Dr. David O'Brien, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. O'Brien
Accepting new patients

The Oregon Clinic

4805 Ne Glisan St # 6n60 Portland, OR 97213

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(503) 281-0561

Dr. David O'Brien, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 58 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1963. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Brien to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Dr. O'Brien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Abscess
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Intestinal Abscess more than 93% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Hemorrhoids more than 81% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Colectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien performs Colectomy more than 81% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. O'Brien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

4.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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Dr. O'Brien saw my son for a pilonidal cyst that had ruptured. My son is is on the autism spectrum and communication for and with him is difficult. Dr. O'Brien excelled both in terms of skilled surgery and post-surgery management, as well as creating a rapport with my son. Due to the nature of this issue, this was particularly important, and very much appreciated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 17, 2021
Was unfamiliar with a very common, basic condition and reaction to medication. Pharmacist had to call him to update and recommend what I needed to avoid bad reaction. Billed for "extended" appointment despite looking at the clock the whole 9 minutes.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 16, 2020
Plenty of quality referrals all suggested Dr O'Brien for a 4 hour surgical procedure. It was successful and I was completely confident due to his years of experience and expertise. Very nice man as well. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Doug Naef – Jan 04, 2020
Very thorough and clear in diagnostics
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kevin Kwei – Nov 30, 2019
I trust Dr. Obrien. He’s helped me a lot in the past, and he has never dismissed any of my comments or my fears, no matter how dumb they may seem to me. Exactly what I need.
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May 02, 2019
Very nice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 21, 2018
I appreciated how honest Dr. O'Brien was about what to expect after surgery, the possible complications, and the recovery time. I haven't had surgery yet, but so far my experience with The Oregon Clinic, its staff and its physicians has been very positive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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G. V. in OR – Dec 21, 2018
I was very anxious about hemerroidectomy recovery but it was easier than I feared. I attribute this completely to having Dr. O'Brien as my surgeon. He's the best at what he does, period. I'm certain that no one in the Portland area could have done this surgery as well as he did. Prior to the surgery, he was very upfront with me about what to expect and how to prepare (diet, fiber, rest, etc). He worked with me to explore different pain relief medicines (check out gabapentin). Five stars!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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JG in Portland, OR – Jul 20, 2018
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A very capable Surgeon. He is very cautious and this is what you want when you put your surgery into someone's hands. I highly recommend him for his professionalism and great skill in this line of work. He is highly regarded by his peers as well. We are very grateful to this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Hood River – Apr 26, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Although I am a surgeon, I, too, have been a patient and had family members with serious medical problems requiring intensive medical treatments and operations....Read more

Biography

Dr. O'Brien graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. O'Brien completed his internship and residency at the University of...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1963
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. David O'Brien, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. O'Brien frequently treats Intestinal Abscess, Hemorrhoids, and Colectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. O'Brien treats.

Where is Dr. David O'Brien, MD's office located?

Dr. O'Brien's office is located at 4805 Ne Glisan St # 6n60, Portland, OR 97213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Oregon Clinic

Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery4805 Ne Glisan St # 6n60 Portland, OR 97213
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)