Vernon Cowell, MD, FACS

Specialist
My Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Board-certified; General Surgery, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    31 Ratings    14 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-General Surgery

25050 S.E. Stark St., Suite 265 Medical Office Building 4
Gresham, OR 97030-3388
503-674-1520

About Me:

" I was born in Reading, PA, (home of the Reading Railroad, 5th Avenue candy bar and Luden's cough drops) where I lived across the street from a steel mill. We moved to Washington, DC when I was 8 and I lived there from elementary school through medical school. During my time in medical school and residency training I had the opportunity to learn from some of the pioneers in the field of surgery. I met my future wife during residency in Syracuse, NY. After finishing our fellowships in Connecticut, we looked for a place where we could establish a spiritual home and begin a family, which lead us to Portland. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Portland Surgical Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Physician Executives. I have Board Certifications in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Public Health. Our philosophy is "Excellence in surgical patient care, one patient at a time." Hobbies include: Hiking, Spending time with my family, Reading, Music, Sports, Fitness, Fitness

Education:
Fellowship: University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Hospital
Masters: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
Internship: State University of New York - Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medcine, Washington DC
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     31 Ratings     14 Comments

Sep 3, 2019
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dr cowell was very calm. that's what you want in a surgeon. if an explosion occurred right being him it would probably take the guy three and a half minutes to turn around and look. very steady handed.

Aug 13, 2019
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Dr. Cowell saved my life when I had an emergency bowel blockage & needed surgery. He was wonderful then and is the most wonderful doctor.

Jun 20, 2019
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Yes the clerk/recep. asked me to call one of the providers on her list, to get the results so we could do both procedures at the time. Mt. Hood Leg. has not returned my call.

Jun 20, 2019
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great doctor

Mar 26, 2019
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Dr. Cowell and Dr. Lahti were both top shelf.

Mar 14, 2019
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The hospital doctors Beach and Ogden were very proactive in getting me the correct doctor and improving my quality of life.

Feb 21, 2019
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This was a follow-up appointment with Dr. Cowell who is the Surgeon that removed my gallbladder.

Feb 12, 2019
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This is my first visit w/this dr. He was recommended by a person I saw while I was in emergency at Mt. Hood legacy.

Jan 17, 2019
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I had gone into the ER with a problem, and got very good and immediate care. I was required to have emergency surgery. I was very fortunate to have gotten Dr. Cowell to do that surgery. I am very pleased with him, would use him again if needed. Previous surgeon just retired.

Jan 10, 2019
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Yes, we were told that my hernia would be covered by insurance because it was an emergency. But no one has confirmed this so far. Could you check this out & get back to us.

Dec 13, 2018
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Provider facilitated in hospital cardiac evaluation for gallbladder surgery and maintenance for pancreatitis, liver problem, and kidney problem.

Nov 20, 2018
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Short and sweet.

Nov 15, 2018
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Dr. Cowell is an excellent Dr./surgeon

Nov 13, 2018
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friendly staff, very little wait time, very pleased with this first visit
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