Amanda M. Ecker M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (401 Ratings, 174 Comments)

Expertise

  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ovarian Masses
  • Pelvic Pain

Education

  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University 2009
  • Residency:

    • Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013                                                          
  • Fellowship:

    • Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015                                                       
  • Certifications:

    • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic surgery (FLS), 2012

Biography

Dr. Amanda Ecker specializes in providing gynecologic care for women of all ages. She has advanced training in laparoscopic surgery and is able to treat a variety of conditions including fibroids, heavy periods, pelvic pain, endometriosis and ovarian masses with small incisions. She feels that it is important to offer these services so that patients can have the shortest recovery and the most minimal impact to their daily lives. She takes pride in developing personalized treatment plans, working together with every patient to allow her to regain control of her health and improve her quality of life.

After living in Pittsburgh for six years to complete her training, she was ready to move back to Oregon, her home state. When not at the hospital, Dr. Ecker enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, kayaking and traveling. She also enjoys gardening, baking and is something of a foodie.

Memberships and associations

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (401 Ratings, 174 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is an absolutely wonderful doctor and extremely talented surgeon. She listens and is very easy to talk to, explaining every detail of surgery. I can’t say enough good things about this amazing doctor!

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly. She gives guidance but leaves it up to the patient to make their own decisions.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Very personable and thorough. Good explanation of plan. Very much appreciated swift info re: medical results.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr Ecker is strong, direct, and personable. I appreciate her knowledge base and the respect she shows me. She explains all procedures thoroughly. She inspires confidence.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    I love Dr Ecker. She's very knowledgable and professional, yet she has a wonderful bedside manner as well. I have the utmost confidence in her, and I'm so happy that I've found her.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is is kind and easy to talk to. She is very well educated, listens and explains. I did not feel rushed while making important decisions. All staff was kind and pleasant to be around.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is great. Compassionate, caring, dedicated.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Introduced everyone in room, thoroughly explained different options for a surgery procedure, had visuals to aid explanation, answered all of my questions, I did not feel rushed, I felt like I had choices in what will be done going forward, I felt comfortable discussing intimate topics related to the impending surgery.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Pleasant. It's nice to have a friendly and skilled Surgeon.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Very nice and listened to me.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    She really took the time to review my history with fibroids and to review what the latest lab/sonogram results. I felt like she truly tried to get to know me and how we could work together now/in the future with regard to my needs.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Dr. Ecker was amazing. Patient. Kind. Attentive. I’m very happy!

  • Nov 09, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is absolutely wonderful to work with. She is thorough, listens to your concerns and explains everything. She is confident yet it never feels like she is pushing you towards any one treatment option. Meeting with her never rushed like some I have experienced with some doctors. I am fully confident in her surgical abilities and scheduled my hysterectomy with her.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    They were efficient, timely. Interactive. Provided me with information and explanations.

  • Nov 05, 2019

    everything was great

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Dr. Ecker spent a lot of time with me And explained all my options clearly. I left feeling positive and hopeful about my treatment options

  • Oct 23, 2019

    I'm so grateful to have Dr. Ecker in my corner! This was my first time meeting with her, and I found that she has an extremely kind and professional bedside manner. She has a collaborative attitude and brings a wealth of expertise. I definitely felt at ease discussing my health concerns, which can be daunting in its own right, but she made me feel very safe and respected.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is awesome and I would highly recommend her!

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Amanda Ecker has the ability to relate and empathize with your current situation on a personal level. As a doctor, she is meticulous and always makes you feel at ease because you know she is going to take great care of you.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr Ecker is pleasant and willing to address questions and concerns.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Ecker was absolutely wonderful. She was thorough, professional, kind, patient, compassionate, highly knowledgeable... the works!! Dr. Ecker listened to what I had to say, and I felt she truly heard me. I was completely impressed with this provider. I have already raved to others about Dr. Ecker, and will definitely refer people to her.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    She really laid all the options out there for me. Her candor makes me feel cared for and my concerns were addressed.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    The medical assistant, student, and Dr. Ecker were knowledgeable, professional, and efficient. I appreciated the compassion they exhibited.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Really good

  • Sep 20, 2019

    This was my first time meeting Dr Ecker. First time at OHSU. I have received care from Kaiser since I moved to the US, 17 years ago. Dr Ecker was nice and polite, she did her job well, however, when I mentioned that I have been diagnosed with Fibro muscular Dysplasia, she asked how they determined that, was it done by biopsy? I was a bit shocked by her question. No I said, during the embolization they noticed it. She went on to tell me that I probably have the wrong name of the sickness, since fibro muscular dysplasia refers to a condition that causes trouble on the muscle. I trusted her, although I felt certain that was the name of the diagnose I got, I considered that I might have confused the term. I explained her that my arteries are behaving in an unusual way, and asked for a referral, which she kindly gave me. As soon as I came out of the room I googled the meaning of fibromuscular Dysplasia. I was very sad to see that I was correct. I am not expecting my Dr. to know everything, but I do expect my dr to know their own limitations and find compassion for themselves to accept when they do not know something, and be willing to learn. I will not see this Dr again, as I cannot trust that she will pause to make sure she is doing the best on my behalf.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is wonderful. I couldn’t have found a better provider. When I have an appointment with her I never feel like I am being rushed. She answers all questions patiently and thoroughly. She truly has a kind and caring spirit. I feel confident she has my best interest at heart.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Dr. Amanda Ecker is the best doctor I've ever had. She's the sweetest. She knows everything that she's talking about. All the questions are answered. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends. Thank you.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Dr. Ecker was very, very professional kind and took her time with me. She was one of the first gynecologist I've ever had asked me for my complete gynecological history, and I appreciate that very much she was thorough and patient and very patient focused.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Experience with the hospital was very pleasant, very attentive professionals, were dedicated to what I wanted to do. All the collaboration, very special for me. Thank you very much everyone.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr Amanda was very patient, kind,and thorough and very informative. She knew and shared all angles of my problem's possible solutions and/or pro and cons of each.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Dr. Ecker is very personable and caring. I appreciate having her as my doctor as she considers my comfort and preferences in my healthcare.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Courteous, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in answering my questions and addressing my needs.

  • Aug 26, 2019

    The provider, Dr. Ecker was wonderful to work with. She took her time and she really explained things to me and acted like she was serious about helping.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Dr. Ecker I enjoyed her very much. She make me feel comfortable and I could tell she genuinely care about my health and I recommend her to anybody friends and family. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    I appreciated her thoroughness with the mystery of my ailments and her obvious knowledge base on the subject.She took the time to answer our questions and to come up with a few plans for moving forward

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Dr. Eckert is amazing. She explained things clearly and treated me like a partner in decisions about my health. Above all else, she was kind! She's a ROCK STAR!

  • Aug 21, 2019

    The experience was a little hectic and confusing. The medical assistant who checked me in seemed confused and flustered. I assumed maybe she was new. Then when the doctor came in, she also seemed confused and eventually told me their were two patients with my name back to back on the schedule and she thought she was supposed to go in to see the other one first. The doctor had someone with her who was on the computer the whole time, perhaps a scribe- but this person was not introduced to me. Overall I feel like the doctor answered my questions and didn't rush through the appointment, but their was a feeling of confusion that kind of clouded the experience.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    I've been going to OHSU since probably more than five years now and Dr. Ecker is the best of all the doctors that I've had. She's not just very kind, very nice, but very intelligent and she knows what she's doing. I like her a lot and she's just seems to be the best doctor I've ever had. Thank you.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    DrEcker was great! Really listened and had good advice

  • Aug 15, 2019

    I have been fully satisfied with my care by Dr. Ecker. I am on day two after my surgical procedure. I am free of pain and so thankful for the wonderful care given to me from Dr. Ecker and her staff. So thankful they could schedule the surgery on the 14th. Everyone was very thorough and caring.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    This provider is excellent, she explains details thoroughly, takes her time with you, very kind and professional.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    She listened to all my concerns. She asked the right questions to understanding me as a person. I felt very comfortable in her care.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Hello, this is [Name] and I thought that Dr. Ecker was wonderful. She answered all of my questions, she was patient, she was through, and I highly recommend her. Thank you. Goodbye.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    There was a Med student who also sat in during my appt, he was very professional and asked a lot of questions pertaining to me problem. He relayed all of the info to the attending physician and I felt like all of my issues and concerns were addressed. I felt good after my appt knowing that my problem would be addressed

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Pretty good

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Amanda was kind, personable, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Amanda was amazing. Very personable, took her time. I can't stress enough how great of a visit it was. Thank you so much.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr Ecker only seems animated when she is about to leave the room. She did not directly communicate a diagnosis to me and failed to lay out any type of health plan. She did not provide new information to me and truly only seemed interested in the surgical aspects of my healthcare.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Amanda was thorough and patient. I felt she was knowledgeable and had excellent feedback. I was very happy with my appointment with her. Thanks Amanda, keep up the great work!

  • Jul 11, 2019

    She was great. Thorough, empathetic, listened to me, made me feel calm and confident that she knew what care to provide.