Dr. Charles Portera Jr, MD

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Surgical Oncology | Male

Alaska Surgical Oncology 3851 Piper St Ste U230 Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
Dr. Charles Portera Jr, MD

Dr. Charles Portera Jr, MD is a surgical oncology doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Portera Jr is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Central Peninsula General Hospital.

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Dr. Portera Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Homer, AK |
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 further confirmed by the hospital's surgical nurses who told me he was one of their true favorites - and told me of a delayed family vacation to Hawaii so he could care for a particularly ill patient.
in Anchorage, AK |
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 explaining the procedure and never appeared rushed or irritable. Dr. Portera followed up daily after the surgery. I would recommend Dr. Portera to anyone as being one of the best surgeons in Alaska.
William - Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased you entrusted Dr. Portera as a partner in your healthcare. Sending well wishes. Dr. Portera and staff
in Anchorage, AK |
Dr Portera, He's one of the best Around. Be it the liver or esophagus he is gifted at all procedures. His humanistic approach is a added feature. He saved my life by moving his practice to Alaska at the time I needed Surgery. Highly recommended in all facets. Thanks, Kerry
Kerry, Thank you for sharing your experience and for this positive review. We are thankful you entrusted us to be a healthcare partner. Best regards, Dr. Charles Portera and Staff
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Portera is a world class surgeon, and despite being off-the-charts brilliant, he is yet humbly personable and relatable. One of the best physicians I have ever encountered. Alaska is indeed incredibly lucky to have Dr. Portera join us,
James, Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate you and are pleased to partner in your healthcare. Sincerely, Dr. Charles Portera and staff
in Chickamauga, Georgia |
Very professional and excellent bedside manner. Confidence inspiring!
Roland- Thank you for the positive review, we appreciate you. Sincerely, Dr. Charles Portera and staff
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  •  Specializes in Surgical Oncology
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Uterine Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    East Tenn State U Coll Med
  • Residency Hospital
    East Tenn State U Coll Med
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Univ Of Tex MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Tennessee

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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