Portland Surgeons

M-F: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Located in Providence Professional Plaza
5050 NE Hoyt St Suite 651
Portland, OR 97213


Our mission is to take care of patients with surgical problems in a compassionate and understanding manner. We strive to always be open, available, and helpful to our patients, with good communication at every step of the way. We are dedicated to maintaining strong surgical skills and knowledge, to always be able to offer the best available treatments to our patients. We listen to the needs of our patients to find a balanced approach to treatment that keeps each individual patient’ s needs, values, and goals in mind.


We are committed to working with a team approach.

Although your closest relationship will be with your primary surgeon, we all work together to be sure you are taken care of in the best, safest, and most efficient manner possible. On evenings and weekends, you may hear from or meet one of the other members of the team. If problems arise, and your primary surgeon is not available, rest assured that we all take care of patients in a similar manner, and your care will not change based on who is on call. If you are seeing one of us, and we feel one of our partners is more specialized in your particular problem, we will discuss this with you and possibly have you see that surgeon, to ensure you are getting the best possible care we can offer. However, we will never change who is doing your operation without your knowledge and consent.

Areas of Focus
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Treatment of Breast Disease including Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment of Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders, including Cancers
  • Minimally Invasive Adrenal, Spleen, Gallbladder & Gastrointestinal Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Melanoma
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
Areas of Focus
  • Hernia Surgery & Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colon & Small Bowel Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
Areas of Focus
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • General Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery, Open & Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Breast Disease
  • Melanoma


We encourage all patients to complete check-in forms before their appointment

If you are registered with InteliChart PatientPortal, you will:

  • Receive a link to your check-in forms by email about 14 days before your visit
  • Complete and submit your forms before your appointment

If you are not registered with InteliChart PatientPortal:

  • Call your clinic to sign up for the portal
  • The office will text or email you a secure link to the portal

If you are unable to complete the forms online before your appointment, please plan to arrive early to complete your forms in the waiting area before your visit.

If you have questions about check-in forms, please call the office where your appointment is scheduled.



Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence Professional Plaza, Suite 651
5050 NE Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97213


  • From NE Glisan St, enter the hospital complex at 49th Ave.
  • Proceed to the stop sign.
  • Turn right onto NE Hoyt St.
  • Turn left into the parking structure entrance.
  • Take the parking structure elevator up to the skybridge.
  • Cross the skybridge into the Providence Professional Plaza.

Valet parking

  • Free valet parking is available at NE Hoyt entrance.
  • From NE Glisan St, enter the hospital complex at 49th Ave.
  • Proceed to the stop sign.
  • Turn right onto NE Hoyt St.
  • Pull up to the entrance on the right for free valet parking.

Drop off or pick up

  • From NE Glisan St, enter the hospital complex at 49th Ave.
  • Proceed to the stop sign.
  • Turn right onto NE Hoyt St.
  • Pull up to the entrance on the right to drop off and pick up.

Getting to the Office

  • Enter Providence Professional Plaza from skybridge or street level entrance.
  • Use the elevators on your left.
  • Take the elevator to the 6th floor.
  • Follow signs to Suite 651.



Dr. Sean Watters was exceptionally professional, kind, empathetic. He understood my condition extremely well and talked to me about everything that was going on. I had no real questions when we were done with the visit and the follow up on surgery went extremely well, and I'm greatly appreciative of his concern for me and a job that he did. Thank you.


Dr. Soot is patient, kind, knowledgeable, highly skilled and a good communicator!

Dr. Karen Zink treated me with kindness and respect. She went above and beyond my expectations. I feel so fortunate to have had her as a surgeon. She is articulate, responsive and compassionate.

Dr. Waters did an excellent job of listening to my explanation and then checking me out and also explaining the options for treatment, so I felt like I was provided with an excellent standard of care.

Dr. Zink was amazing. She's probably one of the best doctors I've ever worked with, hands down, top notch. I appreciate her help, and her willingness to go above and beyond, and the surgery went really well, and just all around one of the best doctors I've ever worked with.


My experience with the clinic was fabulous. It's one of the best medical experiences I've had. Everybody was prompt, kind, efficient, smart, knowledgeable. It's the best. I just couldn't say more if I tried. Thank you.

I would just like to state or say that or something that was an emergency or something that was not supposed to be pleasant it was actually a real positive experience for me. It had me look at myself a lot more about my health and just how professional that everybody was and kept it a very actually enjoyable experience. I never had anything bad to say about anything from the beginning until the end and even the follow up with it was a very positive experience.


Very good experience. Doctor Yu is great, fantastic, and the best in the world, in my opinion. The nurse is highly professional, fast, and very nice.

I feel much better knowing that Dr. Soot understands my problem and was able to offer optional treatment modalities. I appreciate his confidence.


I have been a patient of Dr Yu's for the past 10 years. As far as I am concerned, he is the very best melanoma doctor.