In her practice, Katherine Ching, M.D., enjoys seeing her patients get back to activities they enjoy following surgery. "There are a wide variety of tools and techniques to employ in surgery," she says. "My goal is to tailor the treatment to get the best possible result for the patient as quickly and safely as possible."
Dr. Ching specializes in all general surgery procedures utilizing open, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques. Those include hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction, gallbladder pathology, intestinal pathology, soft tissue masses, breast pathology, spleen pathology, and more.
After earning her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Ching completed her internship and residency at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. She is board certified in general surgery.
Dr. Ching was born and raised in Portland, Ore. During college, she played softball for Yale University and led the school and NCAA in several statistical categories.
Oregon Health & Science University 2007
Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles General Surgery 2012
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Providence Portland Medical Center
Dr. Ching is a fantastic surgeon. She was very personable, professional & knowledgeable. She used humor, offered reassurance and took a lot of time to explain my condition & what surgery would be like. I ended up having the surgery & she did a great job. No complications & easy recovery.Providence Patient
very comfortable with my careProvidence Patient
Good visit with doctor & all questions answered.Providence Patient
Thank youProvidence Patient
I felt that Dr. Ching was too casual with the exam - she also used words like "skinny" and "infertile" which were not necessary and not language I use when referencing my body. I would rather wear a gown when examined and not have someone's hand down my pants.Providence Patient
I found Dr. Ching to be very helpful. I also found the intern/resident? to be very helpful. I would have like to have spent more time with Dr. Ching, but the intern was very good.Providence Patient
It was all good.Providence Patient
she's great!Providence Patient
I entered an After Visit question this morning, and this physician called me back about an hour later and is proceeding with my request.Providence Patient
wish I had more time with surgeon for questions and paperwork needsProvidence Patient
Dr. Ching was down to earth, practical and very knowledgeable. First visit yet trust her.Providence Patient
I liked Dr. Ching.Providence Patient
I had excellent care from Dr. Ching.Providence Patient
good experienceProvidence Patient
haven't had any bad experience with dr ChingProvidence Patient
She was great & I will definitely follow up with her if neededProvidence Patient
I appreciate the Dr. using the most efficient and economical treatment available.Providence Patient
Was a great visit answered all my questions next time had a list answered all never had cancer before very patient.Providence Patient
The surgeon seemed totally prepared & answered all questions.Providence Patient
This surgeon, Dr. K. Ching, was excellent. I'm so glad my primary doc recommended her.Providence Patient
Dr.Ching took care of my cyst in a thorough and professional manner. I would highly recommend her for any general surgery needs.Providence Patient
Follow-up appt. was timely and informative.Providence Patient