Dr. Steven Guyton

Thoracic Surgery
Portland, OR
45 years experience male


Northwest Cardiovascular Institute Surgical Associate

Portland, OR


10000 SE Main St. , Suite 365, Portland, OR

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted


BlueCross BlueShield




No Value

Oregon Health Plan


Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR



I have worked with the OHSU Cardiothoracic Surgery team since 2007 and served as Division Chief from 2008 to 2012. I served on the faculties at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Washington before coming to OHSU. I practiced cardiothoracic surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle for twenty years before moving to Portland. I have been active in numerous surgical organizations, serving the American College of Surgeons as an Executive Committee member of the Board of Governors; the Western Thoracic Surgical Association as Treasurer and President; and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons on Postgraduate Education, Membership, Medico-Legal and Standards and Ethics Committees. I chaired peer review and research committees and served as President of the Northwest Affiliate for the American Heart Association. I now serve as Vice-Chair of the Research Committee for the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association. My primary clinical interests include off-pump coronary bypass and mitral valve repair . I am committed to optimizing the training of cardiothoracic surgeons and served as associate director of the OHSU cardiothoracic surgery resident training program. My work focuses on maximizing benefits to the patient while minimizing stay in the hospital and recuperation time. Outside of work I mostly spend time with my family and work around the house.

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Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified

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Rare: Since most 20 year olds are quite active, deep venous thrombosis is rare and this is usually the underlying cause of a pulmonary embolus. Conditions ... Read More
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Apr 12, 2014
Dr Guyton is an outstanding physician and surgeon.
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Dec 16, 2012
I've been anxious to write a review for Dr. Guyton for over two months now and have written several but they're always too long or too indepth. If you could only see the numerous versions I've writte...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
I would recommend Dr. Guyton without hesitation. Over the years, he has proved himself to be an extraordinarily talented surgeon and an incredibly caring and patient doctor. I credit Dr. Guyton and hi...Read More
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Thank u Dr. I think it is CGH-but I do not share opinions like this with my parents neighbors- or anyone. I let Drs. Evaluate. Thank. You
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks if I know I can excersise safely that is important to me, thank for your time
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Thanks for your quick reply! Low haemoglobin, PCV, MCV, MCH-what does it signify?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1975MD




Top Doctors, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2012
President, American Heart Association, Northwest Affiliate, 2001
Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar, University of Virginia Law School, 2007-2008


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North Pacific Surgical Association
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