Thomas Knowles, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

General Surgery, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained

My Areas of Focus:

Esophageal Disease, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Gastric Carcinoma, Esophageal Motility, Endoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Swallowing Disorders, Donor Nephrectomy, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gallbladder Disease, Abdominal wall reconstruction, Esophageal Diagnostics, Barretts Esophagus, Interventional endoscopy, Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Esophageal and Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease





About Me:

I am Board certified in General Surgery and a Fellowship trained Foregut surgeon. After obtaining my medical degree from Creighton University, I completed my General Surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University and went on to complete a fellowship in Thoracic and Foregut surgery at Swedish Medical Center. I chose a specialty in Foregut Surgery as it allows me to deal with complex problems with access to multiple different techniques to find the best solution for each patient. My aim is to provide comprehensive care, including both diagnostics and treatment through minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. I enjoy the opportunity to treat both malignant and benign esophageal and gastric conditions as well as general surgery problems including hernia, gallbladder and intestinal diseases. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 children, enjoying the outdoors and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Fellowship: Swedish Medical Center
Residency: Oregon Health and Science Univeristy
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 2019
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Publication: Surgery, Chest

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Jan 29, 2024
Dr. Knowles office staff is first class, really helpful... Dr. Knowles is a God Send as far as I'm concerned; repairing my hernia in the best possible way, with little or no after effects, or pain, and on this post-op exam determining that the repair is holding and healing as it should.... I would and will recommend dr. Knowles to anyone I feel could benefit from his services... The Good Sam Hospital where the operation with Dr. Knowles took place, is like a well oiled machine, so smooth, and each patient treated like they are the only patients for that day.

  Jan 24, 2024
Only issue was the need by the office to reschedule the initial appointment a couple of times to a later date each time. They were very courteous and professional in the calls and rescheduling.

  Nov 30, 2023
Very good

  Nov 16, 2023
Dr. Knowles listened to my history & concerns about recommendation for gallbladder removal. Amenable to having one of my sisters listen in to our conversation via the telephone. She was able to ask questions & make comments too. Dr. Knowles listened to me & educated me about why surgery is recommended. I'm terrified of surgery, but he has a calm demeanor & I think I'll be in good hands.

  Nov 2, 2023
Dr Knowles is an extremely talented surgeon. He performed a very complex surgery on me successfully. He's also a very nice guy.

  Oct 23, 2023
The nurse could not get a reading for my blood pressure showed a bit of frustration and walked out

  Oct 18, 2023
Dr Knowles is one of the best physicians I've seen in a long while. He is kind, caring patient with me and his staff reflects these qualities in a very positive team way. I feel better knowing he is part of my care team

  Oct 16, 2023
Nothing but the very best services, interactions and kindness. Thank you so very much for these experiences in a time when providing health care is so overburdened. We greatly appreciate your efforts and kindness.

  Sep 20, 2023
Dr Knowles is amazing, smart, compassionate and just a pleasure to see even when you don't feel great. He is an amazing person and glad that I had him perform my hernia repair. I would highly recommend him to anyone as I believe he would offer the same level of professional care and diligence in is observations and treatments.

  Sep 13, 2023
My doctor is excellent and provided good care.

  Sep 11, 2023
He is an excellent doctor.

  Sep 11, 2023
This provider is one of the best providers I have seen at Legacy. That says alot because all of my Legacy providers are outstanding.

  Jun 21, 2023
My first visit with Dr.Knowles

  Jun 19, 2023
Dr. Knowles is one of the best physicians I've seen in the last 2 years & his kind, knowledgeable & listens to what I'm saying. I had a stroke & am facing some SCARY future decisions & I am feeling confident do his visit to help me make those decisions.

  Jun 8, 2023
Why would I recommend a medical professional when I am not one. Seems kind of manipulative to me.

  May 17, 2023
Dr. Knowles is very professional and very good at what he does. He also has a great personality and his staff reflects him well. Everyone is quite happy. You can see it in them all.

  May 10, 2023
Dr. Knowles is an exceptional provider. I was really nervous about surgery because there's always a chance of going things wrong and I have four children. He explained things really well and always was kind and relatable and courteous. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs general surgery and if I have to have any procedures in the future I would request him with no exception. I had a great surgery experience and he is a wonderful doctor and person!

  May 4, 2023
Post surgical follow-up appt., Staff and Surgeon provided professional, courteous and knowledgable assistance regarding the surgery and current healing process.

  Apr 24, 2023
Excellent experience - followed up with gallbladder removal surgery w/Dr. Knowles which also went very well.

  Mar 6, 2023
I was very pleased with my appointment. Dr Knowles provided more options to help him and me understand what is going on with my esophagus and stomach. I'm moving forward on that. Thank you for that!