Dr. Kelvin Yu, MD

Dr. Kelvin Yu, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Kelvin Yu, MD is a general surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 651

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 935-8700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
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Top Care Areas

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Intestinal Obstruction
more than 77% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
more than 68% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
more than 67% of peers

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Dr. Yu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yu "Dr. Yu has been in surgical practice in Portland, Oregon since 1997. He graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine where he also started and completed residency training in General Surgery. He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His practice interest includes all aspects of General Surgery. As an Endocrine Surgeon, he has a strong interest and expertise in the management and treatment of Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal disorders. As a Surgical Oncologist he has a particular interest and proficiency in the management and treatment of melanoma, breast disorders, intra-abdominal malignancies and soft tissue tumors."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yu ""To me, the best treatment plans are a balance between evidence based medicine and compassionate, individualized care. To provide a high standard of care, I am relentless in assuring that patients have received the required follow up care or instructions. I am passionate that patients be provided the highest quality of surgical care possible."


1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

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53  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 Reconstruction
  • 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 Breast Tumor
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional 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
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • 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.


  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Ucsf General Surgery Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Ucsf General Surgery Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Kelvin Yu, MD
Dr. Yu completed my breast surgery last Thursday and I am extremely pleased with the results. It was my first time being operated on and I had a two inch mass removed; I was fearful of cosmetic purposes as well as the actual procedure being done but Dr. Yu’s work was impeccable. I highly recommend...Read More
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Emily Geraci in West Linn, OR – Apr 05, 2018
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Dr. Yu performed my thyroidectomy surgery in 2015 due to Papillary Thyroid cancer. I would recommend him because he was kind, compassionate and very professional.
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Molalla, OR – Nov 02, 2017
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Dr. Yu may be a good surgeon but he is a bad human being. Mistreats hospital staff by berating them just because he can. Surgeons rarely get disciplined for that if they bring in the $$. Dr. Yu should be ashamed of himself.
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William King in Camas, WA – Jun 02, 2017
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Consummate professional, with empathy and warmth. Very clear and kind. Coordination with other providers was quick and effective.
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Christa B. in McMinnville, OR – Nov 01, 2016
Christa, we're happy to hear you had a great...Read More
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Dr. Yu had exactly the right tone in speaking to me about my condition. He was very kind, but direct and thorough in his explanations. He never exhibited any hurry to get through the appointment, always listening to my questions and answering patiently and comprehensively. He is very articulate and...Read More
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Deborah in Portland, OR – Dec 27, 2015
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