Biography & Education

Biography

Aaron Partsafas, M.D., chose his profession at a young age when he saw a surgeon restore his sister’s use of two fingers following a household accident. “I was 10 years old at the time, and my interest in medicine was piqued,” he recalls. “I was drawn to become a surgeon because of the satisfaction of immediate results.”

Today, Dr. Partsafas emphasizes the importance of simple communication and excellent customer service. He believes that patients need reliable information to make the best decisions. He considers his most important role to be an educator, so patients can be optimal partners in their own health care. Dr. Partsafas's medical interests include aortic surgery, peripheral bypass, endovascular aneurysm repair, treatment of venous disease, and varicose veins.

Dr. Partsafas earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University. He went on to study medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, where he earned his medical degree, completed his residency in general surgery, and finished his training with a fellowship in vascular surgery.

As a native Oregonian, Dr. Partsafas is a fan of all things Oregon. After graduating from North Medford High School, he served as an Army medic for five years before pursuing higher education in his home state. He loves salmon and steelhead fishing, outdoors, and camping outside of his busy work schedule.

Areas of expertise

Vascular surgery, general surgery. Dr. Partsafas's medical interests include aortic surgery, peripheral bypass, endovascular aneurysm repair, and the treatment of venous disease and varicose veins.

Education
Bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University
Medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
Internship and residency in general surgery with Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship in vascular surgery with Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Surgery - general
  • Vascular surgery
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (52 Ratings, 9 Comments)

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10/25/2017
I was referred to Dr. Partsafas by my primary caregiver Dr. [...] because I have varicose veins I am concerned about. Dr. Partsafas looked at my leg and talked about the veins in a manner that struck as though he'd seen worse. But also said it would be a good idea to have an ultra-sound to find out what treatment could be used. He seemed concerned that my insurance [...] would not cover costs. I explained to him that based on my research - it would if was was considered a medical need. I also told him - even if the insurance dose not cover it - I would be willing to pay out of pocket - but I needed to know what the costs were. He seems very dismissive. He said he would have someone on how office contact me with the information. The appointment was over a week ago and I have not heard from anyone in his office. Very disappointing experience.
100

09/26/2017
She is very under standing, tells it like it is.
100

09/22/2017
Great doctor! Good sense of humor, easy to understand.
100

09/06/2017
And thorough with explanations. Very knowledgeable.
100

09/04/2017
I've been very happy with my care from all the care providers I've seen.
100

02/22/2017
Very professional made everything easy and stress free.
100

11/23/2016
He's very understanding about how you feel. He did a great job on my surgery
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11/13/2016
I had a very long surgery and am recovering very good.
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10/17/2016
I usually go to Dr Partfast once a year for this medical problem to make sure the stints are okay. He has always been very good. Also the lady that does the Ultrasound is very good.