Estin Yang, MD - General Surgery - Asante

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Estin Yang, MD, MPH

Estin Yang, MD, MPH

Patient Rating
4.93 / 5 (Based on 91 Reviews) Read Patient Experiences
  • Asante Physician Partners

General Surgery

  • Accepting new patients

Call to Schedule 541-507-2110

I strive to be the surgeon who can be trusted completely for the patient in crisis.


Asante General and Colorectal Surgery
537 Union Ave. Suite 205
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Main: 541-507-2110

About this Provider

Estin Yang, MD, MPH, is a general surgeon specializing in all areas of general and endoscopic surgery.  He became exposed to the field of medicine from the patient’s perspective as a teenager, being involved in his mother’s care as she recovered from surgery and chemotherapy.  Through these transformative experiences, Dr. Yang decided to pursue a career in medicine and serving others in need.

As a general surgeon, Dr. Yang strives to provide excellence in surgical care for the patients of Grants Pass.  This means mastering surgical technique for complex problems, staying current for surgical research and technological advances, and providing these services for his patients.  He studied Public Health in South Africa, and his research focused on the disparities of care for surgical patients according to social and economic factors.  He believes that rural patients should have access to top-notch surgical care.

As an educator, Dr. Yang believes that investing in education for trainees and patients is critical for health outcomes.  He trains and educates medical students and surgeons-in-training from OHSU, who rotate here in Grants Pass.  He also is involved with high school student job shadows, and strives for clear communication when educating his patients.  He believes that helping patients understand their health is a top priority.

As a member of the Grants Pass community, Dr. Yang serves as the Trauma Medical Co-Director of Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, focusing on systems-based care for Josephine County trauma patients.  He and his wife love living in Grants Pass, and are committed to investing back into their local community.  In their spare time, they enjoy travel, classical music, and most anything edible.

Education and Training


University of Virginia, B.A. cum laude, Biology
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Medical Education
University of Cape Town, Masters in Public Health, with distinction


Oregon Health & Science University, General Surgery Resident


Board Certified, American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American College of Surgery

Patient Experiences

August 05, 2021
Dr. Yang is an awesome person. He is very easy to get along with and explains plans well. Clarity in his communication towards me was very important to him. He put our relationship first. One evening while in the hospital, Dr. Yang came to see me. I was about to head out of the room on a walk. He immediately offered to walk with me while discussing my progress. I thought that was really cool.
August 04, 2021
Dr Yang
July 28, 2021
The respect and professionalism was endearing and welcoming. Even talking about bathroom issues wasn't as uncomfortable as you'd think. Dr Yang was very kind, respectful, professional, and caring. He's the only dr that has listened to me, treated me as a person, not just an income and thats been very hard for me to find. I did not feel rushed as I do with my primary amd 2 dermatologists. And was able to schedule me faster than the other departments. I wish he could be my primary dr, not just a specialist. He made me feel safe and secure in his office and didn't go off topic like others have before. Even though I hold no degree, he still listened to me thoughts and Gabe me information accordingly. I'm grateful for the visit as he made me feel less worried about why I was there. I had no anxiety during the visit, which I have almost constantly. I would recommend him to anyone for his specialty. I'm glad Asante has him, I feel he actually works for every cent he gets. 15/10. 10 stars.
July 14, 2021
Dr. Yang and his staff are the best.
July 10, 2021
The nursing staff were awesome!
July 10, 2021
Hospital rm. [ ]. Day Nurse Rick and Night Nurse Janice (?) Both extremely helpful and compassionate. Also entire support staff very kind and helpful.
June 26, 2021
Nurse Deni was extra kind to me and made me feel comfortable when I was in for minor surgery. She talked to me and stood by me whenI was getting a painful shot. I appreciate her good humor and caring . Dr. Yang was very thoughtful and caring . I felt very comfortable with both he and his nurse Deni.
June 23, 2021
Dr Yang has been an amazing surgeon. He is very informative and always takes his time explaining what the next step of care is going to be.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Yang and his office are all very nice and helpful. Steve the RN on the surgery floor was great aswell.
June 20, 2021
They were all very kind and understanding, explained to me what to expect from my surgery and followed up with a post up phone call.
June 14, 2021
Dr. Yang and Deni were amazing. Dr. Yang took his time to answer any questions my mom and I had and explain the whole process before we even got started. He even drew out a diagram for me! His demeanor made me feel very calm from beginning to end when I had originally gone in feeling very anxious. I would recommend Dr. Yang to anyone needing general surgery.
June 13, 2021
The receptionists
June 09, 2021
May 20, 2021
The RN on the 3rd floor
May 18, 2021
Everyone very pleasant and professional. Very great experience all the way through
May 06, 2021
Dr Yang and his surgery staff, did a excellent job with my surgery
April 29, 2021
Yes DR Yang was great!
April 19, 2021
Dr. Yang and his staff were excellent. They were running behind but because of the great customer service, I wasn't even mad. It was an awesome experience and I'm glad to have him as a doctor.
April 16, 2021
Everyone who cared for me when I went to the ER on [DATE] for testing and gall bladder removal surgery the same day; treated me wonderfully. I was especially grateful that Dr Yang was kind and respectful as well as totally professional. (in the Past I had a truly mean and disrespectful surgeon for an emergency but all my apprehension quickly vanished the moment Dr Yang spoke to me). I wish I had the Name of the extraordinary male nurse? (I don't remember at all his job position or if he is part of Dr Yang's "team") that helped me prepare before surgery and was with me monitoring my readings when I awoke after surgery. He was Outstanding too and made me feel great about how well I was doing! It was a whirlwind episode for me and I was on strong pain relief making me "rummy" but he kept me in good spirits .
April 16, 2021
He really took the time to explain.
April 16, 2021
Dr Yang and his staff are always kind, courteous, and professional.
April 08, 2021
March 12, 2021
This was a very good experience for me. I was a bit afraid of having this type of surgery. But the Asante staff make me feel comfortable. Especially Dr. Estin Yang a very skilled surgeon plus excellent at answering all my questions ad concerns. Thank you so much to the nurses, Dr. Yang, and Asante.
March 01, 2021
Over the past 6 months I have had several procedures which includes the surgery staff all the way to the Surgeons and the Physical Therapist. I have been treated exceptionally well by everyone i have interacted with. I like trust and respect Dr. Yang quite a bit. He has been very thorough with the process of diagnosing and offering options for addressing my Acid Reflux issue. I am looking forward to the surgery and trust him completely.
February 27, 2021
Dr Yang is outstanding.
February 08, 2021
Everyone was really good
January 31, 2021
Dr. Yang
January 27, 2021
Dr Yang, Is the only one I know, Has done surgery on family member. Great Doctor
January 25, 2021
I am not a hospital goer by that I mean that I have not stayed in a hospital in many a year. This stay was beyond any exceptions that I might have had. Everyone was polite and helpful even when I did not understand them very well and would keep trying to help me understand the best I could. I am very pleased with the care I got from all.
January 18, 2021
Estin Yang MD is a very competent doctor/surgeon and I trust what he tells me.
January 15, 2021
Dr. Yang and his staff are completely excellent. I will recommend them highly and will use them in the future if the need arises.
December 31, 2020
Dr. Yang was/is the most considerate, compassionate, thorough Doctor anyone could hope for with their surgery needs. Carefully walked us through the pending procedure as a teacher speaking to a student complete with hand drawings to illustrate. We felt so very comfortable with his care. The BEST.
December 24, 2020
Dr. Yang, his asst Deni, Dr Fear and his excellent staff and aids including Nicole and Suzanne (if my memory is correct), PA Jonathan Miller and his aids, and the check in staff at the front and at the check in locations B and C... All very knowledgeable, respectful, and caring.. Asante is to be commended..
November 30, 2020
Dr. Yang listened to what I had to say. He defined my conditions in a way I could understand and went through the process that I would be given. During surgery he was always professional. We had pleasant conversation during my surgery and he again explained what was going on. After surgery his nursing assistant Renee applied bandages and discussed my post-surgery care. She was also very congenial and helpful.
November 27, 2020
The nurses and staff during my surgery were very kind and comforting. Lindsey was my main nurse and she was very good to me and my Mom. The nurse in the surgery room was very compassionate as when she realized I was scared and started to cry she reached out and patted my hand. That gave me so much comfort knowing she was there with me. That is the last thing I remember from the procedure, comfort and kindness.
November 27, 2020
Warm blankets.
November 12, 2020
Deni, Dr. Yang's nurse assistant, was excellent at problem solving and finding answers to scheduling conflicts and my other questions.
November 10, 2020
can not remember names well but would like to say that nursing staff in particular is kind, caring and skilled
November 06, 2020
most everyone were very good. I don't keep track of names.
October 23, 2020
Dr. Yang and all of his support staff
October 22, 2020
Very nervous about the procedure. Dr. Yang and his nurse both put me at ease and the procedure went excellent.
October 12, 2020
Dr. Yang
October 09, 2020
All were
September 04, 2020
Everyone was great and courtesy
August 27, 2020
All of my dealings with Asante and staff were very good to excellent. This includes doctors, nurses, and doctors staff. Very professional people.
August 24, 2020
Dr Yang in surgery and Courtney [ ] in eye, ear, and nose.
August 23, 2020
Dr Yang and his assistant seem to have done a good job. I still have the stitches in my incision I'll find out later how well it was done
August 23, 2020
Excellent customer service provided by all entities involved.
August 20, 2020
The entire process and everyone involved did their best to try and make it the best possible experience for me
August 20, 2020
everyone has always been friendly and helpful. always smiling and good natured.
August 03, 2020
The hospital Dietician came every day and worked with me to find things on their menu that could be adapted to my needs. She was sincere and caring and made a big difference in my regaining strength.
July 30, 2020
Dr Yang is by far, the best doctor/ surgeon I've even had. Hes so nice and caring, and listens to every word. Hes very professional and his team is remarkable. Im very impressed with the professionalism of Dr yang. I feel very comfortable with him, which is rare for me due to anxieties.
July 20, 2020
The whole staff was prompt and cared to my family and my needs thank you very much .
July 17, 2020
They were all good.
July 09, 2020
Dr. Yang was very professional but took the time to explain everything. I certainly would recommend him for recognition.
July 06, 2020
DR Estan Yang is a outstanding doctor and surgeon I have the utmost confidence in him
July 06, 2020
Dr. Yang is my go to guy for my stomach issues. I will request Dr. Yang and his team for any surgical issues I may have in the future. I trust him and his team with my life.
June 30, 2020
It's hard to choose any one individual. In my opinion they should all be recognized for that professional demeanor.
June 18, 2020
Everyone was outstanding
June 18, 2020
Totality of care from all concerned.
June 12, 2020
Dr. Yang. He was great throughout the process. I appreciated his kindness and clear explanations.
June 11, 2020
Everyone is very nice and helpful.
June 09, 2020
Dr. Yang is definitely outstanding, as well as courteous, and pleasant
June 09, 2020
I forget their names. Everyone was so gracious to me.
June 08, 2020
Everyone involved with me was excellent. I deeply appreciated the attention to detail given.
April 01, 2020
My feeling about the experience of first time cancer and care from Asante staff is more than my words can express. Thank you from my heart.
March 30, 2020
I am one of those people that hate hospitals and clinics. But Asante and their staff have always been above par, amazing good people. If I have to be in the hospital I choose Asante
March 29, 2020
The nurses who cared for me after surgery were outstanding I am poor with names sorry. The staff, service and care at Asante is beyond reproach you have my complete trust
March 18, 2020
Dr. Yang and his staff
March 18, 2020
Dr Yang was outstanding - explained things clearly and listened to my concerns.
February 28, 2020
Estin Yang is amazing. Easy to talk to, genuinely shows compassion, takes time to listen to what patients say, kind and compassionate. Highly recommend him.
February 21, 2020
Dr Yang
February 18, 2020
Both Deni and Dr Yang were amazing!
February 17, 2020
Dr. Yang did surgery on the wound on my leg in a very timely manner.
February 14, 2020
Dr Yang, his staff, nursing team and surgical team are the best I have ever encountered. I will probably leave someone out because I do not remember everyone that treated me. Dr. Yang, Dr [ ], Dr [ ], the student doctors from OHSU, the surgical nurse and pre-op nurse were all exceptional. The Hospital staff, Morgan RN, Janice RN, Autumn and Nick and all of the staff are very courteous and very caring . I could not have asked for any better care. I am sure I forgot somebody so please acknowledge them for me.
January 17, 2020
Both the Doctors and the Nurses where absolutely the best!
January 13, 2020
I found Dr. Yang to be very kind and knowledgeable.
January 10, 2020
Was only there once before my surgery...everyone was great.
December 29, 2019
Dr. Yang - he has the ability to put the patient (me) completely at ease and does not hesitate to encourage call backs should there be any questions on the procedure just performed
December 27, 2019
Dr Yang was wonderful. Important to have a caring surgeon when going through a devastating diagnosis of cancer . He placed and removed my port that I needed for chemo. Infusion staff said the port placement was one of the best they had seen. Asante so fortunate to have surgeons like Dr Yang & Dr [ ]
December 13, 2019
Dr. Yang and his staff are excellent and caring people. Everyone I was in contact with treated me with respect and dignity. I feel that Dr. Yang saved my life.
December 06, 2019
Deni was amazing and genuine. I really appreciated all of her help and willingness to take care of insurance info and needs.
November 27, 2019
Deni F. At Dr Yang's office has gone above and beyond to be prompt and help me schedule appointments, prescriptions, etc.
November 24, 2019
Excellent surgery and good teamwork nurses
November 24, 2019
People that answers the phone and schedules appointments
November 14, 2019
Dr. Yang was amazing at making me feel good enough to cut into...hahaGreat Doctor!!!
October 28, 2019
Everyone one I had contact with was out standing.
October 28, 2019
Dr. Yang was very polite and had a very comforting personality. He was engaging and funny at appropriate times.
October 12, 2019
Yes the surgeon was.he really explained and showed me what was going on in ways I could understand that was very helpful
October 03, 2019
Everyone that I had contact with were VERY outstanding! I could not have asked for better care from the staff. It is rare to find such caring hospital staff.
August 30, 2019
I have been pleasantly surprised by my recent interaction with Asante General Surgery. I could not think of one thing that could have been done to make my recent visits any easy. Thank you so much for your help.
August 29, 2019
All outstanding
August 22, 2019
EstinYang, MD
August 19, 2019
Dr Yang himself is AMAZING! He has always taken the time to explain things to where I can understand it.. He, himself, has called me and asked how I was doing..
August 02, 2019
Ashley, Mel and John made me feel comfortable and at ease with the process.
July 30, 2019
The pre-OP nurse that saw me, I believe her name was Christine, was absolutely amazing in explaining everything to me.
July 29, 2019
Dr yang was very nice and explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable about surgery and the office visits.
July 27, 2019
I received a colonoscopy on [date] at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center Outpatient Surgical Services. I was especially impressed with the care and compassion I received from Dr. Yang, Lindsey, John and Jay. I even received a thank you card from them for choosing Asante for the procedure. It should of been me thanking them for their care. I hope they will somehow know my appreciation for all they did for me.Sincerely,[name]
July 25, 2019
Dr. Yang stands out in my mind. All the staff members I encountered were wonderful professionals.
July 01, 2019
Everybody on that team, including Dr. Frost were wonderful!!
June 27, 2019
Lena in Pre-op was very helpful, she explained things thoroughly and was funny and put me at ease. Dr. Yang was also really great and explained the surgery really well, answered my questions and didn't act like he was in a hurry- I really appreciate that.
June 23, 2019
Not acknowledge Dr. Yangs team of consummate pro's would be borderline criminal. They, like Dr. Yang, are personable knowledgeable and med professional standouts. I would not hesitate to engage Dr Yang and team if the need for further surgical intervention arose. Thanks Doc!.
June 20, 2019
Asante is somewhat unique in the clinical world. An efficient, professional, quality med org staffed by high grade personnel, that puts a great deal of emphasis on the conduct of its providers towards patients. It pays off in my pov. Dr. Yang is a fine example, not only of a very skilled surgeon, but a personable communicator and attentive to the words and needs of his pts., medical professional. His attendant staff are equally spoken for above.
June 18, 2019
Heidi , Dr. Nelson's assistant went out of her way to help us make an appointment for a colonoscopy. She did this when on her lunch hour. Thank you, Heidi!
June 03, 2019
Everyone was thrilled to have me as a patient! They were friendly, courteous, warm & caring. They couldn't do enough for me, my spouse & my comfort. Great people! I even got a Thank You note signed by the members of my care team.
June 03, 2019
Everyone was outstanding.
June 01, 2019
Dr Yang explained everything to me where I even understood.
May 29, 2019
Everyone involved in this office.
May 23, 2019
Dr Yang was outstanding
May 20, 2019
Both the doctor and his nurse wear very good and did a great job in making my health better
May 18, 2019
Our whole experience with the Dr and surgical team was wonderful
May 05, 2019
yes they truly care about the patient dr.yang and his team are amazing and wonderful people.
May 01, 2019
I especially liked Dr yangs professional courtesy and surgery results....I also felt he was a down to earth guy
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