Dr. Charles Portera Jr, MD

Dr. Charles Portera Jr, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Charles Portera Jr, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1991 and specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.

3851 Piper St Ste U230

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 868-2075

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
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Esophageal Cancer
more than 88% of peers
more than 78% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
more than 75% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

82  Conditions Treated

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31  Procedures

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Colectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • East Tenn State U Coll Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • East Tenn State U Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Univ of Tex MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Poteria could use some sensitivity in dealing with cancer patients. I have never had such an uncaring and upsetting doctor’s appointment in my life.
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Quite by accident a rare malignant tumor was discovered in my stomach; within days my local doctor had me in touch with Dr. Portera who was kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and just naturally trustworthy. Within weeks he and his team removed that tumor with clear margins. I believe Dr. Portera...Read More
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Dr. Portera is the reason I'm here.
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I sought out a second opinion on my DCIS and found Dr. Portera to be thorough in his review of my file and imaging. He pointed out the various anomalies in my breast tissue on his monitor during my first visit and discussed all my options in depth with me. His exceptional care for his patients was...Read More
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Dr. Portera delivers world class medical care in a relaxed, confident and thorough manner. I had emergency colon surgery in Germany which resulted in a temporary ostomy. Dr. Portera evaluated my case and assured me he could re-connect my colon. Dr. Portera spent as much time as necessary in...Read More
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