Dr. Kelvin Yu, MD

Dr. Kelvin Yu, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Dr. Yu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Diseases

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Breast Diseases more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Breast Lump

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Dr. Yu treats Breast Lump more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Yu performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Biliary Atresia
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Varices
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
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Meckel's Diverticulum
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pyloric Stenosis
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
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Grafts
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Vaginal Surgery
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

"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."


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


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


  • Chinese
  • English


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Dr. Yu is not only brilliant and kind but funny too. I am so glad that he is part of my medical team. I recommend him to anyone - especially to those that like explanations on diagnosis and treatment.
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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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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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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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Consummate professional, with empathy and warmth. Very clear and kind. Coordination with other providers was quick and effective.
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