Alaskans Deserve the Best Care Available

Our fellowship-trained surgeon has more than 20 years of experience in the surgical removal of cancer.

About Us
“Dr. Portera, his PA, & all of his staff are amazing! He is the best Oncologist Surgeon in Alaska, we are very blessed to have him!”
— Cynthia
“Dr. Portera delivers world class medical care in a relaxed, confident and thorough manner. I would recommend Dr. Portera to anyone as being one of the best surgeons in Alaska.”
— William
“Dr. Portera is awesome… He has a great personality that put me at ease… In my opinion, he is the best around!”
— Mary

“A very kind, excellent surgeon. I wish all doctors were like him.”

— Scarley
“Dr. Portera is the best ! Cancer surgery is never an easy thing to face – but Dr. Portera’s professionalism his genuine caring and personal attention made us feel at ease, knowing that we were in good hands.”
— Mike
“Dr. Portera was kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and just naturally trustworthy. I believe Dr. Portera saved my life and thank God that a surgeon like him chose to live and practice in Alaska.”
— Robin
“Dr Portera is a life saver… He really cares about helping his patients to achieve the best results.”
— Charles

“Very professional and excellent bedside manner. Confidence inspiring!”

— Roland
  • Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Treatment

Alaska Surgical Oncology provides comprehensive breast care, including breast imaging and diagnostic services, surgical therapy, and medical and radiation oncology. Most women with breast cancer will have some type of surgery to treat the main breast tumor and to remove as much of the cancer as possible.

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  • What Makes us Different

Fellowship Trained in Surgical Oncology

Charles Portera, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the surgical removal of cancers. He is fellowship-trained in surgical oncology and cancer biology — the highest level of medical training in the U.S.

About Dr. Portera

Surgical Oncology

Alaska Surgical Oncology is a unique specialty practice that combines compassionate care with advanced surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors.

What We Treat

Breast Cancer

Skin Cancer

Colon Cancer