Ryland Kagan M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (427 Ratings, 177 Comments)

Expertise

  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Adult Reconstruction Surgery
  • Complex Limb Salvage
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Revision Joint Replacements

Education

  • M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany New York 2012
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 2017
  • Fellowship:

    • Adult Joint Reconstruction and Hip Preservation, University of Utah, 2018
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Eligible

Biography

My roots are deeply imbedded in the Portland community, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to serve a community that has given me so much. As a Portland native, I know the importance of mobility for fellow Oregonians. We are surrounded by remarkable landscapes that pull you into them. Whether you have your sights set on summiting South Sister, or you would like to walk to the grocery store without hip or knee discomfort, my objective is to help you reach your personal health goals.

My role as a surgeon is to empower patients to take ownership of their own care through a guided treatment plan that best fits their values, be that through surgery or non-operative care.  I understand that each of my patients is unique, and with that they bring their own particular aspirations for their health. 

I provide care to patients with hip and knee arthritis; non-operative care, partial knee replacement and total knee and hip replacement surgery.  Additionally, I am a specialist in the field of Hip Preservation surgery - treating adolescent and young adults with hip dysplasia or other congenital and acquired disorders of the hip.

In my free time I am an enthusiastic albeit mediocre snowboarder and surfer. I am a proud 2-time greater Portland soccer district, and softball city league champion.  I enjoy spending time with my adventurous wife and our two wild dogs camping, hiking, and biking. 

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Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Oregon Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (OAO)

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (427 Ratings, 177 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 12, 2019

    Good shot, in out quick, pleased

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Was in for an evaluation for full knee replacement surgery. The doctor and staff were very friendly and informative. Seems to help make the thought of the surgery a bit more easier.

  • Dec 09, 2019

    Good experience

  • Dec 09, 2019

    I'm really happy with you guys, I was treated really well in the hospital and once I got to really meet Dr. Kagan, he explained everything very thoroughly, did not talk to me in a derogatory manner. He actually had quite the sense of humor that a lot of Surgeons don't have, bedside manner was great, and I just wish he was a little closer to where I live. Other than that, my experience so far has been wonderful, and I've had such a hard time and it's really hard for me to just let things lie, but I have a lot of faith in him and I'm more than willing to put my life in his hands is what I'm doing. So after what I've been through that's big, because most people wouldn't trust doctors after what situation I've been through, and I just wanted to say that the hospital*

  • Dec 07, 2019

    I was lead to believe I would get my surgery in December, now it's not even set yet. I'm in a lot of pain and feel like I was not listened to very well and I still dont have a date.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Awesome experience

  • Nov 07, 2019

    This was my 6-week checkup after hip replacement surgery. Everything has gone very smoothly. Dr. Kagan continues to take a very personal interest in my needs and my progress, from well before the surgery to now. Thank you!

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Very happy

  • Nov 01, 2019

    This experience was like (INAUDIBLE) for me and we could not have been happier with our doctor. He was amazing.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Very polite and professional. I am glad I am able to have this provider for my health care.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    It was surprisingly fresh I wish either doctors would be as honest

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Dr. Kagan is very, very warm and it's very comfortable seeing him. I think that he is there for my best interests and I appreciate that he - he looks beyond what he's supposed to, he checks everything out. He's just a very good surgeon and I would recommend him anytime.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    GREAT - Positive Information Received, Professional, Respectful, Questions Answered - Could Not Ask For A Better Team, from the Med Assistant Erin, To Dr Kagan.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    I've been tried having Mr or Dr. Kagan taking care of me. He's very very careful and he's very in tune with what I need having to be done with my knee. So I do appreciate it and I recommended to anyone and already have. Okay. Thank you very much.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    he addressed all my concerns and took time to answer questions and inform me of what to expect.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Listened and answered all my questions.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    I was immediately put at ease. Very gentle person. Took time to hear my "story". He will be my doctor from now on.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Patient and knowledgable

  • Oct 16, 2019

    In a revision of a 3 old hip replacement I was in and out of the hospital in less than 24 hrs with little or no pain. I feel the best I've felt in 4 yrs and will be golfing again in 6 weeks. Thanks Dr. Kagan!

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Met with Dr Kagen, 12th floor to go over hip replacement surgery. Very nice and informative. Said he would get back to me by phone on date ASAP. I really appreciated the way he’s working with me and my family on schedule that fits everyone. Looking forward to surgery.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    He was really thorough and helpful. Thank you.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    He was not helpful to me. Not only that but my on-line chart had Nothing in it. He didn't write anything he talked about. He didn't mention my back problems or the reference card he gave me or that I should consider back surgery. I would think he would have written names and that he took hip xrays and what was found. Nice guy but where is the report????? Is it just laziness or carelessness?

  • Oct 06, 2019

    Great guy, loved his name.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    But my mind at ease. Answered the questions I had, very knowledgeable. Told me the truth. Very friendly, and look you in the eyes when he talked or if I was asking a question. I’m ready to move on and get the surgery done.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    I find the sincerity of the doctors to be REAL. Support staff very friendly. Willing to answer any question you may have without prejudice and non responsive answers. If they don't know the answer they will directly engage to find the appropriate response.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Great dr. Comfortable to talk to

  • Oct 02, 2019

    I would recommend Dr. Kagan for anything that needs to have surgery done and his manner and...and everything is very, very good and he answers all your questions that needs and if you are stumped on something that you don't know what to ask him, he eve quotes out something that will jog your memory and you can, you know, get an answer back I even on that. So yes, I highly recommend him and I have heard so much great news about him, and I'm looking forward to having my surgery done by him. Thank you.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Fantastic

  • Sep 25, 2019

    On time and comprehensive

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr Kagan was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. I really appreciated his pleasant demeanor. All my questions were answered.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Straight to the point, I like that

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Professional, nice, and puts up with my husband and I.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    On time. Informative. Pleasant demeanor. Answered all my questions.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Short visit, to remove stitches... provider was very positive and encouraging regarding my progress.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    I am treated like I matter and that I am being treated for my problem not just the symptoms. I feel like ALL of the staff have my best interest in mind not just a select few. I feel like I’m in my solution now instead of spiraling downward. I have and will continue to pass the word along. I very much appreciate you

  • Sep 13, 2019

    I thought he was very excellent my sister thought he was very excellent. I really liked him and I think I'm going to be very happy with him.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    He is knowledgeable, patient and caring. I have every confidence in Dr. Kagan

  • Sep 11, 2019

    He is respectful and willing to answer my questions.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    I came in for help to get my knee done because I don’t have insurance but I am able to pay 1000. Monthly. He made me feel like [Profanity] he basically called me fat and because I do not have insurance had no offers on how to help. I left his office in tears.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    He listened and understood my knee issue and actually did something about it that has so helped, injection. I spoke with him about surgery and he was supportive and accepted that I am scared. I liked what he said "6 weeks after surgery your going to hate me and after 6 weeks you'll love me" paraphrase or words to that effect. I am going to do it. I want my life back and that's all about mobility AND he let me weep just thinking about having my life back. OK I am impressed

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Dr.Kagan has always been straightforward with me on what I needed to do including loose weight to have a favorable outcome with my total knee replacement. So far so good!!He is very good at his job.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    He seems like a grate guy and atintive

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Kagan was super friendly professional answered all my questions and I look forward to working with him in the future. Thank you.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    I wanted to comment on the support staff. The gentleman who helped at check in was wonderful and the x-ray people were really great, too.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr. Kagan came highly recommended from Dr. Anderson at Salt Lake University hospital and I was really pleased to know that I was going to come to such a highly recommended doctor and I was pleased when I met Dr. Kagan and Dr. Anderson in Salt Lake recommended highly recommended him and also a protege down there Dr. Laura, Laura Woods said that I would be really pleased with Dr. Kagan and I am.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    He was very good and I can't wait for him to do my surgery. Thank you.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Information about my health and the medications I take were wrong.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    He was very informative and explained everything that was going to be done and showed me pictures of the procedure. Told me exactly what to expect with my surgery and all the after care involved.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    From the Information Desk, to Check In, to the X-Ray Tech, to the Medical Assistant and Dr Kagan and his Assistant - everyone was polite, courteous, respectful and Professional. The X-Ray Tech explained what she was going to do and the positions my legs had to be Iin order for her to take the X-Ray. Dr Kagan explained what the X-Rays showed and explained his thoughts and findings. He told me he could not give me a definitive consult until after I had a CT and he viewed the results. I was given the information by Erin on how to schedule my CT, and my next appointment date/time. All in all, everything went smoothly - a very good experience!

  • Sep 02, 2019

    I’m in pain with my knee and seems no one cares.