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Paul D. Hansen, MD

4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60
Portland, OR 97213
2320.8 miles away
Speaks: English

The Oregon Clinic Center for Advanced Surgery - East

4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60, Portland, OR 97213

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About Paul D. 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."

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.


Hammersmith Hospital


Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center - Emanuel Hospital


University of California, San Francisco


University of California, San Francisco

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine


Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
The Oregon Clinic Center for Advanced Surgery - East
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60
Portland, OR 97213

Affiliated Locations
Providence Seaside Hospital
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Mass
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Anastomosis Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Bile Duct Occlusion
  • Bile Duct Repair
  • Bile Duct Stone
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Duct Fistula
  • Biliary Duct Fistula Repair
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Carcinoid Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystenterostomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystogastrostomy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Choledochoenterostomy
  • Choledochoplasty
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholesterolosis Of Gallbladder
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Common Duct Exploration
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Pancreas
  • Congenital Cystic Liver
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cystic Fibrosis Related Gastro Intestinal Complications
  • Destruction Of Liver Lesions
  • Dilation Of Sphincter Of Oddi
  • Echinococcus Infections
  • Excision Of Ampulla Of Vater
  • Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Excision Of Pancreatic Lesions
  • Extracorporeal Circulation For Hepatic Assistance
  • Fibrocystic Liver
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Hepatic Cyst
  • Hepatic Infarction
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia Repair
  • Heterotopic Liver Transplant
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insulinoma
  • Internal Drainage Of Pancreatic Cyst
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Islet Cell Transplant
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Laparoscopic Ablation Of Liver Lesions Or Tissue
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Resection Head Of Pancreas
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Hemangioma
  • Liver Laceration
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Trauma
  • Localized Perfusion Of Liver
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Tumor Of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Needle Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreatic Fistula
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Pancreatic Steatorrhoea
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatoscopy
  • Percutaneous Aspiration Of Gallbladder
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Personal History Of Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Porcelain Gallbladder
  • Port
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Portal Pyemia
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (Pcs)
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proximal Pancreatectomy
  • Pseudocyst
  • Radical Subtotal Pancreatectomy
  • Removal Of Pancreatic Tube Or Drain
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Sarcoma
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Transarterial Chemoembolization (Tace)
  • Whipple Procedure