Pacific Northwest Hernia Center Surgeons

The Pacific Northwest Hernia Center is committed to being a center of excellence. We provide advanced hernia care solutions with emphasis on quick recovery and aggressive pain control.  

At The Pacific Northwest Hernia Center, we have a team of expert surgeons who are dedicated to providing you and your family with the best surgical options for your hernia repair. Our surgeons have over 50 years of combined surgical experience diagnosing, treating and maintaining many different types of hernias.

All of our surgeons are board certified and were trained in major university surgical departments that demanded high academic and clinical standards.

Portland Hernia | David W. Cook
David W. Cook, MD, FACS
Resident, OHSU, Portland, OR, 1990
Internship, OHSU, Portland, OR, 1985 Doctor Of Medicine, OHSU, Portland, OR, 1984
Post Graduate Studies, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1980
Post Graduate Studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1977 B.S.,
Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon, 1976
Portland Hernia | Jason C. Gilster
Jason C. Gilster, MD, FACS, Medical Director
Director, Providence St. Vincent Hernia Program, 2008-present
Chairman, Providence St. Vincent Hernia Conference, 2008-present
Residency, General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1997-2002
Internship, General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1996-1997
M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, June, 1996
B.A., Chemistry, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 1991
"Abdonimal Wall Hernia Update," The Oregon Clinic Physician Education Series, 2008
"Advances in Hernia Repair," The Oregon Clinic Newsletter, 2008
"Hernia Repair," Surgery Center at Tanasbourne Physician Education Series, 2009
Portland Hernia | Laurel C. Soot
Laurel C. Soot, MD, FACS
Resident, General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1995-2000
Intern, General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1994-1995
Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, 1990-1994
B.S., General Biology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1986-1990
Portland Hernia | Kim R. Swartz
Kim R. Swartz, MD, FACS
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1981-1986
Internship, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 1980-1981 Resident,
M.D., Yale University of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1976-1980
B.S., University of California, Davis, CA, 1971-1975
Portland Hernia | Douglas York
Douglas York, MD
B.S., Chemistry, with Honors, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2002
M.D., The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007
Surgical Internship and Residency, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2007-2012
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