Dr. Paul D. Hansen, MD

Dr. Paul D. Hansen, MD

General Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Paul Hansen grew up in Montana and the Pacific Northwest. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington...Read more

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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.

Dr. Hansen's Care Philosophy

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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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Ucsf Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Ucsf Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

    Completed in 1997

    Harvard Combined Program In Pulmonary and Critical Care

    Completed in 1992

    Laparoscopy, Ultrasound, and Surgical Endoscopy

    Completed in 1996

    Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Royal College Of Surgeon, London, Uk

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Univ Of Washington Seattle

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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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