Traveling for Surgery

If you are traveling in from out of town or out of state to see Dr. Ballard for surgery, we want to make sure your stay in Portland is as easy and comfortable as possible.

We’ve put together this list of information and resources to help you plan your trip, but if you have any questions or need additional guidance, please do not hesitate to give our office a call. We want you to have a great experience and are happy to help!

Dr. Ballard explains what to expect if you travel to Portland for surgery.

Pre-Surgery Consultations via Telemedicine

If you live several hours away from Portland, Dr. Ballard understands that it might not be easy to get to his office for a consultation. To help minimize your travel time, he offers telemedicine consultations for patients who are considering traveling to Portland for surgery. If you are interested, please contact our office at (503) 656-0836.

Surgical Center

Dr. Ballard performs joint replacement procedures at Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI). This cutting-edge facility was designed for orthopedic procedures like joint replacements. OSI allows Dr. Ballard to streamline the surgical experience and keep patients out of the hospital.

Learn more about outpatient joint replacement with Dr. Ballard


Depending on your location, the surgery center may be able to make hotel accommodations at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square at little to no cost for you. Please contact Oregon Surgical Institute for more information.

Hotel address: 9000 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223

Hotel phone number: (503) 644-4000

Airport & Transportation

Patients should fly into Portland International Airport (PDX).

If a rental car is needed, you can rent a car at the airport. If you would prefer to rent a car outside of the airport, these car rental services are near the hotel:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
11844 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97223

Hertz Car Rental
13727 SW Pacific Hwy STE 400
Tigard, OR 97223

Local Restaurants

There are many local restaurants near the hotel. These are a few of our favorites.

Gustav’s Pub & Grill
10350 SW Greenburg Rd
Tigard, OR 97223


The Cheesecake Factory
9309 SW Washington Square Rd
Tigard, OR 97223


Panera Bread
10230 SW Washington Square Rd
Tigard, OR 97223


Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews
10100 SW Washington Square Rd
Portland, OR 97223


Red Lobster
(Near Washington Square Mall)
10330 SW Greenburg Road
Tigard, OR 97223


9785 SW Shady Ln
Tigard, OR 97223


9120 SW Hall Blvd D
Portland, OR 97223


The Fireside Grill
8136 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97008


MOD Pizza
12196 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97223



If you need prescriptions filled or other essential items during your stay, the following pharmacies and stores are nearby:

9009 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR 97223

Phone: (503) 639-3446

Rite Aid
12240 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97223

Phone: (503) 590-7346

Fred Meyer
11565 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97223

Pharmacy number: (503) 293-7085

13939 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97223

Phone: (503) 670-9812

7850 SW Dartmouth St
Tigard, OR 97223

Pharmacy number: (503) 639-0722

7600 SW Dartmouth St
Tigard, OR 97223

Pharmacy number: (503) 268-5272