Dr. John Zelko, MD

Dr. John Zelko, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Zelko, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

4805 NE Glisan St # 6N60

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 281-0561

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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more than 97% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
high
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Zelko's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zelko "Dr. Zelko graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and later completed his residency at the University of Colorado at Denver, CO. He focuses on Anterior Spine Exposure Surgery, Hernia Repair and other procedures at The Oregon Clinic - Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery (GMIS). Dr. Zelko is the Clinical Professor for the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and a member of the American College of Phlebotomy."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Hawaii
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Colo Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Colo Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zelko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Zelko does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Zelko and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Zelko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zelko to family and friends
4.4
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Zelko's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Portland, OR |
I am new to Portland this year. A great deal of luck must have helped me find Dr. Zelko! I had a navel hernia that tore again(after one surgery 5 years ago). He was great to deal with on my first visit. Took his time and treated me like a human! Then the hospital thing at Providence was amazingly ok. On my follow up he greeted me with eye contact and my name, asked me about hospital. I was proud to tell him EVERYONE was very nice and I am a medical wimp. Very grateful paitent Barbara Williams
Hi Barbara, we are so glad you found Dr. Zelko and had a positive experience with our team. Take care. - The Oregon Clinic
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Dr. Zelko accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Zelko has admitting privileges

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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