Dr. Paul Hansen, MD

Dr. Paul Hansen, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Paul Hansen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Washington in 1988 and specializes in general surgery and surgery.Read his story

4805 NE Glisan St # 6N60

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 281-0561

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Stomach Surgery
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more than 5% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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more than 5% of peers
Stomach Diseases
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Hansen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hansen "Dr. Paul Hansen grew up in Montana and the Pacific Northwest. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington in 1984 and AOA with honors from the University of Washington Medical School in 1988. He trained in general surgery at UC San Francisco ('88-'95), where he also spent two years on an NIH Trauma fellowship studying sepsis and critical care ('91-'93). This was followed by two years of advanced laparoscopy fellowships at UCSF ('95-'96) and Legacy Portland ('96-'97) hospital with Dr. Lee Swanstrom. Finally, he completed his training at the Royal College of Medicine in London, UK to studying liver and pancreas surgery in ('97). Dr. Hansen's current positions include the Medical Directorship of Surgical Oncology, and the co-Director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program at Portland Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon. His primary field of interest has been the development of minimally invasive approaches to major liver and pancreas surgery. These pioneering efforts have led to authorship of more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles and more than a dozen book chapters.Dr. Hansen holds leadership positions in several regional and national professional associations. He is currently the chair of the Education and Training Committee for the AHPBA , as well a member of the Program Directors Committee. He was given the 'Clinical Excellence' Award by the Society of the Americas Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 2009. He is the Oregon State Chair for the Commission on Cancer and a member of the Executive Committee for the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. As the Medical Director for Surgical Oncology of the Portland Providence Cancer Institute, he oversees development and management of 10 subdivisions of surgical oncology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hansen "I spent 10 years in surgical training, developing the technical skills I would use for a career in Minimally Invasive and Liver and Pancreas Surgery. My real education, however, came over the last 15 years of my practice where I have learned to apply these skills individually to patients. Each patient presents a unique set of challenges, both medical and social. Meeting my patients and taking the time to understanding them and their desires and expectations ultimately help assure that they get the best outcome possible.

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

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42  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • 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 Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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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

  • Univ of Washington Seattle
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • UCSF Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • UCSF Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Harvard Combined Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Laparoscopy, Ultrasound, and Surgical Endoscopy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Royal College of Surgeon, London, UK
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hansen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hansen's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hansen to family and friends
5 total reviews

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Dr. Hansen'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

    10 to 15 minutes
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