatly appreciated!!!

Jun 8, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse and his staff are always competent and courteous.

Jun 8, 2020
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The purpose of my visit was for a consult for a Colonoscopy. My experience, including the COVID 19 screening, was entirely satisfactory. Thank you

Jun 8, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse provided excellent information and has a poised, caring, and upbeat manner.He did a differential diagnosis and the explained usual course of treatments. I truly believe that he is beyond outstanding!

Jun 4, 2020
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Great doctor, Listened to my concerns, highly recommend.

Jun 4, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best at his specialty I was so blessed that he took me on as a patient he did the best work on me and I am thankful.

May 21, 2020
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Not only is Dr. Frankhouse an outstanding surgeon, extremely bright & knowledgeable, he's also funny!

May 11, 2020
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it was easy to get into the building through the symptom check, was ushered from waiting room to exam room quickly, and was sent on time. Dr Frankhouse was great and addressed all my questions. we talked about future treatment options, thought none are needed at this time.

May 6, 2020
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Doctor Frankhouse gave me a good description of the upcoming procedure. He was very friendly without getting side - tracked away from the issue and listened well.

Apr 29, 2020
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This provider was kind, helpful, knowledgeable and informative. He took the time to show my aide (care giver) how to care for me after the procedure. We were both impressed!

Mar 27, 2020
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Great sense of humor. I even joked with him and he played along with me. I have had other doctors that were cold and indifferent. Someone needs to clone Dr. Frankhouse. He is priceless.

Mar 18, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse is awesome.

Mar 9, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best doctor in the world. He has saved my life twice and is the only one I trust to perform a colonoscopy or surgery on me.

Feb 24, 2020
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Dr. Joe is an exceptionally good "listener".

Feb 20, 2020
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Very professional, very knowledgeable, very kind and understanding.

Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse has a knack for being a very good listener. He answers my questions - not always immediately, but answers me when he has thought it over a bit. Office staff is not only friendly, but they have a great sense of humor!!

Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse was attentive, informative and had good humor. He explained things clearly and seemed to know his stuff.

Feb 10, 2020
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Dr Frankhouse is not only a super smart and astute clinician he is also a heck of a nice and personable guy. thanks

Feb 3, 2020
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Dr Frankhouse and his team stepped in to care for me in an emergency situation [detail removed to protect privacy]. He was stellar in every way - as was his resident. Dr. Frankhouse was very attentive and generous with his time, compassion and care. I have seen my fair share of hospitals unfortunately and the care I received from Dr. F and the nursing staff at Good Sam hospital was the best (top 2) I have received!!! I am eternally grateful to them all!
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