Brintha Enestvedt M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (228 Ratings, 89 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Digestive Health

Special focus on

  • Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Education

  • M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago Illinois 2005
  • M.B.A., Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Evanston Illinois 2005
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2005-2008
  • Fellowship:

    • Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2008-2011
  • Certifications:

    • Internal medicine, 2008; gastroenterology, 2011

Biography

Dr. Enestvedt emigrated from Malaysia at a very early age to New Jersey. Her medical education brought her steadily west to Portland, Oregon after completing medical and business school in Chicago at Northwestern University. After her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at OHSU, she completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, double balloon enteroscopy, luminal stents and esophageal and colonic endoscopic mucosal resection. She served as gastroenterology faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia prior to joining the OHSU faculty.

She is specifically interested in therapeutic endoscopic advances, clinical research aimed at improving patient care for esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and colorectal cancers, and biliary strictures in patients with a history of liver transplant. Dr. Enestvedt also serves on committees associated with the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy aimed at improving GI fellowship training and education. She is also passionate about teaching and encouraging careers in academic medicine for medical students, residents and fellows. She is married with two young daughters and in her free time enjoys playing tennis, travelling internationally and claims to be a crossfit enthusiast.

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Languages

  • English

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (228 Ratings, 89 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

  • Jul 06, 2019

    She was very thorough explaining the procedure and what to expect. Not "warm and fuzzy" but very matter of fact.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Very experienced and knowledgable. Worked well with the team. Glad she was my Dr.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Dr. Enestvedt was great. Explained everything very well. Highly recommend to all.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    This was our second visit to OHSU, and believe the service we received from this Hospital is between excellent and superior - can not think of any negative experience or comments

  • Jun 22, 2019

    I really like Dr. E. She is very thorough and answers all my questions.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Everyone was pleasant and efficient and made my experience there excellant

  • Jun 19, 2019

    The new facility is so nice and always have great care

  • Jun 18, 2019

    The doctor and all staff were great. They did a fantastic job.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    Dr. Enesvendt was cordial, respectful and very professional. She has a gift of interpersonal communication along with her medical expertise. She explained the procedure, the reason for the need for it and the result in laymen's terms easy to follow and understand. The time she took to meet before the procedure was reassuring and after the procedure was informative and clear. OHSU is lucky to have her. Her support staff was happy, efficient, very kind and equally as professional in their care. The warmed blankets are just so lovely and calming while wearing a thin backless gown.The only thing I'd change would be the wait time in the line at check in. Strength is not necessarily in full force when a person has not eaten and has endured the torture of Golightly. The line was long and the stamina was short. I'd already checked in online, by the way.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    This provider, along with staff, were extremely professional, courteous and responsive to my anticipated needs. I did not experience discomfort.Thank you

  • Jun 04, 2019

    She was very efficient without being rushed. She spent a very adequate amount of time with me explaining not only the procedure but the ramifications of my condition. She gave me many opportunities to ask questions and included my husband as well. (He is a retired anesthesiologist.) The procedure went very smoothly and my recovery has been without pain or any other issues.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Competent and friendly.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Everything was great! The nurses and doctors were very helpful and friendly. They answered all my questions and explained everything very thoroughly.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Very happy and comfortable with my experience. Although mI'm an experienced patient I feel even the first timer would be calm and comfortable.

  • May 31, 2019

    She seemed very efficient and she seemed very knowledgeable and and very caring. That's about it. She seemed very good, very good doctor.

  • May 24, 2019

    She is very nice and very informative on your health issues and the results that she found.

  • May 17, 2019

    Very informative.

  • May 16, 2019

    Excellent

  • May 16, 2019

    Everything from checking to pre-op and post-op went amazingly!!!

  • May 14, 2019

    She was friendly, professional, and explained the procedure in detail with all the risks. Very approachable.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    The staff cares deeply, this is shown in their attention to detail and their professionalism!

  • Apr 23, 2019

    My experience at OHSU was absolutely awesome. Alice & Ginger were terrific. As well as Dr. Andy & Dr. E....They turned a nervous situation for me into a very comfortable experience. Everything was explained to me in great detail and they answered all my questions professionally with a very positive attitude. From check in to check out everything was totally smooth and on time which I appreciate. I would highly recommend this facility to my family and friends.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    [Name] Doc was just perfect! Easy parking, everyone was just great! Thank you!

  • Apr 18, 2019

    She was very nice.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Dr. Enesvedt was professional, efficient and a wonderful communicator.She exudes confidence with good reason. I would highly recommend her to others considering this procedure.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    She was very very nice very efficient. Very polite. Came back several times apologized for the long wait that I had. I had 5 hours in there for a colonoscopy with children along. But ... but she was a very nice person and I liked her. I had around in September and I wanted her again.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Very good!!! Excellent!

  • Mar 17, 2019

    They were caring, they were good to me and they made sure I was okay and taken care of and yes, as far as OHSU has one of the best hospitals I've ever been in and the people are good. I think I can handle. Hello?

  • Mar 12, 2019

    She was very matter of fact about what may or may not take place with the procedure.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    The document very patient easy to understand and explain things. So I was aware of what was going on.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Our only problem is because we come from Eugene we always come early. After that it was completely good experience. If we had questions they were answered and nothing was too trivial. Even before we arrived, the instructions we were given were complete and very clear. Thank you for making it easy.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Compassionate, knowledgeable,and informative.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Very professional and caring.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    She was very helpful explaining every thing to me and my family. Everyone was really helpful and kind and caring.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    I assume we're talking about my upper lower GI. I don't know I missed the first half of the thing. They were very they were so punctual and so they had people in line and they were just knocking them out. Bang bang bang. Like an assembly line. I really did move along quicker than I've ever seen and I was very impressed that that this the paper to give you the pictures and they described everything they found I've never seen that before. I thought it was very it was done very well.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    great customer service, can be a bit difficult as the facility is busy most of the time and phone calls are difficult to make there, but overall very great nurses and doctors.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Preparing for a colonoscopy is a royal pain. However, once I arrived at OHSU for the actual procedure, I couldn’t have asked for better treatment. I so totally impressed by the expertise of the staff, and everyone worked hard to make my stay a very pleasant one!

  • Feb 05, 2019

    They were very professional and helpful.Absolutely no issues or concerns.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    The doctor the nurses were very helpful kind of explain everything to me. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    I really appreciate how the doctor takes her time to explain everything that the procedure and afterwards as well and he's very thorough and very patient. And yes, I would highly recommend her. Thank you.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    I appreciated her clarity. I understood everything. She said to me as far as what she discovered during the procedure and what she was doing after the procedure. I needed a biopsy and she told me that she was having one done. But she also said that it was because of my virus status. Other than that, she was very kind. She use language that I could understand as a lay person. Other than that, I will just let you move on to something else.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Good

  • Jan 10, 2019

    She is extremely competent and creative in her treatment. She is also compassionate and kind.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Although it's sometimes difficult to wade thru the bureaucracy because OHSU is such a huge facility, the staff in surgery is excellent. All very engaging and attentive.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Everyone was kind, helpful and knowledgeable

  • Jan 07, 2019

    My visit was very short lived, and I was sedated through the majority of the time I spent with the Dr. but I have no complaints with regard to my visit.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Professional, extremely skilled and knowledgeable. I trusted my colonoscopy procedures in her care.

  • Jan 03, 2019

    Fresh straight forward No Nonsense laid out the percentages for success and things very pleased and with the comments. Thank you.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    The doctor is extremely talented.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    great