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James H. Kurtz, DO

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5050 Northeast Hoyt Street, Suite 610
Portland, OR 97213
2320.7 miles away
Speaks: English
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Providence Surgery Clinic - East

5050 Northeast Hoyt Street, Suite 610, Portland, OR 97213

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About James H. Kurtz

"I went into medicine with the goal of helping people," says James Kurtz, D.O. "I chose surgery because I like to work with my hands and I am fascinated by the intricacies of the human body. The most important role I have as a physician is to deconstruct complex problems and relay all useful information to the patient so that we can create a shared decision-making process."

Dr. Kurtz believes the patient is at the center of every decision he makes. He aims to treat a patient as he would his own family. His goal is to perform the least amount of surgery that will be effective to fix the problem. This includes minimally invasive approaches (laparoscopic or robotic) and enhanced recovery protocols to get you back to your baseline as quickly and safely as possible.

Dr. Kurtz received his medical degree from Rocky Vista University College in Colorado and completed his residency at Ohio Health Doctors Hospital in Ohio. He then went on to complete a fellowship at Methodist Richardson Medical Center in Texas. Dr. Kurtz is board certified in general surgery.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Kurtz believes this instilled his "blue-collar" work ethic. In his free time he enjoys playing recreational soccer, playing the guitar and singing. His wife is a Portland native and his family is excited to be in the Pacific Northwest.

Fellowship

Methodist Richardson Medical Center
2019

Medical School

Rocky Vista University College
2013

Residency

Ohio Health Doctors Hospital
2018

Board Certifications
  • American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Providence Surgery Clinic - East
5050 Northeast Hoyt Street, Suite 610
Portland, OR 97213

Affiliated Locations
Providence Portland Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Cancer Surgery
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Hernia Surgery
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abrasion
  • Achalasia
  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adult Onset Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendiceal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendicitis Surgery
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Aspiration Of Ganglion Cyst
  • Asplenia
  • Axillary Abscess
  • Axillary Cyst
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Bezoars
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Trauma
  • Biopsy Of Rectum
  • Blood Conservation
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgery
  • Buttock Abscess
  • Carbuncle
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cecostomy
  • Central Venous Catheters
  • Cerebrocostomandibular Syndrome
  • Cervical Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Rib Resection
  • Change Of Gastrotomy Tube
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Cleft Lift Procedure
  • Closure Of Enterostomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Components Separation
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (Cdh)
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (Cdh) Repair
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Creation Of An Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Cystadenoma Of Ovary
  • Cystic Hygroma
  • Da Vinci Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diastasis
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duhamel Procedure
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • Duodenal Fistula
  • Duodenal Stenosis
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Duodenoduodenostomy
  • Endoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Endoscopic Division Of Adhesions Of Peritoneum
  • Endoscopic Hemostasis
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Enterectomy
  • Enterolysis
  • Enterorrhaphy
  • Enterovaginal Fistula
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Epiploic Appendagitis
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Egd)
  • Esophagoplasty
  • Esophagus Surgery
  • Excision Granuloma Tissue
  • Excision Mole
  • Excision Of Cervical Lymph Node
  • Excision Of Cystic Hygroma Axillary Or Cervical
  • Excision Of Skin Lesions
  • Excision Of Tumor
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Face Stitch Removal
  • Fasciitis
  • Fat Aspiration
  • Feeding Tube Complications
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Feeding Tube Removal
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia Surgery
  • Fetal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (Cdh) Repair
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Flank Hernia
  • Flank Hernia Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Foreign Body (Foot)
  • Foreign Body (Trunk)
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Gall Stone Removal
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gangrene
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Mass
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastrocutaneous Fistula
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal (Gi) Cancer
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Gastrostomy Closure Surgery
  • Gastrostomy Tube Removal
  • Gender Affirming Mastectomy
  • Gerd Diet And Lifestyle Counseling
  • Goiter
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Head Abscess
  • Head Cyst
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Mass
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Ileostomy
  • Imperforate Anus Repair
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incidentaloma
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Incision Drainage Abscess
  • Incisional Biopsy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Surgery
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy
  • Inferior Vena Cava Tumor
  • Inguinal Hernia Mesh Repair
  • Internal Hernia
  • Internal Hernia Surgery
  • Internal Mass
  • Interstitial Emphysema
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Intractable Abdominal Pain
  • Intussusception
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laceration
  • Ladd Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Duodenal Atresia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Imperforate Anus Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Ladd Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Parastomal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Soave
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laproscopic Ovarian Drilling
  • Leg Wound
  • Limb Sparing Surgery
  • Lipomas
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Lung Cyst
  • Lung Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Macrobead Implant
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Malrotation Of Bowel
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Mediports
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Mesh Removal
  • Meshoma
  • Microsurgery
  • Minilaparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Biopsies
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Kidney Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Biopsy
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Pain
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Needle Aspiration Seroma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Nevus
  • Nipple Diseases
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Non Traumatic Hematoma Of Soft Tissue
  • Omphalocele
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Wound Of Finger
  • Open Wound Of Forearm
  • Open Wound Of Neck
  • Open Wound Of Scalp
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Palmar Hyperhidrosis
  • Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticoduodenal Artery Aneurysm
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia Surgery
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Partial Small Bowel Obstruction (Sbo)
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation
  • Peg (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Peritonitis
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Plantar Hyperhidrosis
  • Polypectomy
  • Port
  • Post-Operative Infection
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Preoperative Progressive Pneumoperitoneum
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Reduction Of Volvulus
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Graft Enteric Fistula
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Vaginoenteric Fistula
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Robotic Appendectomy
  • Robotic Gastrostomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Robotic Liver Resection
  • Robotic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Robotic Splenectomy
  • Robotic Surgery For Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Robotic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Robotic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Scar Pain
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Serous Cystadenomas
  • Silver Nitrate Application
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Soave
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spigelian Hernia Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Injury
  • Spleen Pain
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Infection
  • Splenomegaly
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Masses
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomach Polyps
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Subcutaneous Lipomas
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Regional Enteritis
  • Suture Removal
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Debridement
  • Thoracoscopic Esophageal Atresia Repair
  • Thoracoscopic Excision Of Mediastinal Mass
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lung Resection
  • Thoracoscopic Pectus Deformities Repair
  • Thoracoscopic Pleurodesis
  • Thoracoscopic Tumor Resection
  • Thyroglossal Duct Excision
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation Surgery
  • Transoral Thyroidectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia Surgery
  • Umbilical Mass
  • Urachal Remnant
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Vacuum Bell Placement
  • Vaginal Stenosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Venous Disorders
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Virtual Care
  • Wide Local Excision Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Therapy